Kyle is looking forward to returning to the Seals Swim Team! He swam for the Seals in his youth, received the High Point Trophy at League, and was a constant County competitor by age 12.Beginning at that same age, he received the (5) GOLD medal award every year until he aged out at 18.His love of the sport led him to a coaching position with the Sleepy Hollow Swim Team.He attended UC Santa Barbara where he graduated with a degree in Art Studio and a minor in Sports Management.He holds a full time position with Kaiser as a Web Developer but is excited to return poolside.He brings with him extensive knowledge of swimming both as a competitor and a coach.His experience with creating and running workouts will prove to motivate and push swimmers to reach their highest potential in the pool.
Deanna is thrilled to join forces with Kyle to help coach the Pinole Seals. She manages her husband's business in Pinole and is excited to be able to give back to the community she works in. She started competing when she was four years of age and finished her swimming career at the Junior National Level in USA swimming. Deanna decided to start coaching when her children were young. She developed a novice program for a USA swim team in Pleasanton which resulted in a roster that had to be managed by a waiting list. She coached for 8 years in the OMPA league for swim teams such as Moraga Country Club and Meadow Swim and Tennis Club. She developed several OMPA Championship high point winners, one League Championship Record and one County Championship High Point winner. Deanna helped coach the Orinda Aquatics Fall Program for many years and helped coach two high school swim teams, Bentley and Campolindo High JV. Deanna wants to bring her knowledge and passion to the Pinole Seals to help build it to its greatest potential.
Jonathan Souza is currently a freshman at Cal Poly. Where he is studying electrical engineering. Outside of school, Jonathan is heavily involved with sports. He has been playing soccer since he turned five and swam since he was seven. Jonathan now plays on a travel club soccer team and plays varsity soccer for high school in the offseason. During the summers, he is a part of the Pinole Seals Swim Team. Furthering his involvement in the team, he took up junior coaching in his 2012 and 2013 seasons. Recently, Jonathan has taken a break from swimming to focus on school and soccer, but has since returned to coach and enjoy one of his favorite sports.
My name is Alex, I am 15 yrs old and have been coaching for 3 years now. I've been on the swim team since I was 5 and have made many friends on the pool deck. Other than swimming I play soccer. My favorite part of junior coaching is the experience of seeing younger kids develop as swimmers and get to know them better.
I am 15 years old, I go to Miramonte high school. I will be a sophomore next year. This years I played volleyball and swam for my school. I have been swimming since I was 5 years old and have been a jr. coach for 3 years. I love spending my summer coaching all the younger swimmers and I look forward to a great season.
I am 13 years old and a 7th grader at Pinole Middle school. My favorite classes are algebra and Gateway to technology. Thiis my first year Junior coaching and I'm excited to help younger swimmers improve in this sport. In my free time I like to play video games, hang out wtih my friends and play the guitar.
Gino has been a seal since he was 5 years old. He love the water and is excited to be a first year jr. coach. If it wasn't for the jr. coaches when gino was a seal pup he would have never made it across the pool. When Gino is not at the pool he is playing basketball, fishing, and waiting for the school year to be over!