"Wherever work is done, victory is attained."
2018 Coaching Staff
Head Coach - Jerome "D.C." Muniz
Coach “DC” Muniz has been the Head Coach of the stingrays for the past 3 years. Prior to being head coach, Coach Muniz served as Meet Director for two years and an assistant coach for two years. Originally from Corpus Christi, TX, Coach DC graduated from Mary Carroll HS in 2000 and The University of Houston in 2005. Jerome is an AP Environmental Science Teacher, AVID Coordinator, and Assistant Varsity Swim Coach at Kempner High School in Fort Bend ISD. He has been teaching for 10 years and Coaching for 9 years. His goal is to promote fast swimmers through fundamentals, family, and fun.
Assistant Coach - Jessica Boehm
Assistant Coach - Stephanie Boehm
Assistant Coach- Ethan Rodriguez
Ethan Rodriguez has been a swimmer with the Covington Woods Stingrays for the past 7 years and a Junior Coach for 5 of those years. He strives to be a positive role model for the people around him by exemplifying a good work ethic and optimistic attitude. In Ethan's last year swimming with Covington Woods, he was awarded the first ever CWST President’s Award. Ethan is excited to finally get to serve as an assistant coach on this team that he has grown to love. His main goal as an Assistant Coach is to do everything in his power to make this swim season a positive experience for swimmers of all ages while teaching them the fundamentals and necessities of swimming.
Assistant Coach – Cole Calabrese
Coach Cole started his swim career as a CWST stingray 14 years ago at the age of 4. During that time he was a regular at Allstars, has served as a junior coach, has been the high point scorer 7 years, and holds several team records. He swam one year each with FCST when he was 10 and with Escalate Aquatic Team as an 18-year-old. He lettered all 4 years of high school at Kempner, was captain as a senior, won several District Championships his junior and senior years, set a new FBISD district record in the 100 backstroke, and made it all the way to State this year as a senior where he placed 17th. Even with some success though, Cole has remained committed to improving and developing his strokes. He has an incredible work ethic, enormous self discipline, a passion for swimming, and an insatiable thirst for knowledge of technique, training, and nutrition. When he’s not in the pool or gym or kitchen, he’s watching hours and hours of videos and vlogs to find any minute way to improve. Coach Cole has a bigger goal of enhancing stroke development for this team, and is very excited to be back again for 2018.
2018 Junior Coaches
- Alisa Bartlett
- Gustavo Bustos
- Olivia Chang
- Andrew Crawford
- Zoe Cook
- Olivia Fuchs
- Daniel Hoang
- Kurt Kauffman
- Haley Kuehn
- Nikki Malone
- Hope Meza
- Brianna Murch
- Alexander Nguyen
- Jonathan Nguyen
- Elise Rodriguez
Private Swimming Lessons
Private Lesson Rates for 30/60 Minutes:
- Head Coach: $30/$45
- Assistant Coach: $25/$40
- Junior Coach: $20/$35
At the Meets
Bring a positive attitude to endure the heat and the organized chaos, a chair, towels, sunscreen, plenty of water, snacks (optional â€" there is usually a concession stand), and a sun hat or umbrella.
- Check in with the child's Team Parent. (VERY IMPORTANT)
- Sit near the Team Parent if possible (especially important for the 8 and under swimmers). Have your child get with the Team Parent for line ups at least 2 events prior to their swim
- Look for the Meet Director or Volunteer Coordinator and ask if you can help. (There are lots of things to do!)
- After the meet, clean up your area, check for personal items, and help put up the equipment at home meets
Criteria for Making the Team
- To make the team, swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool without touching the sides, ropes, or bottom and without stopping (see Hope Team policy below)
- 7&ups may be required to swim two lengths of the pool and all strokes (Freestyle, Breast, Back, and Butterfly)