Meet the Team

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Meet the Team 2018-10-03T15:22:52+00:00

Austin Aquatics and Sports Academy has assembled a world-class team of experts that share our mission, goals, and vision to see each person reach their potential.  Our goal is to bring in accomplished, well-educated, enthusiastic, and committed coaches.

JEFF RAINES

DIRECTOR OF TRIATHLON
Jeff Raines competed at the Division 1 level in track and field and cross country while on scholarship at the University of Texas at Arlington. Jeff went on to obtain a master’s degree in Exercise Science; while in graduate school, Jeff was also the head triathlon coach at UTA. Jeff went on to teach as an adjunct kinesiology professor at UTA, while also coaching cross country and track at an area high school for two years. Jeff moved to Austin four years ago and has worked as Head Triathlon Coach, Program Coordinator, and Expert Running Coach for a local tri club. You’ll be seeing Jeff at upcoming practices and clinics. He is available for private run and cycling lessons.

NATE CHESSEY

HEAD MASTERS COACH/
AGE GROUP SWIM COACH

Nate Chessey graduated with an MS in Sport Performance and a BA with a concentration in Sports Nutrition and has been involved with competitive swimming for the past 17 years. While attending Graduate School at Springfield College, he coached both the college team and local club team. His last six years has been spent in San Diego as an age group coach with a team of over 700+ swimmers. In addition to the continued tradition of excellence in the water, he’s presented research projects and established network connections with the top performing programs in the US.

HAYLEY KRZECZOWSKI

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Hayley earned her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Iowa State University where she was also a four-year member of the Iowa State Women’s swim team. While at Iowa State, Hayley earned NSCA All-American honors in strength and conditioning. Before coming to AASA, Hayley served as a sports performance coach in Park City, Utah working with a wide variety of athletes ranging from youth, to Paralympic, to professional. While in Utah, she also assisted in coaching the Park City High School swim team to a Utah State Championship. Hayley’s athletic training knowledge and swimming background led her to Austin where she is excited to enhance our strength and dryland programs.

CHRIS COGHILL

MASTERS COACH/
AGE GROUP SWIM COACH

Chris Coghill was the Head Assistant Coach at Machine Aquatics, a 900 swimmer-multi-site team around the Washington DC area, and was instrumental in the establishment of their new site at the University of Maryland. Prior to his time with Machine Aquatics, Chris swam for St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he was team captain his last two years. Chris reached the podium at the Capital Athletic Conference meet 3 times, and was a regular scoring member of the team. Chris has long been serious about his passion for swimming, and is excited to help others find that enjoyment and satisfaction.

MISSY KUCK

MASTERS COACH/
AGE GROUP SWIM COACH

Missy Kuck is a pediatric occupational therapist by education and professional work background. Missy swam at the Ohio State University in college where she was team Captain for 2 years and competed at NCAA’s and US Nationals. In addition for the last 20 years Missy has competed in triathlons and currently holds her Professional/Elite triathlete card. Missy has also been privileged to assist in the reintegration process with the Wounded Warrior Regiment at Camp Pendleton for the past 4 years as an assistant swimming and multisport coach at Marine Corps Trials, Warrior Games, and the Invictus Games in London.

CHRISTIAN SCHURR

MASTERS COACH/
AGE GROUP SWIM COACH

Christian earned All American honors swimming for the University of Texas and represented Mexico at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. While earning a degree in Kinesiology at UT, Christian competed for the United States in the World University Games in 2003 and the Pan American Games in 2007, where he earned a gold medal. After completing his degree, Christian swam professionally, competing in both the Short Course and Long Course World Championships in 2012 and 2013. Christian has helped individuals turn B cuts into multiple A times and faster, as well as those who have A times attain their TAGS cuts in multiple events. Most importantly, Christian wants those he coaches to improve while enjoying their swimming experience!

MILES MCGRIFF

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Miles graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas and has been in the fitness business for over 20 years now.  Since receiving his diploma, he has gone on to receive certifications from: NSCA, NASM, ACSM, TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) and PRI (Postural Restoration Institute).  Miles loves anything athletic that pushes the boundaries. Over the years he has been a mountain bike racer, competitive Crossfit athlete, ultra runner, triathlete, Olympic Lifting competitor, Spartan racer and much more. His passion is helping people change their lives through fitness.

JENN REINHART

TRIATHLON COACH

Jennifer Reinhart grew up swimming near Cincinnati, Ohio & swam for Purdue University. While at Purdue, she graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering and grew to love coaching age group swimmers! Jen worked as a chemical engineer for 12 years then chose to stay home with her 3 young children. This allowed Jen to begin coaching swimmers and triathletes. From college graduation to the present day, Jen has swam with Masters swim teams and participated in triathlon for over 35 years! Her triathlon coaching career spans 15+ years as a USMS Master’s level !! Swim Coach, Training Peaks Certified Coach, & a USAT Level ! Triathlon Coach. She is a 12 X USA Triathlon/Aquathlon All-America, 4 X Ironman All World Athlete with a 1st ranking in 2015 for the F55-59 age group, 7 time Kona Ironman World Championships finisher, podium finisher at all distances Sprint to Ironman. Jen applies her passion and enthusiasm for triathlon to coaching, allowing athletes to progress their fitness and love of the sport!

JENN RADFORD

MASTERS COACH / AGE GROUP SWIM COACH
Jenn earned her Master of Science in exercise science from Texas State University. Her love for coaching started at a young age when she began her first job teaching swim lessons. Since then she has continued to pursue her passion and has gained over 10 years of coaching experience in a wide variety of settings, from Special Olympics through the collegiate club level. During her time as an undergrad student, she continued her personal swimming career as an officer on Texas State’s club team and later became involved in triathlons. She continues to love the water and if she’s not on deck coaching, you can probably find her swimming! Jenn is excited to be able to continue doing what she loves at ASC and hopes to help every athlete she works with develop a stronger relationship with swimming that they will be able to carry with them for a lifetime.

MATT BYRD

MASTERS COACH / AGE GROUP SWIM COACH
Matt graduated with his Masters Degree in Sports Management from Georgetown earlier this summer while working in DC. Prior to Georgetown he swam at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he was a captain his senior year. He played a vital role in leading a campaign to save the team from being cut from the athletic department prior to his Senior year. After UNCW he came back to the DC area and coached a year at Machine Aquatics with Coach Chris and then two years at Nations Capital Swim Club. He has primarily worked with 11-14 year olds, but has experience assisting at all levels of the sport. Matt’s an avid triathlete, loves open water swimming and is huge Baltimore sports fan.

JACKIE BEAL

MASTERS COACH / AGE GROUP SWIM COACH
Jackie grew up swimming in the Pacific Northwest, where she excelled at backstroke and IM from an early age. She took her talents to Whitworth University, where she became a captain, a national level competitor in her events, school record holder, and Northwest Conference Swimmer of the Year two years running. She graduated from Whitworth in three years with a B.A. in Health Science and worked in a physical therapy clinic until she was accepted to PT School at the University of St. Augustine. Jackie taught swim lessons through high school and college and has been lifeguard certified for just as long. She’s enthusiastic about each practice she coaches; you can find her in the gym helping with dryland, on deck alongside Coach Missy and Coach Jenn, in the pool during the early morning, or from time to time on the lifeguard stand.

Contact Info

5513 Southwest Parkway
Austin, TX 78735

Phone: 512-276-2324

Web: www.aasa-atx.com