Payton Carnahan       

       Manager of Operations/Swim School Coordinator



Payton began coaching for BAC as a Louisiana Tech student in June of 2010.  In 2013 Payton graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech in Speech/Theatre. Payton's swimming experience began when she was 5 on the LCATS swim team in 1996 and she continued to swim through high school for Pineville where she graduated in 2009.

Payton is married to Kyle Carnahan, and they welcomed their first child, Kegan, in December of 2015. They welcomed their second child Evan in August of 2019. 




    Rocky Smith

    Head Coach





  Rocky began coaching for BAC in 2018. He has his undergraduate degree in Architecture from Louisiana Tech. When not on deck, he enjoys working out or playing disc golf. He swam for six years competitively at Brusly High School in Brusly, Louisiana, and Tiger Aquatics, in Baton Rouge. He served as head coach for Magnolia Woods, his home summer league team in Baton Rouge, as well as President of the swim club at Tech, which he swam for for four years.


   Grace Tichenor

   Associate Coach - Pool Pups & Senior

     Grace began coaching for BAC in September 2019. For the past five years, she swam for Christus Louisiana Aquatics. However, she swam competively for 14 years and qualified for the Louisiana State Meet every year since she was 11. She graduated from Captain Shreve High School in May of 2019 and is currently enrolled at Louisiana Tech, studying Chemical Engineering. Grace loves to swim and babysit in her free time.

Grace coaches Pool Pups.


Gabe Reed

Associate Coach - Senior, Dog Paddlers, & FIT

Kaylan Smith

Associate Coach - Junior

Galen Turner

Associate Coach - Dog Paddlers & FIT

Emma Schaeffer

Emma swam with BAC for 7 years, and RHS for all 4 years. In High School she had the opportunity to coach throughout the summers and now she is in her second full year coaching! Emma is getting her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design at Louisiana Tech with photography and spanish on the side. When she’s not at the pool, Emma loves to hangout with her friends and family, drink some root beer, and take pictures of anything and everything.

Associate Coach - Dog Paddlers & FIT

Reed Harmson

Associate Coach - Junior