Meet Our Coaches

Coach Thuc

Coach Thuc was born in Vietnam where he swam at the national level, winning numerous medals in butterfly. After his family moved to the United States, Coach Thuc worked as a lifeguard for the City of Pearland, Assistant swim coach with Pearland Aquatics (PEAK), and lifeguard instructor with The Aquatic Academy.

Coach Thuc is a certified lifeguard, lifeguard instructor, CPR for the Professional Rescuer Instructor, USA/ASCA Level 1 swim coach, and Swim America swim instructor, CPO.

Coach Beth

Coach Beth learned about the Aquatic Academy through PEAK swimming and later began teaching with the Aquatic Academy in the summer of 2018. She also coaches Novice II, Junior Development I and Tech Fit for PEAK swim teams. Coach Beth began swimming competitively at eight years old, swimming for a summer league team in Iowa which she later coached. She swam for a USA Swim Club in Bettendorf, IA and attended a variety of summer swim camps including one at the University of Nebraska. Here she trained under Penny Heyns, Olympic medalist in Atlanta and Sydney. Coach Beth continued swimming in junior and senior high school with much success as an Academic All-American, four-year varsity swimmer, team captain and anchor of a record setting relay team. She was a Water Safety Instructor and lifeguard in her Iowa hometown where she worked with children of all ages including some who were handicapped and others who previously had near-drowning experiences.

Coach Beth gets the most joy out of helping swimmers achieve a milestone or conquer a fear. She believes swimming is a life skill and everyone should learn regardless of age or ability level. Coach Beth is excited to share her love of swimming with swimmers of all ages and experience!

Coach Beth is certified First Aid/CPR/AED, WSI, USA/ASCA Level 1 Swim Coach

Coach Ivan

Coach Ivan joined The Aquatic Academy early 2019. Ivan has two years of experience as a swim instructor. He believes in collecting moments not things. Coach Ivan has a creative nature that fosters a love for art out of the water but brings a liveliness and adaptive style to his method of instruction when giving lessons in the water. A personal accomplishment Coach Ivan is very proud of is that some of his artwork was displayed at the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston. Coach Ivan’s creativity in and out of the water never allow for a dull moment for him or his students.

Coach Ivan is CPR/First Aid/AED and WSI certified.

Coach Abram

Coach Abram has been swimming for over six years and has three years of previous coach experience. Coach Abram says, “I love the water, it’s my natural place where I feel comfortable.” Coach Abram brings a fun yet informative method of instruction with him. Abram’s main focus as an instructor is progress, to move steadily forward in development of skills.

Coach Abram is First Aid/CPR/AED, WSI, Health and Nutrition, Personal Trainer certified.

Coach Alex