Coaches

 We are proud to provide passionate, active coaching with a staff committed to building a great program for the Arlington area community.

 

Rebekah Welch Coach

Bekah is one of the coaches here at AAC. She is an Arlington native and has been in the water all her life. She has 20 + years of competitive swimming/aquatics experience with 8 years of coaching experience. Bekah graduated from James Bowie High School and Texas Tech University with a degree in Exercise Sport Science and Nutritional Science. Her passion for aquatics landed her on Texas Tech’s Club Water Polo team. Bekah is currently the Head Swim Coach of the Varsity and Middle School programs at The Oakridge School in Arlington. She is so excited to be apart of building a top notch swimming program for Arlington! 

Matthew Kahlig Coach

Matthew is one of the coaches here at AAC.  He is an Arlington native, with 15 years of experience swimming.  Matthew graduated from Lamar High School and swam in college at the College of Idaho.  He spent the last seven years coaching club.  Before returning to Texas, Matthew was the assistant high school swim coach for Rocky Mountain High School (2018-2019).  Now Matthew is the head coach of the Sam Houston High School swim team.  Matthew is excited to be apart of AAC and our potential for growth as a club.

Madison Zdrojewski Coach

Coach Madison began in the sport of competitive swimming at a very young age.  Madison participated in USA swimming as well as AISD High School Swimming where she was a 4 year letterman and served as captain of her swim team.  Madison is attending college locally.  We were thrilled when she made this decision and let us know that she would be able to help coach AISD Arlington Aquatic Club.

Eric Briscoe Coach

Coach Eric has been involved in swimming for near 40 years as a competitor and coach.  His coaching career began in 1993. Since that time he has worked with several school districts and USA swim teams and has worked with virtually every level of swim athlete.  Additionally, Eric holds advanced degrees in multiple disciplines. When asked to sum up his coaching career and philosophy, Eric had only this to say, “Don’t judge me as a coach based on past success. Judge me based on what I am bringing to the table now.”

Katia Chin Coach

Katia has been swimming since a very young age at both the high school and USA level.  Katia began as swim instructor several years ago and began coachnig 2 years ago.  We are glad to have Katia available to help us as a coach through this Summer