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Assistant Coach, PFL
Coach Andy is a 2015 graduate of Taylor High School, where he was a varsity swimmer and member of the orchestra. He was a Power For Life swimmer for five years before graduating to study physics at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
A former distance swimmer, Andy is well-respected for his knowledge of our sport and for his ability to connect with kids.
Owner of Power Aquatics
Head Coach of Power for Life Swim Team / Thunder 1 Coach
Coach Sharon has been a Swim Coach and Instructor since 1972. She is one of only approximately 200 out of the 12,000 certified USA swim coaches holding the highest Level 5 ASCA certification. She has the honor of being Coach of Record for Olympic Gold Medalist and former World Record Holder, Ian Crocker. She has coached numerous National, Junior national, High School State, and NCAA qualifying champions. Many of her swimmers have gone on to college and become captains of their teams. In addition, Sharon has mentored dozens of young and women who have gone on to become coaches in the sport of swimming.
Sharon has served on National and LSC committees, received awards and recognitions in Canada and the United States, and has coached in Australia. Coach Sharon's extensive experience coupled with a demonstrated passion for the sport of swimming has given all who have had her as their coach the pride of being one of 'her kids.'
Assistant Coach, Shark School Director
Coach Gina is a 2021 graduate of Morton Ranch High School, where she was a four year varsity swimmer. She began her swimming career, like many do, as a member of the Westlake Gators summer league swim team. She decided to join Power in 2014 so that she could practice her love of the sport year round. Gina will be attending Texas A&M Corpus Christi in the fall of 2021 where she will begin studying history with a goal of becoming a teacher.
Patient and understanding, Gina easily communicates stroke technique using terminology that the most novice swimmers can understand.
In accordance with USA Swimming athlete protection policies, PFL coaches and staff do not communicate directly with swimmers via phone, email, or other electronic devices. All such communications must originate from the account or device of a parent or guardian. Our preferred mode of coach/athlete interaction is face-to-face on the pool deck.
Dry Land Coach
Coach Russell has been with Power Aquatics since 2011. He is an active Masters swimmer and triathlete, including a three-time Iron Man finisher and a 14-time half-Ironman among other races. He has received All World Athlete recognition as a silver medalist for finishing in the top 5% of his age group in Ironman competitions.
Coach Russell is a University of Houston graduate having earned a Masters in Physical Education and a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition. Russell has years of experience teaching physical education and health sciences to Katy ISD high school students.