Wells Branch Armada Swim Team. New Parent Orientation Thursday, April 29, 2010. www.wbarmada.org. Who We Are Paul Wadehra – Board President. Welcome: Paul Wadehra: Board President
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New Parent Orientation
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Welcome: Paul Wadehra: Board President
History of WBA - The WB Armada is a summer swim league that runs from May 10 to July 18th We are a non-profit organization operated by a volunteer board of directors. Our mission is to help area youth become better swimmers and develop a love for swimming that they can use as exercise their entire lives.
Elisa Chapa (Head Coach): Coach Elisa is in her 2nd year as a WBA coach, and is looking forward to getting to know all the Armada- so be sure to introduce yourself if you haven’t already! Elisa joins the WBA after serving as an assistant coach for Forest North for several years. Originally from San Antonio, she swam summer league and club for 10 years, and coached for 3 seasons there as well. Currently, she is a teacher at Pearce Middle School in Austin ISD where she teaches English as a Second Language (ESL) to 6th, 7th graders. She can't wait for the summer! GO ARMADA!!
Gina Spataro-Zayas:Coach Gina is in her 12th year as a WBA coach. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in early childhood education. Coach Gina taught reading & kindergarten before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She is married to Mike and has two sons, Riley and Luke.
Andi Lewis:This will be Andi's 4th year as an Armada coach. She just completed her junior year at ASU, is a biology major and plans on pursuing a masters in genetic counseling after she graduates in may 2011.
Bethany Libby:After several years as a junior coach, this will be Coach Bethany’s 2nd year as a WBA coach. Bethany has been a WBA swimmer for many years and is looking forward to continuing working with Armada. She is currently taking classes at ACC.
Bryn Lewis:Coach Bryn is returning to Wells Branch Armada for her second year of coaching. She has swam with the WBA for 8 years and holds 17 records, she is a 3-time record holder for the Round Rock High School Dragons and is a member of the AquaTex Swim Team. Bryn is a collegiate swimmer and just completed her freshman year at the University of North Texas. .
Anna Brunson:As a returning Coach to Armada, Coach Anna began swimming at the age of three with Coach Aubrey Knapper on Texas Gold Club Team then also on Armada for 6 years, still holding records on our record board. Also a district 2007-2008 Gold Champion in the 100 Meter Breast, Anna proceeded to the finals in the Regional Swim Meet for her varsity team at McNeil High School. She has been a swim instructor with Wells Branch MUD for four summers and enjoys working with kids! She now attends Texas State University in San Marcos in hopes of graduating with a degree in Nutrition to go on to be a registered dietician.
Don Tran:Coaching for his first year, Don began swimming when he was six. He first swam with Armada in 1998 under instruction from Coach Gina, then took an 11 year break to come back in 2009. Don will be planning to attend Texas A&M University in the fall of 2010 to study Biomedical Science and go into Medicine.
Team Practices May 10 - June 4: on May 10 - June 4: Practices are held Monday – Friday
6 and under4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
ages 7 - 85:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
ages 9 - 116:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
age 12 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
ages 13+ 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
June 7 - July 16 Practics are held Monday - Friday
ages 12+7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
6 and under 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
ages 7 - 89:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
ages 9 - 11 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Monday, May 10th – June 4th
Practices are held Monday - Friday
Monday, June 7th – July 16th
Practices are held Monday - Friday
How do I sign up for a meet?
What to Bring (Please label everything)
Fast Fishy Awards
Time Improvement Ribbons
Kiddie Pool Rules
What are Divisionals?
What are Invitationals?
How do the meets run?
Why is it important?
What do we do? (you have already chosen your preferred positions)
Where and when do we do it?
How does it work?
Team Group Event
All information can be found atwww.wbarmada.org
We look forward to a Fun and Successful Season!