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.
Tim will be returning for his 5th season with the Seals and is excited for the 2019 season; he enjoys conditioning swimmers and loves seeing their progress throughout the season. Tim began his swimming career with the Pinole Seals at age 10. He qualified for NCS with Contra Costa Christian High School as well as Pinole Valley High School. He received multiple MVP awards with both Pinole Valley High School as well as the Pinole Seals, and had attended County every year since he was 14. Tim was also the recipient of the Siegel Award for his outstanding dedication to swimming, and for providing encouragement, guidance and inspiration to others. He is going into his senior year at UC Berkeley, and will graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Media Studies. Tim enjoys playing music, reading and spending time with his family.
Aaron is pleased to be rejoining the Seals coaching staff after a couple of seasons away from the team. He swam for the Seals for twelve years as a youth, from 1980-1992. Aaron was a contributing member of the Seals’ County Championship teams of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, with multiple County championships in individual and relay events, culminating with winning the County High Point Award as an 18 year old in 1992. Aaron was also an accomplished swimmer and water polo player in high school at Pinole Valley High, and at college at UC Davis, where he helped lead the water polo team to a berth in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship Tournament as a senior in 1996. He graduated from UC Davis with a degree in American Studies, and earned an Educational Specialist Credential from Sonoma State as he began teaching high school special education classes in 2001. He currently teaches at Richmond High School, and in his free time enjoys being outdoors, music, coaching aquatics, and officiating water polo games.
Alyssa Ramirez has recently graduated from De Anza High School, where she was on the varsity swim team as well as heavily involved in the Health Academy. During the first semester of her senior year, she attended her high school classes, while also taking on the workload of the CNA program at CCC. She plans to continue swimming and competing at Diablo Valley College as she prepares to transfer into a nursing program! Alyssa has been a Seal since she was 9 years old, junior coaching for 3 years, and taking on an Assistant Coach position in 2017. She has not yet aged out, but has decided to spend her last eligible swim season with the Seals to instead focus on coaching once again, and preparing for college! Alyssa is excited to start the upcoming season, and can’t wait to help the kids succeed!
My name is Elise Ziem. I am currently a first year student-athlete, studying Psychology and Brain Sciences at UC Santa Barbara. I swam for the Seals for fourteen years and aged out in 2018. I was a jr. coach during my time as a swimmer and I have always enjoyed working with the younger swimmers and helping them improve. As a young swimmer, I loved spending my summer by the pool and I can’t imagine it any other way. My goal this summer is to make an impact on the swimmers by always having a positive mentality and leading by example.
My name is Alex, I am 15 yrs old and have been coaching for 4 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.
My Name is Cheyenne or Chey for short I'm 16 yrs old and a junior at Vista High. I've been swimming since I was 11, I took a year off and now I'm back. I've been coaching since I was 12 and its one of my favorite things to do. I cheered for PVHS for 2 yrs and I dance at Anjee's Dance in Pinole. I want this year to be the best yet. GO SEALS!
My name is Bella Rossi and I am 16 years old. I go to Miramonte High School and will be a junior next year. This year I swam year round for 3 different teams. I have been swimming since I was 5 and have been a Jr. coach for 4 years. I love spending my summer coaching all the younger swimmers and I look forward to a great season.
I’ve been swimming for the seals since I was about 8. I love working with the younger kids and always enjoy spending my summer here with them at the pool. Some other things I like to do outside of swim are play soccer, watch Netflix, and I love hanging out with my friends.
I am 14 years old and an 8th grader at Pinole Middle School. This is my second year junior coaching; I’m excited to help younger swimmers improve in this sport. In my free time I like to play video games, hang out with my friends, and play the guitar.
My name is Jisela Banuelos I am 13 years old. I am in the 7th grade Stewart Elementary k-8. This is my 5th year on the swim team. My hobbies include dance, theater and obviously swim. I am super excited to work for my team as a Junior coach this year!
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!
Hi, my name is Caleb Wilson, I am 13 years old. I have been swimming on the seal since I was 6. I am looking forward to helping with the younger swimmers. On my free time I like to play video games, floor hockey and basketball. I also love to ride my bike and my dirt bike.