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 still swim, but enjoy doing yoga, Barre3, Orange Theory, and weight training. 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 swimming 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, 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 11th year on the Seals team and it feels like a family to me. For two years 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 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 champs so I can see how many people are ready to dye their hair with me!
Hello Seals! I've been a part of the Seals family for going on twelve years and couldn't be more excited for another great season. I have been swimming competitively since I was 6. I am currently swimming on the Bowie High School team and in the past I have swam club for Circle C select. I'm proud to be a part of the Seals team and I am looking forward to working with you this summer.
I am finishing my Junior year at Bowie High School and a member of the Bowie Swim & Dive team. I have been a member of the Seals for 9 years, and this will be my third year on the Coaching Staff. I have enjoyed great times with the Seals and am looking forward to a fantastic season.
I joined the Circle C Seals when I moved to Austin in the third grade and swam on Seals until I was seventeen. In between that time, I also swam with Circle C Select and was on the Bowie High School swim team all four years, with the privilege of being a captain my senior year. Aside from my own swimming experience, I’ve taught swim lessons at neighborhood community pools, Emler Swim School, and in my own backyard. It seems that when a chapter in my life involving swimming closes, another one opens - I just can’t seem to put it aside! One of my favorite things about swimming, that my dad always told me growing up, is that you’re always competing against the clock and yourself. I love that swimming allows you to be on a team and bond with others, but that it also pushes you to believe in yourself and challenge yourself to do things you never thought you could. After graduating from high school, I spent time doing volunteer work abroad before heading to St. Edward’s University where I am now, studying Social Work and Journalism. I’m very passionate about people and think there is so much to learn from others, so I am very excited for this summer!
My swimming career and my love of swimming began at the age of 8 with the Circle C Seals. I currently swim with my club team, Western Hills Athletic Club (WHAC) and I’m also a member of the Bowie High School Swim Team. 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 second year on the coaching staff and I’m looking forward to a great season!
I have been swimming on seals since I was 6 or 7. Seals was a concrete part of my childhood, and was an annual swimming season I could look forward to. I have enjoyed meeting other teammates, older and younger, throughout my years here and continue to be surprised at how happy coming back to the team makes me. I am currently on the LBJ swim team as well, and am going to LASA high school. I am super excited to coach my second year with y’all!
I joined summer league when I was four, instantly falling in love with swimming and the community around a summer league swim team. Currently, I am swimming for LASA/LBJ and I have just finished my sophomore year, and I still love swimming just as much as I did 12 years ago. I joined Seals last year and volunteered coached, and while I was new comer, I made instant friends with so many people of all ages. Nothing is more rewarding than cheering on teammate who share the same passion for swimming that I have. I am excited to be a part of the team for another season. Go SEALS!
My swimming career began at the age of 5 for a team in Lexington, Kentucky. At age 11, I moved to Austin and joined Seals that summer, and I have cherished every season since! I have experience with other swim clubs in the area such as Circle C Aquatics. I am currently a junior swimming at James Bowie High School, specializing in the 50/100 freestyle. I am ecstatic to start my first year as an Assistant Coach, and I hope to make a special bond with each and every Seal!