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Coaching Staff

Samantha Christine Stemmermann

Aquatics Director and Head Coach

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Office Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 3:15-4:15, please make an appointment, hours are subject to change. 
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Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science
American Swim Coaches Association Level 4 Coach
USA Swimming Certified Swim Coach
Crossfit Level 1
Crossfit Endurance
 
Samantha has been coaching competitive swimming since 2006. She grew up in San Antonio, after graduating from high school she received a coaching position at Alamo Area Aquatics and maintained that position throughout college. In 2011 she moved to Austin and worked with Great Hills Country Club to set up Great Hills Aquatic Rush. She loves working with all ages from 3 year old swimming lessons through high school and adult athletes. She constantly incorporates Crossfit methodology into dry land programming for the swim team.

 

Samantha Michelle Tucker

Head Coach

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Samantha Tucker grew up in Austin, Texas and comes from a decorated swim career. Beginning at age 4, she competed for Austin Country Club, then joined her first club team at age 8, and swam for westlake high school, earning a full ride to UT Austin, where she was a 7 time All American, setting multiple School records. Among other accolades, she won 11 gold medals over her high school Career, while earning the title of US Open champion in the 200meter Freestyle at age 17. She competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic trials, placing in the top 25 of the country. She earned spots on team usa’s travel team for multiple various competitions across the world during her teenage years. Her passion and love of sport, lead her to earn a bachelors degree in kinesiology, a minor in psychology, and further, a masters in health education and health behavior. She began helping coach young children at the Texas swim clinics during college, coached for her club team Longhorn Aquatics for numerous years, and coaches currently a group of adult triathletes at Austin T3, and has 10+ years of various expertise in coaching all ages, from 2-75 years old. She loves to spend time with her family in Austin, get together with friends and enjoy the beautiful sunshine on a patio with great food and drinks, and she will be getting married this July! 

Kaelyn Mott

Assistant Coach

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Tracy Discepolo Nelson

Assistant Coach

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Tracy has been involved in sports all her life -- she played basketball in high school and college, has run 16 marathons and participated in numerous triathlons.  She began her coaching career in 2003 when she co-founded and was the co-head coach of Tri Zones Training, a triathlon and running training group.  And she's been coaching swimming since 2014, for summer-league team Steiner Stars, and year-round team Lost Creek Aquatics.  She is the proud swim mom of Elizabeth (also known as Elizafish), who swam for Steiner Stars from K-12, swam club for LCA, swam in high school for Vandegrift HS, and now swims for Trinity University (Tracy's alma mater).Tracy loves helping swimmers of all ages improve their technique and achieve their goals all while fostering a love of the sport. She is passionate about the powerful impact athletics can have on all areas of life!