Todd Rozelle began teaching swim at a local swim school in 2010 for 3 years while he was attending Dallas Baptist University. After he obtained his Bachelors degree in Business Management he went on to pursue a career in Industrial Sales. However, Todd’s passion for teaching kids to swim did not fade. Todd taught a handful of students during the summer at their homes for several years before realizing this was his vocation. His business doubled year after year just from word of mouth from parents. Fast Fins was created in 2018 and strives to be the best Private Swim Lesson provider in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Todd resides in McKinney, TX, has a brother named Tyler who serves in the US Army, and enjoys playing basketball, going to the gym, golfing, country dancing, and traveling in his spare time.
Cassie has been working with children, ages 2mo - 18 years for over a decade. She first began teaching swim lessons at a local swim school in the summer of 2012 and quickly fell in love. Within 4 months, she took on roles working with children as young as 2 months and became a manager overseeing curriculum implementation, training new teachers, and parent/student/teacher relationships and communications. Her high energy, enthusiasm, and animated style make her a vibrant teacher who instantly connects with students. Cassie continued working in these swim environments until 2016. In the summer of 2018, Summers joined Fast Fins having a niche for working with children in the water, especially under the age of 6. Cassie also holds a degree in Dance and teaches ballet and contemporary at dance studios through out the metroplex to ages 4-18. She is a registered yoga teacher, holding her RYT200 and teaches Ashtanga and Power Flow classes in East Dallas. When Cassie isn't busy teaching, she's attending shows and traveling to music festivals, taking classes herself (dance or yoga), or snuggled up with a book and her 2 cats.
Kristin was born and raised in Texas and is the oldest of 3. She began working with children at her church's childcare center where she learned valuable skills to teach children.
In 2011, she started working at a local swim school for 3 years where she quickly fell in love with teaching kids to swim. In 2013, Kristin moved to Missouri to pursue other career and personal choices but moved back to Texas in 2020. Kristin came on board with Fast Fins summer of 2020, and we are so happy to have her! In her spare time, she enjoys being with her friends, family, and dog, as well as watching sports. She also has a passion for photography which she utilizes when Storm Chasing! Kristin has a highly energetic and bubbly personality that connects well with children of all ages!
Matt was born and spent most of his life in Northern California. He started his first summer swimming competitively at the age of 5. Over the years, his love for the sport grew as he swam through high school and eventually at TCU. There, Matt swam butterfly and pursued a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started teaching private swim lessons during high school and summers between years at TCU. Matt loves working with kids of all ages refine their stroke and feel confident in the water. In his time away from the pool, Matt loves to travel, hike, and learn new recipes
Cindy is a recently retired school teacher of 32 years. She attended Texas A&M, graduated from UNT and earned her Masters Degree from Lamar University. Her passion is helping others. Cindy has been married to her husband, Mike, for 40 years. They have two grown sons, one of which was a swim instructor during high school and college, and a sweet daughter-in-law, whom Cindy taught in the 6th grade. Cindy loves to be busy! When she is not working behind the scenes for Fast Fins, she spends time with her beautiful baby granddaughter, has her own floral design business, is very active in her church, loves being outside-swimming, biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, gardening, and playing with her two dogs: Jewels and Koda. Family is her love and priority.
Head Coach - Fast Fins Elite
Cody first began coaching at Nashville Aquatic Club in 2017 while he was finishing his swim career at Delta State University. While at NAC, Cody assisted with coaching the youth development program including swimmers who went on to compete in the 2021 Olympics. Cody, originally born in Wheatley, Canada moved to Dallas in 2018.
During his swimming career, he was a fourteen-time Ontario Provincial Champion, Jr.National Champion, and International Youth Games Champion. Cody was also a Canadian Olympic Trials finalist and a USA Olympic Trial Qualfier in 2016. At Delta State University, Cody earned All-American honors, set NSISC conference and school records in multiple events.
After graduation from Delta State and coaching at Nashville Aquatic Club, Cody moved to Dallas to join Dallas Swim Kids as Program Director. Through his role, Cody started a developmental swim team and built the program to 80+ swimmers in just 2 years. The swim school saw an overall increase of 300+ swimmers in that time as well. Cody has experience training and coaching some of the best swimmers in the world. He is also knowledgeable and experienced in building a program from the bottom up. Cody's goal is to build Fast Fins Elite to become one of the premier clubs in DFW and swimmers the opportunity to recieve personal, elite training
Assistant Coach -Fast Fins Elite
Daniel started his coaching career at the Greenville YMCA in 2018 before moving to Dallas. Daniel is Lifeguard and USA Swim Coach certified. In his swim career, he was teammates with Coach Cody at Delta State University. Daniels specialty events were the 50,100 & 200 Freestyle. In 2020, Daniel moved from Cleveland, MS to Dallas, TX to join the new swim team at DSK.
At DSK, Daniel led the developmental groups focusing on technique and special skills work. Daniel has a passion for dryland and weight training and is able to utilize those skills to teach swimmers the importance of being well-rounded athletes. He has assisted with the coaching of swimmers who went on to achieve top 25 ranked times in the state and the overall growth of the program. Daniels biggest asset is his knowledge of the sport, working with youth and encouraging them to the best they can be.
Stephanie comes with a vibrant background spanning over a decade. Stephanie's journey with children began as a dedicated "Kidz Church" teacher in 2010 where she orchestrated events, interactive lessons, and week-long immersive summer camps, all tailored to educate kids aged 2-11. Stephanie's teaching style is a delightful mix of games, songs, creativity, and engaging conversations that truly resonate with children. She also works in film making, where her passion for entertainment and storytelling has ignited a mission to create captivating content for both kids and teens to relish. Stephanie's combination of teaching expertise and storytelling is the perfect mix for a Fast Fins swim instructor.