Dallas Aquatic Masters

Coaches


Bobby Patten A native of Colorado and High School All American he earned a scholarship to compete at Southern Methodist University. He was a five-time NCAA division I All American. While at SMU Bobby was a member of the US Open and American Record 400 Medley Relay swimming the butterfly. He represented the USA on National teams including the 1982 World Championship team and the 1987 Pan Pacific Championship team.

Patten is an experienced open water swimmer and has been the over-all winner of the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim, and the Lake Minnetonka 5-mile Open Water National Championship Swim. Bobby holds Masters World and American Records in several events including the 200 Butterfly, 1500 Meter Freestyle and the 10,000 Meters.

Patten has coached swimming for over 20 years and is the Co-Founder and Head Coach of the Dallas Aquatic Masters.


Jim Montgomery Since 1981, Jim has developed the Masters Swim concept and is currently part owner of the Dallas Aquatic Masters Swim Club, one of the top adult fitness exercise programs in the country. From 1988 - 1990 Jim was responsible for the design and start-up of the Baylor Aquatic Center located at the Baylor-Tom Landry Center in Dallas, Texas. It was the first facility ever built with the primary focus on adult fitness swimming and aquatic medical programming and research. From 1990 through 1999 Jim served as Director of the Baylor Aquatic Center. Since 1998, Jim has served as Aquatics Director and Head Varsity Swim Coach at Greenhill School in Dallas, Texas. Jim has also excelled in sports having been a consistent champion throughout his swimming career; he has held 10 World records and won 9 World Championships, 14 Masters World Championships, 14 National Titles and 7 N.C.A.A. Titles. As a member of the 1976 U.S.A. Olympic Team, Jim won three gold medals and one bronze medal, and was the first man ever to break 50 seconds in the 100-meter freestyle.

Jim grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and attended Madison East High School where he won six state championships in swimming. He went on to swim for James "Doc" Counsilman at Indiana University where he graduated with honors from the IU School of Business. His senior year he was awarded the Belfour award as the top student athlete in the Big Ten Conference. Jim currently lives in Dallas, Texas with wife Diane and father to five children, Taylor, Chase, Ann, Ellis, and Beau.


Glenn Henry Glenn arrived in Dallas from St. Charles High School, St. Charles, IL. and swam sprint freestyle for SMU from '80-'83. He started coaching with the Dallas Aquatics Masters in '84 and has been coaching with DAM ever since. By day, Glenn works in the accounting department at the "best bank in town", North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. Nights and weekends are blessed with his wife, Amy, and children, Robby and Ryan.


Liana McStravick Liana was born in Mountain View, CA. and started swimming competitively at age four. As an age-grouper, she was a consistent Junior National and National qualifier in mid-distance and distance freestyle events, winning the 200 Free at the Alabama State H.S. Championship. Liana swam distance freestyle events for SMU 1985-1989 and was Team Captain 1988-1989. She has been a DAM coach since fall 2001 and has been coaching Swim Basics since its inception in 2003. She also helps lead our Dryland training. Liana specializes in breathing and stroke fundamentals for beginning swimmers and distance and open water training.


Lisa Mize Lisa competed for SMU and was honored as an All-American 1980-84. Currently, she conducts pharmaceutical research at Medical City Hospital. She was the Asst. Varsity swim coach at Greenhill School 2000-2002 and has coached masters since 1987. Lisa was selected for the USA World Long Course Triathlon team 1998 & 1999 and she was a Great Floridian Iron Man age group winner 1998.


Regina Moss Regina swam for Rice University 1985 - 1989, while she earned two B.A.'s -one in political science, and one in Kinesiology/Health. She made All-American - division II on two relays her freshman year. Regina was awarded a NCAA post graduate scholarship to UT-Austin and received a Master's in Athletic Management in 1991. Regina has been coaching swimming, teaching government, AP government and economics since 1996 at Richardson High School. Regina feels that her most gratifying coaching experiences have been when she has inspired her athletes, be they 5, 15 or 55 years old, to believe in themselves and to love swimming. Regina currently trains with the JJPearce group. Regina started coaching and swimming for DAM 1999.


Lia Oberstar-Brown Lia was a 12-time High School All-American from Fort Wayne, Indiana and a four year All -American from SMU, graduating in 1999. She was a 4-time NCAA Champion. She was a WAC record-holder in the 200 fly, 100 back and 200 back and a member of the 1997 & 1999 USA Pan Pacific teams. She was a silver and bronze medalist at the 1997 World Championships. She was a 2-time former American Record Holder and a 3-time Masters World Record Holder.


Alex Szabo-Pardi Originally from Romania, Alex started swimming in 1970 in Romania. He won the national title in the 50, 100, and 200 Breaststroke, several times in 200 IM and broke more than 300 National records in these events. He participated in two European Championships, (Geneva, Oslo) Europe Cup and many more International meetings. In 1986 graduated from the Institute of Physical Education and Sports in Bucharest whit major in Physical Therapy, and minor in Swimming. He coached Age group swimming in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and worked full time PT. In1990 he moved to Plano, TX and has worked 13 years at Physiotherapy Ass. Alex is married and a father of two great kids, Andrea 21, student at Texas Tech and Thomas, 9 third grader in Plano and 3 Chocolate Lab dogs.


John Thorburn John was born in South Africa and was a member of the South African National Team. He came to the USA to swim at SMU where he was a four year All-American swimmer. He was Assistant Coach at SMU and then taught adult swimming at SMU and Richland College. He is married, has three children and works in the Insurance Adjusting business. He has been teaching in our Swim Basics program since 2004.


Dallas Marshall A native of Plano, Texas, Dallas swam for Plano Senior High School earning High School All-American honors. She holds Plano Senior High records in the 50 & 100 free, 200IM, 200 Medley Relays, and 200 & 400 Free Relays. Also named Dallas Morning News "Female High School Swimmer of the Year" in 1999 and 2000. She then went on to swim for the SMU Mustangs where she was a three time NCAA All-American and an NCAA qualifier for all four years. She joined the DAM Coaching Staff in September 2004.


Patti Monzingo Patti Monzingo has a background in competitive swimming, endurance sports and weight training. She's been coaching and teaching swimming lessons since college and operates School of Fish Swim School in Lake Highlands. She's also the Assistant Swim Coach at The Greenhill School. Patti coaches Swim Basics classes for DAM. She joined the DAM Coaching Staff in 2005.


Holly Paczan Grew up in Austin, Texas where she swam for Texas Gold and Westlake High School. She attended Trinity University and graduated in 2003 with a BS in Biology. Holly coached age-group swimming for Texas Gold and the San Antonio Wave and has coached several summer league teams as well. She is currently working on a Masters in Physical Therapy at UT Southwestern and helps coach the Hockaday School Swim team. She joined the DAM coaching staff in 2006.


Steve Barnicoat A native of California (Mission Viejo), he was a 4-time High School All American, National High School Champion and Record holder (100 Backstroke - 1980). In college he was a 3-time NCAA All-American at UCLA (1981)& SMU (1984 & 1985). On the national scene he was a 3-time US National Champion (200 Backstroke)and represented US on various national teams including the 1980 Olympic Team & 1982 World Championship team.

Steve has been involved with Masters swimming since 1987 with both DAM and an Orlando Masters Team.

On the professional side, he has just recently parted with his employer of 15 years, EmCare(an Emergency Medicine Practice Management Co) and was the director of Financial Planning & Analysis.

Steve lives in Lakewood and is married (Susan). He has two boys Andrew (8) and Thomas (5). When he is not coaching masters swimming he is often seen on the golf course or coaching various YMCA youth sports teams. Please be warned he has often been seen with 2 (two) Dr. Pepper's on deck while he coaches and has been refered to as "Coach Yell".


Nancy Wendell is from Dallas, Texas and swam 4 years for TCU where she qualified twice for NCAA Championships. She was a member of the record setting 200 Medley and 200 Free relay team. She has a B.S. in Kinesiological Studies and has taught elementary and high school physical eduation. Nancy is married to Rob and has 3 children. She started coaching for DAM in 2007 at the Southlake location.


Victoria Bahr Victoria is a native of Elizabeth, New Jersey and came to Dallas to attend SMU where she swam for the Mustangs for two years. Before coming to SMU, Victoria was also an All American Swimmer at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. Victoria has three older brothers who also swam for SMU. She is currently a teacher for Dallas ISD.


Katherine Inskeep comes to Dallas from Culpeper, Virginia. She was an All-American swimmer at The Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, PA. She was recruited to SMU where she was a four year All-American for the Lady Mustangs from 1996-2000. She is a two-time National Champion and a 1996 and 2000 Olympic Trials qualifier. Katherine currently works in geology and GIS for an oil/gas consultant in Dallas. Hobbies include CrossFit and cooking.


Billy Glasstetter Billy is originally from Penn Hills, Pennslyvania and came to Dallas to swim for SMU. He was captain of the SMU Swim Team in 1979 and was a 3 time NCAA Division I All-American and a 1976 Olympic Trial finalist. He was 5 time member of the USA National Team and was inducted in tothe Pennslyvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He is owner of the White Rock Construction, Inc. and is married to Carol and they have four children. Billy started coaching for DAM in 2009.


DeAnn Carter DeAnn is from Fairmont, WV and began swimming at the age of nine. She swam for Fairmont Senior High School and then went on to swim for Fairmont State College. She served three years as a USA Swimming coach for the Swim Nation Aquatics Program. She is retired from Verizon after 28 years in various management positions. She is married to Mike and has one daughter who swims for the North Texas Nadadores. DeAnn started coaching for DAM at Southlake in 2010.


Jenn Christenson Jenn is from Atlanta, Georgia where she swam for Georgia Tech. She was the ACC Outstanding Female Scholar Athlete in 2004-2005, Verizon Academic All-Conference 2001-2002, Georgia Tech Letter-winner 2001-2005. She started coaching for DAM in 2010.


Brian Regone Brian grew up in Houston with his parents and two younger sisters, also swimmers. From age 8 to 18, Brian swam for Katy Aquatics. In high school he swam for Katy Taylor and was a member of the 2001 and 2003 5A State Championship teams. Brian went on to swim at Clemson University where he majored in Graphic Communications. His achievements in college include: All-ACC Academic Team, ACC Championship Medalist, Clemson Outstanding Senior Male Scholar Athlete 2006-07 and Team Captain 2006-07. He started coaching for DAM in 2010.


Mike O'Donnell Mike arrived in Dallas from Boston, MA where he swam sprint freestyle for Boston College. He graduated with a BS in Management Information Systems and has his MBA from Babson Olin School of Management. Mike did not start swimming until his junior year in high school but he quickly took to the sport. In just two years of high school swimming, Mike was named a Boston Globe and Boston Herald 'All-Scholastic' two-years in a row, won 5 gold and 1 silver medal at the Massachusetts State Championships and captained his team to two State Titles. Mike is an avid golfer, is married and has a dog and two cats.