Hi, Stingray Family! My name is Coach Lilly and I began swimming with the Shady Hollow Stingrays at age 6 and continued to fall more in love with the sport each year. Throughout high school I swam with Veritas, Hays Swim Club, Austin Swim Club, and Western Hills Athletic Club. I also served as the captain of the Veritas Academy swim team during my senior year. I started as a volunteer coach for the stingrays in 2013, beginning the junior coach program. I began working as an official assistant coach in 2016 and am now stepping up as the head coach for the Stingrays!
I graduated from Veritas Academy in 2018 and I am currently a senior nursing major at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. I hope to become a Labor and Delivery nurse or a NICU nurse. My favorite thing about swimming is that, although the races are individual, it is still a team sport. Good teammates make a huge impact on performance, and that is an aspect that I hope to see grow this season. I value a strong foundation for the four strokes as well as a fun team culture! I am super excited for what this season holds!
Howdy! My name is Audrey Crawford, and I am so excited for this swim season! I have been swimming with the Stingrays for 9 years, and I have loved every second of it! Some stuff about me, I have been a dancer for 5 years and a cellist for 7 years! Anyway, I am excited to see what this season holds! Go Stingrays!
Hey y'all, I'm Lane! I've been a part of the stingrays since I was 6 years old, junior coached for 3 seasons, and this is my second year as an assistant coach. The Stingrays continue to be my favorite part of my summer. I hold a few Stingray records and swam all four years of high school competitively as well as years of club swimming where I got up to National Future cut levels. However, my roots are still in the 3 foot deep pull that started my love for swimming. I hope I can make your kids love it as much as I do and be safe near and in the water as well. Go Stingrays!
Hi, I'm Jacob! I have always lived in Austin and I love it so much here. I have been on the Stingrays since I was 4 doing junior rays and it is always my favorite part of the summer. I love music, and you can also catch me at the pool lifeguarding! Go Stingrays!
Hi y'all! My name is Catie and I'm so excited to be a Stingray coach this summer! I'm going into my senior year at LASA high school, and I also lifeguard at the pool. I've been swimming with the stingrays since I was 4, and this team means so much to me. Besides swimming, I love playing ultimate frisbee, hiking, and going to Zilker. I am also training to be a firefighter/EMT and I love it! I can't wait to meet all of the swimmers and say hi to the returning ones. This is going to be a great season and I am looking forward to spending the summer with everyone!
Hi! My name is Samantha Simpkins, and I am a senior in high school at Veritas Academy. I have been on the Shady Hollow Stingrays for 9 years, and I have loved every minute of it!! I was a junior coach for four years before becoming an assistant coach. In my free time, I love being outside and reading. I cannot wait for another amazing swim season! Go Mighty Stingrays!
Hi, I'm Michael Wallace! I study chemical engineering at Purdue University where I also play and coach water polo. I have swam with the stingrays since 2010 and have volunteer coached since 2016. This will be my second year as an assistant coach and I am excited to see what this season brings! Go Stingrays!