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 graduating senior at De Anza High School. He will be attending college in the fall and has set to study 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.
Coach Nick has been swimming on the Pinole Seals for 10 years, and has spent the last 4 years junior coaching the 7/8's, 6 and unders and the seal pups. Nick's swimming accomplishments include receiving MVP for the past 4 years and achieving all 5 county times for the past 2 years. Nick holds CPR and Lifeguard certifications and worked as a lifeguard during the summer of 2016. He enjoys sailing and teaching kids how to sail in his free time. He loves to work with young kids and is excited to be part of the 2017 coaching staff.
Alyssa Ramirez is a sophomore at De Anza High School. She has been swimming since she was nine years old and junior coaching for the past three years. She loved swimming from the start and the past couple years she has broken many records with her relays also individually broke the record for 50 backstroke at our home pool. Alyssa is also lifeguard and CPR/AED certified. She worked at Contra Costa College over the summer of 2016, lifeguarding and teaching lessons. She loves getting to work with kids and is very excited for the upcoming season.
I am 15 years old and a sophomore at PVHS where I am on the volleyball, soccer and swim teams. I been a part of the Pinole Seals since I was 5 years old. This will be my third year as a Junior Coach. I enjoy working with the younger swimmers and watching them grow. In my free time I play club volleyball for Hercules Dynamite, participate in Girl Scouts and babysit.
My name is Millie and I am 13 years old. I've been on the swim team for 8 years and I've been coaching for 3. Other than swimming I cheer for Pinole Valley High school,theater at Pinole Playhouse, hang with my friends and babysit. I look forward to a successful year with all of the swimmers and becoming a good coach and role model for the little ones.
My name is Bella and I am 14 years old, I have been swimming for the seals for 8 years and coaching for 3, Along with swimming, I do other sports like softball and volleyball. I love coaching and getting to know all the younger swimmers. I can't wait to spend the summer teaching and growing with all of our young swimmers.