I'm so excited to be coming back to the 12 Oaks Torpedoes this year! This will mark my 7th 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 last year. 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 at Appalachian State University. I am an Elementary Education Major hoping to one day become a Kindergarten teacher. I swam on my neighborhood swim team (Devereaux) for 12 years. I was a junior coach for 3 years and after I “graduated” from the team, I stuck around to volunteer every summer. My family and I have always been a “summer swim family” and I am super excited for this upcoming summer with the Torpedoes.