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Coaches & Directors

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 administrative questions, please contact the Team Manager.

Coaching Staff

Sophie McCollum

Head Coach

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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!!!

Marc Soriano

Team Manager

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I will be returning this year as our Team 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!

Reagan Kimzey

Assistant Coach

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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! 

Audrey Tedore

Assistant Coach

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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!

Julianna Cantrell

Assistant Coach

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My name 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.

Reagan Draper

Assistant Coach

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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 :)