Coaching Staff

Jennie Lou Leeder

Head Swim Coach

Certified USA Swimming Coach
Lifeguard / First Aid / CPR / AED Certified
ASCA Level 2
Swim Lesson Instructor (Elite)                 


A Certified USA Swimming Coach, Jennie Lou is an ASCA Level Two Coach and is entering her 30th year of coaching and teaching swimming. She was the Safe Sport Chair for South Texas Swimming for four years.  In addition, she was named District Girls and Boys Coach of the Year, and League Coach of the Year. Jennie Lou coached District Championship teams, Regional Qualifiers, A champs, TAGS and Sectional swimmers. She has been the Aquatics Director at Llano; Alamo Area Aquatics Association age group, senior team and dry-land coach; WAVE age-group coach; she started the Northwest High School team; Thomas Jefferson High School head coach;  Aquatics Director at Fair Oaks country club; and Cedar Park Swimming, age group coach for three teams.

Jennie Lou is passionate about swimming correctly and believes all swimmers can achieve technically correct strokes. She believes in setting short-term and long-term goals that push swimmers to achieve their personal best times while enjoying the water. Jennie Lou graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Physical Education; and Masters in Athletic Administration from Ohio University. She enjoys all outside sports especially swimming and golf. Currently, she is training for her 3rd half-marathon and first backpacking trip.


You may contact Coach Jennie Lou by email:



Kristina Morgan                                                                                

Assistant Swim Coach

Certified USA Swimming Coach                                                                                                             
Lifeguard / First Aid / CPR / AED Certified
Swim Lesson Instructor (Elite)


A certified USA swimming coach, Kristina Morgan was a head coach for two summer leagues over five years in San Antonio, Texas. Kristina was awarded a swimming scholarship to the University of Kentucky from 2005-2009. She was a NCAA swimmer, earned All-American Honorable Mentions, and was a finalist at the Southeastern Conference Championship throughout her years at Kentucky. She was awarded Kentucky’s freshman swimmer of the year in 2005. Kristina grew up in San Antonio and swam for Ronald Reagan High School. She earned All-American and All-State awards during all four years at Reagan, and was a member of the team that won the state championship. She also grew up swimming for the San Antonio WAVE and Alamo Area, and competed at Nationals, Sectionals, and other qualifying meets.

After graduating from Kentucky with a degree in Hospitality Management & Tourism, Kristina followed her dreams to travel the world. She spent four years traveling to over fifty countries, including six months nannying in Paris, and three years working as a travel agent in New York City where she managed her own store. Kristina and her husband, Aaron (a native New Zealander), moved to Austin to be closer to family in 2015 where she still works as a part-time travel agent, and is very excited to return to coaching. She loves working with kids and is passionate about coaching all ages. Kristina and her husband are thrilled to be expecting their first child in December.



Jason Schmidt

Assistant Swim Coach

Certified USA Swimming Coach

Lifeguard / First Aid / CPR / AED Certified
Swim Lesson Instructor (Elite)
My name is Jason Schmidt (Coach J) and I am extremely excited about this coaching opportunity with Circle C.  I am originally from Texas and my swimming career began at an early stage swimming in Houston for Cy-Fair Fleet.  I swam in High School for 4 years and then in college for two seasons at Metro State College of Denver. 

My coaching began in Houston in the 90’s and  I’ve been very fortunate to have coached in Colorado, Grand Cayman, Dubai and now back in Austin, Texas.  Swimming is a sport that I am very passionate about and I look forward to sharing this passion with you all.

I am an extremely fun and positive person who is goal oriented and very active.  My interests include running, cycling, triathlon, as well as wake-surfing and golf when I get a free chance. 

Looking forward to meeting you and your families in 2019,  see you all poolside.

Austin Bish

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Certified USA Swimming Coach
Lifeguard / First Aid / CPR / AED Certified
Swim Lesson Instructor (Elite)


Circle C Coaches with Olympian Josh Davis at our Swim Clinic Event!