Lucas Alves- Head Coach, Bronze, Silver & Gold 2
Lucas Alves swam and learned to coach for Space City Aquatics Team for 5 years. After several successful years of developing Age Group swimmers for TAGS, Lucas moved to San Francisco to finish school. He created, coached and swam for his college swim team. He then landed at Chinatown YMCA creating a successful U.S. Masters team that he coached for 4 years and is still thriving today. Lucas is now a personal trainer and sports nutritionist bringing all his skills and beliefs to swimming to make swimmers of all ages and level a great well-rounded athlete. Lucas is a firm believer in goal setting and hard (but fun) work; through that anybody can be anything they want!
His favorite events are 200 Breaststroke and 200 IM.
Oscar Castillo - Assistant Coach, Platinum and Gold 1
A graduate from the University of Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelors in mental health psychology, coach Castillo has swam competitively since he was 7 years old. Born in Venezuela, his family moved to CT when he was 8 and continued swimming with Zeus Swim Club. In USA swimming, he was a Sectional qualifier for several events including the 100 back & 200 back. At Southern, coach Castillo swam competitively for 4 years at Southern (Division II) specializing on the 200 fly and 200 back. Top 8 qualifier every year at the Northeast conference, his best place was 2nd in the 200 fly and 5 in the 200 back. Outside of swimming, Coach Castillo loves to explore the surroundings of Austin, read books, and work on personal art projects.
He has been with Lifetime since 2017.