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Head Coach - Sara Cavallon

Email contact: HeadCoach@duneswestswordfish.com

Education: College of Charleston BS in Business with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism.

Sara began her swimming career at the age of 9 with her summer league team in Beavercreek, Ohio. That following fall she started year round swimming with the Dayton Raiders. She remained with the Dayton Raiders until the age of 14 when she moved to the Beavercreek YMCA. Once Sara started high school at Carroll High School she joined the swim team and continued to swim year round with the Beavercreek YMCA and continued with her summer league team as well. During her senior year at Carroll she decided that she would continue her swimming career at the college level. She choose to attend the College of Charleston as a walk on with the swim team. Her main events during her time at the College of Charleston were the long distance freestyle events.

During her swimming career she spent her summers lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons at different clubs in the Beavercreek/Dayton, Ohio area.  After college Sara went to work in the hotel industry here in Charleston. In 2003 she decided to start her own company and began an event planning company that specializes in weddings.

Sara has just completed her 3rd year working with SCSC as an hourly coach. She has also taken on the responsibilities of Volunteer Meet Director and this year directed 6 home meets for the club. 

She married Neal Cavallon in 2003. They have 2 children, Mason has a love for Civil Air Patrol and is learning all kinds of amazing skills including flying airplanes. Anna has been on the Dunes West Swim Team for the last five years and is a member of SCSC where she is finding her way in the world of swimming.

Sara believes the best part of being a swim coach is seeing the kids finally put it all together. The smiles on their faces are what helps develop the passion for the sport of swimming. They are not only developing skills in the pool but life skills that will make them leaders in school and in the community.

Assistant Coach - Elizabeth Reilly

Email contact: elizabethreilly@duneswestswordfish.com
Education:  College of Charleston BS in Elementary Education; Minor in Early Childhood Education
College of Charleston M.Ed Early Childhood Education
Elizabeth began her swimming career at the age of 4 with her summer league team in North Augusta, SC. She continued her swimming career when she joined a year around team, ASL, when she was 6. She continued to swim with ASL until she graduated from high school. She decided to follow in her older brothers’ foot steps and swim for the College of Charleston. Her main events were distance free and 200 fly. 

During her swimming career, she spent her summers lifeguarding, teaching swim lessons, and coaching at various summer league teams in the CSRA. After college, Elizabeth started her teaching career here in the Charleston area. She has taught 4 yr. olds, 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.
She has a 3 year old chocolate lab name Reesie Cup that keeps her pretty busy when she isn’t working with children. 
She is very excited to be entering back into the swimming world.

 

Assistant Coach - Sam Feingold

Sam Feingold is a rising junior at the Charleston County School of the Arts. He has been swimming on the Dunes Wast Swim Team since he was six years old. He has also swum on year-round teams for MPSC, SCSC, and SMRT. This past year Sam initiated the School of the Arts swim club because in past years they have had no official team. Sam served as a volunteer with Dunes West last year, and this year he is joining the team as an assistant coach.

In addition to swimming, Sam plays the French horn, is the captain and head litigator for the School of the Arts Mock Trial Team, and also volunteers at church. Sam is a triplet, has older twin siblings, along with a younger sister. All of his siblings have enjoyed the Dunes West swim team. 

Sam’s favorite part of Dunes West is the team spirit. It makes everything more fun and encourages swimmers to always do their best.