Swim Instructors

Swim Instructor Gracie of the University of the Incarnate Word

Gracie Redding

Gracie Redding joined UIW Sports and Wellness department as the Natatorium Coordinator, aerobic swim instructor and triathlon swim coach, all while working on her Masters of Science in Professional Leadership and Organization with a focus in Human Resources and Consulting. Previously she was as an assistant coach for the UIW Swimming and Diving team.

Outside of coaching for the Cardinals, she also serves as a swim instructor for Streamline Aquatics LLC in San Antonio.

Prior to UIW, Redding was a club swim coach with Gulf Coast Swim Team (GCST).

Redding swam for Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) from 2016-2019, she swam at Florida State for her freshman season (2015-16). At FGCU she racked up multiple accolade including Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Swimmer of the year (senior), CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American (senior), was a two-time CCSA Swimmer of the Week (senior), was a two-time Most Outstanding Female Swimmer of the Meet (junior and senior), earned CSCAA Scholar All-American twice (junior), earned CSCAA All-American (sophomore) after finishing 15t in the country n the 200 free relay at the 2017 NCAA Swimming Championships, and was named CCSA All-Conference (sophomore).

Ksenija Kraic

Ksenija Kraic serves the UIW Sports and Wellness department as a graduate assistant of Graphics Design, Natatorium Supervisor, Swim Lesson Instructor and lifeguard while currently working on her Doctoral degree in Orginizational Leadership. Ksenija has earned an Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from UIW.

Ksenija was a collegiate swimmer at Ouachita Baptist University, where she swam breaststroke and the 200 yard medley relay.

Ksenija has over 15 years of coaching experience in all age groups, skill sets and levels of expereince. 



Swim Instructor Andrey of the University of the Incarnate Word

Amechi Nawaeze

Amechi Nawaeze joined the UIW Sports and Wellness department as a Natatorium Swim Lesson Instructor and a lifeguard while working on his Bachelors degree in Cyber Security. Amechi is a current UIW athlete competing in freestyle and butterfly for the UIW Men's Swim team.