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Coach K is the founder of Southwestern Aquatics Team (SWAT) His mission is to offer every child the opportunity to learn to swim safely, with confidence and give back to the local community.
Coach K has been involved in swimming since the age of ten. He specializes in technique development and refinement, speed & strength training. He has helped many of his swimmers (College bound NCAA, Junior National, Sectional, TAGS & NACC qualifiers) to become better and to reach their highest potential. He has owned a gym, been a personal trainer, trained college athletes and personal trainers to compete in their sport. As a young athlete, he competed in multiple levels of different sports.
Coach K believes in the philosophy of the saying “work hard, work smart and work together is the path to success”. His goal is to present every SWAT swimmer the opportunity to achieve excellence in swimming and in life.
Coach Kristina (Bissonnet Pool / Don Cook Nat Age Group Coach)
Coach Kristina swam as a 50 FREE Sprinter, 100 BACK & FLY at Colorado State University. She started swimming at the age of 3 years old. She joined year round competitive swimming at 8 years old and achieved several TAGS times throughout her youth and achieved several TOP 8 times in STATE. Coach Kristina swam as a SECTIONAL swimmer in the 100 Back & Fly. She represented her High school and came in 5th in STATE in the 100 FLY. Coach Kristina started teaching swim lessons during high school and expanded her love of teaching to Coaching on deck. Her swimmer has achieved TAGS times and reached TOP 8 status. Coach Kristina is in her 2nd year of Coaching for SWAT. She is an ASCA, LG, WSI certified Coach.
Coach Hansen (Don Cook Nat Age Group Coach)
Coach Hansen started swimming at a young age. It led him to swim competitively for a year round swim team. He became a Head Coach for Wharton summer league team and eventually Coach High school & year round CLUB. He graduated from University of Texas, Austin and currently teaching in High School for a FBISD school district. He is in his 1st year with SWAT. He is an ASCA Certified Coach.
Coach Barrett (Don Cook Nat Pool Age Group Coach)
Coach Barrett swam for Southern Methodist University. He started swimming at a young age and competed year round Club swimming throughout his swimming career. Coach Barrett achieved several TAGS times during his youth and achieved SECTIONAL & Jr National Times in the BACKSTROKE. His love of swimming led him to teaching swimming lessons and to his 1st year as a SWAT Coach. He is an ASCA & LG Certified Coach.
Coach Colin (Don Cook Nat Pool Age Group Coach)
Coach Colin swam for Texas Christian University. He s tarted swimming at a young age and competed for a year round Club achieving TAGS times. He swam for Clements High School and went to STATE all 4 years of his high school swimming. Coach Colin swam for a local summer league team and taught swim lessons for SWAT. He achieved SECTIONAL & Jr National Times and specialized in the 50 BACK & 100 FLY. Coach Colin went to ALL STARS and placed 1st in the FLY. He is an ASCA & LG certified Coach.
Coach Kollin (Don Cook Nat Pool Age Group Coach)
Coach Hana (Assistance Coach)
Coach Anna (Age Group Coach / Dryland Specialist)