Judy V Siemer
Coach Judy has been swimming and coaching in the Houston area since high school. A member of the Westfield HS swim team and an avid swimmer in summer league, Coach Judy went on to Texas A&M where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. Coach Judy has been coaching with Ponderosa Forest off and on for over 20 years, starting with teaching 6 and under swimmers and working her way up to assistant coach. She was appointed head coach for the Ponderosa Westador Swim Team in 2010.
Coach Judy started coaching with Lone Star in 2012, working with our Stripes, White, and Red teams and earned her USA swimming association certification in 2013. Coach Judy is a strong advocate of a structured learn to swim program which focuses on basic skills, improvement of a swimmers technique, and progressing the swimmer from beginner to team skills as rapidly as possible.
Taylor G Adams
Assistant Head Coach
Coach Taylor has been around swimming pool and water since he
joined his Spring Creek Summer Swim Team when he was just 6 years
old. Taylor has enjoyed swimming from day one and continued
summer league swimming until he was in high school. He went
on to compete in high school but then stepped away from competitive
swimming in college. Missing the sport, Taylor committed to
giving back to the sport which he loved as a youngster and began
his coaching career as a Ponderosa Westador Assistant Coach with
Coach Judy. After a couple of years he became the Head Coach
for his own subdivision, Bridgestone. He has been the head
coach there since 2014. He joined the Lone Star coaching crew
in 2017 as an Assistant Head Coach to continue his work with young
athletes in pursuit of excellence in training technique.
In his time away from swimming, Taylor works as a tutor to high
school students enrolled at Porter High School. He enjoys
time with his wife and family as well as going hunting in the hill
John E Siemer
Assistant Head Coach
Coach John started his swimming career due to a football
injury. He turned to swimming and excelled in the sport and
grew to love it. He and his relay mates still hold serveral
pool records in the summer league community pools as well as on the
Westfield High School Record Board. After college, John
became an active triathlon athlete. He has competed in
several shorter distance triathlons and has completed 2 IronMan
Triathlons. As a coach, John belives in race pace sprint
training as an effective tool to increase speed for teenage
Tori D Woodruff
Junior Assiistant Coach
Coach Tori is a local Jersey Village High School Alum that began
coaching at Lone Star as a sophomore. Her work ethic and
drive to help young swimmers to learn how to swim has driven her
since she bagan her coaching career. Every summer, Coach Tori
joins Coach Judy to coach the Ponderosa Westador Swim Team where
she has taught numerous kids to swim whether for safety or for
competition. She believes in technique first, speed later and
works to correct swimmer form on all strokes to allow the swimmer
to achieve their goals.
Tori is currenty enrolled at Lone Star College working on her
Associates Degree with a major in Interpreting. She enjoys giving
of her time and self to the Special Needs community in Houston and
participates in many of their local activities and events.
She holds the Special Olympics held here in Cypress TX close
to her heart and has helped swimmers and officials put on a great
meet for several years. Her work as an interpreter will
continue to serve those in need in our community.
Assistant Coach - Aldine
Coach Mark has coached for over 23 years. He has a daughter that use to swim and now he has a granddaughter that has started swimming. At 14 he made a decision for swimming as his>
Coach Mark was born here in Houston and pretty much stayed here. His philosophy is; teach them how to swim it right and let them build it from there. It works because he had some swimmers make it to Olympic trials. Currently, he is coaching at Houston Christian High School and has been for the last 7 years. Under Coach Mark's leadership, Houston Christian High School boys won state and the girls won third. This was the first time for any sport under the school's new name.