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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 Coach Janet. For all questions related to administrative issues, such as dues, safety, or team policy, please contact the Lead Volunteers.

Coaching Staff

Janet Risser

Head Coach

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Coach Janet has been coaching for more than 30 years in the Austin area, at Longhorn Aquatics, Texas Gold, Circle C, and in Lake Travis. She is the head coach for Lost Creek Aquatics at Lakeway, the Lakeway Masters team, and the Lakeway Lakers summer team. She too, grew up swimming in Nashville and in the Austin area. She was a high school All-American and Collegiate All-American. Her love of swimming continued and coaching became her passion. Janet has been a South Texas Age Group Chairperson and a Zones coach, serves on the South Texas Swimming Board of Directors, and has coached many Top 16 swimmers, national record holders, and so much more. Janet works with all levels of swimmers from the beginner to the national elite. In 2012, she took four swimmers to the 2012 Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Janet has three children.

Cooper Robinson

Assistant Coach

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Coach Cooper has been involved with swimming for 10 years. He started swimming when he was in 8th 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.

Emmie Knutson

Assistant Coach

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I have lived in Austin my entire life and have swam for head coach Janet Risser at two different club teams for over 10 years. I have had the opportunity to work as a lifeguard and a swim lesson instructor at the Lakeway Swim Center for the past three summer seasons so I’m very familiar with the facility and the people here. Swimming has always been a passion of mine. I competed on my club team, Lost Creek Aquatics, for six years and the Lake Travis High School Swimming and Diving team for four. I am so excited to be involved as an assistant coach this summer for the Lakeway Lakers being that I am a retired Laker myself! I look forward to a fun summer of with the team and will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall.

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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Sarah Paris

Lead Volunteer

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