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Certified: Level 5 Continuing Education
Coursework: Coaching Foundations School,
Stroke School, Physiology School, Administration School, Leadership
School, Dryland Training, Dryland Training II, Advanced Butterfly,
Advanced Breastroke, Working Successfully with Swim Parents,
Personal Organization for Swim Coaches, Writing and Managing
Workouts, Nutrition for Swimmers, and Age Group Sports
Publications: My Man Dan, The
Impact of Parent Discussion in Front of Children USA Swimming Camps: 2010 National
Select Camp, 2010 Southern Zone Select Camp, 2017 Gulf Select
Camp Gulf Positions: 2012 Chairman of
Ethics Committee, 2013 Technical Planning Committee
MikeMcCauleyhas been the Head Coach of PACK since its
inception in 2007. Since then, his swimmers have enjoyed
success at Olympic Trials, US Open, Senior Nationals, Junior
Nationals, Sectionals, and TAGS.
He has published 2 articles nationally with the
American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA), and 2 of his workouts
have been featured on the ASCA website for middle distance and
His technique and drills have been recorded and broadcasted by USA
Swimming, 2 of his athletes have made the news on multiple
stations in Houston for their accomplishments, and he was also
featured on ESPN Locker Talk for the achievements of
Due to athlete development and success here at Premier Aquatics,
Coach Mike was also selected as 1 of 8 coaches across the nation to
coach at the National Select Camp held at the Olympic Training
Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Since 2007, his swimmers have held (or continue
to hold) numerous pool, Gulf, and State records across all
events and relays. Here are some of the athletes that Coach
Mike had the privledge of working with:
1 of his
former swimmers represented Mexico in the 2012 Olympic
represented the United States in Taiwan at the 2009
qualfied for the 2015-2016 USA Swimming National Junior
Olympic Trials Quailifiers
swimmers have made USA Swimming's All-Time Top 100 Performances
Junior National Qualifiers
125+ Sectional Qualifiers
swimmer named to USA Swimming's National Select
swimmers named to USA Swimming's Southern Zone Select
28 swimmers named as USA Swimming Academic
45 swimmers went on to swim in
Most improtantly, ALL
of the incredible PEOPLE that have been involved with and emerged
from PACK over the years!
started as a head coach at the age of 18 with The Woodlands Waves.
After 4 years and a 500-member swim team later, he began coaching
with USA swim team, The Woodlands Swim Team (TWST). As an Age
Group coach with TWST for 5 years, Coach Mike assisted
in coaching many TAGS qualifiers, TAGS champions
and TAGS record holders, as well as Junior National
qualifiers. He then became the Head Coach for Oak Ridge High
School for 5 years, where he was fortunate to coach Junior/Senior
National qualifiers, 4 state champions, 3 All Americans, and 2 All
American relays. During his time with ORHS, he was voted
District and Region Coach of the Year for 2003 and 2004. While
coaching for ORHS, he simultaneously coached the Kleinwood Dolphins
for 3 fun filled years.
Coach Mike has his
B.S. in Mathematics with a Minor in Secondary Education from Sam
Houston State University and coaches
at the Spring Creek Oaks pool with the National and
Pre-National Elite programs. He and his wife Devon live in
Magnolia with their two daughters, Hannah and Hayden, and their
If you would like to
contact Coach Mike please send him an e-mail by using the
above email address or give him a call at
ASCA Certified: Level 5 Continuing Education Coursework: Foundations of Coaching, Stroke School, Physiology School, Administration School, The Leadership School, Dryland Training for Age-Groupers, Dryland Training II, How to Write Workouts, Freestyle School, Advanced Freestyle School, Distance Training School, Working Successfully with Swim Parents, and Personal Organization for Swim Coaches. Award:2008ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year forGulfSwimming. Click HERE to read article featured in swimnetwork.com.
Coach Shane McCauley joined the PACK program as Head Age Group Coach in 2004. His responsibilities include coaching the Junior Elite Group at the Spring Creek Oaks pool and overseeing the entire age group program at Premier Aquatics. His swimmers have set TAGS records, National Age Group records, and many have achieved Top 16 times as well as Junior National, Senior National, and even Olympic Trial cuts.
Coach Shane grew up in Guam where he swam as both an age group and high school swimmer. In 1992, he was chosen for the Guam Olympic Swim Team as a distance swimmer. He attended Morehead State (Division I) in Kentucky and was chosen Team Captain by his junior year.
Coach Shane is a Social Studies teacher at Caney Creek High School. He has over 15 years of USA Swimming coaching experience. He started his coaching experience with The Waves, a summer league swim team, in South Montgomery County from 1996 - 2000.
Coach Shane and his wife Leslie live in the Magnolia area with their children Meghan and Teagan.
If you would like to contact Coach Shane please send him an e-mail using the above email address or give him a call at 281-924-5815.
Eriek was born and raised in Iowa where he started
swimming at the age of 8. He then found his way to Minnesota
where he swam for Edina High School, earning multiple All-American
honors. Then he went on to swim for the University of
Minnesota, earning a B.A. in Journalism (Advertising) with a minor
in Film History. While there he was part of two BigTen Conference
Champion teams, leading them as a Co-Captain his Senior year while
earning All-Conference and All-American honors during his
Eriek served as the
Student Assistant Coach at the University of Minnesota for one year
before accepting a position as the Senior Assistant Coach at The
Woodlands Swim Team. While there he helped coach many wonderful
athletes on to State Championships, Junior and Senior National
competitions, as well as through two Olympic Trials.
Eriek has been married to
his wonderful wife, Laura, since 2002 and has four children -
Arella, Zoe, Zadok, and Dakaia - two of whom joined his
family through adoption (he’ll let you guess which
If you would like to
contact Coach Eriek, please send him an email using the above
Attended: ASCA world Clinic 2007, ASCA world Clinic
2009, ASCA world Clinic 2014, 2016 ISCA World Clinic, and the 2017
National Age Group Summit
Coach Valerie has lived
in The Woodlands since she was a toddler and has been swimming
as long. She swam her first race at age three and began
swimming with TWST in 1988, when she was five years old, with much
success blossoming into a Breastroker and IMer. By eleven she
was a junior national competitor and by fourteen a senior national
competitor. She was All American in high school setting
records in the 100 breaststroke in 2001, and was team captain for
TWST that same year.
Coach Val’s love
for coaching developed while coaching for the Marlin’s summer
league team in 2003-2004, then as the lead swim instructor for
TWST’s learn to swim program Pre-TWST from 2003-2013. In
2005 she became The Woodlands Christian Academy’s head swim
coach and coached all three swimmers on the team to state where
they were all finalists. In 2005 she joined the TWST coaching staff
as an assistant coach. Since then she has coached many different
groups of all ages and all levels coaching swimmers from the
developmental level to the National level.
Valerie is married to her
high school sweet heart, Dax Nichols who is also a former
swimmer. Valerie is very close to her family, and when not
coaching enjoys spending time with her 3 kids, her 3 siblings and
their kids, and her parents. She loves a great crawfish boil,
and boogie boarding at the beach, especially when joined with her
family and close friends.
If you would like to
contact Coach Valerie, please send her an email
using the above email address.
Emily grew up in the Klein area and began her swimming
career when she was 6 years old for the Kleinwood Dolphins
Summer League Team. She decided she loved swimming so she decided
to join New Wave Aquatics. She continued club swimming while also
swimming for Kleinwood, then Kleb, and later Klein High School
where she lettered all 4 years and served as captain. Emily
returned to the Kleinwood Dolphins when she was 18, this time as a
coach. She then moved to Arkansas after graduation and swam her
first 2 years at Hendrix College. She also coached for Pack Splash
during the summers when she was home. After having back surgery she
decided to return home to recover and plans to stay active in
coaching and continuing school.
If you would like to
contact Coach Emily, please send her an email
using the above email address.
ASCA Certified: Level 1 Coach
Jon was born and raised in Texas where he attended
Kingwood High School. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech
University and swam competitively for thirteen years with summer,
club and high school teams. Jon started his coaching
career with a local summer league team after high school, but
developed his love of coaching while working for PACK Splash, where
he has continued to serve as lead instructor for the past six
years. Coach Jon appreciates working with swimmers of all
ages, and enjoys helping students discover their own passion for
the sport. You can find him, in or out of the water, working
with Bronze, Copper and PACK Splash level students at Klein High
If you would like to
contact Coach Jon, send him an email using above email
Hunter has a love for swimming and a burning desire
to make swimmers as fast as they can be. A recent graduate
from Texas A&M, he swim for 4 years in college and earned a
team record. Hunter has previously coached Learn to Swim,
Summer League and Texas A&M Summer Camps, as well as his job at
D1 Sports Fitness, where he coached multiple athletes in
various sports. It was at D1 where he discovered his true
desire and passion for coaching, which has lead him back to the
world of swimming. Being a family oriented persion, he
believes that with training through great technique and a positive
family environment, true greatness can be unlocked and
If you would like to
contact Coach Hunter, please send him an email using the above
began competitive swimming at the age of 7 on the Tippecanoe Swim
Club in West Lafayette, Indiana, and continued competing for 13
years. At the age of 16, she moved to Montana to train with
the Misson Viejo Nadadores in Mission Viejo, California for 3
years. She qualified and swam at US Nationals from
1986-1988. She was also an Olympic Trial qualifier in the 50
and 100 meter Freestyle in 1988. She received a scholarship
to swim at Arizona State and swam for the Sun Devils from
1988-1989. After graduating college with a degree in early
childhood development, she taught preschool and kindergarten
thereafter for 10 years, in addition to raising her 3
children. She also coached competitive swimming in Canada for
5 years where she was the novice age group coach. Outside of
the pool deck, Sarah is a lover of yoga, gardening and exploring
the opportunities and adventures that the City of Houston and
surrounding areas have to offer.
If you would like to
contact Coach Sarah, please send her an email using the above email
Adrian was born and raised in Spring, Texas. Her swimming
career began when she joined the MNW summer league swim team when
she was in fourth grade. A few years later she then joined FINS to
prepare herself for high school swimming. Adrian graduated
from Klein High School in 2017. She swam her freshman year, then
decided she wanted to end her swimming career and began teaching
children how to swim through PackSplash. She taught children how to
swim and prepared them to enter pack for 2 years. In October 2017
she became an assistant coach for Pack. She is
currently attending Lonestar-College to receive her associates
degree and then she will transfer to a university
If you would like to
contact Coach Adrian, please send her an email using above email
Gabby was born and raised in Spring, Texas.
Coach Gabby began her swimming career at the age of 4
for a summer league swim team, the Memorial Northwest Marlins, who
she swam with for 11 years. Throughout her swimming career
she swam competitively for 3 USA swim teams: New Wave, PACK,
and FINS. Gabby also swam competitively at Klein High School
for 3 years. At the end of her junior year she decided
to hang up her cap and goggles after 13 long years of swimming. In
the middle of her sophomore year in high school she began working
for Pack Splash and found love for teaching children how to swim.
After 2 years of working for Pack Splash, Gabby became an
assistant coach for PACK. She works with the Copper, Bronze and
Silver groups. Gabby graduated from Klein High School in June of
2017 and is now attending Lone Star College. After
getting her Associates at Lone Star, she plans to transfer to a
university close to home to get her Bachelors in
If you would like to
contact Coach Gabby,please
email her using the above email address. .
Coach Travis Subda began swimming in NWAL at the age of 11 for the Kleinwood Dolphins. He swam for Klein Collins High School from 2003-2007 where he lettered all four years of his career. He was a multiple event All-American and All-State recognized swimmer. In his senior year he was a state finalist in the 100 yard Breaststroke and held the school and Klein Collin's pool record in the 100 yard Breaststroke. He swam for Klein Aquatics from 2004-2007 where he had multiple sectional cuts and a Jr. Nationals cut.
Travis then went on to swim for Hiram College, located in Hiram Ohio where he majored in Neuroscience with minors in Music, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology. He was a four-year collegiate swimmer and Captain of the swim team his Junior and Senior year. He was the first swimmer from his college to be voted NCAC Conference swimmer of the week and held 9 School records and 2 pool records when he graduated.
Travis has been coaching for a total of 12 years. He began coaching his Freshman year of High School where he was the volunteer stand in Head Coach for one year at Strack Intermediate School where he lead the Cougars Boys to a District Championship. He then was a volunteer Assistant Coach with Strack for two more years where the Cougar ladys were District Champions two years and the boys once. Travis has currently served as the Assistant Head Coach for the Gleannloch Farms Gators for the past eight years.
He was also named Concordia Lutheran High School's Head swimming coach in 2012. He currently is starting his 4th season with the Crusaders. Since becoming the coach he has had multiple State champion swimmers and the boys team has finished in the top 3 of the Tapps Division 1 State Championship the previous two years. Travis accepted a teaching position at Concordia this year and will be teaching Biology and Anatomy and Physiology.
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine.
If you would like to contact Coach Travis, please use the above email address.
Coach Landen was born in Clear Lake, TX.
Landen then moved to Canada until the age of 7. As a kid
living in the snow he quickly learned to compete whether it was
in a snowball fight with his brother or a sleigh race
down a hill. He then moved back to the Houston area, just
north of The Woodlands and began swimming competitively at age 7
for The Woodlands Swim Team. Landen swam with The Woodlands
until he was 19 and then finally hung up his cap and goggles.
Landen swam at TAGS, multiple Senior Zones Meets in Flordia and
South Carolina and Sectionals. If you would ask him what he
most misses about the sport, it would be the competitiveness
Landen was part of The Woodlands College Park graduating class of
2016. As a senior he began working as an assistant for The
Woodlands Developmental swim program. He quickly realized
that he could help these young swimmers. Landen was a coach
for The Woodlands Marlins Swim Team where he learned from his
favorite coach and mentor.
Landen is currently attending Lone Star College and is planning to
transfer to a four year school to major in Law. In his free
time, Landen enjoys playing football, basketball and ultimate
frisbee. Every Sunday during the fall, Landen is watching his
favorite team, The New England Patriots. He is also an avid
hockey, baseball and basketball fan.
If you would like to
contact Coach Landen, please email him at the above email
Education and Coursework: Foundations for Coaching, Stroke
School, Physiology School Clinics Attended: ASCA World Clinic 2006, ASCA
Eastern States Age Group Conference 2007, ASCA World Clinic 2011
San Diego, ASCA World Clinic 2012 Las Vegas
Hayes is from Salem, Ohio, where he grew up and swam for
Penguin Swimming through High School, as a sprint freestyler.
He then moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he attended
Coastal Carolina University, receiving a Bachelors degree in
Recreation and Sports Management with a minor in Sports
While in Myrtle,
Adam started coaching High School swimming with Socastee High
School from 00-03, Carolina Forest in 04, and then Myrtle Beach
High School 05-06. He was also an assistant coach with MBST,
the Myrtle Beach year round program, coaching both age group and
senior swimmers from 04-06. Most recently Adam spent 3 years with
the Chapel Hill YMCA Swim Club in Chapel Hill, NC as the Head Age
Coach Adam is
assisting Coach Shane with the Junior Group at Spring Creek
If you would like
to contact Coach Adam, please use above email
Certified: Level 3 Continuing Education Coursework:
Coaching Foundation School, Stroke School, Writing & Managing
Workouts, Physiology School, Working Successfully with Swim
Parents, and Age Group Sports Psychology. Clinics Attended: 2007 ASCA
Legends Clinic, 2008 ASCA Legends Clinics, 2009 ASCA World Clinic,
and 2010 ASCA World Clinic. Gulf Recognition: Selected in 2012 by Gulf
Swimming to coach Gulf Team at US Southern Zones
Slaughter has been involved with swimming almost her
entire life. In elementary school she began swimming competitively
for an AAU team, the Burford Swim Club, in Arlington, Texas. At 15
Kimberlee realized she had such a love and passion for swimming
that she began teaching young children to swim. She has been
teaching babies, children, and adults to swim for more than 35
After moving to Spring,
over 13 years ago. Coach Kimberlee became involved with 3 of
her 4 children in summer league swimming. Very soon she was asked
to assist with the younger age-group swimmers as an assistant
coach. Kimberlee previously coached summer league with the
Gleannloch Farms Gators and the Memorial Northwest Marlins.
This will be Coach Kimberlee’s 6th year with Premier Aquatics
and she looks forward to being able to bring her motivation,
enthusiasm, and passion for swimming to Klein Collins High
School where she will be the pool lead coach and coach of the
Gold and Silver Programs.
When not at the pool,
Kimberlee teaches school at Abercrombie Academy where she is a 4th
grade teacher and, also, the Math teacher for all of the 3rd, 4th,
and 5th grade students.
If you would like to
contact Coach Kimberlee, please send her an e-mail using the above
email address or 713-480-8455.
Continuing Education Coursework: Physiology School, Stroke School, Working Successfully with Swim Parents, Age Group Sports Psychology
Coach Katherine Bryant started as an age group swimmer with Sunkist Swim Team in Jackson, Mississippi. She then moved to Shreveport, Louisiana as a sophomore in high school where she swam for the City of Shreveport Swim Team (COSST). In her time with COSST, she became a Junior National qualifier and finalist in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Her versatile achievements make her an ideal fit with our IMX training philosophy!
Coach Katherine also coached the Piermont Oaks Country Club summer league swim team in Shreveport. After college, she also became an age group coach for Indian Aquatic Club in Monroe, Louisiana.
Coach Katherine met her husband Vaughn in college at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where they both swam. Katherine and Vaughn have been married 23 years, and have 4 children - Mary Katherine, Sam, Ginger, and Anna Belle…all have proudly swum for Premier Aquatics.
If you would like to contact Coach Katherine, please email her at above email address.
been involved in swimming since 1997, when her daughter, Kathryn
started swimming with a NWAL summer league team, shortly followed
by Allison the next year, and then Matthew in 2003. Her
children started swimming with ATEX when they decided to start
swimming year round, and then when ATEX and HEAT merged, she became
a member of the 1st board of the new team, New Wave Aquatics,
first as Pool Communication Rep and then as Treasurer for the next
3 years, until the Spring of 2006. In the fall of 2006, she
started working as a member of the New Wave staff
part-time as the Team Administrator. When New Wave and Klein
Aquatics merged in the spring of 2007, she then became the
full-time Business Manager for the new team, Premier Aquatics
Lyne graduated from
Texas A&M with a BBA in Accounting and became certified as a
CPA shortly after graduating. She worked for the public
accounting firm, Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in auditing for
several years, and then went to work in gas accounting for one of
her clients until her 1st child was born. She has served
in numerous volunteer and board positions with PTO, High School
Swim Team Booster Club, Girl Scouts, NCL and other community
You may contact Lyne at
email@example.com or 832-296-5800.
Matt has served on the Board of Premier Aquatics since 2009 and has been involved with swimming for a number of years, after moving to Houston from Australia in 1997. In 2001 his oldest son, Oliver, began competitive neighborhood swimming with NWAL, followed by Harry in 2002 and Hannah in 2009. In 2005 both Oliver and Harry began year round USA Swimming for New Wave Aquatics, transitioning to Premier Aquatics, before both aged out and went off to college. Both boys swam in college with Harry currently still swimming for Florida Tech. Hannah is currently swimming in the PACK silver program and is also very involved with the Special Olympics (aquatics) competition. Matt is a swimming official and is currently a Referee with USA Swimming, the NCAA, NWAL, High School and the Special Olympics.
Matt received the R.S. "Bob" Stallings Award from Gulf Swimming in Sept 2011 for outstanding service and dedication as an official. Matt is currently in his 3rd year as NWAL President.
Matt has 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry and currently works for Bristow Group Helicopters as a Senior Director. Matt and his wife Bobbie have been married for 30 years and live happily in the Spring area.
Leah Borrello has been on the PACK board since 2011, and has served as Treasurer since 2013. She has been officiating USA Swimming meets since 2010, and currently holds the Starter certification. Her daughters, Gabriella and Chloe, have been swimming with PACK since 2008. Leah has enjoyed seeing her young swimmers learn and develop, and believes the sport of swimming is unique in that it enables individual accomplishment in a team environment.
Leah is a graduate of Houston Baptist University, and has been a Texas CPA since 1990. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Victory Packaging, a billion dollar North American distributor of packaging material, and was recently named as a finalist in the Houston Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award. Previous volunteer positions she has held include the President of the Champion Forest Homeowners Association and a member of the Houston Mayor’s Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities. She is married (Jervis) and has two older children – Ben and Jonathan. When not at a swim meets on the weekends, she enjoys watching football, taking care of her two horses, and traveling.
Bernie and his wife Morna started their involvement with PACK in 2014 when they signed up their son after returning to Houston from working abroad. Being new to competitive swimming the learning curve has been steep and of great interest to each of them. Bernie was struck by the volunteer spirit, professionalism and kids-first culture of PACK from the beginning. This plus the combination of dedication and sense of belonging that competitive swimming develops in kids. Their son Campbell swims in the Pre-Nat group and has been coached by Adam, Spencer, Travis and Mike.
Bernie has been married to Morna for 19 years. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He works as Senior Vice President of Noble Corporation and is a founding partner of an unrelated refining sector service company, Mass Technology. When not working Bernie enjoys exploring new technology, staying fit, time with the family and a good round of golf.
Kathy and her husband,
Blake, have lived in Spring since 1999. Their three boys,
Carson, Landon and Harrison began swimming with their summer league
team in 2011. They soon saw many of their friends make the
transition to year-round swimming with PACK, so they decided to
join as well in the fall of 2013 at the ages of 11, 9 and 8.
Carson currently swims in the Pre-National group, while Landon and
Harrison currently swim in the Junior-Elite group. You can
often find Kathy serving at PACK hosted meets at the Volunteer
Check-In table and creating the SignUpGenius parent timer sign-ups
for PACK away meets. Blake has served as a USA official for
PACK and an NWAL official for summer league. Kathy graduated from
Texas A&M University with a degree in Interdisciplinary
Studies. She taught for seven years as a Science Specialist
at a math and science magnet elementary school, where she received
the honor of Teacher of the Year for her school twice during those
seven years. She was also given the privilege of being named
the Math Lead Teacher for her school her last two years of
teaching. Outside of her teaching career, Kathy served as
President of her local chapter of an educational sorority in which
she is still a member, and served on the District Council of the
same sorority for twelve years where she held the offices of
Treasurer, Secretary and Historian. Most recently, Kathy
served on her boys’ elementary school’s PTO Executive
Board as Vice President of Membership for one year and Treasurer
for three years. Kathy enjoys spending time with her family,
traveling, and watching college football.
Penny has been married to Matt since 1996. They moved from Arizona to Spring in 2005. They have three children who all swim for PACK. Jacob swims in the National group, Joseph and Jessie swim in the Junior group. We began competitive neighborhood swimming in 2008 and joined PACK in 2011. Penny served on the Summer League Board for 6 years as Secretary. She also served on the PTO Board at her children’s Elementary school for 10 years that included: Fundraising, Hospitality, Cultural Arts, Treasurer, and President. She currently serves as PACK’s Social Chair. Penny currently works for KISD. When not volunteering or working Penny enjoys spending time with her family on the lake, in the pool or at the beach.
Chett's initial exposure to swimming was in back in 2009 when his two oldest sons Chett and Chantz joined their neighborhood swim team. Becoming enamored with the sport, both sons joined PACK shortly after that summer league season, and have continued since. Chett and his wife Altovise both volunteer in many capacities with PACK. Chett appreciates the sport of swimming for many reasons and has seen first-hand through the growth of his own sons how swimming develops the complete individual.
Chett is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, class of 1995, with a BA in Communications and is currently employed by Superior Energy Services Inc as an Information Technology Manager. Chett and Altovise are both natives of New Orleans and have made Spring, TX their home since 2005. He enjoys meeting people, watching football, reading, cooking and experiencing many cultures of the world through food. When not at swimming events, he also enjoys Cub Scouting with his youngest son Chase and volunteering as den leader.
Demetrio has been married
to Gloriana since 1999, and they have two children, Valentina and
Alejandro. They emigrated from Venezuela to the United States
in 2010, currently live in Klein and became involved in swimming in
2011 when their children joined their neighborhood summer league
swim team. In 2012 their son Alejandro began swimming with
PACK. Alejandro currently swims in the Junior Elite
Demetrio graduated from
the University of Zulia in Venezuela in 1994 and is a mechanical
engineer with more than 23 years of experience in the oil
field. He has worked in many different countries such as the
United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador,
Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
In the sports area,
Demetrio belonged to the National Selection of JUDO of Venezuela in
the category of 86 and 91 kg. He competed in different
international competitions such as the
Pan-American tournament, the Central American and the
Caribbean tournament, South American tournaments and Latin American
Invitationals. Demetrio participated in the National JUDO
Selection and was national champion in the category of 86 kg. for 4
consecutive years. He was also a part of the university team
and was the national university champion in the category of 86 kg.
for 5 consecutive years. Once retired as an
athlete from the National selection of JUDO, Demetrio was
physically preparing athletes for a tougher competition in Judo and
Demetrio and Gloriana
enjoy supporting their children in their many activities, but
especially enjoy watching their daughter Valentina cheer for Klein
Cain HS and their son Alejandro at his swim
Derek and his family have
been involved in swimming for over 15 years starting with summer
league. Derek was actively involved in their neighborhood
teams, serving as President and more recently starting a brand new
team in Auburn Lakes this year. Summer league soon evolved
into joining year-round swim for all 3 kids. Derek and his
family were active members of TeamFins, where Derek was President
and his wife, Lori, was fundraising chair. They are looking
forward to being PACK parents.
Derek is a 1996 graduate
of UTMB-Galveston Physical Therapy
program. He has been with Sterling
Ridge Orthopedics (SRO) in The Woodlands
for 12 years and their CEO
for the past three years. Under his direction, SRO added a
second location in Spring and expanded to over 75 employees.
Derek has always strived to serve others, whether it was his
patients in therapy, swim teams, community or his
Derek and his wife Lori
have been married 22 years. They have 3 children –
Lauren (19), Hunter (14), and Ryan (12) and 2 furry kids –
Miley, their lab, and Toro, the German Shepherd. When not at
a swim board meeting, he enjoys watching the 2017 World Champion
Susan comes to PACK from
TeamFINS after the teams merged in March 2018. Her professional
background includes Human Resource Management & Recruiting
for the Consulting & Accounting Industry. While
serving on the TeamFINS board, she was responsible for marketing
and communication. She also served as the invitational
coordinator for the GLF Gators summer league team for 3
Susan and her husband,
Jose, have four children, Ema, Diego, Eric & Veronica.
Their sons have swam competitively since they were 5 &
6. Their oldest daughter was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome
when she was 2 1/2 years old. Susan has been involved for
over 7 years as a parent advisor & advotate for Texas families
affected by Rett. During this role she has been responsible
for organizing social & informational events and various
fundraisers to include promotional events for the Jan & Dan
Duncan Neurological Reserach