AGGIE SWIM CLUB 

Gulf Swimming

AGGIE SWIM CLUB COACHES

The coaches' job is to supervise the competitive swim program.  The Aggie Swim Club coaching staff is dedicated to providing a program for youngsters that will enable them to learn the value of striving to improve oneself - "to be the best you can be".

 
 

Henry Clark - Senior Coach - TAMU Rec Center

Henry has been involved in competitive swimming since the age of 5.  He is an All-American, Senior National and Olympic Trial qualifier, specializing in butterfly and distance freestyle.

As a masters swimmer, Henry won the men's 40-44 100 meter butterfly in the world record time of 58.20 at the Master's World Championships in 2007.

Henry has his PhD in nuclear physics from Ohio University where he swam on full scholarship for four years and was captain of the team for three.  He is originally from Newtown Square, PA where he swam under the tutelage of Dick Schoulberg of Germantown Academy and Foxcatcher, side by side Olympians such as David Wharton, David Berkoff and Trina Radtke.

Since beginning to coach the Ags' senior program Henry has helped his swimmers achieve their goals of qualifying for Sectionals, Zones, Jr. Nationals, Sr. Nationals, Olympic Trials and the USA Swimming National Junior Team.  Henry is a 2-time member coach of USA Swimming's National Junior Team and was named 2017 Senior Coach of the Year for Gulf Swimming.  Many of Coach Henry's swimmers gone on to compete at the collegiate level.

Henry can be reached by e-mail at clark@comp.tamu.edu.

Austin Pillado - Senior Coach - TAMU Rec Center

From Coral Springs, Florida, Austin started swimming in high school to stay in shape for baseball.  He fell in love with the sport of swimming and competed collegiately at Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia where he was an All-Conference swimmer and named the school's Athlete of the Year in 2016.

Austin currently works with the Texas A&M University Women's Swim Team as a volunteer assistant coach.  He is also attending Texas A&M and working toward his master's degree in Sports Management.

Austin enjoys working out, fishing and just being in the water.  He loves being able to help others achieve their goals in and out of the pool.

Austin can be reached at austinjpillado@gmail.com.

Chip Peeples - Senior Coach - TAMU Rec Center

From Waco, Coach Chip started swimming in middle school as a form of conditioning for other sports.  He continued to swim through high school, then, when he enrolled at Texas A&M University, he became the student manager for the Texas A&M Men's Swimming and Diving team.

Currently Coach Chip is the volunteer assistant coach for the Texas A&M Men's Swimming and Diving team and is a graduate student at A&M.  He enjoys golfing, basketball, watching sports and reading.

Coach Chip enjoys getting the opportunity to help swimmers achieve their goals and dreaming big.

Chip can be reached at chip.peeples@yahoo.com .

 

Shannon Clark - Junior Coach - TAMU Rec Center

Originally from New Jersey, Shannon began swimming competitively at the age of 4 when her father was her coach.  She has been involved with the sport of swimming for the better part of 20 years.  As an age-group swimmer, Shannon held New Jersey Age Group State Records in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM.  At age 12 she was the youngest swimmer in her team's history to qualify for YMCA Nationals.

In college, Shannon swam for Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and was a team captain for one year.  In college her specialties were the 100 and 200 backstroke.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from OU.

Shannon has continued to be involved in swimming through her children, Tyler (28) and Haley (26) who were members of the Aggie Swim Club for over 12 years.  Haley is currently attending vet school at North Carolina State University and Tyler is in the US Navy stationed in Bharain.

Shannon has been the Club's Administrator for the last 18 years and has coached the Novice, Age Group Development, Age Group and Junior programs with the Club since 2002.  She also coached with the College Station Tsunamis and worked with the Bryan Barracudas.  Shannon has been the Director of the Texas A&M University Swim Camp for the last 16 years.

Shannon can be reached through e-mail at aggieswimclub@suddenlink.net.

Caitlynn Moon - Junior Coach - TAMU Rec Center

Caitlynn can be reached through e-mail at moon2bevet@gmail.com .

Kyle Hendricks - Junior Coach - TAMU Rec Center

Kyle can be reached through e-mail at kylehendricks7@tamu.edu  .

 

Eliseo Villarreal - Age Group Coach - TAMU Rec Center

Eliseo grew up in Rockwall, Texas where he trained and competed with RACE under Olympian Neil Walker.  

Eliseo graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in architecture with a dream to one day own his own architecture firm.  He enjoys working out and listening and playing to music.  Eliseo loves to experience the joy athletes get when they achieve a certain goal after months of hard work.

Eliseo can be reached through e-mail at eliseo1197@gmail.com

Lana Thorman - Age Group Coach - TAMU Rec Center

Lana grew up in Rockwall, Texas and competed through high school with RACE.  She has worked as both an age group coach and a lifeguard.

Lana attends Texas A&M University where she is starting her senior year.  She enjoys swimming, running, eating and school.  Lana enjoys working with kids and getting to know their personalities as well as watching them figure out that hard work in practice pays off as results.

Lana can be reached at lanathorman1@gmail.com

Alex Allen - Site Supervisor - College Station Middle School

Born in Houston, Alex swam competitively for 13 years specializing in backstroke and distance freestyle.  She swam through high school, then with the Aggie Swim Club upon entering college.

Alex is currently a student at Texas A&M University working on her masters degree.  She enjoys exercising, reading and playing with her sugar gliders.   Alex enjoys interacting with kids and helping them enjoy swimming as much as they can.  She loves helping people out and is always willing to answer any questions. 

Alex can be reached at aluxallun@gmail.com .

Kelley Boersma - Age Group Development Coach - College Station Middle School

Kelley grew up swimming competitively overseas and continued her swimming career when her family moved to Ruston, Louisiana.  There she swam for her Club and high school teams.

Kelley is currently taking a break from school but plans to return to finish her degree in business.  Beside coaching, Kelley owns a wedding planning business in College Station.   She loves running, traveling, reading, spending time with friends and watching sunsets.  She enjoys building relationships with swimmers and having a front row seat to seeing them grow as athletes.

Kelley can be reached at kelleyboersma98@gmail.com .

Cullen Tolmsoff - Age Group Development Coach - College Station Middle School

Cullen grew up in Bryan, Texas and swam both summer league for the Bryan Barracudas and high school for the Bryan Vikings.

After high school Cullen began coaching with the Aggie Swim Club's age group development group.  He joined the marines in 2015 and was stationed in Six Palms, California and performed two tours of duty in Afghanistan.   Now a veteran, Cullen has returned home to pursue his education, currently attending Blinn college.

Cullen enjoys working out, running, swimming and playing with his "puppy".  His favorite thing about being a coach if being able to help swimmers get faster and help them learn from the sport.

Cullen can be reached through e-mail at cullentolmsoff@gmail.com .

 

Sandra Carrillo - Age Group Development Coach - College Station Middle School

Sandra can be reached through e-mail at carrillosandra13@icloud.com .

Maeson Rodriguez - Novice Coach - College Station Middle School

Maeson grew up in Jersey Village (Houston area) and started swimming competitively when she was eight.  She was a member of the Jersey Village HS swim and water polo teams where she qualified for State all four years.  She is a Swim America certified coach and taught swim lessons for two years in the Houston area.  

Maeson is currently attending Blinn College studying Animal Science with a goal to become a large animal vet.   Maeson enjoys water polo, fishing and relaxing at the beach.  She loves working with kids and seeing their excitement when they learn something new or succeed with a new skill.

Maeson can be reached at maeson.rodriguez16@buc.blinn.edu.  

Sara Beth Bryant- Novice Coach - College Station Middle School

Sara Beth can be reached through e-mail at sarabeth1@icloud.com .

Austin Ayers - Novice Coach - College Station Middle School

Austin can be reached through e-mail at austinayers1996@gmail.com .