Meet Nathan – Owner/Founder
Nathan founded PowerPacked Swimming back when his oldest son was trying to learn how to swim. His wife had taken their son to multiple swimming schools with no success. Nathan told his wife, “just give me 30 minutes with him, and he will be swimming.” She thought that he was being crazy! But 30 minutes later, their son could swim and she asked Nathan, how did you do that in only 30 minutes?! He said “it was a power- packed 30 minutes” and that is how “PowerPacked Swimming” began.
Nathan has a B.S. Minor in Physical Education with a concentration in swim. He has been trained in Red Cross and YMCA instructional swim techniques and is WSI certified. He is both a former 5A public high school and T.A.P.P.S swim coach.
Our goal here at PowerPacked Swimming is to get you moving in the water! We focus on three levels: acclimation, buoyancy, and movement. Swimming is not complicated. We want you to be confident in the water, so whether you are 2 years old or 72 years old — we would love to help you gain confidence and get you swimming.
Meet Amber – Director of Operations
Amber is a problem-solver extraordinaire! She has worked in customer service for over 11 years in several different fields. She loves learning new things and helping others daily.
As the oldest of 8 children, Amber is used to finding ‘outside of the box’ solutions and keeping everyone happy. She was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA (Geaux Saints!) and moved to Houston 3 years ago and her and her fiancé now call Houston home.
When Amber was younger, she began taking swim lessons. Shortly after that she had a drowning experience in the water that caused her to refuse to come back to lessons for many years. She has now turned her negative experience into a positive one by working each day to help people learn to swim. She considers swim lessons one of the most important things that everyone should learn, and her hope is that by offering the highest quality of instruction we can prevent as many drownings as possible.
Meet Lucas – Instructor and Plant Supervisor
Lucas is a 10-year coast guard veteran who spent his time in the military as a marine science technician and surface rescue swimmer. During his time in the Coast Guard he often volunteered with local community programs by assisting veterans and mentoring at-risk youth. He grew-up all around the globe as the son of single-parent military household and has developed a unique ability to instruct younger learners through the practice he had teaching his younger brother and sister and teaching American drum set to musicians of all ages.
Lucas spends his time away from the pool developing his craft as a Strong Man and has even performed in Galveston’s Dickens on the Strand and around the world in various venues and festivals.
Meet Chris – Instructor and Guard Director
Chris is an experienced instructor who has taught youth across the country for 9 years and is in his 7th year of teaching swimming lessons and lifeguarding in Houston. He is a native Houstonian who graduated from Houston ISD and immediately enrolled at Texas Southern University, here in the city. He has an associates in music theory and is working towards his bachelors in the same discipline.
When out of the water Chris likes to spend his time developing his percussional skills and sharing his knowledge with others interested in growing their musical talents. One day Chris hopes to realize his dream of opening a restaurant with an open mic and regular performers to entertain his guests.