About the Swim Team
The SRC Swim Team is a spirited, family based swim team committed to providing a well-rounded swim experience balancing community, sportsmanship, and overall enjoyment with high quality instruction, individual skill development, and a competitive team oriented environment.
The coaches constantly work to help swimmers enhance all four competitive strokes, improve racing techniques, build self confidence, become good team members, and learn that winning and succeeding are not always the same thing. The Somerset Swim Team hopes to provide motivation, instruction, fun times, and support for all team members.
The Somerset Stingrays are a member of the Midlakes Swim League that understands that athletics plays a role in the development of young people as they learn teamwork, cooperation, and respect for others. The league is divided into five Divisions, each with five or six teams. Somerset is a Division II club.
If you have any questions, please email SRCswimteam@gmail.com.
2017 Swim Coaches
Coach Erica is starting her ninth season as Head Swim Team Coach! She has been involved with competitive swimming for the past 25 years, swimming for Highline Swim Club, KING Aquatic Club, Kent Swim & Tennis Club, Kennedy High School, and Whitman College. She was an assistant coach at Kent Swim & Tennis Club for three summers while she was in college and was also an assistant coach for year-round club Issaquah Swim team from 2008-2010. Aside from swimming, Erica has also been an elementary school teacher since 2009, teaching in Bellevue, Lynnwood, and Mukilteo. Last September, Erica and her husband welcomed their first child, Brielle Elizabeth Johnson. She can’t wait to introduce the newest Stingray to the team this summer!
William joined the Somerset Stingrays when he was 7 years old and has been involved with the team ever since. He is currently studying Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University and was part of the CSU water polo team. He has taught group lessons and private swim lessons from beginner to advanced swimmers throughout his time spent at Somerset Rec Club. Last year William was thrilled to be part of the coaching staff and looks forward to being part of the team again this season!
More 2017 Coach Updates to Come. . .
Head CoachEric has coached for five seasons as Head Swim Team Coach! She has been involved with competitive swimming for the past 20 years, swimming for Highline Swim Club, KING Aquatic Club, Kent Swim & Tennis Club, Kennedy High School, and Whitman College. She was aslo an assistant coach at Kent Swim & Tennis Club for three summers while she was in college and was also an assistant coach for year-round club Issaquah Swim team from 2008-2010.
Assistant CoachNina is back for her third season as an assistant coach! She is a Sociology major and Chemistry minor at Whitman College and has just finished her sophomore year. She is on the varsity swim team at Whitman and has swum competitively for 12 years on various teams including Issaquah Swim Team and Newport High School.
Assistant CoachWilliam joined the Somerset Stingrays when he was 7 years old and having swam every year since plans to swim and coach one last time before he goes off to college. He has taught group lessons and private swim lessons from beginner to advanced swimmers throughout his time spent at Somerset Rec Club. He has also been a part of the Newport High School Swim Team for two years. He looks forward to being part of the team and meeting all the swimmers this year!
Sharkies CoachMalcolm is going into his year as a Business major double-concentrating in Finance and Accounting at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. He first started swimming when he was 11 at Newport Hills Swim and Tennis Club, and swam there for seven years, where he also coached in his final year of swimming. He swam all four years of high school at Hazen High School, on the Issaquah Swim Team for five years and one year on the Cal Poly Swim Team, a D1 program. Last summer, he was a swim instructor at SwimLabs in Issaquah as well as a lifeguard and swim instructor at Henry Moses Aquatic Center.