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Co Head Coach
Solomon D' Amico moved to Seward area in the Spring of 1994. Since then, he has served in the Marine Corps, completed a BS in Kinesiology from Indiana Unversity (2011) and helped coach Seward area youth sports to include: swimming, strength training, track and field, basketball, and cross country running since 2010. I'm looking forward to meeting and working with all the swimmers and their parents this upcoming season, and hope my experience and education can help all involved accomplish their goals!
Greer is originally from Memphis, TN. She grew up with a love of swimming and started out in summer leagues at age nine. From there, she continued on to become Varsity Captain of her high school swim team while training with University of Memphis club teams. After high school, she stopped swimming competitively to study History at the University of Tennessee but kept it up recreationally. Moving to Alaska in 2014 and relocating to Seward at the beginning of 2019, Greer owns and manages a clothing store. She is excited to jump back into her love of swimming and helping younger swimmers find their passion for it as well.
Cassidy Mae Kelly
I was born and raised in Flagstaff, AZ and came up to Alaska back in 2015 to attend school and swim for UAF’s swim team. I specialized in the distance freestyle events (500, 1000 and 1650) and the 200 backstroke. I graduated from UAF with my degree in psychology and minor in marine science this past May. I started coaching in Flagstaff when I was a junior in high school and continued to help coach the local teams when I would come home during college breaks. When I moved to Fairbanks I also helped coach the Stingrays Swim Team and Masters team. Over the summer, I lived in Hawaii and interned at the Sea Life Park, working with dolphins and sea lions. I am now working as a marine mammal intern at the Alaska SeaLife Center. I am thrilled to be a part of this community and the Seward Tsunami Swim Club.
Shelby is from Diablo, California and has been swimming since age five. She landed her first job at the local country club as a lifeguard and junior swim coach. She proceeded to coach for the following six summers ages 2-18 recreational swimming. She was a varsity athlete all four years of high school and continued her swimming career through four years of college at the University of California Santa Cruz. There she received her bachelor's degree in Marine Biology and now lives in Seward as a Marine Mammal Trainer at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Her hobbies include scuba diving, singing, and the occasional lap swim.
Myriah R Ariza-Balter
MY FAMILY & I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN SEWARD FOR 2 YEARS. BEING A FATHER I UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING CHILDREN THE QUALITIES NECESSARY TO BECOME HAPPY & SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE. I AM A FIRM BELIEVER THAT SWIMMING CAN PROVIDE AN ACCESS TO THESE QUALITIES. DEDICATION, PERSEVERANCE, FACING CHALLENGES ARE BUT A FEW.
SWIMMING HAS BEEN A BIG PART OF MY LIFE. LEARNING TO SWIM AT A YOUNG AGE, TO CLUB LEVELS IN THE UK, SCHOOL, NAVY, AUSTRALIA, US MASTERS. I CONTINUE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SWIM AT VARIOUS CLUBS & HAVE THE CHANCE TO OBSERVE THEIR TECHNIQUES.
I LOOK FORWARD TO A NEW SEASON AT TSUNAMIS, KNOWING THAT THEIR WILL BE PLENTY OF SMILES & CHEERS WHEN CHILDRENS GOALS BECOME A REALITY!
|Board of Directors|
Kim Marie Bird
Vice President/ Outreach Coordinator
Mia K Nappi
STSC Athlete Representative
Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large