When Alison was 8 years old, she fell in love with a t-shirt her best friend wore to school and had to know how she could acquire one. The answer....swimming summer league championships. After some convincing of her parents, Alison joined her local summer league in Kansas not knowing her life was about to embark on amazing journey. With hard work, dedication, and attention to technical detail, Alison went on to make the Olympic Trials in 2004, attend the University of Texas as a member of the Women's Swim team, become an NCAA automatic qualifier, Senior National qualifier and finalist for over 8 years, and qualify for selection for the World University Games. Throughout her career, Alison spent time giving private instruction and working the Longhorn Swim Camp. As a result, she has developed excellent technical instruction skills. Alison is in her tenth year of high school coaching, with the past eight being at Westlake High School. Alison has also been pursuing a certification in mental performance through the American Association of Sport Psychology, and hopes to be fully certified by this spring! Alison enjoys returning to summer league where her journey began to pass on the love of the sport, develop, and inspire swimmers to dream big!!
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Following her older siblings’ lead, Ellis began swimming when she was 6 years old for her local summer league team. She eventually made the switch to club swimming and continued to swim throughout high school. During her college years, she ran the swimming program at a summer camp in Alabama, where she was able to teach strokes, technique, and how to have fun in the water! Now, Ellis is an Assistant Teacher for 1st grade and is excited to spend her summer coaching Splashers!
Ryan is originally from Massachusetts, where he started swimming at eight years old. While in high school he qualified for his first Olympic Trials at age 15 and also traveled to Dubai as a member of the Junior National Team. In 2015, he was recruited to swim at The University of Texas at Austin, where he helped lead the team to three National Championship titles. In his spare time, he leads Fitter Faster clinics with emphasis on technique and race strategy. Ryan holds a deep love for swimming and looks forward to helping swimmers achieve their goals whatever they may be.