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Swimming - Varsity Coed

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# Name Position
Mariana Aguilar
Hannah Blue
Tatum Chambers
Andres Garcia
James Gewax
Catherine Grayson
Aidan Johnson
Eva Lemeshev
Shel Lipscomb
Karla Mantilla
Hollis McMahon
Rachel Neil
Ethan Nguyen
Anna Nielson
Sahair Patel
Rishul Rai
Sophia Sobenes
Sam Soule
Matthew Wiggans


Head Coach: Lia Oberstar-Brown LOberstar-Brown@parishepiscopal.org

Coach Lia was born in 1976 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to David and Sharron Oberstar, two self-professed non-swimmers. She learned to swim at the local YMCA. She got her first taste of competitive swimming at Park Forest summer swim league at age 6….and she was hooked for life. She joined the local year-round club swim team, Olympia Athletic Club at the young age of 7. She remained on that team (it eventually changed its name to Fort Wayne Aquatics) for the duration of her competitive swimming time in Fort Wayne. With Fort Wayne Aquatics she amassed countless state wins and many zone championship titles. Under the guidance and training of her long-time coach, Dave Gibson, she qualified for Junior Nationals at age 12 and Senior Nationals at age 13. She was an all-around swimmer who eventually competed at Nationals in every event except the breast stroke events.

Coach Lia represented her high school, Bishop Dwenger High School, in Fort Wayne Indiana from 1991-1995. During this time she became a 7-time State champion (8 is the maximum number of state wins any person can achieve in a high school format) specializing in the 500 free and 100 back. She still holds the Fort Wayne area high school record in both those events 23 years on. She was inducted into the Bishop Dwenger High School Hall of Fame in 2005. Additionally, she was inducted into the Indiana High School Hall of Fame in 2007.

Coach Lia made her way to Texas on a full ride swimming scholarship in 1995 to compete for the SMU Mustangs from 1995-1999. Under the guidance and training of Steve Collins at SMU, Coach Lia garnered 8 NCAA titles and 15 All-American honors. She and her teammates earned an impressive top 4 team finish all 4 years with a 2nd place team finish in 1997. She held the SMU school records in the 100 back, 200 back and 200 fly for nearly a decade before they were broken in the late 2000’s.

During her time at SMU, Coach Lia also competed on the world level. She had the opportunity to travel the world representing the United State of America. In late 1996 Coach Lia made her mark in the American swimming history books by breaking the American Record in the 200 back at the US Open. A few months later in 1997 she competed in the World Championships in Sweden earning a silver and bronze medal. She represented the United State at the 1998 World Cup circuit earning several top 3 finishes. She competed in two Pan Pacific Games with Team USA in Japan in 1997 and Australia in 1999. She competed at two Olympic Trials (1996 and 2000) missing a birth to the 2000 Olympic team by a small margin.

As a master’s swimmer for Dallas Aquatic Masters, Coach Lia earned many National Titles. In 2008 Lia broke the Master’s World Record in the 200 back.

Coach Lia has been coaching swimming since 1999 when she graduated SMU. She started with coaching Dallas Aquatic Master’s in 1999. In 2000 she started teaching private lessons for all ages and abilities. From 2002-2012 Coach Lia was the gold group coach for Dallas Mustangs club team. Coach Lia started coaching for Parish Episcopal School in 2004 and has been a devoted coach for this team for 14 years. In addition to her Parish coaching, private lesson, and Dallas Aquatic Master’s coaching, Coach Lia also runs the swim program for the preschool at the Jewish Community Center and teaches through the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy at the JCC.

Coach Lia has been married to Darren Brown since October 2006. They have two children, Delana Brown (8) and Connor Brown (4) both of whom are fish just like their mother.

Team Information

Swimming - Varsity Coed

2019-2020 Swim Season Information

First practice: October 21, 2019

Practice time and location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:15 a.m. at Greenhill Natatorium, Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. weights at Parish.

For information regarding the swim team please contact the head coach Lia Oberstar-Brown LOberstar-Brown@parishepiscopal.org