Coach Sophie has been
helping adults and children learn to love the water for over
19 years. She is a certified water safety instructor,
USA and American Swimming Coaches Association Level 2 Coach, and
avid swimmer. Before returning to Houston she coached for the
University of Colorado Recreation Department and for the Santa Cruz
County Aquatics Club as a year round coach, training swimmers to
compete at the Junior Olympic and Far Western level.
Sophie believes that
swimming, like any sport, has much to offer in terms of life
lessons. This includes: managing competition, being part of a team
while doing your personal best, developing discipline through hard
work, and honing a life-saving skill. Swimming, in
particular, is a sport that can be practiced one's entire life from
infancy to adulthood. Learning proper stroke technique
enables one to enjoy swimming and its many benefits, wherever
a body of water can be found!
Let's go Barracudas!!!
I will be returning this year as our
Manager to diligently keep track of our swimmer’s times and
maintain team data through the magical powers of Excel
spreadsheets. By day I work as a Civil Engineer designing
highways and bridges, by night I work at the Scoring Table at
Swim Meets. In my youthful days I swam for the Barracudas prior to
attending UT-Austin, where I continued my aquatic journey to
improve my technique by taking several swimming courses. I will
mostly be working behind the scenes at our Swim Meets and practices
but always feel free to stop by and say hi!
Hi all! My name is Reagan Kimzey, and I am just finishing up my
first year at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and am
excited to be back home in Houston! I have been swimming for as
long as I can remember, starting at the Barracudas, then to Rice
Aquatics, Pershing Middle School, Bellaire High School, and Cougs
Aquatics. Next year, I will be swimming division 3 at Macalester as
well, and I am so excited to compete again. I love to swim and work
with others, and am so excited to help you develop your skills and
passion for swimming!
Hi there! My name is Audrey Tedore, and I am excited to be
returning to the Bellaire Barracudas! My first taste of competitive
swimming began on the team in middle school, and I went on to swim
for Pin Oak Middle School and Bellaire High School (class of 2016).
The summer before heading off to college at Texas Tech University,
I was a lifeguard and coach for the Barracudas and enjoyed it
immensely! I am looking forward to working with y'all and helping
to develop some strong and efficient swimmers!
is Julianna Cantrell, I’m coaching again this summer for
the Bellaire Barracudas! I’m so excited to coach this
upcoming season! I’ve swam for Bellaire High School all
four years, Pershing Middle School, and of course the Bellaire
Barracudas. Swimming is a passion of mine and I can’t wait to
make it yours. I’ll be heading off to Texas Tech in the
fall but while I’m still here in Houston
I’m volunteering locally and of course coaching our
amazing swim team. I am more than excited to help our swimmers
learn and grow within the water.
Hi Barracudas! My name is Reagan and I'll be coaching again this
summer! This year, I was a senior at Bellaire High School and next
year, I'll be studying at Northeastern University in Boston.
I’ve been swimming competitively for 13 years for teams at
Bellaire High School, Rice Aquatics, and our very own Bellaire
Barracudas. I can't wait to finally get out of the house and meet
y'all at the pool! Stay healthy and keep your goggles handy :)