Happy to announce all 3 fabulous coaches will be returning to coach the 2018 swim team. We are hoping to add one more coach to the team this year. The 12 Oaks Swim Team consists of one head coach and 2 assistant coaches. Not only do they serve as leaders of our team, the will be offering additional swim clinics and privates lessons. More info to follow....
I'm so excited to be coming back to the 12 Oaks Torpedoes this year! This will mark my 8th summer coaching. I began in Chesterfield, Va and stayed with the team for 4 years as an assistant, co-head coach, and head coach. I was an assistant coach one season at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manasas, Va before moving down to Raleigh 3 years ago. I coached one season as an assistant coach at Scotts Mill before coming to 12 Oaks. I began swimming summer league when I was 7, year round at 11, and swam at Radford University until my senior year. I'm currently a 4th grade teacher at Mills Park ES. As you can see, I clearly can't stay away from the water! I look forward to having an amazing and fun year at 12 Oaks!
My name is Ashley Long and I am going to be a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I am currently studying Exercise Science. I started swimming for the Kraft YMCA summer team when I was 9 years old until I was 13. I began swimming for Harnett County Aquatic Club when I was 10 years old until my senior year of high school. I have been teaching swim lessons privately and through HCAC since I was 15 years old.
Hey all! My name is Lexi Schafran and I am a rising senior hoping to finish off my last year at NC State. I am transferring from Appalachian State University. I am hoping to be an Elementary Education teacher one day!! I swam on my neighborhood swim team for 12 years and was a junior coach for them for 3 years in high school. After I "graduated" from the team I even stuck around to help volunteer every summer. I was an assistant coach for the 12 oaks Torpedoes last year and can't wait to have another amazing season. A fun fact about me to that I competing to be Miss North Carolina this Spring!!