LASA Athletes and their Coaches
Coach Parks trains with swimmers at the YMCA pool. Coach Lee will be running Land Practice on campus with captains. Our team Captains design workouts for both types of workouts.
All athletes will also have the opportunity to do some weightlifting with Coach Parks on campus. Members of the Diving Team join in Land Practice / Weigh Room; however, their diving training is done via the highschool program at the University of Texas.
LASA Divers work with Coach Beran at UT. You can find the steps to join the UT Diving program here:
Coach Parks has been teaching languages since he graduated from SMU and returned from studies in Berlin in 2006. His passion for German language, literature, and culture grew out of his time spent with his grandmother, who was born in Berlin in 1942. Outside of teaching English, German, and Italian before coming to LASA, he also took classes to improve his Spanish and Dutch, along with some beginner courses in Mandarin Chinese and French. Languages have been a lifelong passion of his since he first learned German nursery rhymes from his Oma.
Alongside his fascination with languages and cultures, he grew up being very active in marching band. He's always loved team sports and has been a member of a championship masters rowing team with the Texas Rowing Center since 2016. Swimming is one of many sports that Coach Parks enjoyed during his High School years, and he rowed during college. He enjoys reading and writing in his free time. You can even find a copy of his novel, The Berliners, on amazon if you enjoy historical fiction.
If you are trying to reach Coach Parks on campus, use the main LASA phone number below. His extension is 23098.
Bonjour! I grew up in Oregon and moved to Austin in 2021. I lived in France for a school year, where I taught English, after finishing my Bachelor's at the University of Oregon. I received my MAT from Southern Oregon University.
I started learning French at 14, and now I'm a lifelong learner! When I'm not teaching, I love spending time with my cat (named Ellie), playing board games, cooking, and listening to podcasts. I'm so excited to be joining LASA Swim and Dive for my first season 2022-2023. Go Raptors!
If you are trying to reach Coach Lee on campus during school hours, use the main LASA phone number listed below. Her extension is 23042.