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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 team business, such as registration, volunteering, safety, or team policy issues, please contact one of the board members at castlecrocsswim@gmail.com.

Coaching Staff

Alec Celecki

Senior Head Coach

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When I think of summer, the first thing that always comes to mind is summer swim team with the Castle Crocs. The 2019 season will be my 14th season with the team, and I am just as excited for this season as I was for my first one when I was eight years old. Currently, I am studying Economics and Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Upon graduating in Spring 2020, I plan to pursue a career as an actuary.  With my free time I enjoy swimming, running, biking, skiing, curling, hiking, and watching movies.  It is no surprise that swimming holds a special place in my heart.  I have countless swimming memories from the Crocs and my four years of high school swimming. However, sharing kids’ excitement when they cross the pool for the first time, improve their time, or make their first all star time are by far my favorites. During my years with the Crocs as both a swimmer and a coach, I have made some of my best friends and grown both as an athlete and a person.  I’m looking forward to meeting all of the new swimmers and reconnecting with all our returning swimmers.

Kitty Delamore

Head Coach

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I am a Colorado native and have spent my whole life mesmerized by the water.  My first swim lesson was when I was just 6 weeks old, and even at such a young age, my love for being in the water was undeniable. Growing up, I participated in summer, year-round and high school swim teams, earning many achievements along the way. This season will be my second with the Crocs.  Sharing my passion, installing confidence, and motivating kiddos to always do their best in a supportive, yet structured environment is the foundation for any lesson I teach. When I'm not teaching others how to swim, I perform at aquariums across the country as a mermaid.  I also love scuba diving, traveling, rock climbing, playing ball with my two dogs and spending time with my husband.

Brian Baker

Assistant Coach - HOA2 (13+)

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Brian has been working for DPS for the past five years and for Safe Splash swim school for over eight years. He has been swimming since he was four years old and this is his first year coaching with the Crocs. "I was born and raised in Indiana and I also love working out and hanging out with friends and family."

Brian Bennett

Assistant Coach - CPNII (9-12)

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Coach Brian is deaf swimmer/triathlete born and raised in Colorado.  He has loved to swim since he was 2 years old. He holds multiple records at Gallaudet University, went to Deaflympic 2009 and World Champions Deaf Long/Short Course. He was assistant coach for Gallaudet University Swim Team for few years. He was head coach for USA Deaf Swim Team for World Championship Deaf Long Course in 2015. He was giving private swim lesson for few years before joining SafeSplash as a swim instructor. He wants to make sure all kiddos have motivation/fun and feel comfy being in the pool. Coach Brian enjoys seeing kids show improvement with a swim skill in a short time! He is currently training for triathlon (half and full Ironman), and works as an ASL teacher at Discovery Canyon Campus High School. He also loves to spending his time with his wife and two sons, a 3 year-old and a newborn!

Jason Brainard

Assistant Coach - CPNII (13+)

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Jason is 25 years old and has been for the last 12 years! Jason has been teaching/coaching swimming for the last 14 years; ask him about his journey! "I know several Crocs and am incredibly excited to be part of the team. Let’s work hard, get after it, and above all have a blast! We have a lot of talented swimmers on the team, and I can’t wait to help bring them out!"

Hunter Sullivan

Assistant Coach - HOA2 (8 and Under)

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This is Hunter's first year on the Crocs and he is looking forward to a great season. Hunter will be a senior this fall at Regis Jesuit High School and swims on the team there. Prior to this summer, he swam and coached for the Castle Pines Storm. Along with swimming, Hunter loves hiking, watching movies, and watching football with his family. "In my first season with the Crocs, I hope to give every swimmer a great experience where they grow in their technique and love for swimming. I look forward to meeting everyone and to helping all the swimmers achieve their goals!"

 

Sydney Sullivan

Assistant Coach - CPNII (8 and Under)

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Sydney will be a junior at Colorado State University in the fall. "Swimming with the Crocs really sparked my passion for the sport. I swam all four years at Rock Canyon and couldn’t be more excited to come back and coach another year with the team!"

Ryan Tierney

Assistant Coach - HOA2 (9-12)

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Ryan has been swimming with the Crocs for nine years, and he's so happy to be coaching again this year! Ryan is a senior at Regis Jesuit High School, where he's co-captain of the swim and dive team. Outside of swimming, he loves building things, being outdoors, and playing XBox with his brother.

Elise Barton

Junior Coach - HOA2 (8 and Under)

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Elise has been swimming for pretty much her whole life, and on the Castle Crocs team for many years. "This year, I will be a junior coach for the team, and I am ecstatic! In the fall, I will be a sophomore at Rock Canyon High School and join the Girls' Swim and Dive Team. I have always loved swimming, but I also tried diving in my freshman year and loved it! I’m super excited for the upcoming Castle Crocs season, and can’t wait to work with everyone on the team!"

Jack Barton

Junior Coach - CPNII (13+)

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Jack will be a senior at Rock Canyon in the fall. He currently swims for the combined high school boys' swim team. 

Dylan Brand

Junior Coach - HOA2 (13+)

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Dylan has grown up swimming for the Crocs and is looking forward to spending another season as a junior coach. He is currently a student at Rock Canyon High School where he loves to both swim and play football.

Braden Hunt

Junior Coach - CPNII (9-12)

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His name is Braden, but you can call him by his nickname, Barrett the Ferret. Braden's favorite pasttime is watching Bob Ross paint; there are no mistakes only happy accidents. After swimming, his favorite sport is croquet. It has always been his dream to own a pair of pet corgis. "I am looking forward to another great season with the Crocs!"

Amanda Palyo

Junior Coach - CPNII (8 and Under)

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Amanda, a recent graduate of Rock Canyon High School, is a Paralympian and swims competitively on the national and international level. "I am really excited to coach another year with the Crocs and help all the little ones improve."

Katelyn Pocock

Junior Coach - HOA2 (9-12)

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Katelyn is 14 years old and will be attending Rock Canyon High School as a freshman next year. She has been swimming with the Castle Crocs for about 5 years and is so excited for this upcoming season. Go Crocs!

 

Matthew Tierney

Junior Coach - HOA2 (8 and Under)

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Matthew is a sophomore at Regis Jesuit and this is his second year as a junior coach. He's been on the Crocs for 8 years, and looks forward to working with the kids for more years to come. "I love to be able to help kids through the same great experience that I had when I was just starting out as a Croc."

Dalton Walker

Junior Coach - CPNII (9-12)

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Dalton is a junior at Arapahoe High School. "I have been swimming my whole life! My passions include watching Denver sports teams and collecting coins. My favorite color is orange."

Lenja Osborne

Mini Crocs Coach - CPNII

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Lenja has been on summer swim teams since she was 5 years old, joined the Crocs in 2014, and started swimming year-round in 2017.  She loves playing a part in the growth of young kids as she volunteers as a leader for several youth programs at her church and babysits.  She has also helped several little Crocs over the past few years and is excited to watch them progress.  When not swimming, she is hanging out with friends, playing piano, violin, volleyball, or rock climbing.  

Ava Stotler

Mini Crocs Coach - CPNII

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This is Ava's 8th season with the Crocs and her first season as a Mini Crocs Coach.  Ava is going into 8th grade at American Academy.  When she's not swimming, Ava enjoys watching movies, reading books, and going to baseball games. "The Crocs value having fun, teaching good sportsmanship, and improving swimming strokes.  I hope to help our youngest swimmers grow in all of these areas.  See you in the water!"

Avery Tomlinson

Mini Crocs Coach - CPNII

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Avery is starting her eighth season on the Crocs and her favorite strokes are breastroke, butterfly, and freestyle.  "This season I really want to focus on helping the 6 & Unders with their strokes.  I'm also trying to break some of the 13-14 Crocs Records!"

Maya Vora

Mini Crocs Coach - CPNII

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Maya is going into the 8th grade at Rocky Heights Middle School.  She's been on the Castle Crocs for eight years and is very excited to be a Mini Coach this summer.  In her free time she enjoys exercising, running, bicycling, and painting.  "I am looking forward to coaching and to a great summer on the team!"