Greetings to all of the Woodcreek Seawolves. I am looking forward to seeing all of you on April 26, whether this is your tenth year or your first year.
I have been involved in swimming in one form or another for most of my life. As a swimmer, I competed from an early age and then continued competing in college. After swimming, I also competed in triathlons for several years.
My first coaching experience was with the Carmel Barracudas when I was 18. Since that time, I have coached age group swimming as well as high school swimming for many years. My coaching in Roseville began in 2007 when I coached the Oakmont High School swim team for six years. In 2010, I was the head coach of the Roseville Sugarbears. Then, in 2011, I started coaching for the Woodcreek Seawolves.
One of the best parts of coaching is seeing the joy on a swimmer’s face when they achieve a major goal or achieve something in swimming they didn’t think was possible.
Just a little bit about me: I have called Roseville home since 2007 when I married my beautiful wife. My daughter Madeline was born in 2012, and all three of us enjoy the Roseville community. My hobbies include enjoying the great outdoors, skiing (when I can), traveling, reading, playing the trumpet, and competing in endurance races. My wife and I both love to camp, and we look forward to taking a trip to Europe sometime in the near future.
Hi! My name is Kelli and I’m so excited to start this new season with all of you! Just a bit about me, I have been in a pool for as long as I can remember. Quickly after starting swim lessons, I moved on to swim competitively with a team when I was 4 years old. Since then, I have been a part of many aquatics programs both in the water and on the pool deck, including swimming for the Roseville Sugarbears and Woodcreek SeaWolves, and doing both swim and playing water polo for Woodcreek High School and Sierra College.
My coaching experience began in 2014 teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding with the City of Roseville. From there, I began coaching the pre-competitive program, the SeaLions, in 2017 with the City of Roseville, and that’s really where my love for coaching began! In 2019, I moved forward to coach the Woodcreek SeaWolves and the following year began coaching with California Capital Aquatics. No matter what time of year, you can usually find me on the pool deck!
My favorite stroke when I was a full time swimmer was backstroke and when I played water polo, I was an attacker. One thing that I have learned from being on the pool deck for as long as I have is that swimming is one of the most rewarding sports because it teaches you discipline and accountability. Without this sport, I would definitely not be where I am today, nor have the friends I have now.
I am currently going to school at California State University, Sacramento to study Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration and I hope to continue coaching and expand my knowledge in community programs and recreation. A few of my favorite things include anything Disney, my dog, Murphy, and Starbucks! When I’m not on the pool deck, you can find me hanging out with my sister and watching Disney movies!
I’m so excited to see you all on the pool deck and get to know each of you too!
Hi, my name is Sierra Buell, and this is my first year as an assistant coach for Woodcreek Seawolves. I started swimming at age 5, as a member of Seawolves, and became a year-round swimmer with California Capital Aquatics when I turned 7. As an age group and senior level swimmer on CCA, I represented my team at many high level meets including CA-NV Sectionals and age group Western Zone Championships. I graduated from Woodcreek High School in 2017, and I went on to swim at California State University, Bakersfield, on a 4 year swim scholarship.
Although this is my first year coaching Seawolves, I have spent the past four years teaching swim lessons and coaching summer swim programs. I really enjoy being able to watch swimmers of all ages enjoy their time in the pool and achieve their goals, whatever they may be! I’m very excited to spend the summer working with my fellow coaches to make the season as fun and exciting as it can be!
A little bit more about me: I am finishing up my undergraduate degree in Biology (I graduate May 2021!), and I’m hoping to eventually continue my education with a higher degree involving Ecology, Marine Biology, or Conservation. I love Disney movies and going to Disneyland with my friends whenever I am able to! I also love nature, hiking, visiting the beach, and spending time outside.