Coach Amy's Bio
Amy Linkous, owner and coach of Swim For All, is a certified adaptive swim instructor and a Level 3 certified Swim Whisperer® through the Swim Angelfish® Methodology. Amy loves the water. She has worked in all facets of swim programs and has been involved in teaching and coaching swimming for over 30 years. She is passionate about teaching swimming to persons of all ages and all abilities, and is dedicated to making swimming safer and more enjoyable for all those with learning or physical differences.
Coach Amy’s swimming career began at age 9 in Nashville, where as a youth she first competed in summer swim league and then later joined the nationally-renowned Nashville Aquatic Club team as a year-round competitive swimmer. She continued her swimming career through high school and college, competing as a member of the University of Notre Dame's varsity women's swim team. Amy started her coaching career as a summer league swim coach in Nashville and Memphis, and then later joined the coaching staff at the Phoenix Swim Club as co-director of the Club’s summer swim lessons program and as a competitive age-group swim coach. She later served as the head instructor for the Southern Methodist University summer swim program in Dallas. Amy founded Swim For All in 2015 to provide swim instruction to persons of all abilities in the greater Austin area.
Out of the pool, Amy graduated with her B.A. and M.S. in Education and has 18 years of professional teaching experience, primarily as a mathematics instructor for grades 4 through 8. She is the proud mother of two strong-willed boys, including a competitive age-group swimmer and a talented special need teen.
Swim Instruction Experience
* Lifeguard, Swim Instructor & Summer League Co-Coach
* Lifeguard & Swim Lesson Instructor
* Summer League Head Coach Nashville, TN
* Summer League Head Coach Memphis, TN
* Private Swim Instructor Clarksville, TN
* Swim Instructor University of Alaska
* Coach &Co-Director of Swim Lessons Phoenix,AZ
* Head Swim Instructor Southern Methodist University
* Swim Instructor/Deck Supervisor Cedar Park,TX
* Private Swim Instructor AZ, OR, TX