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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.

Coaching Staff

Mike Braga

Head Coach

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Mike Braga is an 8th grade English teacher at the Magellan Charter School, and has been a Manager at Bedford for the last 7 years.  Mike is certified to teach water safety, lifeguarding, first aid, CPR, AED usage, and other classes with the Red Cross, and has been lifeguard certified for 12 years.  He grew up in Raleigh swimming for Greystone pool, and later serving on their swim team board.Mike has given swimming lessons to swimmers ranging from first timers to high schoolers, and is excited to swim hard, play hard, and have fun with sharks this year. GO SHARKS!
 

Alicia Carlson

Assistant Head Coach

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Hello, my name is Alicia Carlson. I am a rising sophomore at East Carolina University, 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 the past three 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!!!!

Belle K Kozubowski

Assistant Head Coach

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Hi! My name is Belle Kozubowski and I just finished my first year at UNC Asheville studying Mass Communications. I love the Bedford Sharks and have been swimming or volunteering with them for over 10 years. Previously, I swam competitively for The Marlins of Raleigh for about 7 years and worked as a swim coach for MOR for 4 years. I am so excited to be returning for a second season as a Sharks coach!

Caitlin Myers

Assistant coach

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Hi! My name is Caitlin Myers! I’m a rising junior at Appalachian State University where I am studying Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as Special Education. I have been  swimming since I was five, and swam for the Sharks from when I was 6 until I was 18. I also swam for YOTA and Wakefield High School. During high school, I was a swim instructor at the YMCA and helped with leading their swim school sessions. I’ve been working as a lifeguard at this pool for 4 summers now, and I couldn’t be more excited to switch things up and begin coaching this summer! Go Sharks!! 

Allyson Kohl

Assistant coach

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My name is Allyson Kohl and I am currently an 8th grade science teacher. I was on the Bedford Sharks from when it started and when I was 18. That was roughly 9 years. After graduating high school, I became a swim coach at the YMCA. I did that for four summers before coming back to my roots on the Bedford Sharks. I look forward to being your swimmers coach! I love teaching and coaching and I am so excited to be doing it again for the fifth summer!

Board of Directors

Ken Vincent

TSA REP/Website Administrator

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Emily Kozubowski

Manager/Meet Coordinator

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Kristen Purcell

Manager

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Michele Puckett

Manager/Sponsor Coordinator

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Melissa Carrier

Manager/Treasurer

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Tracey Zola

Manager/ Volunteer Coordinator

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Kathryn Kiel

Manager/Website Administrator

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