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Aurora Calderara
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Aurora is a member of a large swim family and has been swimming since the age of 5. She swam competitively for USA Swim Teams in Florida, Texas and Hawaii. From age 11, she competed in every Texas Age Group Swimming All-Stars and TAGS State Championship. Her freshman year in High School she swam for Plano Senior High School. For the next 3 years of high school she lived in Hawaii and was a member of the Waiakea High School Varsity Swim Team. She was a state high school championship meet qualifier and finalist in multiple events. She was recruited to join the Women's (Wahine) Varsity Water Polo team her sophomore year and played 1st team as Hole Set all 3 years. Her senior year she was voted Team Captain, helped take the team to the Hawaii State Championship and was awarded MVP player of the year.

Aurora loves working with children and aspires to become a Pediatric or neonatal nurse.
Maureen Calderara
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Maureen has loved the water as long as she can remember. Always on the outside looking in, she landed a job at Indiana University working under legendary coaches, former USA Men's Olympic Team Coach and Indiana University Men's Swimming Coach, James (Doc) Counsilman; IU Diving Coach Hobie Billingsley, and IU Women's Swimming Coach, Pat Barry. At IU's Outdoor Pool, Olympians from all over the world would come to train. This experience helped to ignite her involvement in the sport. She has been a member of USA Master's Swimming in Florida, Texas and Hawaii. Most recently she was the Assistant High School Swim Coach at Kamehameha Schools- Hawaii under former Water Polo Olympian, Coach Dan Lyons. She also worked as a volunteer club coach for Warrior Aquatics on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Maureen and her husband, Mario, have recently moved to The Woodlands from the Big Island of Hawaii where Mario was Site Manager for Gemini Observatory atop Mauna Kea. They have 5 children, ages 11-24. Maureen taught all 5 of her children to swim. Some of their achievements include 2 Time Texas TAGS Champion, Multiple TAGS Finalists, Sectional Qualifiers, Hawaii State Swim Champion, Hawaii State High School Championship Meet Qualifier and Finalist in multiple events and Women's Water Polo State Championship team member.

When not at the pool (and when at the pool), Maureen thinks what life might have been had she pursued her law career. Maureen is also an attorney and a member of the Georgia Bar Association.
Alex Hancock
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Alex grew up in New Zealand and has been swimming since he was 10 years old. Achieving success at levels from age group to international junior competitions and most recently in NCAA Collegiate swimming. He was lucky enough to be awarded a scholarship to attend Auburn University where he just recently graduated from and gain experience with coaching through the Auburn Swim Camps where he taught swimmers from ages 7 years old all the way up to 18 years old. He has also previously been teaching at a learn to swim program at another local Houston swim club. During his time at Auburn he had many successes including being an SEC Finalist as well as an All American on two occasions. He is excited and passionate about working with kids and is excited to start teaching.
Julia Kirsten
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Julia started swimming competitively when she was 10 years old. Once she fell in love and got better at the sport, her four younger siblings (the Calderaras) all started swimming competitively as well. Her youngest siblings, Gianni and Tommy, swim for TWST.

In high school, Julia swam at both the regional and sectional levels. She qualified for sectionals at 13, and made it to regionals as a freshman. Her best events were the 100 breaststroke, the 200 breaststroke, and the 400 IM.

During and after high school, Julia worked as a lifeguard and the head coach for a country club's recreational swim team. She wrote workouts, worked on stroke technique, and coached over 20 kids from the ages 4-12. She also taught private swimming lessons to children ages 2-4.

In college, Julia worked as personal trainer. In 2009, she was awarded Personal Trainer of the year by UT Dallas. In 2008, she was awarded Toughest Group Instructor. She has taught various Group X classes that included Spin and Sculpt, Body Sculpting, and Boot Camp.

Julia recently moved to The Woodland's area from Maui with her husband and two small children to be closer to her family. Her Mom Maureen, sister Aurora, and brothers Tommy and Gianni, are all active on TWST. She enjoys swimming, working out, surfing, reading, writing, and being with her family.
Jennifer Scott
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After having grown up in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia, Jennifer lived southern California until moving to Texas 5 years ago with her three sons. Jennifer is a Respiratory Therapist and works at a local hospital. She began swimming competitively at the age of 8 and continued swimming through high school. Two of her three sons swim for TWST. Both are TAGS level swimmers, and one is a 5X TAGS champion and a TAGS record holder. Jennifer is passionate about swimming AND working with children and truly enjoys being a pre-twst swim instructor on her days off.