SAC Alumni:  Where Are They Now?


Catching up with our Alumni...

Taylor Bernosky
George Washington University - Sophomore

How did SAC help you prepare for college swimming?

SAC helped me a ton with college swimming.  Getting into a practice routine and learning how to be a good teammate were things I learned through swimming at SAC.  I worked on how to balance workouts with school and managing my nutrition with SAC, which set me up well for college swimming.

What has been your best memory as a college swimmer?

My favorite memory in college swimming was definitely winning the conference championship last year.  It was amazing to win with our whole team and a lot of hard work and fun went into making it happen.

What has been your biggest challenge as a collegiate swimmer?  What helped you overcome that challenge?

My biggest challenge so far has definitely been learning to ask for help.  Being a student athlete is hard and takes a lot of time plus a lot of planning to manage school and practice.  It gets overwhelming very fast and it can get hard to lean on others.  I think trusting my coaches and my teammates has helped me overcome a lot of stress and anxiety. 


What advice do you have swimmers going through the college recruiting process now?

For those going through the recruiting process now, I would saw don't be afraid to take your time.  It's a big decision and it's ok to ask all of the questions you want and to not know what you want.  I would also just try to think of what is really important to you.  Come up with some of your non-negotiable things and go from there. 


What would you tell the 16 year old version of yourself now that you are in college?

I would tell my 16 years old self to probably calm down a little bit.  It seems like a long time in the moment but this sport can take so much out of you but also can give you so much.  I would just try to stop and enjoy it for a second becuase we're all lucky we get to do this sport.  Having fun and getting the best from yourself and others is the whole point.

SAC Swimmers:  College Swimming Bound


Class of 2025

Class of 2024

Alex Azarian (US Army)

Gracie Carefoot (St. Catherine University)

Ashley Catchpole (Brigham Young University)

Kara Church (University of Kansas)

Sadie Edwards (University of Utah)

Erica Esterly (United States Military Academy at West Point)

Connor Fierabend (Arizona State University)

Benjamin Henriksen (Liberty University)

Matthew Leblanc (University of Pennsylvania)

Autumn Peterson (US Naval Academy)

Sam Perry (Arizona State University)

Kelly Richards (University of Notre Dame)

Rob Robinson (University of Arizona)

Marvin Schwickert (Undecided)

Sarah Shonteff (Arizona State University)

Breanna Thomas (Colorado State University at Pueblo)

Ryan Trichler (Ohio State University)

Sophie Velitchkov (Undecided)

Bella Wylie (Georgetown University)

Class of 2023

Stefan Cooley (Univ. of Missouri)

Tanner Falls (US Military Academy)

Parker Hughes (Univ. of Michigan)

Sammy Kaminsky (Goucher College)

Erin Mabry (Colorado State - Pueblo)

Noelle Miceli (Biola University)

Jered Moore (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

Kennedy Muhs (Colorado Mesa University)

Ellice Richman (Cal State Bakersfield)

Ivan Sabev (US Merchant Marine Academy)

Alexa Teneyck (University of Idaho)

Dawson Tupponce (Hartwick College)

Max Weed (Univ. of Cincinnati)

Class of 2022

Avery Fisher (Milliken University)

McKenzee Gordon (Univ. of Hawaii)

Claire Grover (UCLA)

Kelly Huffer (Naval Academy)

Michael Klauss (UNLV)

Christian Larsen

Natalie Larsen (Claremont Mudd Scripps)

Madison Leblanc (Columbia University)

Gabby Lizzul (UNLV)

Shea Nicolaisen (Duke University)

Jason Ruka (St. Louis University)

Gaby Tellez (UNLV)

Terry Yang (UC - Santa Barbara)