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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

CAROL RETTELE

HEAD COACH, SVHS ~ SR1, SR2, ET2 M/W/S

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In 1999, after 20 years of business, Carol found her passion in the world of swimming.   Coach Carol is excited to return to the Wave bringing with her a talent to coach all levels and abilities.  Combining her multiple lesson program and ASCA Age Group Level 2 certifications with extensive continuing education she encourages individualized stroke development.


After 5 years as the Head Coach for the Mt. Lodge summer swim league team, Assistant Swim Coach at Trinity University and coaching the Wave entry level groups in 2006 as well as teaching multiple lesson programs in the Hill Country and San Antonio, Coach Carol returned to our Wave staff with over 12 years coaching experience.  Carol is married and enjoys with her husband a blended family of 8 children and 9 grandchildren.

BETSY BALL

UTSA ~ ET1, ET2+, ET2 (M/W/F)

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Coach Betsy Ball is an American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) certified Level 3 United States Swimming Coach with over 15 years of extensive experience in stroke development and age group coaching for both USA swim programs and highly successful summer league teams in several states. Coach Betsy's swimmers have achieved "Top 16" national time recognitions in United States Swimming and have broken several team records. She brings a strong background of stroke technique, a love for swimming, and a passion to see kids excel in the sport and in life. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Sacramento and is married with two children. 

AL MARKS

AHHS ~ SR1

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Al Marks led Churchill High School to nine UIL state swimming and diving championships in 31 years as head coach.  During his tenure the Chargers won girls state championships in three different decades, 1984, 1999, 2005, and boys state championships in three different decades, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2000 and 2008.

Marks coached 16 different individual state champions and 118 different N.I.S.C.A. All-Americans.  His motivational techniques and emphasis on goal-setting contributed to the development of Olympians Josh Davis, Jimmy Feigen, and Kim Pavlin.

In his five seasons as the Senior I coach, Coach Marks has produced 28 first time Sectional qualifiers.  His practices include an emphasis on streamlining, variety, daily challenges and proper technique.

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COURTNEY SPELL

UTSA ~ ET3, JT2

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Courtney has been coaching swimming for over five years.  She spent two summers as the head coach of the Boerne Barracudas summer swim team, one year as the head coach of the Boerne Special Olympics swim team, and four years coaching for a year-round team before joining the Wave.  As a young swimmer, she was a member of a TAAF state record-breaking relay team, placed 4th in the state of Michigan in the 100 yard breaststroke, and she still holds the team record for the 1500 meter free.  In high school, she received the “Swimmer of the Year” awards from both her school and district.

Courtney graduated with a degree in physics and currently works as a math tutor at St. Philip’s College.  She loves teaching swimmers how best to use their momentum and energy.  She believes in keeping swimmers motivated with lots of encouragement, positive reinforcement, and the occasional game of sharks and minnows.

STEPHEN KAUFFMAN

SVHS ~ Assists with all HS & MS groups

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Coach Stephen has been a competitive swimmer since the age of 5. He swam for Central Catholic High School where he was the Captain of the swim team for two years. He was a Regional champion in the 50 and 100 freestyle for two years running, an All-State swimmer, and a State medalist in the 100 Freestyle two years in a row.

Upon graduating from high school, Stephen studied Business and Sports Nutrition at both UTSA and Texas Tech University. He is currently working toward completing his degree while he continues to teach swimmers to love the sport of swimming.

Stephen has coached Mt. Lodge summer league swim team for the past five years and is currently their Head Coach.  He loves working with athletes and has a strong passion for coaching.  Stephen plans to bring an understanding of the importance of work necessary in the pool combined with technique training. He also adds the experience of weight training and flexibility work to bring swimmers to their full potential. He believes in developing the total swimmer.

MATTHEW LEONARD

SVHS ~ ET1, ET2 (T/T/S), JT1, JT2

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Coach Matt brings energy and experience to the Wave. As a competitive swimmer from an early age, he has been captain of both his club and high school teams. As a NCAA Division I athlete, Coach Matt swam for Gardner-Webb University where he was consistently a top-8 finalist, selected as team captain and awarded All-Academic American status. His coaching experience during college consisted of summer league programs and learn swim programs. Last year he had the privilege of coaching in the Bahamas where he led the Swift Swimming club to a national championship. His passion is to encourage athletes to actively engage in the sport and believe in the goals they have set to achieve great results!

MARCOS A GONZALEZ

UTSA ~ JT1, SR1, SR2

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Coach Marcos has been in competitive swimming since the age of 7.   Swimming for different clubs and under various great coaches, Coach Marcos learned and witnessed many different styles of swimming fast and effectively.  Even at an early age, to share his passion and understanding of the sport, Marcos began his coaching career.   Coach Marcos swam for the University of the Incarnate Word where he is working on a nursing degree with hopes to one day work with AirLife. 

AMANDA CABALLERO

UTSA ~ ET2 (T/T/S)

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Amanda has been coaching for the past 4 years. She began assisting with the Hays summer league swim team for ages 4- 18 as well as assisting on the Hays Club swim team. She began working with the very youngest age group and assisting in dry land with the senior group. While also doing this she taught beginner to intermediate level lessons as well as private swim lessons at the YMCA. Amanda swam for five years and was involved in her club team as well as the high school team and was captain her junior and senior year.

Amanda is currently attending UTSA and is a sports science major. Her passion for swimming continues to grow as she furthers her coaching career.

 

TAMI KLINKSIEK

SVHS ~ ET3

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PATRICK MCCLOSKEY

AHHS ~ ET1, JT1, JT2

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2013 marks Patrick's seventeenth consecutive year to be involved with organized swimming. It all began with summer league swimming and he liked it so much he decided to give club swimming a try in 1999 when he joined the Wave. While swimming he participated in Cub Scouts then Boy Scouts and earned the Eagle rank in 2004.

Patrick swam Varsity all four years for Churchill. He is proud to have been a member of the 2008 Men's 5A State Championship team as well as serving as a team captain both his junior and senior years. Patrick swam four years for the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinal Swim Team where he earned All-American Honorable Mention in freestyle.

In between practices Patrick earned a major in History and minors in English and Sociology and graduated in May 2013 Magna Cum Laude with a 3.88 GPA. Patrick began working on a Master's of Arts in Teaching this summer.

AUDREY L PREWITT-CAMPBELL

AHHS ~ ET2, ET3

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Audrey Prewitt-Campbell began her swimming career in the summer of 2001 for the Rogers Ranch summer league team.  She began swimming club in 2002 and swam for both AAAA and the WAVE. From 2006 - 2009 Audrey was a member of the Ronald Reagan High School swim team being Captain her senior year.

While at Texas A&M, Audrey began coaching as an assistant with the Vineyard Vipers.  After four years with the Vipers, Audrey became the head coach for the Inwood Hollow Dolphins in 2013. In her first year as a Head Coach she took the Dolphins to an undefeated season including sweeping boys and girls conference championships.

Audrey attended Texas A&M University graduating with a BS in Nutrition. She is now pursuing her Masters Degree in Nutrition. 

Board of Directors

Craig Darilek

President

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Darryl Steadman

Vice President

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Terri Stewart

Treasurer

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Chris Trinkle

Secretary

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Sandy Miller

Director

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Chris Troyer

Director

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