About the Blue Marlins Swim Team
The Blue Marlins Swim Team is a summer swim team in the Northwest Aquatic League (NWAL). The team is made up of swimmers, boys and girls, ages 4 to 18 years. Our swimmers come from Oak Forest/Garden Oaks, Candlelight, Inwood, Timbergrove/Lazybrook, Forest West, the Heights and surrounding neighborhoods. The team is managed by a group of volunteers that make up the Swim Team Board of Directors; however, all the parents who step up and volunteer throughout the season are essential to our success. The Blue Marlins are coached by 4 employed swim coaches.
2020 Swim Team Board
President - Mary Beth Witt
Vice President - Michael Berry
Treasurer - Cheryl Erickson
Team Representative - William Cover
Secretary - Jessica Lucas
Volunteer Coordinator -Traci Riley
Concessions Coordinator - Shannon Yaege
Equipment Managers - Emiliano Herrera
IT Manager - Gabriella Kardoud
2020 Coaching Staff
Head Coach - Van Arthur Jones
Coach Van is in his 7th year as a Blue Marlins coach. However, Coach Van is no stranger to the water. He began swimming at the age of 6 coached by his father on the Westbury Swim Team. He has worked for Dad’s Club since 2010 as a lifeguard, swim instructor, a streamline assistant, and assistant coach of the summer league team. This past school year he also became the head coach for the St. Thomas Swim Team. He is currently attending Houston Community College and is working on a degree in Geology. Coach Van is CPR trained.
Assistant Coach – Hrisa Katsigiannis
Assistant Coach – Andrew Malcolm
Where are we Located?
White Oak Conference Center
Houston, Texas 77088