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.
Coach Cooper has been involved with swimming for more than 12
years. He started swimming when he was in 8
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.
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.
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 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