All Staff Nicole Erdmann Regional Aquatics Director Northwest Family Y Send a Message Languages Spoken English I’ve been with the Y for 12 years. I grew up here in Austin, actually only a few miles from the Northwest Y. During my high school summers I was always on the swim team or playing softball, at summer camps or playing in tournaments. I went to college and played softball at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin Texas. While I was attending TLU I began working in campus recreation, from gym monitor to officiating sports to lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons. After I graduated from TLU with a bachelors in kinesiology I earned a Master’s degree in recreation administration. After a few years working on campuses, I moved back to Austin to work for the YMCA. I love working with my staff who are mostly high schoolers working their first jobs. It’s great to see staff grow both in their jobs and in their lives. When I’m not at the Y, I love going to parks with my dogs and competing in Brazilian jiu jitsu. I even won third place in the world for my division!