Crystal Bui 2007-2008
Katelyn Hackett 2001-2008
Kelsey Louden 2003-2008
Christina Messer 1996-2008
Jessica Patalano 2004-2008
Andrea Scharfen 1999-2008
Brooke Walsh 2004-2008
Penelope Yamauchi 2001-2008
Derek Baldwin 2006-2008
Michael Glenn 1995-2008
Jessica began swimming after her sister Jenna on the Healdsburg
Sharks. She was 6 years old. Her younger sister Jillian had
to wait because she was too young. Her Mom thought swimming
would be a good sport for her family as she watched her girls swim
at their cabin in Lake Pillsbury.
funny memory she has was with Don Walsh. They were playing
sharks and minnows at practice and she tried to grab Don and he
almost kicked her suit off. As she told Cameron he
repliedý Gosh Jess if you wanted a date that bad you just
had to ask, you didn’t need to flash. She also enjoyed
going to practice on make fun of Jenna Thursdays.
Jessica enjoys club swimming and all the close friends she has. It
is more like having many brothers and sisters. High School swimming
is fun but not so serious. Club swimming becomes your life it
is your heart and soul.
Her favorite stoke is butterfly and her least favorite stroke is
This swimmer she will swim, compete and work at the Healdsburg
people. She will spend time with her friends who are going away to
college. In the fall Jessica will attend the Santa Rosa Junior
Her advice to young swimmers is to don’t get discouraged,
keep working hard and it will pay off. Hard work and dedication
will give you the results you work for.
Brooke began swimming
about 4 years ago, her brother started about a month before
her. She has always done several sports and her Dad was
always trying to get her to swim when she was younger. She
did not like the morning practice (and times haven’t
Her Dad swam as
a young boy on a swim team in San Francisco. The pool he swam in is
no longer there.
time for Brooke was competing in the mile and the 500 free and
improving her time by 25 seconds. Also it was quite amusing
to be in seahorse at the age of 13.
about the difference between club swimming and high school
swimming. Brooke said club swimming is more competitive “She
enjoys the commemoratory with high school swimming. For example the
bus rides with the whole team traveling to meets. The senior girls
ride in the back and blast the music.
strokes are freestyle and butterfly. Her least favorite stroke is
breaststroke due to her bad knees. It hurts to even practice
she plans to live at the Healdsburg pool. Where she will work and
swim. In the fall she will attend San Diego State
Brooke’s advice to young swimmers is to start early, stay
focused and have fun.
Crystal began swimming year round on the Neptunes after her junior
year at Maria Carrillo high school. “I joined because I
thought coach Tony was going to coach Carrillo my senior year and I
didn’t want him to be mad at me, ha ha. Tony is very
scary when he is mad.ý Crystal’s favorite memory
thus far was the senior walk at this year’s NBL champs at the
Junior College where they honor the graduating
In the fall,
Crystal plans on attending Tufts University in Boston,
Massachusetts. She is most excited about coming home and
checking in with her friends and teammates to see how they are
doing in and to see if coach Dan is still a bully.
stroke is 100 back & 100 free.
Crystal’s advice to younger athletes: “Go to morning
practice, it helps."
Cody began swimming seriously with the Neptunes his freshman year
at Cardinal Newman – Cody tried swimming for 1 year when he
was 10 (it didn’t work out). “I joined the team
because I saw my older brother playing water polo and he wished he
could have been a better swimmer to help him become better at
polo. I wanted to be like him.ý
favorite memory was placing 6th in the nation at Junior
Olympics in water polo. Cody’s best events are the 50
Free, 100 Free & 100 Fly.
In the fall, Cody will attend UC Irvine on scholarship to play
Division 1 water polo – what excites Cody about the future is
improving his polo skills while playing at Irvine and eventually
getting a job.
Cody’s advise to young swimmers: “Never stop working
hard, be a leader-leadership is key. Be
Kelsey has been competing for the Neptunes for the past 4 years,
she began her swimming career in 1997 with Healdsburg swim club and
then Piranha swimming before joining the Neptunes. Kelsey was
glad to join SRN because it was more competitive and it had a more
rigorous training schedule. Kelsey favorite memory,
“Gosh, probably winning the 100 breastroke at North Coast
Section (NCS) in 2006 and staying in the dorms with all of my
friends at the Janet Evans meet at the USC campus. That was
the 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 100 Fly & 200
In the fall,
Kelsey will attend UCLA and compete at the Division 1
level. She is most excited about “growing up, becoming
more independent and reaching my highest potential as a student
advice to younger swimmers: “stick with swimming thru the
hard times, it is worth the sacrifice and hard work!"
Derek joined the Neptunes 2 years ago after swimming with IVAN,
then Petaluma swim club and then TVA. Derek started swimming
when he was 6 years old. He came to the Neptunes because his
team was falling apart and the choice was the Neptunes or North Bay
Aquatics. “I knew some fast people on the ‘tunes
and I heard the coach was good."
Derek’s favorite memory was REAL’s 3-4 years
ago. “I beat Tyler Hannis, Nathan Viscara and someone
else from VJO in the 500 free. I went 4:55. Another
memory was back when I was 8, we had meet buddies, my buddy gave me
$5 for going a best time. It was fun hanging out with senior
Derek swims the 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 IM, 400 IM &
In the fall, Derek will
attend UC Davis and will compete for the Aggies at the Division 1
level. “I am excited about gaining my independence while
still having some connections (like having to be to class or
Derek’s advice to young athletes: “Don’t over
load yourselves in high school, it’s not good for
you. You burn out. Try to have fun."
Penelope joined the Neptunes in 2001 after swimming on the Napa
team growing up. Her family moved to Santa Rosa because they
had better schools and better swimming at those
schools. Penelope’s favorite memory “was cheering
with my teammates at the Sectional meet (Bull
dogs…what… whowhowho) was fun and rooming in the
dorms at the USC campus for the Janet Evans meet was
Penelope swims every event very well, however her best events are
200 IM, 400 IM, 100 Breast & 200 Breast.
In the fall, she will attend Arizona State University on a
scholarship to compete at the Division 1 level. Penelope is
excited about “improving on everything, getting stronger
physically and mentally, training harder and getting
Penelope’s advice to younger swimmers: “keep working,
when you go thru a plateau – keep working hard, things will
turn out for the best. Stay away from negative activities and
people, eat right and go to bed early."
Reid started swimming on the team back in 1997 when he was 7 years
old. Reid started swimming because his older brother Scott was
on the team (he graduated in 2001). Reid’s favorite
swimming memory, “back when the Blue group was Age Group 3
and I got Dan as a coach. Those were the good old times with
Mike Glenn, Robert Kauth & Tyler Main."
Reid favorite events “any IM, back & fly – those
are my favorites."
Reid will be attending UC Davis in the fall where he will compete
for the Aggies at the Division 1 level. “I am ready for the
change in environment – take classes I actually care
Reid’s advice to younger swimmers: “Go to practice
– try hard and don’t give up. If things
aren’t going great, stay positive and things will get