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.

Erin Sutton Coach

Coach Erin has 17 years of swimming experience which includes USS club, high school, and collegiate swimming. She began with Katy Aquatics when she was 5 years old and continued with the team through college; competing in many TAGS, USS Sectionals, and Junior National meets. She swam for Cinco Ranch High School where she holds the school record for the 500 free. Coach Erin just graduated from Lindenwood University, a NCAA Division II school in St. Louis, Missouri where she swam on scholarship and was the team captain for two years. She earned All-American status in the 400 IM and 800 free relay as well as leading her team to three Great Lake Valley conference championships.

Coach Erin is excited to bring her swimming and coaching experience to FRST. She started coaching in 2015 as an assistant summer league coach for Weston Lakes Country Club. Erin later became head coach for the Firethorne Firefish, where she led the Firefish to three straight undefeated division championships. In addition to her coaching experience, Coach Erin was a swim instructor for Swim Theory in St. Louis, a swim school with a unique approach that trains its swimmers in endless pools and provides their swimmers with video analysis. 

Coach Erin’s dream is to go to nursing school and become a NICU nurse. She is excited to bring her love to swimming and helping others to be 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.

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 Team Manager for the UH Swim program for the past 3 years and has 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.

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.

 

 

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