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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.

 

Isobel Rachel Rolls

Assistant Coach

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Isobel has been swimming competitive swimming for the past 11 years. Isobel started Gators at 7 years old, she swam every summer up until this past summer. Isobel also started swimming year round swimming in the third grade and swam every year, even once she made the varsity swim team in high school all four years. Now Isobel attends Austin Community College while she figures out what she would like to major in later on.

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!

Joshua Whittaker Player

Assistant Coach

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Joshua has swam for 10 years since he was 6 years old for a mix of the COTA, Nitro, and Rush swim teams.  He has 4 years of coaching expierience, working 1 year with the Barton Creek Country Club sharks and 3 years with the  Great Hills Jester Gators.  He loves working with kids of all ages and watching them progress into becoming better swimmers and better people.  He is currently studying history at Austin Community College and hopes to one day be a history teacher.