30th Year 'Cuda Coach - AMST Head Coach
The Barracudas are pleased to welcome back Coach Jamee Stewart for her 30th year! Twice she has led the mighty ‘Cudas to the NWSC Championship back when the NWSC teams competed at one championship meet. After the NWSC restructured and the championship meet in four separate divisional meets, Jamee led the Cudas to consecutive NWSC Division I Championships from 1993 through 1997, and again in 2004, 2005 & 2006, 2008 and 2010-2012. In 2017, she led us to the Division III Championship! Coach Jamee says that coaching the ‘Cudas is the most challenging and rewarding part of her life. And she’s had plenty of other challenges!
Coach Jamee has swum the English Channel twice, Loch Ness in Scotland, Lake St. Jean in Quebec, Canada, and from the Isle of Capri to Naples, Italy. She’s a former Masters National Champion in the butterfly and distance freestyle events, and was an AAU and TAGS champion as an age group and open swimmer. Jamee excels not only in swimming, she has extensive teaching and coaching experience.
Coach Jamee is Austin Community College’s Physical Education Department Head, a position she’s held for over 24 years. Jamee has also coached other swim teams and several high school teams, leading many to championships. In 1975, she coached the Anderson High School swim team to win the State Championship.
Coach Jamee has also taught elementary, junior high and high school P.E. She holds a BS from UT Austin and a MS in Physical Education from the University of Houston.
Coach Jamee believes that her job is to help each swimmer reach their personal best and to have fun doing it.
Coach James has been a Cuda Coach for 12 years. He was an Ohio State University Varsity swimmer for 4 years and both a NCAA & USA Swimming National qualifier. He holds several Zone (3 states) and National records in Masters swimming. He specializes in Freestyle and Butterfly. Coach James is also the father of current Cuda, Matthew and former Cuda, Joshua.
Coach Amber has been a Barracuda coach for 6 years and a swim coach for over 9 years! She graduated from the University of Texas here in Austin. She enjoys sharing her passion of exercise and love of the water and swimming with others. She believes that as a coach it is not only her responsibility to teach our kids to swim, but to teach them to be the best individuals that they can be. Her personal philosophy is to always try your best and work hard in everything you do. She is dedicated to each swimmer’s interests and development. Her motivation is spread through creating personal relationships with each individual swimmer and inspiring them every step of the way. Coach Amber is available for private lessons. Please contact her by phone or email to make arrangements.
Coach Kevin is a 5th year Cuda Coach. He was a Barracuda swimmer for 9 years and still holds several records for our team! Coach Kevin just graduated from University of Chicago in June and starts Grad School at Columbia University in New York this Fall. He is a former University of Chicago 200 Butterfly record holder and placed 11th in the 200 Butterfly at the 2014 NCAAs. Before heading off to college, he was a Sectionals Finalist and Texas Age Group Swimming Champion in the 200 IM, 200 Backstroke, and 200 Butterfly. Coach Kevin is available for private lessons. Please contact him by phone or email to make arrangements.
This is Coach Austin's 2nd year as a Cuda coach. He started swimming in high school and caught up to those who have swam since youth. He swam regionals in high school and state in summer league. Coach Austin is an Assistant Coach with the Northwest Austin Makos and is a USA swimming certified Coach. He has coached swim since 2013 and taught swim since 2012. He is also a current US Masters Swimmer that specializes in backstroke and then butterfly. Coach Austin's educational goal is to teach high school and his favorite thing is to see swimmers improve. Coach Austin is available for private lessons. Please contact him by phone or email to make arrangements.
Coach Paige is eighteen and this is her second year as a Barracuda Coach. She swam as a Barracuda for eight years and is so excited to be coaching again. She loves motivating kids to push their limits and loves watching swimmers improve. Coach Paige is available for private lessons. Please contact her by email to make arrangements.
Coach Vicki is a first year Barracuda coach who is super excited about being a part of the coaching staff this year. Her swim career started at 4 years old in Austin. She swam summer swim team till age 17 with her last few years being at Anderson Mill. After high school, she became a Water Safety Instructor and taught swim lessons and coached swim team from 2002-2005. She currently enjoys swimming and triathlons. She has 2 children and has been a part of the Barracuda family as a parent for the past 4 years. Coach Vicki is available for private lessons. Please contact her by email or phone to make arrangements.