Our Staff

Coach Janet Taylor

Janet Taylor

Janet was born in Germany, spent a few years in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but spent most of her youth in El Paso, Texas. She grew up playing football, softball/baseball and was a bowler, golfer, gymnast & swimmer. While in high school, Janet coached her first swim team at an El Paso YMCA.

Janet attended TCU from 1973-1977 where she majored in Education (HPE) with a minor in biology. She played golf, swam and was a gymnast for TCU, and was a member of Chi Omega sorority. During her undergraduate stay in Ft. Worth, Janet was an assistant coach for the TCU gymnastics team and coached for a private Gymnastics club, an age-group swim team and a recreational swim team. After graduating, Janet was Head Women's Swimming Coach for TCU in 1978-1980. Janet taught for over two years at Eastern Hills H.S. in Ft. Worth where she taught PE and coached golf, swimming, gymnastics as well as a few other things.

Janet has been with Tyler Swim Team since 1992 and now serves as Head Coach. She teaches Biology & Chemistry and coaches swimming at Grace Community High School. In 1999 her GCS swim teams captured the T.A.P.P.S. Division II (Class 1A, 2A & 3A) Men's Swimming & Diving and Women's Swimming & Diving Championships!

Coach Scott Eeds

Scott Eeds

Coach Eeds leads the Silver swim group, focusing on endurance and stroke technique. He has enjoyed over 14 years of coaching the award winning WHS Wildcat Swimming Team and has brings with him to ETA his knowledge and passion for the sport.

With an undergrad degree in Biology from SFA, and his Masters in Principal & Lecture from Lamar University, he also teaches both Pre-AP Biology and AP Biology at Whitehouse. Later this school year, he will celebrate 23 years of marriage to Melissa, a first grade teacher in Troup. Coach Eeds has three children, Emily, Courtney and Alan.


Megan Rishel

Coaching the pre-comp and novice swimmers, Coach Rishel teaches stroke technique, starts and flip turns. She is passionate about swimming and kids, as well as animal rescue. After attaining her BS in Dietitics & Nutrition, from Ouachita Baptist University, she began her coaching career in 2012.

Linda Cooke

Coach Cooke leads the Learn To Swim group, instilling the fundamentals necessary to become comfortable in the water, and advance to pre-comp and competition groups.