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Andy Korda

Head Coach

Coach Andy comes to Blue Tide from KATY Aquatics where he most recently has been the High Performance Coach, working with competitive swimmers who have earned Sectionals cuts through Olympic Trials times. Andy’s proven leadership includes developing National and Olympic Trial qualifiers as well as developing a National Age Group (NAG) number one ranking athlete.

As Head Age Group Coach, Andy helped KATY Aquatics grow into top ten placements at TAGS, including several individual champions. He also has coached NCSA Junior National finalists, Speedo Junior National finalists, and National finalists.

Coach Andy is widely known and regarded throughout Gulf Swimming both for his coaching talents and his service on the Gulf Swimming Board as Age Group Chair, Safety Chair, and At Large Member. Andy was the 2017 Gulf Senior Coach of the Year. He also has been a three-time Gulf Head Zones Coach, two- time Gulf All Star Head Coach, and the 2012 West Texas Head Zones Coach. He was a speaker at the ASCA 2018 Texas Legends Coaches Clinic and will be speaking at the 2019 ASCA World Clinic.

Previously, Andy was the Head Coach of the City of Midland Aquatics swimming program, and the Head Age Group Coach at Cy-Fair Swim Club. A Katy native, Andy and his wife, Lisa, have a young son, Jayden.


John Dissinger

Head 10 and under Coach

Coach Dissinger has worked in swimming in the Kingwood area for over 20 years. He also serves as the Head Girls' Swimming Coach at Kingwood Park High School. Since his arrival at KPHS the Girls team has captured four straight Region Championships and recently finished 2nd in the 2018 5A State Championships.  His swimmers have also captured numerous All State Awards. Coach Dissinger recently served as the President of the Eagle Swimming Association. Under his guidance swimmers captured numerous Individual and Relay State Champions, State Records and one National Record.

As the former Head Age Group coach of Blue Tide he coached numerous swimmers to state championships and national rankings which also include numerous state records and three relays that captured national championships. He was the head age group coach of two Texas Age Group Championship teams. For all of his swimmers’ accomplishments he was named 2001 Gulf Swimming and the 2002 Texas Swimming Age Group Coach of the year.  Coach Dissinger has a BS and MS in Physical Education from Western Kentucky University where he was a four year letterman and Team Captain for the Hilltoppers.  He and his wife Sharon have three children Spencer (Oklahoma State), A.J. (Texas State), Merritt (former swimmer at Penn State) with her husband Tony and granddaughter Jolie.


Tara Bailey

Head Age Group Coach

Tara Bailey has 15 years of experience coaching swim at multiple levels. She spent 4 years as the Head Coach of the Winchester Hurricanes Summer League, 3 years as a Junior Varsity Coach for Summer Creek High, 4 years as a Head Coach for Jersey Village High School, 4 years as a Head Coach for Summer Creek High School, 5 years as a Head Age Group Coach for Crimson Gold Aquatics and Eagle Swimming Association, and 1 year as a Senior/Head Coach for Crimson Gold Aquatics. During these times she has coached many TAGS qualifiers, Tags Finalist, TAGs Record holders, State Qualifiers for High School, State Champions, and several swimmers who went.


She swam for a year round program called TMAC and then move to DADs Club. She also swam for Mayde Creek High School, and was team Captain MVP and a record holder in the 100 fly and 100 back. She later swim in College at Delta State University.

Coach Bailey has two children a son Miles and a daughter Ava.

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Sara Hays

Assistant Coach

Coach Sara has been coaching for 10 yrs.  She started swimming at the age of 9 in Buffalo, New York.  She competed for Kenmore West High School and was a 12 time Niagara Frontier League Champion and helped her team to be NFL Team Champions her Junior and Senior years.  Sara was an 8 time Sectional All Star and Sectional Champion in the 200 Freestyle.  In 2005, she was inducted into her high school's Hall of Fame.  After high school, she went on to compete for Ashland University in Ohio.  There she was a member of the Penn-Ohio Conference team and an 11 time All American.  Sara left the corporate world when she had her first son, and decided to come back to swimming in 2006 when she joined the coaching staff at NEHA.  She coached for 3 years, and left after her 3rd son was born.  Sara came back to coaching in 2012 and joined the Blue Tide coaching staff.  She is very enthusiastic about the sport and loves to see her swimmers excel.  Sara lives in Kingwood with her husband, Mike, and 3 sons. Jack(14), Evan (13), and Bret (11).


Chris Pease

Assistant Coach

Coach Chris began his swim career in Florida swimming for a perennial high school powerhouse. He moved back to Connecticut, to finish his high school career, with his coach, who bought his birth home and parents home,  prior to moving to Florida. Coach Chris' s high school coach in Connecticut gave him the passion and love for coaching swimming and athletes. Coach Chris helped lead his high school team, in Connecticut, to its 1st district championship in 18 years. Chris went on to swim in college at Bridgewater State in Massachussetts. His career came to an end after a Rugby accident.


Chris moved to Texas and met his wife April. Coach Chris has a set of twin boys, Brad and Aaron.  Both Aaron and Brad swam for TWST and their local summer league teams. After the boys entered elementary school, he began his swim coach career. He has been a age group coach for TWST, Spring Swim Team, and NEHA. He also has been a head high school coach and head summer league coach. He has coached district, region, and state champions at the high school level. He also has coached TAGS, Sectional, Junior National Qualifiers and Olympic hopefuls. Coach Chris wants all swimmers to reach their highest potential in and out of the pool. When not coaching, Coach Chris runs, enjoys fantasy football, and March Madness.


Jocelin Drennan

Coaching Staff

Coach Jocelin began her swimming career at the age of 5 in her hometown of Midland, TX for the City of Midland Aquatics Swim Team. During her time with COM, she was a TAGS and Sectionals level swimmer. In 2011, she graduated from Greenwood High School and made her way to Reno, Nevada to continue her academics and swimming career at The University of Nevada, Reno. While attending UNR, Coach Jocelin achieved multiple All-Conference academic honors and represented the Wolf Pack at conference championship meets all 4 years. In May of 2015, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and made her way back to Midland to pursue a career with her degree.


Over the next year, Coach Jocelin combined her passion for swimming and journalism into one career as a coach for 11-12 year olds at the TAGS Level and as the media coordinator for COM Aquatics. In the Fall of 2016, Coach Jocelin joined Katy Aquatics where she would coach developmental athletes in the age group program as well high school level & national level senior athletes in the program. In addition to her coaching, she also had the opportunity to assist as a media coordinator for her team with social media platforms during meets and local events with the team. Looking west to California in August of 2018, Coach Jocelin moved to Los Angeles to coach for Westside Aquatics. Over the next year, she coached two developmental senior groups and was part of the Palisades Charter High School Swim Team coaching staff in the Pacific Palisades. After a year in Los Angeles, Coach Jocelin decided to return to Texas in August of 2019. Upon her arrival in Austin, she joined Waterloo Swimming as an assistant coach, swim lesson instructor and deck manager. During the next year, she taught a wide range of swimmers in swim lessons program and on the swim team. In April of 2020, she was promoted to the lead coach position for the Bronze 2 group and worked to continue to improve technique as well as endurance for 8-12 year olds in the group. Coach Jocelin is very excited to join Blue Tide Aquatics and looks forward to meeting and helping swimmers succeed in and out of the pool.