Austin Swim Club Coaches
Senior Head Coach
Coach Chris has long been serious about his passion for swimming, and is excited to help others find the enjoyment and satisfaction that can come from our wonderful sport. Previously, Chris was the Head Assistant Coach at Machine Aquatics, a 900 swimmer-multi-site team around the Washington DC area, and was instrumental in the establishment of their new site at the University of Maryland. Chris worked with different Head Coaches to help bring experienced veteran swimmers to new levels of competitive success and introduce swimming to novice athletes. He was the lead coach for the younger age group levels and developmental groups, and was the assistant coach for the National and Senior programs. In his two years with Machine Aquatics, the site at University of Maryland doubled in size, and saw swimmers achieve Olympic Trials, Senior Nationals, Junior Nationals, Sectionals, and other local LSC cuts. Prior to his time with Machine Aquatics, Chris swam for St. Mary’s College of Maryland for four years; where he was team captain his last two years. Chris reached the podium at the Capital Athletic Conference meet 3 times, and was a regular scoring member of the team. He also was selected to the All-Conference Academic team each of his four years. Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Economics, and Public Policy. Chris was also the Head Coach of the Braddock Heights Summer Swim Team in Frederick, MD for four years. Originally from Jefferson, Maryland, Chris comes from a family of swimmers. In his free time, Chris enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities, including training for and competing in triathlons!
Developmental Head Coach
Private Lessons Coordinator
Coach Missy is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist by education and professional work background. Missy swam at the Ohio State University in college where she was team Captain for 2 years and competed at NCAA’s and US Nationals. In addition, for the last 20 years Missy has competed in triathlons and currently holds her Professional/Elite triathlete card. Missy has also been privileged to assist in the reintegration process with the Wounded Warrior Regiment at Camp Pendleton for the past 4 years as an assistant swimming and multisport coach at Marine Corps Trials, Warrior Games, and the Invictus Games in London.
Gold 1, Senior 2 Coach
Christian earned All American honors swimming for the University of Texas and represented Mexico at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. While earning a degree in Kinesiology at UT, Christian competed for the United States in the World University Games in 2003 and the Pan American Games in 2007, where he earned a gold medal. After completing his degree, Christian swam professionally, competing in both the Short Course and Long Course World Championships in 2012 and 2013. Retiring from his career in competitive swimming, Christian turned to coaching the sport he loves, where he's applied his knowledge in assisting those he coaches in achieving their goals in, and out of the pool. Christian has helped individuals turn B cuts into multiple A times and faster, as well as those who have A times attain their TAGS cuts in multiple events. Most importantly, Christian wants those he coaches to improve while enjoying their swimming experience!
Master's Head Coach
Junior 2/Senior Coach
Coach Nate graduated with an MS in Sport Performance and a BA with a concentration in Sports Nutrition and has been involved with competitive swimming for the past 17 years. Upon completing four years of undergraduate work at University of North Carolina Wilmington, he went directly into Graduate School at Springfield College. While there, he coached with both the college team and local club team, worked closely with athletes of many different abilities, including Conference Champions, National Qualifiers, and Olympians. After Graduate School, Chessey took an assistant club coaching position in Houston, Texas, with a team of over 600 swimmers. While in Houston, he worked as an age group developer and along side the head coach to produce Senior National and Olympic Trails qualifiers. His last six years have been spent in sunny San Diego as an age group coach with another team of over 700+ swimmers. In addition to the continued tradition of excellence in the water, he's presented research projects and established network connections with the top performing programs in the US.
Silver 2, Senior 3 Coach
Jenn earned her Master of Science in exercise science from Texas State University. Her love for coaching started at a young age when she began her first job teaching swim lessons. Since then she has continued to pursue her passion and has gained over 10 years of coaching experience in a wide variety of settings, from Special Olympics through the collegiate club level. During her time as an undergrad student, she continued her personal swimming career as an officer on Texas State's club team and later became involved in triathlons. She continues to love the water and if she's not on deck coaching, you can probably find her swimming! Jenn is excited to be able to continue doing what she loves at ASC and hopes to help every athlete she works with develop a stronger relationship with swimming that they will be able to carry with them for a lifetime.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Hayley earned her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Iowa State University where she was also a four-year member of the Iowa State Women's swim team. While at Iowa State, Hayley earned NSCA All-American honors in strength and conditioning. Before coming to AASA, Hayley served as a sports performance coach in Park City, Utah working with a wide variety of athletes ranging from youth, to Paralympic, to professional. While in Utah, she also assisted in coaching the Park City High School swim team to a Utah State Championship. Hayley’s athletic training knowledge and swimming background led her to Austin where she is excited to enhance our strength and dryland programs.
Miles McGriff, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Miles Graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas and has been in the fitness business for over 20 years now. Since receiving his diploma, he has gone on to receive certifications from: NSCA, NASM, ACSM, TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) and PRI (Postural Restoration Institute). Miles loves anything athletic that pushes the boundaries. Over the years he has been a mountain bike racer, competitive Crossfit athlete, ultra runner, triathlete, Olympic Lifting competitor, Spartan racer and much more. His passion is helping people change their lives through fitness.