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Coaches and Board


Marlins Coaches 

We are excited to introduce our 2021 summer head coaches. They have decades of experience in developing swimmers, coaching small and large teams, supporting athletes' fitness and encouraging swimmers to have fun! 

(If you are interested in applying to be an assistant coach, please find more information here.) 


Kristi Radford 

We are fortunate that Coach Kristi (turbokt@hotmail.com) is re-joining the Marlins for her 16th coaching season! She will coach the 10 and under swimmers. She has coached for about 20 years and enjoys helping our youngest swimmers find their love of swimming through fun and positive reinforcement.

Whether it’s helping a five year old get their confidence to swim 25 meters for the first time, or an eight year old perfect a legal breaststroke, Kristi’s years of experience and appreciation for the sport helps new swimmers find the fun in fitness.

But the Marlins isn’t Kristi’s first coaching experience. She helped coach The Woodlands Swim Team and the Vicksburg Swim Team before starting to raise her family.

In college, Kristi swam at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. A long-time resident of The Woodlands, she graduated from The Woodlands High School in 1999, where she was a four-year varsity letterman and water polo player.

Her three children swim for the Marlins and The Woodlands Swim Team: Kayley (15), Kenzie (13) and Blake (10). Their love for swimming and outstanding talent is reflective of Kristi’s own interest in helping young swimmers excel at swim while having fun at the same time.


Heather Jorris 

We are also lucky to welcome Coach Heather (heatherjorris@gmail.com) to the Marlins for the 2021 summer season! She will coach the 11 and older swimmers. Heather’s 30+ years working in the fitness and coaching industry and her numerous athletic endeavors have created in her a lifelong passion for fitness and coaching.

Currently, Heather is also the Lead Coach for the Developmental Groups on The Woodlands Swim Team (TWST) and the New Member Services Director. She oversees the pre-TWST private and group lessons program with TWST. Heather also coaches adult and youth triathletes and endurance athletes online as a Premier Level Coach for OutRival Racing and USA Triathlon.

In Pennsylvania, Heather was the Director of Competitive Aquatics for the Tri-Hampton YMCA/USA Swim Team (THY), overseeing the Age Group and Senior Teams. Prior to this she was Head Coach of the Age Group Team and assisted in founding the Age Group component of THY in 2009. Heather was also the Head Coach for The Lower Makefield Township Summer League team for 7 years and grew the team to 360 swimmers ages 4-18 of all levels, beginner to Junior National. Prior to this, she was an assistant specializing in the 8 and Under age groups.

Heather’s additional age group coaching experience includes coaching a summer league team in Northern Virginia during her high school and college summers, coaching for the Pennsbury Aquatic Club in Fairless Hills, PA and beginning a learn to swim program on the island of Guam. She has also coached masters swimmers in Honolulu and at the Newtown Athletic Club, and directed/coached triathlon/cycling/ run training programs for over 15 years. Prior to living in Pennsylvania, Hawaii was home to Heather for 10 years. In Honolulu, Heather was as a Personal Trainer, Fitness Center Director, Personal Training Director, Triathlon Coach, Marathon Coach, and Group Exercise Director for the largest fitness club in Hawaii.

Heather graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science and was a member of the Varsity swimming team for 2 years and cross country team for 1 year.

In her spare time, Heather raced and traveled extensively as a professional triathlete from 1998-2008 and now competes as a masters triathlete, specializing in the Ironman distance. Heather has competed in 21 Ironman competitions, to include The Hawaii Ironman World Championship 9 times, where she was an Age Group Champion and 2 time Top 25 female finisher.

Heather and her husband, Pete have two boys in college who swim on The Woodlands Swim Team and relocated to The Woodlands from Yardley, Pennsylvania in August 2012. Heather finds coaching the swimmer of any age or ability a truly rewarding opportunity and hopes to foster the discipline, fitness, memories, skills and friendships that the sport of swimming can offer.


Marlins Board of Directors 

Board of Directors

President:

Samantha Goss

Vice President:

Donnie Graves

Team Representative:

Heather Luscomb

Clerk of Course (NWAL certification required):

Mindy Lara

Treasurer:

Shea Maddox

Registrar:

Stefanie Ciabattari

Secretary:

Nicoli Anderson

Community Outreach: Jayme Meyer
Fundraising Director: Position open -- contact our President if you are interested in helping our team! 
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