Meet the Team

/Meet the Team
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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.

KENNY HUTMAN JR

DRYLAND COACH

With 9 years of experience in the fitness industry, I am happy to be part of ASC in helping increase the performance and athleticism of each swimmer. I have worked with highschool and college athletes of all ages in a variety of competitive sports including baseball and basketball. I am certified with the American council on exercise in addition to a number of specialty certifications. I have a diverse background in training with certifications in TRX functional movement, Integrated stretching and corrective exercise. My goal is to help others achieve their fitness goals through core stability and functional movements, while increasing intensity and resistance. On my free time, I enjoy playing Ice Hockey, and spending time on the river paddle boarding. I hope that my passion and presence here at ASC will have both a competitive and positive impact on all swimmers and members attending.

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.

FELIX GONZALEZ

MASTERS COACH / HEAD AGE GROUP COACH / GOLD 1 & JUNIOR 1 LEAD COACH
Felix was born in the beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is married to a beautiful wife, and they are happy parents of two boys, Felix Jr. and Lucas. Felix and his wife’s life changed in 2014 when he decided to move to Austin by himself to work as a Swim Coach. Coach Felix was introduced to sports at a very young age. He has been teaching swimming for over 20 years, and coaching at every swimming level (including master swimming and triathletes), with focus on age group (11-14) swimming, since 2009. Felix had the opportunity to be the assistant coach of the University of Puerto Rico swimming team for two seasons (2012-2014). Felix was part of the Puerto Rico Jr. National Team (1997-2002) and played an important role at the University of Puerto Rico swimming team (2005-2008).  Felix graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico with a BA in Sports Science. He is also a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist.

IVY CLAFLIN

MASTERS COACH/DEVELOPMENTAL COACH – HIGH SCHOOL SKILLS & SPEED, BRONZE/SILVER 2 COMBO GROUP AND BRONZE LEAD COACH

Coach Ivy is thrilled to be a coach at Austin Swim Club. Swimming has always been an important part of Coach Ivy’s life. She began swimming at a young age and was a competitive swimmer up until she finished her swimming career at Trinity University in 2019. She values the life lessons, resilience, and friendships that kids can develop in the sport of competitive swimming.

Prior to joining the full-time staff at ASC, Ivy worked part-time as a coach for ASC, and full-time as a teacher. She has five years of coaching experience in El Paso and Austin and has worked twice as a counselor at UT’s Longhorns Swim Camp.

Coach Ivy was raised in El Paso, Texas and is an avid EP Chihuahuas baseball fan! When she is not coaching, you can find Ivy cooking, hiking the greenbelt, and exploring Austin’s incredible music and food scenes! She is also virtually in graduate school for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Auburn University.

REY GARZA

MASTERS COACH / AGE GROUP COACH – GOLD 2 & JUNIOR 2 LEAD COACH

Contact Info

5513 Southwest Parkway
Austin, TX 78735

Phone: 512-276-2324

Web: www.aasa-atx.com