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Our focus as coaches is to provide opportunities for swimmers to develop and strengthen a love for the sport of swimming.  We want them to have fun and enjoy being an Urbana Seahawk. We will help swimmers develop and improve stroke techniques, emphasize good training habits, lead appropriate training exercises, demonstrate good sportsmanship, communicate effectively as well as motivate our Seahawk swimmers to do their best. Through all this, we will win ourselves an amazing summer season!   

Coaching Staff

Zoe McIlmail

Head Coach

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Hello Seahawk Families! I am incredibly excited for another season of Seahawk swimming.  I fell in love with swimming when I was 6 years old when I swam for the Stedwick Stingways.  This passion has grown from being a novice swimmer to coaching at a premier club team.  I have been a VOU Seahawk since its inaugural season in 2004;  as a swimmer for 9 years, junior coach, assistant coach and was named as Head Coach in 2015.  I also swam competitively for the Frederick YMCA until transferring to Rockville Montgomery Swim Club ( RMSC) in 2010.  I am currently the Head Coach for the Minis program of RMSC, and an Assistant Coach for the Juniors and Advanced Juniors groups.  I graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2016 where I swam Varsity for four years, and was named captain my senior year.  Swimming has provided me with leadership skills, team & individual competition, and many cherished memories. I hope to provide an experience for each VOU swimmer to grow not only as a swimmer, but as a team member of the best summer swimteam! I am excited for another summer of fun, learning, and the best half-time dance offs in the league!  GO SEAHAWKS!!

 

 

Kevin Nam

Assistant Coach

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Hello all. My name is Kevin Nam, some of you already know me when I was coaching in the summer of '16. After which I went MIA, but now I am back and ready to coach once again. I've had a long history with swimming and I am ready to use my knowledge to help out our swimmers. I am looking forward to this season and I hope that we all do our best.

Connor Wills

Assistant Coach

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Hey everyone! My name is Connor Wills, and I'm so excited to be coming back for another year of coaching! I grew up swimming for the Seahawks, and became an Assistant Coach in 2017. Being able to come full circle and coach these swimmers is such a cool experinece for me.  I am currently a Junior at the University of Maryland, where I am pursuing a degree in Special Education.  I have various experiences in leaadership, and look to bring lots of excitement and energy to the coaching staff this summer.  I'm so pumped to get this season going!

Lauren Bauer

Assistant Coach

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Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a student at the University of Arkansas where I'm studying nursing.  I grew up in Texas and loved summer league swim team, and have been coaching it ever since.  Summer of 2017 was my first year with the Seahawks, and it was the absolute best experience.  I can't wait for this season and all the fun we have in store for this new team!

Andres Silva

Assistant Coach

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Hello, my name is Andres but my swimmers call me Maui. I have been a part of this organization since I was 8 years old! Summer 2017 was the first year I was given the opportunity to coach and I loved every single day. About me, I wrestled and played football at Urbana high school and continued my athletic career at Shepherd University where I'm majoring in Sports Marketing; currently a sophomore. I look forward to the season and making more incredible memories with everyone!

Tommy Walters

Assistant Coach

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Hello VOU Seahawks, my name is Tommy Walters and I am super excited to join the Seahawks coaching staff. I have been swimming since early elementary school, including time on the Windsor Knolls Wahoos and on FAST, in Frederick. I had the opportunity to coach the Wahoos back in 2014-2015, and I was super excited when offered the position on the VOU staff. I am currently a rising Junior at the University of Maryland, where I study Communications. I cannot wait for a fantastic summer, and I am looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Lexi Deak

Head Assistant Coach

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Hi, for those of you who don’t know, my name is Lexi Deak.  I absolutely love swimming and I have been a part of a swim team every year since I was 6 years old.  I swam for the Seahawks until I was 14 and then swam for my high school as a varsity swimmer for three years.  I have been an assistant coach for the Seahawks since the summer of 2013 and was happily promoted to Head Assistant Coach in 2015!  I am currently attending James Madison University working towards a biology degree on a pre- med track and I will be a Senior in the fall.  Although I am not swimming competitively anymore, I am thankful to still be highly involved in the sport through coaching.  Swimming was always an integral component to my life, leading me to lifelong friends and a greater sense of community.  I love, love, love working with all of the swimmers and it gives me so much pride to see them improve from the start of the season to the end, and from season to season as well.  Looking forward to another terrific summer for the Seahawks!!

Board of Directors

Stephanie Castor

Team Coordinator

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Jamie Shipley

Treasurer

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Monica DeAgostino

Personnel Manager & Apparel Coordinator

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Tara Garmon

Registrar

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Nicelda Bowers

IT

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Bo Liu

Judges Coordinator

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Robin Dove

Concessions Coordinator

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Katie Rahmati

Volunteer Coordinator

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