San Antonio Nadadores
Coaching Staff

As of 16 September 2021

Head Coach

Donald Walker, Ed.D.

Dr. Walker is the Head Coach of Alamo Area Aquatic Association's downtown location and, a lecturer in Psychology at the University of the Incarnate Word.  He is the former Head Coach of Alamo Heights High School where he led the Mules to a 2014 Girls State Championship, 2017 Girls Runner-Up spot and, four top ten finishes at the UIL High School State Meet during his six year tenure.  He was named San Antonio Express News Girls Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.  In addition, he is the recipient of the 2014 NFHS Girls Texas State Coach of the Year and, 2014 TISCA Texas State Girls Coach of the Year.  Dr. Walker was named Regional Coach of the Year for Girls and Boys on five different occasions.  At the club level he has coached at all levels from novice to Olympic Trials.  Dr. Walker earned his Bachelor's Degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Master's Degree from the University of The Incarnate Word and, Doctoral Degree from Texas A&M University at College Station.  He is a three time NCAA Division ll All-American and, two time NAIA All-American.  Dr. Walker is the recipient of the 2021 TISCA Theron Pickle Lifetime Achievement Award.

Head Age Group Coach

Rusty Ives

Rusty Ives is a  graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio and also from Highlands High School.  Coach Rusty competed as a Varsity swimmer for the Highlands Owls and has coached swimmers who have earned numerous honors.  His swimmers have qualified for All State Honors, Sectionals and Texas Age-Group State Championships.   In addition to being the Head Age Group Coach for the San Antonio Nadadores, Rusty serves as Head Coach of Incarnate Word High School and Head Coach for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Swimming Team.

Novice Coaches

Julie Austin

Coach Julie is Head Novice Coach.  She is WSI Instructor certified and has taught swim lessons for over then years.  Coach Julie was a varsity swimmer and water polo player for Edison High School.

Josh Calderon

Coach Josh was a standout swimmer at Brackenridge High School and swam for McMurry State in Abilene, Texas. He is a Certified Lifeguard and teaches swimming for the City of San Antonio.