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Greg Kam

Owner/Head Coach - Middle School Lead

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Greg Kam has been in the water since he was 3 years old. Between the ages of 8 and 12 he lived in Greece where he and his father would don fins and swim in the open water every day. This was where he really developed his love for swimming and established the basis for his future swimming and coaching career. He didn't begin swimming competitively until high school where he qualified for Regionals and State, making finals at State. He also  played many other sports throughout his life. In high shcool his basketball team was the State Champs in his senior year. And he played baseball for Brigham Young University Hawaii Campus. He has continued swimming and went to Nationals as a Master swimmer.

 

  • After high school he served a two-year mission in Mexico.
  • He has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Houston.
  • He is an Eagle Scout which led to working with the Boy Scouts for 26 years coaching and mentoring young men.
  • He was certified and worked as an EMT ( Emergency Medical Technician) in Tuscon, AZ
  • He worked at HBSC Bank for 12 years, first in sales progressing to Assistant Vice President in Charge of Retention and Consumer Lending.
  • He began coaching for FINS as a Developmental Coach in 2012 and then later as Head Coach. He continued coaching for FINS until 2017.
  • He was mentored by Texas Swimming Hall of Fame Coach John Vogel in working with Senior swimmers.
  • He developed and coached a Masters swim program.
  • Coach of Trinity Lutheran Private School swim team for 3 years.
  • Coach of the summer league swim teams the Spring Creek Forest Sharks and the Wimbledon Killer Whales for a total of 4 years.

"I strongly believe in the mind-body connection in swimming. If you prepare them physically in a positive, fun environment and get them to believe they can do it, the swimmer can go beyond their usual abilities to achieve amazing things." - Coach Kam

Elizabeth Boston

Head Coach - High School Lead

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Liz Boston has lived in the Houston area for most of her life. Her interest in swimming dates to childhood when she began swimming for a local NWAL summer league swim team, the Wimbledon Killer Whales. While swimming for the Killer Whales for three summers she competed at Ponderosa.  At 10 years old she joined the USA swim club ATEX competing for many years. Her swimming accomplishments were numerous including: TAGS Champion, Southern Zone Team Member & Champion, USA Top 16 Rankings, Junior National Team Member, and Klein High School Varsity Team Member.

Liz graduated from Texas State University with degrees in Exercise Sports Science and Business.  Working in many fields related to both fitness and business, including :

  • Personal Trainer And Fitness Instructor
  • Motivational Speaker and Field Sales Trainer for Anthony Robbins Companies
  • Vice President PTA - Fundraising and Re-Organiztion
  • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 Head Coach for the Wimbledon Killer Whales Summer League, Divisional Champs All 4 Seasons.  
  • 2011-2014 Team FINS Coach, Developmental to National Level Athletes
  • 2012-2017 Swim Shops Team Sales & Manager
  • 2015-16 Clinician with Texas Swimming Hall of Fame Coach John Vogel - Clinic Focus: Start, Stroke, Turn, and Psychology Reinvigorating Teams & Athletes

"I have been in and around swimming almost all my life. I  have been a swimmer, a swim mom, and a coach. Each of these roles and all my experiences give me, I feel, a unique perspective. They have also helped me see both the positive and the negative aspects of swimming and coaching from all angles. I love applying the tried and true methods of training and mixing them with the cutting edge innovations within our sport. I am very excited to be involved in a new swim team that is intent upon offerring the best possible platform for which athletes can chase dreams!" - Coach Liz

The best way to reach me depends on how fast you need attention.  If it is URGENT, please text me at 512-940-2510.  If 24 hours (or maybe a little more) is sufficient, please email elizboston@gmail.com  I do encourage all the high school athletes to keep my number in their phone just in case they need to tell me something.  

 

Oscar Munoz

Head Coach - Elementary School Lead

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Oscar Munoz is a native Texan with a huge competitive attitude in all sports. Throughout his early years he played many sports including football, baseball, and soccer. It wasn’t until middle school when he finally had a calling toward the pool. He began swimming summer league where he earned the “Fastest Learner” award as he developed all four strokes quickly. He continued his swimming career in high school where he swam Varsity for Klein Oak High School all four of his years there. He qualified for regionals during his junior and senior years in his favorite events, the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly.

Once he graduated, Coach Oscar made the transition from being in the water to coaching:

  • He began by coaching summer league for several years.
  • He also began coaching for Team FINS year-round first as an assistant coach and then later as the Head 10 & under coach.
  • Currently, Oscar is a senior at Sam Houston State University majoring in finance while continuing to coach.

“My main goal as a coach is to create an environment where swimmers can easily learn and have fun doing so.” -Coach Oscar

Kelly Sells

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Kelly Sells grew up in San Ramon, CA a suburb in the Bay Area. She has always had a love of swimming and she began swimming at the age of 4 but didn’t start competitive swimming until the age of 14 where she decided to try out for the high school swim team. She swam Varsity all 4 years .With little training she became a sprint freestyler as well as backstroker. She excelled at the 100 backstroke and received a consideration All-American Time Standard her senior year.  

 After finishing High School, Kelly took a break from swimming to pursue college soccer all while working as an assistant Athletic Trainer and assistant Varsity Soccer coach at Miramonte High School in Orinda, CA. She attended Brigham Young University in 2000 but took time off to see her husband through his undergraduate and law degree. She graduated in 2010 with a BS in Family Life. 

She returned to swimming in 2015 working for PACK. Started coaching masters and teaching swim lessons for the YMCA shortly after that. Coached for Country Lake  Estates summer league team 2015 to present. 

She currently lives in Spring, TX with her husband and their four children.

Victoria G Herritage

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Victoria is a native Houstonian with a passion for the life-long sport of swimming. She began swimming at the age of four for her neighborhood NWAL swim team. She started swimming her year-round adventure with Coach Kam. When she aged out of her summer league swim team she knew coaching was the right choice for her. She coached as an assistant for the Wimbledon Killer Whales and the WindRose Stingrays. In addition, she has worked as a counselor at a day camp, taught water safety, water aerobics and an abundance of private lessons. Besides having a passion for swimming, she has a passion for teaching kids. In her free time you’ll probably see her swimming Masters practices, studying, spending time with friends and family or grabbing a cup of coffee! She is currently attending Lonestar College pursuing her higher education while continuing to coach.

 

“My highest goal as a coach is to instill the love of swimming in these kids, giving them something to work towards and then seeing when they accomplish it.”

Amie Peabody

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Amie Peabody grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah.  By the time she was 11, she had broken 3 state records and went on to break every Utah State Age-Group record  in every butterfly event. By the time she graduated from high school, she was a 4x high school state champ & record holder, Junior National qualifier & finalist and Senior National Qualifier.  Amie swam for Brigham Young University where she was a school record holder, WAC Champion and record holder and NCAA & Olympic Trial B Qualifier.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social & Family Sciences after swimming and serving a mission for her church.  Amie started coaching after moving to Houston with her husband, Damon and their son, Adam in 1998. Her coaching career lasted nearly 18 years. She currently lives in Spring, TX with her husband Damon and their three children; Adam (20), Jason (16) and Ava (8). Ava will be swimming with the team.

1998-2002 Head Age-Group Coach Houston Elite Aquatic Team (TX)
2002-2005 Head Age Group Coach Klein Aquatics (TX)
2005-2007 Head Coach Wasatch Front Fish Market (UT)-current Utah State Champs
2008 offered Head Age-Group Coach position Fort Lauderdale Aquatics at the USA Swimming Hall of Fame Pool (FL) *moved with family back to Houston before starting*
2009-2015 Co-Head Coach and Head Age-Group Coach TeamFINS (TX)

Amie has coached swimmers from every age and level of ability.  She has produced multiple Texas and Utah State Champions, both high school and club, TAGS qualifiers and champions, Sectional, Junior and Senior National qualifers, and has even played a major role in the development of NCAA Champions and Olympic Trial Qualifiers (and even one Olympian).  She was a Gulf Zone coach and Texas All-Star coach, as well.

“I never thought I would come “out of retirement” after leaving my last job, but I simply can’t pass up the opportunity to support my dear friend Coach Kam (but I get special permission to call him Greg because I knew him as Greg first) and his amazing staff.  It is so rare and truly remarkable for a new team to have what I would call the DREAM TEAM of coaches: both passionate  and professional people who have the same philosophy,  stroke technique teaching methods and love for the sport of competitive swimming coming together. I’ve never seen it done like this. Coach Kam has selected a spectacular group of people who are coaching for the right reason: because they simply love it! I’m honored and fully committed to play my part-and that is wherever I am needed.”

Jordan Smith

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Jordan Smith is a native Houstonian with a huge passion and love for the sport of swimming. She started swimming at the early age of 5 with her neighborhood swim team, Colony Creek Mariners.  Throughout her summer league career, she won Ponderosa 4 times and the Penthalon twice. She swam for her middle school swim team at Kleb and still holds the 100 backstroke record. Jordan then carried on for all 4 years of high school at Klein, where she made the varsity team every year. She went to state all four years and currently holds the team record for the 100 backstroke. She received a partial scholarship for swimming from Drury University and continued her passion for another 2 and a half years before retiring from the sport as an athlete.

After graduation, Jordan continued her love for swimming by spreading it to others by coaching and teaching swim lessons.

  • Jordan is the Head Coach for the Memorial Northwest Marlins summer league swim team and has previously coached and taught for several Spring area swim teams and programs
  • Jordan graduated with a double major in Marketing and Finance
  • Jordan is pursuing her alternative teaching certification for the high school level