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Contacts

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members listed at the bottom of this page. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE COACHES PLEASE EMAIL THEM AT [email protected]

Coaching Staff

Alicia Carlson

Co-Head Coach

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Hello Sharks!

My name is Alicia Carlson, I am a rising senior at East Carolina University. I am majoring in Exercise Physiology with plans to be a Physical Therapist. I have been swimming since I was
10 years old, beginning with summer league for the Hasentree Hammerheads as well as year-
round swimmer with the Marlins of Raleigh until I was 15. I also swam for Sanderson High
School all four years and played golf. I continue to swim on the Club swim team at East Carolina
University. I have been an active participant in swimming since year-round by being an assistant
swim coach for the Marlins of Raleigh, coaching the 8 and under and 11-12 age groups. As some
of you may remember I have been a swim coach for the Bedford Sharks for the past five years
and I am so excited to continue to coach this upcoming season. I can’t wait to see all of you and
be a part of an amazing team, as always Go Sharks!!!!

 

Allyson N Kohl

Co-Head Coach

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Hello sharks!!
I'm so excited to be your coach again for a third year! I have been swimming my whole life and I even was an original member of the Bedford Sharks! I am currently an eighth grade math teacher through the school year after graduating from NC State in 2018. I know we will have a fantastic season this summer!!!!
 

Alayna Marie Carlson

Assistant Coach

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Hi, My name is Alayna Carlson and I am a senior at Millbrook High school. I have been swimming year round for 10 years and have been a member of Millbrook's swim and dive team all 4 years. I also have swam for the Bedford Sharks and currently live in Bedford! I've loved every second of it!. I love working with kids and coaching them. I will be attending  East Carolina in the fall and I will be swimming for the Lady Pirates. 

I look forward to coaching the Bedford Sharks! See you in the Shark Tank!

Ellie M Russin

Assistant Coach

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Hi, Sharks! My name is am Ellie Russin, and I am a senior at Cardinal Gibbons high school. This fall, I will be attending the University of Vermont to pursue a degree in nursing as well as compete on their swim team. I started swimming for the Bedford Sharks when I was 5 years old and transitioned to year-round swimming when I was 7. I have swum for the Marlins of Raleigh for the past 12 years as well as my high school swim team, Cardinal Gibbons. I am so excited to coach the Sharks this season, and I cannot wait to be a part of such an amazing team! GO SHARKS!

 

Morgan Alexis Franklin

Assistant Coach

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Matthew Kohl

Junior Assistant Coach

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Hi! My name is Matt Kohl and I will be a senior at Wakefield High School next year. I have been on the Bedford Sharks swim team since I was four years old. I have also been a part of the Wakefield High School swim team for the past three years. I’m sure we will have a terrific team this year and I am happy to be a part of the coaching staff!

Board of Directors

Ken Vincent

TSA REP/Website Administrator

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Kristen Purcell

Manager

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Tracey Zola

Manager/ Volunteer Coordinator

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Kathryn Kiel

Manager/Website Administrator

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