My name is Thomas Arredondo, but during the summer I go by my alias which is Coach Tom. I am excited to be back for year twenty-two as head coach of the Round Rock Dolphins. I have been here a while now and have been fortunate to have seen thousands of kids go through the Dolphins program. What I really enjoy about Dolphins is seeing the progress that our swimmers make during the summer and from year to year. Swimming has always been a huge part of my life and I hope that through the Dolphins we will help create a lifelong love of swimming for others.
I am originally from Southern California, but have lived in Texas since 1994 so I consider myself an honorary Texan. I graduated from UT Austin with a Bachelor's in History and just recently completed my Master's in American History from Pace University this spring. In addition to my summer league gig, I also coach the RRHS Swim and Water Polo Teams. Many of our Dolphins go on to swim in high school so it is pretty amazing to be able to watch them grow up and be part of that process.
My wife and I have three children (all Dolphins) and we live in Round Rock. In my free time I enjoy reading, Longhorn sports, camping, watching movies, fishing, and just relaxing. My favorite creatures are buffalo, whales, wolves and elk and my favorite foods are pizza, tacos and pie.
I'm looking forward to another great summer! Don't forget your sunscreen and stay hydrated!
Hip Zoo Rah Zoo Dolphins!
Hello everyone! My name is Ian and I’m excited to be coaching this year with the Round Rock Dolphins. I started swimming at the young age of 6 on a summer league team and finished my competitive swim career off after my senior year at Round Rock High School. After high school I took my next step towards community college where I looked to get my associates degree and study Japanese in hopes of studying abroad one day. However with recent pandemic restrictions international travel has been restricted. I have taken my next step by enlisting into the Marine Corps and I will be shipping out in the Fall of 2022. In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities such as: Water Polo, Spikeball, Ultimate Frisbee, and Hiking. I would also like to consider myself a pretty solid baker, and I’m always up for a cookie. I’m looking forward to this new experience, and to not only help teach other people but to also learn a little too. I’m excited for the 2022 season to start and can’t wait to see how it ends up, go Dolphins!
Hi everyone! I am Coach Cassie and I have been swimming for 12 years and coaching/doing swim lessons for 5 years. The Round Rock Dolphins, Aquatex and Round Rock HS swim team gave me some of the best years and made me fall in love with the sport. I decided to continue this amazing sport as I pursued my bachelors degree in mathematics at the University of the Incarnate Word. I graduated in May 2021, and was fortunate enough to still have two years of eligibility left, due to my shoulder surgery in 2019 and then COVID-19 meet cancellations. I knew I had a big decision to make... I decided to make the most of my two years of college swimming and transfer to San Diego State, where I am currently working towards a Masters of Arts in Teaching Services (emphasis on math). Some of my hobbies include hiking, scrapbooking, going to the beach, spending quality time with my friends and finding new restaurants/coffee shops to try. I also love coaching, as it is a job that never feels like one! As a coach, not only do I want to improve my swimmers' technique and speed, but I hope to make a lasting impact on them and inspire them to follow their dreams. I look forward to seeing all the returning swimmers again and getting to meet the newbies! This team has given me the best memories, from the fun Friday practices, to the Schlitterbahn trips and 4th of July parade/celebrations and I couldn't imagine being a part of any other summer league team. Go Dolphins!!!
Hi Dolphins!! I’m Coach Adi and I’m so excited to meet you all! I started my swimming career as a Round Rock Dolphin when I was 12 and have loved swimming ever since! After my first season as a Dolphin, I joined club swimming and later swam for Round Rock HS. I’m currently a Biology major at Southwestern University where I’m on the swim team and pursuing a pre-med track for pediatrics. Some of my favorite things to do other than swim are spending time with my family, kayaking, hiking, playing with my dog Bentley, and playing my violin! As a coach, I want to give kids the direction they need to improve their speed and technique while ultimately creating a fun environment for them to really love swimming and believe in themselves. I’m so excited for this season, it’s going to be so much fun! Let’s go Dolphins!!
Hello everybody! I am Coach Kristina and I have been swimming for 14 years and have been coaching/doing swim lessons over the past year. I am proud to say that I was a Round Rock Dolphin myself and my years as a Dolphin were the best years of my swimming career. I continued my swimming career, after swimming for my club team and Round Rock High School, at the University of Texas Permian Basin. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Athletic Training at UTPB as well. Some of my hobbies include spending quality time with my friends and family, going on roadtrips, going on walks with my dog Rio, and cooking and baking. My goal as a coach is not only to help my swimmers get better in all aspects of swimming, but to also create a fun and comfortable environment for them to be able to fall in love with swimming in their own way. I look forward to seeing and meeting everybody this summer. Let’s have fun and just keep swimming! Go Dolphins!
Hello, 2022 Dolphins,
I am Coach Zach and I am so excited to work with
everyone this summer. I am a graduating senior at Round Rock High
School, and I have been swimming competitively at teams both here and in
Ireland for 13 years. Now that I am finished with high school, I am
excited to move on from competing in swim to my first year of coaching
for the sport. I am planning to study engineering at Texas A&M in the
fall. I enjoy playing video games with friends, violin, and camping as
well as recently playing water polo with the high school. I have made so
many friends and had so many great experiences through competing in
swimming, and I hope to be able to pass that on down to younger
swimmers. I am excited to have a fun season and Go Dolphins!