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2018 HOST Coaches

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.

Coaching Staff

Sarah Caitlin Johnson

Head Coach

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Name:

Sarah Johnson

How old were you when you started swimming>

I started swimming when I was 5, on Hampton Oaks Swim Team.

How many years are you/have you been>

I swam from age 5-17, on Hampton Oaks Swim, STAT and North Stafford Swim.

What is/are your favorite stroke(s)?

My favorite stroke is backstroke but I also loved butterfly growing up too.

What was your fastest time / best swim / favorite meet?

I have two great swim memories. When I was younger, my relay team set a pool record at Hampton Oaks and also when I received a AA cap for a 100 backstroke on STAT.

Do you play any other sports?

In highschool I also was on dance team and cheered at USA Allstars.

What are your other hobbies or interests?

At JMU I am on the Executive board of my sorority, Gamma Phi Beta. I also really enjoy crafting, watching Netflix and spending time with my family.

What are your favorite foods?

My favorite foods are definitely Chick-fil-a and I also love smoothies/Ice cream.

Who is your favorite swimmer and why?

I was always inspired by Missy Franklin. She has accomplished so much and is only my age, all while being extremely humble.

What school do you go to, and what year are you (freshman, senior, graduate)?

I am a rising senior at James Madison University, studying Elementary Education.  

Did/do you swim for your high school or college team (which>

I swam for North Stafford swim team.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your swimmers & their families?

As a transfer student from the University of Alabama, I’m a huge college football fan, Roll Tide!!

Caitlin Brianna Pessolano

Assistant Head Coach

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Name:

Caitlin Pessolano

How old were you when you started swimming on a team?

I started swimming for a competitive team at the age of 6 for none other than the Hampton Oaks Hurricanes :)

How many years are you/have you been on a swim team?

12 years

What is/are your favorite stroke(s)?

Freestyle

What was your fastest time / best swim / favorite meet?

Down to a 28 sec 50yd freestyle, as well as a 6:19 500yd freestyle (my two favorite events for high school swim, and my best swims this year)

Do you play any other sports?

I run a handful of races in my free time. I’ll run my first half marathon this May (Marine Corp Historic Half) and I hope to do a triathlon at some point.

What are your other hobbies or interests?

I’m really interested in all things engineering and space. I also like to cook, and really enjoy travelling.

What are your favorite foods?

Strawberries and ice cream

Who is your favorite swimmer and why?

Maya DiRado. I watched her swim for the first time in the 2016 Olympics. I was really inspired by her positive attitude and her determination. She was just happy to be at the Olympics, and did her best (earning herself a gold medal in the process).

What school do you go to, and what year are you (freshman, senior, graduate)?

Currently, I’m a senior at NSHS (graduating in June). I will be attending college at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this Fall.

Did/do you swim for your high school or college team (which ones)?

Yes, I swam all four years for North Stafford High’s swim team. Prior to that I swam for the Quantico Sharks in middle school.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your swimmers & their families?

I have enjoyed coaching for Hurricanes so much the past two summers, and I can’t wait to do so again this summer! It’s such a joy to work with young swimmers and help them to improve their technique while having a lot of fun

Jacob Archer Turner

Assistant Coach

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Jake Turner

How old were you when you started swimming?

I started swimming on the Hampton Oaks Swim team when I was 6 years old.

How many years are you/have you been swimming?

I've been

What is/are your favorite stroke(s)?

My favorite stroke is backstroke.

What was your fastest time / best swim / favorite meet?

My best swim was when I finally got under 30 seconds in the 50 freestyle in summer swim.

Do you play any other sports?

I play street hockey in a pick up league.

What are your other hobbies or interests?

I love to do anything outdoors; things such as hiking, farming, kayaking and hanging with friends.

What are your favorite foods?

I love all food, my favorite being pizza or anything with lobster in it.

Who is your favorite swimmer and why?

My favorite swimmer is Michael Phelps because I've known him as a swimmer my whole life.

What school do you go to, and what year are you (freshman, senior, graduate)?

I am a junior at North Stafford High School.

Did/do you swim for your high school or college team (which>

I have done varsity swim for North Stafford for all 3 of my years of high school.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your swimmers & their families?

I can't wait for this summer and I'm glad I can return as a coach again!

 

Hannah Rebecca Morrison

Junior Assistant Coach

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Kaylee Marie Arndt

Junior Assistant Coach

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Name:

Kaylee Arndt

How old were you when you started swimming on a team?

When I lived here the first time in 2009, I did swim lessons at Woodlands. I swam on STAT in 8th grade when I moved here the second time.

How many years are you/have you been on a swim team?

8th grade I swam on STAT. The summers transitioning into freshman year as well as sophomore year, I swam for HOST. I swam for North Stafford’s swim team my freshman and sophomore year. 

What is/are your favorite stroke(s)?

I enjoy backstroke and I also love the 500 free event for high school swim.

What was your fastest time / best swim / favorite meet?

Last swim season, my sophomore year, I swam the 500 free and won first. It was a meet against Brooke Point.

Do you play any other sports?

In addition to swimming, I also run cross country.

What are your other hobbies or interests?

On my free time, I like to hang out with my friends, paint, do a craft, watch a movie with my mom, or read.

What are your favorite foods?

I love food, but my favorite is either spaghetti or chicken caesar salad.

Who is your favorite swimmer and why?

I do not have a favorite swimmer sadly.

What school do you go to, and what year are you (freshman, senior, graduate)?

I go to North Stafford High School and I am currently a sophomore.

Did/do you swim for your high school or college team (which ones)?

Yes I do swim for my high school team and I will continue to swim for them in the upcoming years.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your swimmers & their families?

I am looking forward to the new season and meeting everyone!!

Regina Adrienne Badami

Junior Assistant Coach

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Regina Badami

How old were you when you started swimming on a team?

7

How many years are you/have you been on a swim team?

8

What is/are your favorite stroke(s)?

Breaststroke & Freestyle 

What was your fastest time / best swim / favorite meet?

My best event is the 100 breaststroke and the 500 freestyle.

Do you play any other sports?

Golf and Tennis 

What are your other hobbies or interests?

Playing Sports and Reading

What are your favorite foods?

Pasta and Steak

Who is your favorite swimmer and why?

Michael Phelps because he has 23 gold medals and is an amazing swimmer.

What school do you go to, and what year are you (freshman, senior, graduate)?

North Stafford High School

Junior

Did/do you swim for your high school or college team (which ones)?

I swim for my high school team.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your swimmers & their families?

I am very excited about coaching this season!!!