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Coach Miranda Head Coach

This will be Miranda’s second year coaching the Piranhas! She currently works for Pflugerville ISD in the Special Education department. Miranda swam for a club team in the Houston area for 7 years and her high school swim team for 4 years, competing at the state level in both. She coached summer league for 2 years while in college (Hook ‘em Horns!) and then coached another 2 years for a high school in Dallas ISD, where her boys’ teams were District Champs both years. Miranda is married to her husband of 12 years and has 2 kids, Juan Carlos, 9, and Bella, 5. She is excited to coach swimming again and is looking forward to a fun-filled season!

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Coach Allie Assistant Coach

Coach Allie returns for her 8th year with the Piranhas - this year as an assistant coach! Allie Stevenson is a math teacher extraordinaire at Pflugerville High School. Allie was an assistant swim and water polo coach at Clear Springs High School in the Houston area for one year. She also worked for five summers as an assistant coach for the Brushy Creek Marlins where she swam for 10 years before becoming a coach. Allie swam at Southwestern University and for McNeil High School and Lone Star Aquatic Club. Her best stroke is butterfly and she thinks one of the best parts of swimming is the lifelong friends you make.

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Ainsley Benton Assistant Coach

This is Coach Benton's first year coaching the Piranhas. She is the Head Swim Coach at Hendrickson High School where she teaches Algebra. She is a graduate of U. of Pennsylvania, where she swam on the Women's Varsity Swim Team. Coach Benton lives in Austin with her husband (also a former swimmer!) and their 2 dogs, Lottie and Nolan.

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Catherine
Catherine Kidder Assistant Coach

This will be Coach Kidder's first year coaching the Piranhas. She is the Assistant Swim Coach at Weiss High School where she teaches English. She is a graduate of UCLA, where she competed on the Women's Rowing Team after a 12 year swimming and water polo career. She is excited for a fun summer!

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Emily
Emily Assistant Coach

This will be Emily’s first year coaching the Piranhas. She currently works for Pflugerville ISD as a licensed specialist in school psychology (AKA school psychologist). She grew up swimming on a summer league in Boise, Idaho, and swam for four years in high school. Emily taught swim lessons, coached summer league, and lifeguarded throughout high school and college. She tried her hand at the IM and 500, but finally decided that the 50 and 100 freestyle events are her favorites. She is excited for a fantastic summer of swimming!

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