Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Grant Bramer Head Coach

    Coach Grant Bramer is a USA Swimming Ceritfied Coach, and a member of the American Swimming Coach Association, USA Swimming, National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association, and a Hawaii High School Sporting Association Member Coach.  Coach Bramer brings 19 years of coaching experience to the Aloha Aquatics program.  

Coach Bramer's Experience includes:

Coaching 60+ State Qualifiers on the IHSA level, 80+ USA Swimming Level, 50+ Hawaiian Swimming Level,  3 All-Americans, 5 All-State Athletes, 15 Division 1 Swimmers, 8 Division 2 Swimmers, 17 Division 3 Swimmers, 30+ NIIC Conference Champions, 30+ Western Big Six Conference Champions,  30+ School Records Broken, 6.5 years of undefeated perfect seasons, 1 IHSA Sectional Title, 4 Northern Illinois Independent Conference titles, 3 Western Big Six Conference team Titles, 3 Panther Invite Titles, 6 Freeport Invite Titles, 1 Burlington Greyhound Invite Titles, 2 Morrison Invite titles, 8 Junior National Qualifiers, 5 All Metro-Swimmer of the Years, 60+ Illinois LSC Regional Champions, 38 Hawaiian High School State Qualifiers, 2 Hawaiian High School State Champions,  5 Hawaiian Age Group State Champions, 4 Western OIA Divisional Titles, and the Top Men's Public HS team in the state 2020, Top Women's Public HS team in 2022.

2023 OIA JV Girls Champions, OIA Girls / Boys Relay Invite Champions, Girls Kalani Invite Champions

2022 OIA JV Boys Champions, 2022 Girls/Boys Kalani Invite Champions, 2022 Mens OIA Team Champions, 2022 Womens OIA Team Champions.

 3 Time Illinois Swimming Association Sectional Coach of the Year: 2012 / 2013 / 2017

Aloha Aquatics Coach May 2020-Present

Mililani Trojans Swimming & Diving Coach 2019-Present

Byron Tiger Sharks Swim Club Head Coach August 2017-July 2019

Byron Tiger COOP High School Swimming & Diving Head Coach August 2017-February 2019

Rock Island County Orca Swim Club Head Coach March-2012-August 2017

Rock Island-Milan School District Athletics Swimming & Diving Head Coach June 2011-March 2017

Kishwaukee YMCA  Masters Program Head Coach April 2009 - May 2011

Sterling High School Athletics  Junior Varsity Coach November 2008 - February 2009 

Sterling Stingray Swim Club Assistant Coach March 2003 - January 2009

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As a athlete Coach Bramer specialized in freestyle sprinting and occasionally competes in traithlon and open water races.  He was a top eight medalist in multiple events in the 2010 Illinois Masters Swimming State Championships 19-25 Age Group.

Coach Bramer and His wife recently moved to Oahu in 2019 and reside in Central Oahu.  

Coach Bramer is also a teacher of American History at Mililani High School. 

 

Austin Beam Assistant Coach

Coach Austin started swimming when he was 5 in Worthington, OH and continued with the Edwardsville YMCA team in southern Illinois from age 7-14. He moved back to Ohio where he competed at the high school level with St Charles High School and the Ohio State Swim Club from 2012-2016. While in high school Austin also competed in water polo from 2014-2016. He was recruited to swim backstroke and IM at West Point where he swam for a year and a half before transitioning into club water polo.

15+ Years of Competitive Swimming Experience

7+ Years of Water Polo Experience

2015-2016 USA Swimming Scholastic All American

9-Time Ohio High School Swimming All American

US Open Qualifier (200 Backstroke, 1:47.36)

All Ohio Water Polo-2016.

 

Top Events:

200 Back- 1:47.36

100 Back-50.08

200 IM- 1:50.67

Martiza Segovia Assistant Coach

Coach Martiza is excited to give back to her community and have the opportunity to coach the next generation of swimmers. Growing up in Mililani, Martiza participated in swim lessons at the Mililani YMCA and joined the Mililani YMCA Sharks Swim Team, which led to her growing passion of swimming. At the age of 13, she joined Aloha Aquatics for 3 years to be a part of a more competitive community and to have the opportunity to participate in future swim programs. In high school, she participated in the following:

1. Mililani High School Swim Team (2011-2015)
2. Mililani High School Water Polo Team (2011-2015)
3. Aloha Aquatics Swim Club (2011-2013)
4. Aloha Water Polo Club (2011-2015)
5. JROTC (2011-2015)
6. Volunteer Swim Team Coach at Mililani YMCA (2011-2013)

Martiza has been working at the Mililani YMCA since 2014, where she is a Swim Lesson Instructor, Swim Team Coach, and a Lifeguard. Working at the YMCA has given her insight on how to break down stroke formation, explain technical variations of form, provide examples and encourage self improvement. As a coach, she focuses on stroke development, advanced swim techniques and teamwork for children of all ages. Martiza encourages all swimmers to make personal goals for them to achieve in and out of the water.

Thank you,
Martiza Segovia

Jennifer Lisius Assistant Coach

Coach Jen is so excited and thankful to be back on the pool deck working with club swimmers. She
started swimming competitively when she was 7 years old with a club team named Chula Vista Aquatic
Association (CVAA) in San Diego, California. She swam with CVAA until she was 18. While swimming on
her club team, Coach Jen qualified and swam in Jr. Olympics (short course yards & long course meters)
every year, and Far Westerns (short course yards) and Western Zones (long course meters).
Main Events:
· 100 Fly
· 200 Fly
· 200 Free
· 50 Free
Coach Jen swam for Hilltop High School:
· Four-year varsity athlete
· Team captain (3 years)
· Metro Swimmer of the Year- voted by all the coaches in her district her junior year.
· CIF Qualifier (200 free, 100 fly, 50 free, & 500 free)- all four years.
While in high school Coach Jen also played water polo and was offered a scholarship from San Jose State
University, which she declined, and instead attended the University of San Diego.
At age 16, Coach Jen was asked by CVAA’s head coach to be a summer assistant coach. That is when she
realized how much she loved teaching and encouraging kids from the pool deck, and every now and
then from the water. After high school, Coach Jen was hired as a full-time assistant coach for CVAA and
became Hilltop High School’s JV coach. During her junior year at the University of San Diego, Coach Jen
stepped away from her club coaching position to pursue a full-time position as a San Diego beach
lifeguard. While she was a beach lifeguard, she was asked to become a Jr. Lifeguard instructor. She
worked with kids between the ages of 7-18 and loved every minute of it. Her coaching and fitness
background includes:
· CVAA Assistant/ Head Coach (1995-1997; 1999-2001)
· Bonita Aquatic Development Assistant Coach (1998-1999)
· Hilltop High JV Coach/Head Coach (1998-2002)
· San Diego Beach Lifeguard (2001-2003)
· Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer (2015-2019)
· Waialua High & Intermediate School Head Swim Coach (2021- present)
After graduating from the University of San Diego with a degree in Diversified Liberal Arts, she
was hired as a 2 nd Grade teacher at Pohakea Elementary School in Ewa Beach. She packed up and moved
to Oahu, not knowing anyone and started her teaching career. While living in Oahu she continued to
compete in open water races (Waikiki Rough Water, Duke’s 1 mile race, and the North Shore Swim
Series) and she also met her husband who is in the Army. They have three children (Noah, Mia, and
Micah). The Army sent Coach Jen and her family to Louisiana (4 years), Minnesota (3 years), Georgia (3
years), and then, luckily, back to Oahu. While living on the mainland, Coach Jen was a full-time mom,
and a part-time group fitness instructor and personal trainer at LA Fitness, a couple different YMCAs,
and Smith Gym (Fort Benning, GA). Coach Jen and her family bought their forever home in Waialua. Her
husband will be retiring from the Army in March (2023). Coach Jen is excited and looking forward to
being part of the Aloha Aquatics ohana!

Leilani Hernandez Assistant Coach
Coach Lani has always been a swimmer since day 1! She grew up in a family where everyone did track, volleyball, and soccer, but Lani went in a different direction and has been doing swimming since she was 11 yrs old. She started at the Schofield Barracks Sharks Swim Team and later on joined Aloha Aquatics to become more of a competitive swimmer. 

She was on the Mililani High School Swim Team for three years. During her high school years, she also played water polo which taught her how to communicate with others and even challenged her in swimming. 

  1. Schofield Barracks Sharks Swim Team (2014-2017)
  2. Joined Aloha Aquatics (2017-2021)
  3. Mililani High School Swim Team ( 2017-2020) 

Main Events: 

500 Free
200 Free

  1. Mililani High School Water Polo team (2017-2020) 

Coach Lani is very excited to coach the Bronze and Silver groups during the summertime. She wants to be able to help the swimmers set goals for themselves and help guide them to achieve them!"

 

 

Jordana Jeremiah Assistant Coach

Coach Jordana has been involved with the swim community since she was three-years-old. Beginning at the age of 7, Jordana swam competitively with Hawaii Swim Club and Pearl City Aquatics. During high school, Jordana participated in the swim team and played water polo for Moanalua, overall swimming competitively for 10 years. Throughout her swimming career Jordana participated in the following meets:

  1. Junior age group championships

  2. Hawaiian Swimming Age Group SCY & LCM Championships 

  3. Northwest Region Age Group Championships 

  4. Western Zones 

  5. Far Western LCM Championships 

  6. SCY & LCM Senior Championships 

  7. OIA Eastern Division Swimming & Diving Championships 

  8. OIA Swimming & Diving Championships 

  9. K Mark Takai Swimming and Diving Championships 

 

Her top events would include: 

  1. 100 & 200 Breaststroke 

  2. 200 Individual Medley 

  3. 500 & 1,000 Freestyle 

Jordana’s love for swimming earned her a role as a lifeguard at her home pool, K. Mark Takai Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center. Additionally, she became a swim instructor and lifeguard for Mililani Town Association, working with beginner swimmers. As a swim instructor, Jordana gained experience working with new swimmers and helped them understand the logistics of stroke techniques. Coach Jordana encourages new swimmers to enjoy their time as a swimmer and is grateful for the opportunity to coach the next generations of swimmers.

Excited to meet you all!

Jordana Jeremiah 

 

Abigail Echavaria Assistant Coach
Coach Abigail is honored to have the opportunity to guide these growing athletes. Abigail has been swimming since the age of six and started competing with Hawaii Swimming Club at age nine. She was a top three state medalist in breaststroke and a top eight state medalist in sprint freestyle through the ages of 10-12. While injury put a halt to her swimming career, she eventually found her way back to the sport via the Mililani High School Swim team. There she helped her team win the 2019 and 2020 Western Division Championships and participated in both years High School State Championships. 
 
1) Hawaii Swimming Club (2012-2020)
2) Mililani High School Swim Team (2018-2020)
- Main Events:
- 100 Breast
- 50 Free
 
Coach Abigail is excited that everything has come full circle and is now able to exercise her passion for swimming in a different way. She hopes to use her experiences to encourage and help upcoming swimmers to not only become well-rounded athletes, but also enjoy the sport of swimming! 
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