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Coach Andy

Head Coach, Shark School / 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.

Laura Freeman

Team Manager

Contact:  teammanager@poweraquatics.org

Phone:  832-622-2561

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.

russell sollock

Dry Land Coach

Assistant 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.

sharon power

Owner of Power Aquatics

Head Coach of Power for Life Swim Team / Thunder 1 Coach

Contact:  coachsharon@poweraquatics.org

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.'

Coach Sharon




Becky Minear

Director, Shark School

Assistant Coach

Contact:  coachbecky.pfl@gmail.com

​Coach Becky has been a USA Swimming Coach since 2012. She has coached all age groups from Pre-Competition to Senior level.  She has been with PFL since 2017.  Becky handles all new swimmer evaluations.

Becky holds a Bachelor of Science  degree from Texas A&M University in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Sciences.  
She is married and has one daughter, Mallory, a former PFL Thunder swimmer and Shark School coach who now swims for the Southern Illinois University Salukis .

Norma Ortega

Assistant Coach

Coach Norma is originally from Mexico City.  She is an adminnistrator at the Montessori House for Children in Richmond, TX and has been coaching for PFL since 2015.

Norma has two sons, Gerardo and Leo, one a current PFL swimmer and one an alumni of the program.  Her elder son, Leo, has been a Shark School coach before leaving for college at the University of Texas.

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