Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Sophie McCollum Head Coach

I have been helping adults and children learn to love the water for over 20 years!  I am a certified water safety instructor, USA and American Swimming Coaches Association Level 2 Coach, and avid swimmer.  Before returning to Houston I coached for the University of Colorado Recreation Department and for the Santa Cruz County Aquatics Club as a year round coach, training swimmers to compete at the Junior Olympic and Far Western level.

I believe that swimming, like any sport, has much to offer in terms of life lessons. This includes: managing competition, being part of a team while doing your personal best, developing discipline through hard work, and honing a life-saving skill.  Learning proper stroke technique enables one to enjoy swimming and its many benefits, wherever a body of water can be found! 

Welcome to the 2023 season, let's go Barracudas!!!

Andrea Siceluff Meet Manager

I started working with the Bellaire Barracudas in 2021. I wear many hats for the Barracudas including being Meet Manager, party planner, and heading all the arts and craft projects! You can find me at tryouts, the first week of practice, parent meetings and of course swim meets! 

Marc Soriano Team Manager

I will be returning this year as our Team Manager to diligently keep track of our swimmer’s times and maintain team data through the magical powers of Excel spreadsheets. By day I work as a Civil Engineer designing highways and bridges, by night I work at the Scoring Table at Swim Meets. In my youthful days I swam for the Barracudas prior to attending UT-Austin, where I continued my aquatic journey to improve my technique by taking several swimming courses. I will mostly be working behind the scenes at our Swim Meets and practices but always feel free to stop by and say hi!

Audrey Tedore Assistant Coach

Hi there! I am excited to be a part of the Bellaire Barracudas coaching staff again this summer. I am finishing up a degree in Math/Finance at the University of Houston and am so happy I have been able to balance that with coaching swimming. It is very rewarding being able to pass down all that I have learned from competitive swimming in order to develop strong and efficient swimmers. Work hard and enjoy the summer season!

Mackency Moreno Assistant Coach

Hi swimmers! My name is Mackency and I am currently a senior at Bellaire High School. I was a volunteer coach last year and I am very excited to come back this year as an assistant coach. I have been swimming since I was 5, I am one of the co-captains for Bellaire High School as well as part of the water polo team. See you all in the pool!

Natalie Cheng Assistant Coach

Heya! My name is Natalie Cheng and I'll be joining the Barracudas as a coach this year! I'm currently a junior at Bellaire Highschool and I've been swimming since I was 3 years old. I have been a part of Rice Aquatics, the Pin Oak swim team, the Bellaire High School swim team, 300 Elite, and the Bellaire Barracudas. I'm so excited to be able to finally coach for my beloved summer swim team, meet new friends, and work with so many swimmers to improve together. Grab your suit and goggles and let's get ready to kick some butt in the pool! :D

Peyton Cantrell Assistant Coach

Hey everyone! I’m  Peyton Cantrell and I’m a junior at Bellaire High School. I will be a new coach this year with the Barracudas! I have been swimming for as long as I can remember, and even swam with the Bellaire Barracudas. I’m so excited to teach y’all new skills and to have a great season!

Katelynn Clay Assistant Coach

Hi, I’m Katelynn Clay and I’m a junior at St. Agnes Academy where I am on the swim team. I first started swimming with the Bellaire Barracudas then RICE Aquatics and SHAC. So excited for this summer season and look forward to meeting everyone! 

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