Our Mission

To inspire our Athletes to
achieve 
success in swimming and in life within a safe environment.

 


 


Our Vision

Compete. Succeed. Lead.
One Stroke at a Time


 


 

Head Coach – Cameron “Cam” Elmer
Born and raised in Deep South Louisiana where swimming in the bayou was one of the first things taught.  I started working in the Bakken in 2011. My family and I relocated to Williston in 2014. I have 3 daughters ages 11,3, and 1 month. I competed USA swimming from ages 6-13. During that time, I won 6 state championships, set two state records (50 Free, 50 Butterfly), and had 8 Top 16 Times.
At age 10, I competed in the AAU Junior Olympics against swimmers from Australia, Saudi Arabia, and several European countries bringing home and array of gold, silver, and bronze medals.
I competed at Zones at 11 and 12 winning several events and placing top 8 in others.  I finished my swimming career with several top 16 times. In highschool I decided to play football and only returned to swim when I was 13 and 14 to compete on the state IM relays as the breaststroke leg. My senior year I was All State Linebacker and had several full ride scholarships for football and academics.  I took a full ride academic scholarship to Nicholls State University to stay local to my oldest daughter.  Over the years I’ve helped coach youth football and softball. I strongly believe extracurricular activities help our kids grow strong work ethic and life skills.  Our number one priority is to develop well rounded athletes with loads of character.  ASCA LEVEL 5-Education Level
504-421-1366
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Lead Coach Level 3- Kim Weir-Coach Kim Weir is in her 4th year coaching with the Sea Lions. She started swimming competitively as a young girl age 5/6. She continued to swim but not competitively, She loved the water so much that she became  a lifeguard and a swimming instructor!! Prior to coaching with the Sea Lions Kim has coached soccer, baseball, lacrosse and hockey. She loves to help kids improve their skills and have fun!
701-651-4817
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Lead Coach Level 1- Melissa Pehrson-Coach Melissa is a 3rd year swim coach. She began competitive swimming at the age of five and continued to swim competitively throughout high school. Melissa taught swimming lessons and worked as a lifeguard for several years. She has always had a love for being in the water and is excited to continue her journey as a coach. She credits her love of swimming to her coaches and hopes that she can pass on that same passion for the water to each swimmer she works with.
701-713-5969
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Assistant Coach Prep – Sarah Campbell-Sarah grew up in both California and Texas and swam competitively for 4 years. She has enjoyed swimming as a form of recreation and exercise throughout her life. Sarah has lived in Williston for the past 4 years, and this is her first year with the Williston Sea Lions. She also has 2 daughters on the team. She is very excited to work with our new prep swimmers as they begin their journey with the Sea Lions.

Lead Coach Level 2–  Krista Pierce-I was born and raised here in Williston, ND. Growing up I did quite a bit of swimming. If we weren't in the pool for swim team we were there just to have fun! I started swimming competitively when I was in sixth grade. It kind of stuck from there on out. I swam through junior high and high school. At age 15 I was certified as a lifeguard, and I must have really enjoyed my job because I ended up making it my career up until I had my first baby. I enjoy the challenges of the pool and teaching children and adults to swim. It has always been rewarding to see any child or adult "get" a concept you've been working with them on. In my high school years I spent  a couple of the Sea Lions seasons coaching level ones. I, more recently, spent one season as the head coach for WHS girls' team. I started having kids shortly thereafter and am only recently making my way back on deck! Happy to be back with WSL and especially happy to be coaching again!  Truly is one of the best hours of my day!

 

Assistant Coach Prep- Ipo Roehrich-Born and raised in Hawaii. Although I haven’t swam competitively, I spent a great majority of my time in the ocean swimming, diving, fishing, catching waves and hanging out. I left Hawaii at the age of 18 to attend college in North Dakota on a wrestling scholarship. This is my 3rd year coaching with our local wrestling club and my 2nd year volunteering with the middle school wrestling program. What I love most about coaching is building relationships and seeing each kid overcome obstacles they never thought possible. 

 

Assistant Coach Level 3- Brandy Logan