Richelle was a sprint freestyler and butterflier who represented the United States National Swimming Team from 1993 to 1999, swimming in nearly every major international competition during the span of years including the World University Games, Goodwill Games, and Pan Pacific Games. She twice finished two places out of US Olympic Team qualification, in 1996 for the 100m freestyle and in 2000 for the 100m butterfly. Richelle was a United States National Champion in the 100m butterfly in 1995 and finished that calendar year ranked 5th in the world.
During her college career, Richelle spent 2 years at UCLA and 2 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her four years of collegiate competition, Richelle qualified for the championship finals in every individual event she swam, including 2nd place finishes in the 100 yd butterfly in both 1997 and 1998. She finished at each school as the team record holder in the 50 and 100 yd freestyle and the 100 yd butterfly, the ACC Conference record holder in all three events, PAC 10 Champion in the 50 freestyle, ACC Champion in all 6 individual conference races she competed in, and was a 20 time All American. Richelle was voted as one of the 50 most outstanding swimmers in ACC history.
Richelle grew up in Scotia, NY where she represented Colony Aquatics and was the fastest sprint freestyle and butterfly recruit in the nation coming out of high school. She has a degree in Exercise Science from UNC and has worked with national club teams designing dryland and strength programs in past years. Richelle was formerly a NASM certified personal trainer where she worked for the NY Sports Club.
Christine is from Cary, North Carolina native who graduated from N.C. State University in 2019 with a degree in Business Administration concentrating in Marketing. Her swimming career began with her neighborhood summer league team at age seven. Christine later began swimming competitively for the year round swim teams New Wave and the YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA) where she competed on a National level and earned several short course sprint records. She continued her career on an athletic scholarship for the N.C. State Wolfpack.
While at N.C. State Christine swam under Todd DeSorbo and Braden Holloway. She competed on the 2017 ACC Championship where the women won for the first time in 30 years. She specialized in sprint to mid distance freestyle, scoring in the 50 and 200 freestyle at ACCs.
Christine has coached for YOTA as well as several N.C. State run swim camps.She believes in building everyone swimmer a good foundation and continuing development in a fun, competitive, and safe environment.