Hi, my name is Juan Rios and I am super excited to be the BARRACUDAS Head Coach this year. I have been a Barracuda for 12 years, and I was District Champion and Top 10 in the region my Junior and Senior year of high school at Westside. I am currently a student at University of Houston, studying Entrepreneurship, and plan to play for the UH Cougars football team this fall.
While this is my third year as Head Coach, I have served as Assistant Coach in the past, and the Barracudas have always been my home. This team taught me how to swim and compete, and most importantly, is where I learned to love the sport of competitive swimming. Now that I am Head Coach, I am in the best position to bring back the feeling of family that I remember when I was younger. I want our swimmers to feel like a true team and it's important to me that the younger ones look up to the older kids. My goal as Head Coach is to be competitive, but having fun will always be on my mind because that's what summer league is all about! I have a few goals for our parents too - please encourage new families to join and make them feel welcome. Also, make sure that your kids are eating well, and doing a little work outside of practice, to better themselves as swimmers. Go BARRACUDAS!
Vanessa has been swimming since the age of 4, and this is her second year as a South Briar Assistant Coach! Prior to joining the Barracuda family, Vanessa was a swim instructor and lifeguard at YMCA. She is finishing her senior year at Westside HS, where she is a member of the Student Council, and also on the varsity swim team. Her favorite strokes are freestyle, butterfly, and backstroke. Vanessa’s goals for this summer are to help our swimmers improve their swimming techniques, while also keeping up the fun and excitement that is such a unique part of the summer league swim season.
Trey has been a South Briar Barracuda since he was 7 years old and was an assistant coach in the past. He graduated from Westside High School in 2018 and has been attending Colorado State University. In the fall he will attend Blinn College to continue his Environmental Engineering degree.