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Swimming is our passion and Lakeway is our home. It's our goal to run a great community-based program, where kids can learn to swim, have fun, and make new friends. Your team is run by volunteers and led by a professional coach with decades of experience. If you have questions that are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, or other swimming related needs, please contact your coach. For all questions related to administrative issues, such as dues, safety, or team policy, please contact the Lead Volunteers.

Coaching Staff

Ian Cross

Head Coach

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Coach Ian was born in Canada and grew up swimming in California, where he once broke the national age group record for the 50 freestyle as a 10&under. He competed through high school and was a national qualifier in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle and the 200 backstroke. A former U.S. Marine, he has 20 years of coaching experience with clubs in Fort Lauderdale, Saint Louis, and Houston. He is a Level 5 coach with the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA), and has coached swimmers from summer league all the way up to current members of the U.S. National Team. Ian coached six swimmers to the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2004, 2012, and 2016. Many of Ian’s swimmers have gone on to compete for Division I colleges, including Alabama, Florida, Cal, Georgia, Texas, Princeton, and Missouri. Ian is married to Angela, a teacher, and they have two daughters: Abby, a junior at Lake Travis High School; and Evie, a sophomore at The University of Texas, where she is a member of the UT Women’s Swimming and Diving Team.

Cooper Robinson

Assistant Coach

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Coach Cooper has been involved with swimming for more than 12 years. He started swimming when he was in 8 th  grade and has continued to love the sport ever since. He swam for Texas Christian University where he was able to qualify for the US Olympic Trials and NCAAs. He finds it extremely rewarding to teach young swimmers to have fun and help improve their swimming while loving the sport.

Brittany Lile

Assistant Coach

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I've been in the water since I was eight months old and have continued my swimming career with multiple swim clubs and teams from California to Texas. I have been on the Lake Travis High School swim team for four years and have been swimming with Lost Creek Aquatics for almost two years. During my swimming career I was able to gain the opportunity to become a lifeguard at the Lakeway Swim Center and am proud to be a returning guard for my third summer season.  I look forward to meeting many new faces and supporting the Lakeway Lakers in any way I can.

Katie Walsh

Assistant Coach

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Jacob Hughes

Assistant Coach

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Jacob started swimming on a small startup team called HCAT in Burnet, TX at the age of five. This is the place where he found his love for swimming and decided to make the move to swim year round. Since then he has swam for both Longhorn Aquatics and Lost Creek Aquatics, raking up several achievements along the way. He believes that no goal is to high or unreachable as long as you have a love for what you are doing and are willing to persevere.

Jessica Evans

Team Manager

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Jessica became a "Swim Mom" when her daughter, Hannah, joined the Lakeway Lakers swim team in 2004. She started as an age group parent for the girls 7-8 age group. During her daughter's five summers on the Lakers swim team, Jessica worked in every volunteer position on the team, including being the team's lead volunteer. After Hannah left the summer swim team to focus on year-round competitive swimming, Jessica continued volunteering to manage the Lakers team and also became certified as a USA Swimming official as a stroke and turn judge, starter, administrative referee, and meet referee. She is also certified as a UIL official for high school swimming in Texas. Jessica started swimming several years ago at the Lakeway Swim Center and is a member of U.S. Masters Swimming, and also manages the Lakeway Masters swim team. Jessica has also served on the South Texas Swimming board of directors and the Austin Hills Swim League board of directors, and coaches Special Olympics. After a great career writing and editing college-level textbooks for computer disciplines, in 2016, Jessica joined the staff of the Lakers' USA Swimming partner club, Lost Creek Aquatics, as its General Manager. 

Board of Directors

Jessica Evans

Lead Volunteer

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Gayle Leonard

Lead Volunteer

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