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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and any other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

           

Coaching Staff

Robert Kizer

Head Coach

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Bob joins SPA as Head Coach after three years in the same position at COM Aquatics in Midland, TX. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at New Trier Swim Club in Illinois. Bob has been coaching since he was in college and has coached all levels from beginner to Olympian.  His teams have won a number of State and Sectional Championships as well as an NCSA Junior National Championship in 2012.  Bob was also a member of the 2012 USA Swimming Junior Pan-Pac coaching staff and a member of the National Select Camp staff in 2012.  

As a swimmer, Bob was a Michigan State High School Champion and an All-America with Ann Arbor Pioneer HS. In college, he competed at NCAAs as a member of the Allegheny College Swim Team.

Bob is married and has three grown children pursuing their own dreams across the country.

Daniel R Potts

Senior Prep & Bronze 1 Lead Coach

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Daniel has been involved in the sport of swimming since the mid 90's as an athlete and as a coach since 2004.  Daniel served as Head Coach of the Halls High School Swim Team and Beaver Brook CC Swim team.  Before that, he was Assistant Coach with the Science Hill High School Swim Team, Barracudas Swim Club of Northeast Tenn., Knoxville Central High School Swim Team. 

As a swimmer, Daniel was a 4 year State Meet qualifier in his home state of Tennessee as well as being a 3 year team captain voted on by his peers.  

Daniel received his B.S. in communications from East Tennessee State University in 2011 and is the proud uncle of 3 adorable future swimmers.

Ali Bleasdell

Gold/Black Coach

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Coach Ali is a former SPA swimmer and recently graduated from Texas Christian University where she she was an All Big 12 Swimmer and Academic All-American.  Coach Ali is the TCU team record holder in the 400 IM and 200 IM and was selected as the women’s Team Captain for the 2014-2015 season. 

 

Mary M Carlson

Bronze 2 & Senior Coach

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Megan is from Dayton, Ohio and started swimming at age 7.  She found her love and passion for the sport when she was 14 years old and knew it was what she wanted to continue doing.  Megan qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 400 IM and competed at US Nationals. She swam at the University of South Carolina for four years and competed at the SEC Championships each year. Megan was named team captain during her 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 season. Megan gradated with a degree in Criminal Justice but wanted to pursue her passion for swimming and decided to do so as a coach. She is excited to be apart of the SPA family and see where the team can go. 

Ryan Schoonover

Masters, Developmental Coach

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Ryan is a former swimmer for SPA and Ridge Point for four years. He has also coached a summer of Sharks and decided to continue to coach with SPA. He attendend one year of college at Colorado State University, and is now persueing enlistment in the Marines. 

Brady Nash

Assistant Coach

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My name is Brady Nash and I am a graduate from the University of Houston with a passion for the sport of swimming. I began my swim career at age 3, competing in the SHRSL each summer with the Missouri City Torpedoes. After several years of summer league I joined Sienna Plantation Aquatics as a part of its inaugural roster in 2005 and swam with them until my graduation from high school in 2010.

I trained with SPA and the Elkins High School Varsity Team, specializing in the 50 & 100 Free and 100 Fly. I was a Regional contender every year and qualified for State Championship my senior year. Although I did not swim for a university I continued my personal training at the University of Houston, swimming for their Masters team and competing in numerous intramural meets. I began working as a swim instructor for Sugarland Swim School from 2011-2013, coached with the Sienna Stingrays for the 2013 season and was head coach of the Lifetime Fitness Sugar Land location from 2014-2015.

I have now returned to SPA with much excitement for the future of the team! I aim to bring the same great instruction I received to the program that taught me so much.

Board of Directors

Kevin Kennett

President

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Kristopher Thomas Kohl

Vice President

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Erin Huckaby Miles

Treasurer

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Billy Easter

Secretary

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Steven Joseph Huye

Member at Large

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