Cameron Brandao

                                 Head Coach/Director of Competitive Swimming


                             

 

 

 

​Cameron began coaching for BAC in April 2017. Cameron’s first coaching experience was with the Stonebridge Summer League Swim Team back in the summer of 2010.  After graduating from college in May of 2015, he moved down to Lafayette to be the Senior Assistant Coach under Colleen Barczyk at the City of Lafayette Aquatics for two years.  Brandao has coached a wide range of swimmers but mostly elite swimmers from ages 13 to 18. 

Brandao began as a summer league swimmer at the age of 8 and then started swimming for the City of Shreveport Swim Team under Butch Jordan.  After graduating from high school in 2011, Brandao attended and swam for Centenary College of Louisiana from 2011 to 2015.  He graduated in 2015 with a degree in Biology.

Brandao primarily works with the Junior, Pre Senior, Senior, and National groups along with Ruston, Choudrant, West Monroe, and Cedar Creek High Schools.


       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. 

Payton is the Lead Coach for Dog Paddlers and Pool Pups. 


     Noah Ruff

     Associate Coach

   
 
 
   
    Noah began coaching in May of 2018. Noah attended Ruston High School and graduated in 2018. He is currently attending Louisiana Tech and is studying graphic design. Noah's swim experience began in the 3rd grade swimming for a league in Midland, TX before joining BAC in the 5th grade and continuing until he graduated from high school. In his free time, Noah enjoys drawing, reading, and hanging out with his pals. His favorite foods are ice cream and all things Asian food.

Noah coaches Dog Paddlers, Pool Pups, BAC FIT, Summer League, and Junior. 


 

     Ansley Sewell 

     Associate Coach

 

   

    Ansley began coaching for BAC in 2018. Before coming to LA Tech to major in Electrical engineering, she swam for COSST for ten years. In 2016 she became a USA Swimming certified coach and coached for COSST under Butch Jordan for two years. During the summer she ran the summer league program, the "flying fish," as well as giving lessons through Swim America. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, working out, and watching movies.

Ansley coaches the Junior group.


    Caroline Harvey

     Associate Coach

 
 
     Caroline began coaching for BAC in 2018. Before coming to Louisiana Tech University she swam at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge. During the summer, she loved to take part in Summer League swim teams as both a coach and a swimmer.  Caroline is a rising junior at Louisiana Tech University majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Pre-Med. She plans on attending medical school to become a surgeon. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and doing activities such as hiking and running.
 

Caroline coaches Pool Pups, Dog Paddlers, and BAC FIT.


                         

    Rocky Smith

    Associate Coach

 

 

 

 

  Rocky began coaching for BAC in 2018. He is a junior studying architecture at Louisiana Tech. When not studying, he enjoys hanging out with his friends and working out. He swam for six years competitively at Brusly High School in Brusly, Louisiana, and Tiger Aquatics. He is also currently the president of the swim club at Louisiana Tech. Over the summer he was the head coach of the summer league team in Baton Rouge and has been part of the team for his swim career.

Rocky coaches Pre Senior.


     Thomas Bergeron

     Associate Coach

 

 

 

     Thomas started coaching for BAC in 2018. Prior to coaching, Thomas swam for West Feliciana High School where he was team captain. He is now as sophomore at Louisiana Tech University studying Geospatial Information Science. Thomas also swims and is the secretary of Louisiana Tech swim club.

Thomas coaches Junior.


      Hunter Buschner

     Associate Coach

 

      Hunter started as a coach for BAC in May of 2019.  Hunter graduated high school in 2014. He is a Mechanical Engineering student slated for graduation in May of 2020.  He has been swimming on the LA Tech swim club since December of 2017. 

Hunter coaches Dog Paddlers, Pool Pups, and BAC FIT.


       Colton Phillips

     Associate Coach

     

 

   Colton started coaching at BAC in June 2019. He swam for 12 years and he has been coaching at different complexes for 6 years. He graduated from Eureka High School in Eureka, MO in May 2011 and will graduate from Louisiana Tech in May 2020 with a Mechanical Engineering degree.

Colton coaches Pre Senior, Senior, and National.


     Abigail Hildenbrand

     Associate Coach

 

   
     Abbey began coaching for BAC in 2019. She is originally from Parker, CO. She graduated high school in 2018. She plays volleyball for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and she is majoring in Biology. She swam for Ponderosa High School and Clarke Farms Tsunamis. She coached the 6 and under group for the Tsunamis for 4 years.
 
Abbey coaches Dog Paddlers, Pool Pups and BAC FIT.

   Jason Marxsen

   Associate Coach

 

 

     Jason began coaching for BAC in September 2019. He swam through high school at Crawfish Aquatics and was a coach at the Paula G Manship YMCA in Baton Rouge. He is a sophomore at Louisiana Tech and is majoring in Computer Science. Most of his free time is spent making AI or playing video games.

Jason coaches Pool Pups and Dog Paddlers. 


   Grace Tichenor

   Associate Coach

 

 

 

     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.