We are here to answer any questions and to help make your experience as a member of the Sharks swim team a fun and memorable one for both you and your swimmer. If you have questions related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, or other swimming related needs, please contact one of the head coaches. For all administrative questions, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members, listed at the bottom of the page.
Some of you know Coach Paul better as Mr. Cumings (or Mr. Coupon) from Oak Hill Elementary School, where he’s a fourth grade teacher. He is very excited about having the opportunity to lead our summer league swim team again this year. He swims today for fun and exercise, but started swimming a long time ago when he was just a tadpole of about six or seven years old in Annapolis, Maryland. He continued swimming summer league all through his high school years as a Spartan in Houston. After high school graduation, he began his professional career as a swim coach. He started as an assistant coach on the team he’d swum with forever, Nottingham Forest Swim Team. He then became head coach for two years on other teams. Needless to say, he’s thrilled about this team’s potential and the future challenges we set and overcome. The sky’s the limit for the Travis Country Sharks.
In Coach Paul’s words: Try hard and swim hard.
I have lived in Travis Country since 2007, and all three of my girls – Katie, Ellie and Claire – are Sharks. My daughter Katie is also a coach. I love being a Shark parent and a Sharks coach. Just about everyone we know in the neighborhood we know because of the swim team. All year long I am an attorney, but I look forward to May every year when I am also Coach Sara. Swim season is the best time of the year! Go Sharks!
Hi! I am Rachel Escobedo. I am honored to be back for my 5th and final summer as a TC Sharks coach, but my 17th summer as a part of the Travis Country Swim team. Along with summer league, I swam a few years with Longhorn Aquatics, and spent my high school career with the Austin High swim team. I am so exited to see what this summer has in store for this team! Go Sharks Go!
I will be swimming my 13th year with the Sharks this summer. It has been a very big part of my childhood and I am excited to share my love of swimming with neighborhood kids. My favorite strokes are free-style and breaststroke.
I attended Austin High where I was a member of the Academy of Global Studies. I enjoyed competing in cross country, basketball, swimming, and ultimate Frisbee. I graduate June 1st and am excited to attend UT Austin this fall.
For the 2019 season we will again be using apprentice coaches during our practices. Any Sharks, 9th - 11th grade, who are interested in earning community service hours by working as apprentice coaches, please contact:
TC Sharks President at email@example.com