Coaches

Coaching Staff
Aimee Schmitt Coach

Aimee Schmitt has been an active USA Swimming certified coach and stroke instructor for the past twenty years at all levels of the sport including lessons, clinics, camps, club teams, and high school teams.   Her expertise is teaching correct stroke techniques by using the same progressive drills that are used by elite level coaches.   Aimee helps make the complicated easy for young swimmers by effectively communicating how to make the necessary changes to become a  more efficient, and faster swimmer.

Coach Aimee comes with a lifetime of experience which began at the age of seven when she first joined a team on the island of Guam.  She was hooked immediately, and grew up competing in the sport. In high school she set an Ohio state record in the 50 yard free which stood for twenty years, and went on to become a highly decorated All-American swimmer at Stanford University where she led the Cardinal to an NCAA National Title in 1989.  Some of her swimming highlights include four select USA National Teams including World Championships and World University Games, competing at three Olympic Trials, and being a part of three American Record relay teams.

Aimee has been active in the swimming world since she retired from competitive swimming in 1994 and was invited to go to the 2016 USA Olympic Trials in Omaha, NE as a guest of USA Swimming.  Other fun facts : She is the author of The Ultimate SwimLog and Goal Planner and worked as a designer for Speedo and Aquazone Swimwear.

She is married to Adam Schmitt, former Division 1 collegiate coach and swimmer, and they have two daughters.

Adam Schmitt Coach

Coach Adam has more than seventeen years of collegiate coaching experience at the highest levels of the sport.  Over the course of his career, he has coached swimmers who have earned more than one hundred All-American recognitions, SEC and PAC-10 championship honors, and NCAA individual and team championships.  He was recognized by the American Swim Coaches Association as one of the elite coaches in America achieving the Coaching Excellence Award for four consecutive years. Most recently he has been the Volunteer Assistant Coach at the University of Houston Women's Swim Team, a NCAA Division I program and two-time AAC Conference champions.  He has coached collegiately as the Head Coach of LSU, Associate Head Coach at Arizona State University, Assistant Coach at Auburn University and Head Coach at Long Beach City. He also has coached as the Head Coach of two Silver medal USA Swimming club programs in California.   In addition to his coaching accomplishments, he has been a speaker at the Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association clinic and has spoken at events for coaching organizations in Mississippi, California and Florida.

Before his coaching career, Coach Adam was an outstanding swimmer.  With roots in Houston, Texas, he started swimming on the NWAL summer league team in his neighborhood, and then for Cy-Creek High School.  His swimming earned him a scholarship to Louisiana State University where he swam to multiple NCAA All-American honors, SEC championships and set both school and SEC records. His LSU team record in the 100 yard freestyle remained on the record board for more than twenty-five years. In his senior year, the LSU team went on to win the SEC Championship title. Post college, Adam continued to swim and improve. He eventually earned the rank of 4th in the world in his event, the 50 meter freestyle. He earned spots on multiple USA National Teams including Pan-American Games, Goodwill Games and World University Games and was the US Open champion in 1991.  He competed at two US Olympic Trials (1988 and 1992). The most memorable team trip was the 1987 World University games where he met his wife Aimee!  

Coach Adam looks forward to building a local aquatics program in the beautiful community of Fulshear.

Hannah Schmitt Coach

Hannah comes to the FRST program with a vast experience in the competitive swimming world.  She grew up around collegiate and club swimming her whole life as the daughter of a collegiate coach, and competed as a summer league and club swimmer.  Hannah was a part of the first senior class for Tompkins High School swim team and competed at the Regional level and was a part of school records in the 200 freestyle and Medley relays.  Hannah currently attends the University of Houston and competed as a freshman and has held the position of Director of Team Operations for the UH Swim program for the past 3 years and they have won 3 consecutive American Athletic Conference championships. 

Hannah has coached summer league with the Cross Creek Krakens, and assisted at UH.  Hannah is currently student teaching at Cinco Ranch and looks to graduate this coming Spring with aspirations of being a High School art teacher and swim coach.  We are excited to have Hannah as a member of the FRST program.

Maddison Smith Coach

Coach Maddi comes to FRST with 14 years of swimming experience and six years of coaching experience. She grew up in the Katy area swimming for various summer league teams, age group programs and the Seven Lakes High School swim team. She has been a swim coach for the Firethorne Firefish for the past six years and has helped lead the team to multiple victories. She has experience with private lessons and “learn to swim” programs. She has a passion for working with kids of all ages and hopes to foster a positive and supportive environment.

Coach Maddi is an Aggie and has recently graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor degree in history and is currently working to be a high school history teacher and swim coach. Her dream is to obtain her masters degree in school counseling and be a high school counselor. Coach Maddi is excited to be with FRST.

Grace Andrews Coach

Coach Grace comes to FRST with 5 years of coaching experience.  She most recently had been coaching at the Katy YMCA for their year-round program specializing in stroke efficiency and conditioning.  Grace has also coached the Tiger Swim Club in the WHAL Summer League where she learned the importance of team building and making the sport fun.  She was able to run the program which included meets, schedules, groups and training.  Coach Grace also has experience with private swim lesson and learn to swim programs where she worked with young swimmers to develop good swimming habits.  

Grace went to Katy High School, where she was involved in the Color Guard and won 1st place in Texas! She is currently attending Lone Star College majoring in Biology and Communication.

Landon Howard Coach
Coach Landon grew up in Sugar Land where he swam for the Sugar Land Sharks. In high school, he was a varsity swimmer and team captain at Kempner HS, where he competed with the team at district/regional level.
 
Landon studied business and science at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, and at UH. He began as the head coach of the Robindell-summer program and later was an assistant with the South Western Aquatics Team, and Richmond Aquatics, while volunteering at a physical therapy clinic. Coach Landon looks forward to bringing his love for the sport and his background experiences in training in pilates, triathlon and physical therapy to the FRST program.  Starting in the Fall Landon will be teaching and coaching in the Fort Bend school district and assisting with swim teams.
Shannon McPherson Coach

Shannon looks forward to the opportunity to work with FRST to build a solid base of instruction and swim technique programs. A Katy native, Shannon attended high school at Mayde Creek and grew up swimming on neighborhood swim teams. She has a passion to introduce children and swimmers into the competitive swim world.   She has worked in the aquatic/swim instruction industry in the greater Katy community for the past 11 years; teaching, training instructors, and coaching.  Her aquatic instruction experiences ranges from swimmers as young as 6 months up to adults.  No matter the age, she enjoys helping individuals to succeed and learn correct techniques and develop a love for the water. In addition to being a USA Swimming certified swim coach, Shannon has also acquired an ASCA level 2 certification, and has a USA Triathlon head coach certification.  Her experience, passion, and competitive spirit will create a positive learning environment at FRST where our athletes can excel.

 

 

Aiden Looney Coach

Aiden joins FRST with the Pre-Competitive program to assist novice swimmers with the skills and drills needed to progress to the Competitive FRST swim program. We are excited to have Aiden on the FRST team and helping the program grow!

Fulshear Racing Swim Team - FRST