Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Scott McCracken Head Coach

 

Head Coach – Senior, Red and Blue Groups
 
Scott is one of the founders of Tomball Area Swim Club, oversees all phases of the TASC swim program and is the on deck coach for the Senior, Red and Blue Groups. Scott is ASCA Level 3 Certified.  Scott coached several summer league seasons with the Heatherwood Hurricanes, the most recent being the summer of 2012.  During the 2011/2012 season he was the Master’s Program coach and lesson instructor at Lifetime Fitness.  The previous season he was an age group coach and swim instructor for Alief Aquatic Club.  Scott’s coaching philosophy is very basic, “work hard, but be efficient”.
 
Scott is a Tomball native and started his swimming career at the age of 5 with the Heatherwood Hurricanes.  Scott had a natural ability in the sprints and continued swimming through high school and college.  He swam all 4 years for Tomball High and still holds two records.  He went to TCU on a swimming scholarship and graduated with a degree in Finance.  He still holds the TCU school record in the 50 free.   In 2008, he achieved a world ranking of 35th in the 50 Meter Free and competed in the US Olympic Trials.
 
The following youtube video is of Scott swimming the 50 Meter Freestyle in Nationals in 2007.  He is in lane 1.  He made a new record on this date of 19:99 seconds.  He later broke his 19:99 second record.
 
 
Tracy Acosta Head Age Group Coach

Head Age Group Coach - Junior Red

Administrator - Learn-to-Swim

 

Coach Tracy got her start in youth swimming in 2007, in The Woodlands, TX, helping to run the community summer league swim team, Imperial Oaks Seals.  After moving to Tomball in 2010 she joined the executive board of the Northpointe Shockwaves, where she also worked as both a stroke and turn official and adminstrative official for the team.   In 2013 she went on to help start the TCAT Summer League Team for NWAL, where she now serves as head coach each summer. Tracy has been with Tomball Area Swim Club since it was founded in 2012.   Coach Acosta has also spent the past two seasons coaching with the TISD junior high swim program; leading the Willow Wood Wildcats to two consecutive district championships.  She is a Red Cross certified lifeguard and holds Level 3 certification with the American Swimming Coaches Association.      

Ashley Acosta Age Group Coach

Age Group Coach - White Group

 

Coach Ashley works with our entry level competitive group and helps to monitor the progression of our swimmers in our learn-to-swim program.  Ashley has a natural gift for working with young beginning swimmers and works hard to see them succeed in the sport.  Ashley is a Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor and has years of coaching experience.  She has worked for Tomball ISD, TCATS Summer League and The City of Tomball teaching young athletes how to swim and compete.  Ashley began competing at the age of 7 for the Imperial Oaks Seals and was one of the first swimmers to join Tomball Area Swim Club in 2012.  She swam all four years of high school for the varsity team at Tomball Memorial, where she served as team captain her senior year, helping lead the team to the State Championship Meet.  Ashley is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston.

Nicholas Rex Age Group Coach

Age Group Coach - Red Group

Coach Nick got into swimming later than most, starting summer league with the Greenwood Forest Breakers in 2011 at the age of 12.  He developed Stevens Johnson Syndrome at an earlier age and hoped swimming would help him continue to get better. Nick quickly realized he could be quite good at swimming and decided to take it to the next level and swim year around joining TeamFins in late 2012. Nick improved rapidly while at Fins swimming under Trent Trabona and Texas Swimming Hall of Fame Coach John Vogel until his junior year of high school. Nick also saw success in high school.  Swimming for the Homeschool Christian Youth Association he achieved 2nd Team All State in his individual 50 Free and helped his team achieve 1st Team All State in the 200 Free Relay. Nick swam for Premier Aquatics during his junior and senior years of high school before moving to TASC in the spring of 2017 where he still actively trains and competes at the sectionals level. Nick began coaching for TASC in 2018 and in addition to being a USA Swim Coach he also holds a certification in Strength and Conditioning from the International Sports Sciences Association.

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Madison Kelly Learn-to-Swim Instructor

Learn-to-Swim Instructor

Coach Maddie is currently a senior at Tomball High School where she is captain of the girl's varsity swim team.  Maddie spent this past summer working as a Red Cross certified lifeguard for the city of Tomball.  She enjoys giving her time to Camp Angel, a camp retreat for special needs children and their families.  Coach Maddie loves working with young children and encouraging them to learn new things.  TASC is pleased to have her aboard for the 2019-2020 season.

Callie Pate Learn-to-Swim Instructor

Learn-to-Swim Instructor

Callie is currently attending Tomball Memorial High School where she is captain of the girl's varsity swim team.  Callie has been competitively swimming for over nine years.  She started swimming for Northpointe Shockwaves and progressed to USA Swimming beginning with TASC.  Callie is a RedCross certified lifeguard.  Callie love kids and enjoys teaching and encouraging them to be the best swimmer they can be.  

Grace Frazier Learn-to-Swim Instructor

Learn-to-Swim Instructor

Coach Grace is a senior at Tomball High School this year and gives most of her time to theatre and sports. Grace has been swimming competitively for over 6 years.  Grace is a certified lifeguard for the City of Tomball, and enjoys being in the water. She has spent the past three summers teaching swim lessons for both Tomball ISD and the City of Tomball.  She is very excited to be part of the TASC swim family.

Shayna Wise Learn-to-Swim Instructor

Learn-to-Swim Instructor

Shayna Wise has been swimming since 2012 and joined the Tomball Summer League Team in 2015. She served as the captain of the girls varsity swim team at Tomball High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Shayna swam on the high school varsity team since freshman year, qualifying for regionals all 4 years, and attended the state championship meet in 2018. Shayna has volunteered as an assitant coach for the junior high swim teams for the past four years. She is a certified Red Cross Lifeguard and is currently attending Lonestar College this fall with plans to transfer to Texas A&M.

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