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 eleventh year of high school coaching, with the past nine 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 the next generation, and inspire swimmers to dream big!!
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Marcy began swimming at six years old for Alamo Area Aquatics in San Antonio where she grew up. She quickly became one of the top age group swimmers in the state and went on to be nationally ranked throughout her career. Several obstacles kept Marcy from continuing her swimming career as an athlete but she has always found a way to be involved in the sport she fell in love with over 40 years ago. Marcy started coaching with her neighborhood summer league team as a teenager and from there moved into coaching for several different USA Swimming club teams. In her 30 years of coaching, Marcy has worked with beginners all the way to Olympic Trials Qualifiers. She has been a Head Age Group Coach, Head Senior Coach, and moved into coaching high school swimming after she retired from club coaching in 2012. In her time as a club coach her athletes set a USA Swimming National Age Group Record, broke multiple Texas State records along with LSC records for South Texas and Gulf Swimming. She has coached over 55 top 8 TAGS finalists with 20 of those placing in the Top 3 in their respective events. Marcy was selected to coach the 2010 USA Swimming Southern Zone Select Camp as well as attend the 2009 USA Swimming National Age Group Summit which consisted of the top 25 age group coaches in the country. As a high school coach she has had District champions, Regional champions, and multiple UIL state qualifiers.
Marcy’s love of coaching stems from her desire to help athletes work through the obstacles that are similar to what she faced as an athlete. Teaching swimmers to be in the moment and learning to take the challenges you face head on is what motivates her to continue on this path. Seeing the growth of young people not only in the water, but out of the water as well is one of the most rewarding aspects of working with young athletes and she looks forward to her first season with the Splashers!