"I am so excited to be one of the coaches this year for 12 Oaks. I swam year-round for 14 years now, and my favorite event was the 100 free. I now am getting my NBA at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I grew up in Fuquay Varina and have two younger siblings. In my free time I enjoy going to the beach, babysitting, and working out. I can't wait for what this year has in store for us as a team, and excited to be a part of it."
“I’m so happy to be back coaching our team again this year. For those who don’t know me, I have been an assistant coach for our swim team for the past 3 years. Previous to that, I was a junior coach and a 12 Oaks Torpedo swimmer. I have been swimming since I was 8 years old. This fall, I will be a senior at Apex Friendship High School. For the past 2 years, I have been a member of the AFHS Patriots swim team. Besides swimming, my other passion is soccer. I play the striker position for Wake FC Rangers. I am looking forward to having another great season with the team.”
"Being a part of the 12 Oaks coaching team for the 2nd year has been so fun! I truly enjoy watching how the kids grow and become such strong swimmers. I hope to lead us to another undefeated season! I was born and raised on Long Island, NY and moved to and have lived in Holly Springs for the past 6 years. Having an older sister, and younger brother, has made me an independent middle child, always accepting challenges thrown my way. I am graduating from Apex Friendship High School next year and can’t wait to see where I’ll land."
"Hi everyone! My name is Jolene Zhang and I’m a rising college freshman. I’ve been swimming competitively for 8 years on TAC Titans and I’ve coached for 2 years with TAC. My favorite strokes are breaststroke and IM. This fall, I will be attending MIT where I have also committed to swim on their swim team. I am so excited for this summer and look forward to meeting all the kids!"