March 19, 2019
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Blue Tide Aquatics welcomes Coach Andrew Korda on deck as the new Head Coach. His appointment was announced by club president, Mark Green.
“Andy brings a lot of energy, experience and enthusiasm about the sport of swimming to our club,” said Green. “Together with the gifted coaching staff we have in place, Coach Andy will bring Blue Tide to new levels in club swimming. We’re very happy to have him with us.”
Andy comes to Blue Tide from KATY Aquatics where he most recently has been the High Performance Coach, working with competitive swimmers who have earned Sectionals cuts through Olympic Trials times. Andy’s proven leadership includes developing National and Olympic Trial qualifiers as well as developing a National Age Group (NAG) number one ranking athlete. As Head Age Group Coach, Andy helped KATY Aquatics grow into top ten placements at TAGS, including several individual champions. He also has coached NCSA Junior National finalists, Speedo Junior National finalists, and National finalists.
“I’m excited to get started and to get to know the Blue Tide swimmers and families,” Korda said. “The potential of this team is unlimited and I look forward to being a part of its growth as a swim club and as a force to be reckoned with in the Gulf. We’re going to work hard, learn with and from each other, and we’re going to have a lot of fun.”
Andy is widely known and regarded throughout Gulf Swimming both for his coaching talents and his service on the Gulf Swimming Board as Age Group Chair, Safety Chair, and At Large Member. Andy was the 2017 Gulf Senior Coach of the Year. He also has been a three-time Gulf Head Zones Coach, two- time Gulf All Star Head Coach, and the 2012 West Texas Head Zones Coach. He was a speaker at the ASCA 2018 Texas Legends Coaches Clinic and will be speaking at the 2019 ASCA World Clinic.
Previously, he was the Head Coach of the City of Midland Aquatics swimming program, and the Head Age Group Coach at Cy-Fair Swim Club. A Katy native, Andy and his wife, Lisa, have a young son, Jayden.
Blue Tide welcomes you!