Ryan "Coach Chic"
The University of Texas Swimming
& Diving Team Member
1998-2002 (4-year full athletic
6-time NCAA All-American in
Member of 3 NCAA National Champion
Trials participant in 3 swimming events
In the sport of swimming there are
many great coaches who can’t swim and many great swimmers who
can’t coach. COTA’s head coach, Ryan Ciccarelli (a.k.a.
“Coach Chic”), embodies the rare and powerful
combination of world-class swimmer and talented coach and stroke
Coach Chic has been teaching and
coaching swimmers in Austin, Texas for ten years. His professional
coaching career began with T3 (Total Technique Training), an
organization that specializes in training triathletes of all levels
and ages. In 2004 he founded his own USA Swimming team, the Austin
Texas Piranhas, where he developed accomplished age group and
senior swimmers. Coach Chic became the head coach of COTA in 2009.
His COTA swimmers have achieved remarkable success, including
record-setting swims at state competitions.
Coach Chic believes in complementing
his demanding training regimen with meticulous stroke instruction
in order to prevent the injuries that can result from flawed
technique. He devises creative and varied approaches to help all
swimmers master the four strokes, and he encourages his swimmers to
ask questions whenever needed. His practices are challenging but
never predictable or boring! Coach Chic keeps his swimmers on their
toes, knowing that motivated, excited swimmers ultimately become
strong, accomplished athletes.
Hailey is a Certified
Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), a
TRX and cycling instructor as well as the Head Swim Coach for her
daughter’s Summer League swim
team, The Great Hills Gators as well as an assistant coach with her
USA Swimming club team, Capital of Texas Aquatics
Hailey began swimming year
around at 9 years old for Texas Aquatics. She continued
swimming while earning her
Bachelor's from Gallaudet university where she majored in Biology.
She has been physically active her whole life and is an avid
marathoner and endurance triathlete. Hailey specializes in
functional programming, core strength, yoga, weight loss, metabolic
conditioning, and movement screening assessments. Hailey is
motivated to workout and live a healthy lifestyle. Her three
children ( Vivyana, Vander and Vaughn) and loving husband benefit
greatly from living in a home where physical fitness is a