Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Robert Kizer Head Coach

Bob joined SPA as Head Coach in 2016 after three years in the same position at COM Aquatics in Midland, TX. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at New Trier Swim Club in Illinois. Bob has been coaching since he was in college and has coached all levels from beginner to Olympian.  His teams have won a number of State and Sectional Championships as well as an NCSA Junior National Championship in 2012.  Bob was also a member of the 2012 USA Swimming Junior Pan-Pac coaching staff and a member of the National Select Camp staff in 2012.  

As a swimmer, Bob was a Michigan State High School Champion and an All-America with Ann Arbor Pioneer HS. In college, he competed at NCAAs as a member of the Allegheny College Swim Team.

Bob is married and has three grown children pursuing their own dreams across the country.

Ali Bleasdell Head Age Group Coach

Coach Ali is a former SPA swimmer and recently graduated from Texas Christian University where she she was an All Big 12 Swimmer and Academic All-American.  Coach Ali is the TCU team record holder in the 400 IM and 200 IM and was selected as the women’s Team Captain for the 2014-2015 season. 


Adam Lyng Lead Coach Gold/Swimming Conditioning

Adam is excited to begin his first season with SPA.  He spent the past nine years with First Colony Swim Team.  While there, his swimmers qualified for Age Group Champs, TAGS, Sectionals and Southern Senior Zones.  Adam has been a member of Gulf All Star, Zones, NACC and Select Camp Staffs.   Before coaching with FCST Adam spent three years as an assistant college coach, one year as a club coach and three years as a head high school coach.

In college, he swam for Hope College and lettered all four years.

Adam has a four year old daughter who he loves to spend as much time with as possible.

Brady Nash Lead Developmental Coach/Masters

My name is Brady Nash and I am a graduate from the University of Houston with a passion for the sport of swimming. I began my swim career at age 3, competing in the SHRSL each summer with the Missouri City Torpedoes. After several years of summer league I joined Sienna Plantation Aquatics as a part of its inaugural roster in 2005 and swam with them until my graduation from high school in 2010.

I trained with SPA and the Elkins High School Varsity Team, specializing in the 50 & 100 Free and 100 Fly. I was a Regional contender every year and qualified for State Championship my senior year. Although I did not swim for a university I continued my personal training at the University of Houston, swimming for their Masters team and competing in numerous intramural meets. I began working as a swim instructor for Sugarland Swim School from 2011-2013, coached with the Sienna Stingrays for the 2013 season and was head coach of the Lifetime Fitness Sugar Land location from 2014-2015.

I have now returned to SPA with much excitement for the future of the team! I aim to bring the same great instruction I received to the program that taught me so much.

Betsy Partin Lead Bronze 2 Coach
Board of Directors
Steven Huye President
Valerie Thomas Vice-President
Temika Jones Treasurer
Grace Sobczak Secretary
Keith Donohue Member-at-large