Elizabeth Kooy is from Hastings, Nebraska where she was a high school swimmer. She became a Masters swimmer and lover of all things distance. She loves open water swimming and long distance pool racing. She has won several of the USMS National Postal Championship series. Kooy coached the Chicago Smelts Masters team for 10 years before she moved to Dallas in 2011. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and works in the field of juvenile justice. She started coaching for DAM in 2012.
 Dallas Aquatic Masters
DAM or the Dallas Aquatic Masters is one of the largest masters swimming teams in the world. Co-founded and co-owned by Bobby Patten and Olympic champion Jim Montgomery, it is a year-round adult swimming team geared towards swimming in the pool and open bodies of water for fitness, fun and competition. DAM offers expertly designed adult group swim programs and adult private lessons to suit the needs of adults of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.