As Head Coach, Angie Carter brings years of swim experience to
the CHRISTUS program. She began her swim career in Knoxville,
TN at age 7, swimming summer league and with Pilot Aquatic Club.
After a family move to Fort Myers, FL she began training
with Swim Florida under Coach Mac Kennedy and was a junior national
qualifier. In college, she swam at the University of
Tennessee; earning a degree in Sport Management.
Angie started coaching at the summer league level in 2008 when
her kids joined the sport. While maintaining her connection
with summer league she quickly moved to a developmental position
and eventually to Associate Head Coach with CHRISTUS Louisiana
Aquatics. CLA began in 2013 as a new team with 40 swimmers
and soon grew to 170 swimmers and a 3rd place finish at the 2015
12&Under State Meet. In it's young history, CLA boasts State
Champions, State Record Holders, Sectional Finalists and swimmers
going on the compete at the college level. In 2018, CLA
started fresh with a focused group of athletes and maintains it's
mission to develop swimmers at all levels, incorporating HARD work,
FAST swimming, and FUN.
Her experience training, competing and coaching the sport, along
with her creativity, energy and passion for investing in the lives
of people is an incredible asset to the CHRISTUS program. She
is married to fellow University of Tennessee swimmer, Steve Carter
and they have 2 children, Grace and Graham.
Hollin has been a CHRISTUS swimmer and coach from the
beginning. At 5 years old, she started swimming at the summer
league level and continued to swim competitively for 13
years. She has been coaching and providing swim lessons for
the past 5 years, from summer league at the Elks and Southern Trace
to developing her own summer league team CHRISTUS SWIM as well as
assisting with all CLA training groups. Along with her
coaching duties, she is the Assistant Children's Coordinator for
CHRISTUS Louisiana Athletic Club Shreveport and Bossier as well as
Swim Coordinator in Shreveport. She loves hockey &
baseball, being with her husband and children, coaching swim and
photography. Hollin is married to Riley Spencer and they have 2
sons, Miller and Keller.
Allie started coaching in 2018 and is a favorite CLA alum.
She began swimming at the age of 10 and participated in summer
league and year round swim with CHRISTUS Swim. Allie was a
state qualifier and also swam for her high school team at Calvary
Baptist Academy. Her brother Christian and sister Leann are
still swimming with CLA. She loves to draw and do hair and
the best part of coaching she says is being around the awesome
kids! Allie is currently a sophomore at Harding University
majoring in Visual Arts Studio.
Alex x Clement
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Alex Clement is a new and exciting addition to our CLA
staff. He is a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance
Coach as well as Crossfit Level 1 Instructor and will be the
primary Strength & Conditioning Coach for the team. As a
personal trainer to athletes of all ages and specialities including
weightlifing, swimming and volleyball he brings great experience
and energy to the program. He teaches group classes such as
Crossfit, boot camp and pilates and he has founded an online
training app "let's Geaux Fitness". His powerlifting team
boasts multiple state record holders and swimmers are STATE
champions and Sectional finalists. Originally from LaRose,
LA, his hobbies include weightlifting, rock climbing, tennis,
cooking and seeing new places.