I am thrilled to be a part of the awesome coaching staff of the mighty Circle C Seals! Summer league swimming has been an important part of my life. I swam on a summer league team in Tucson, AZ, every summer from age 6 through 17, even after joining a year-round team in middle school. Summer league is why I fell in love with swimming, learning to have fun, racing fast, improving technique, making my best friends, and being a good sport.
During my swimming career I was an Arizona High School Champion, US National Champion, NCAA Champion and former American Record Holder. I’ve won medals at the Pan American Games, Goodwill Games, World Championships, and a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Since retiring from swimming after the Olympics I have remained active in the sport hosting clinics and working at the swim camp of my alma mater, the University of Texas (Public Relations, 2001). I swim Masters, but enjoy doing yoga, weight training and walking my two dogs. My goal is to help all of our Seals improve their swimming technique, learn to work hard, set goals, have fun, and most of all develop a love for the sport of swimming.
I started swim lessons at the age of four, but it wasn’t until I was 6, when I joined summer league that I fell in love with the sport. I have swam for Dick Nichols, Nitro, Circle C Select, Bowie and the Seals. I can tell you the Seals family is by far my favorite and has help to foster my love for the sport. This will be my 14th year with the Seals team and it feels like a family to me. For two years I volunteered as a Jr. Coach. Nothing makes me happier than getting a hug or a high five from the little kids, and knowing I am keeping the sport alive. I hope I can be a role model to them that all the previous Seals coaches have been to me. I can’t wait to see all the kids ready to jump in the water, and I am counting down the days till the start of next season already.
Hi Seals! This year will be my first year not swimming with the Seals since I was 6 years old. I have been coaching the Seals for the past 4 years and looking forward to working with you guys again this year. In the past I have swam for select and the Bowie High school team. My swimming career is over and I am currently wrapping up my Freshman year. I know this season will be a little different than usual but I am positive that we will make the best of it and have a great season.
Hey Seals! I’m super excited to be back with y’all this summer! I have been with the Seals for the past 11 years and am looking forward to my 4th year as a Seals coach! I just finished my Freshman year at the University of Arkansas at the Walton College of Business. Go Seals!
Hi I’m Coach Kate! I just finished up my freshman year at Grand Valley State University studying Nursing and Healthcare Information Systems. My swimming career and my love of swimming began at the age of 8 with the Circle C Seals. Over the years I’ve been very fortunate to receive some great advice about technique from many different coaches. I can’t wait to share some of these techniques with the team! This is my third year on the coaching staff and I’m looking forward to a great season
I first joined competitive swimming at a summer league when I was four, and I fell in love with sport ever since. I have been able to swim both in the US and in Europe, and I really love teaching this sport to others. I currently attend The University of Texas at Austin pursuing a BBA, and swim or play sand volleyball in my free time. I am excited to be back apart of the Seals this summer and ready for another amazing seasons. Go SEALS!