BSW Coaching Staff
We are here to support your needs. Communication between the parents and coaches is important to us. Provided below are the email addresses for each of our coaches. It is preferred that parents use this method for communication instead of during practices, when coaches need to focus on their swimmers.
If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact us.
For any questions related to administrative items, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact us with the emails below.
Coach Pam has been with the SeaWolves since 2008 and with more than 25 years coaching experience, she has coached all levels of swimmers. She previously coached for the Concord Terrapins and the Brentwood Dolphins.
She has coached many athletes that have participated at the National level and multiple swimmers that have competed and placed at Junior Olympics and Far Westerns. She has also coached high school swimming at Freedom, Liberty and Heritage High School.
Pam is our head age group coach, and she coaches our Silver group which consists of many high-level age group swimmers.
She has shared her love for swimming and coaching with her family, and as such, both of her children swam and played water polo for years and became coaches as adults.
Pam has a passion for swimming and she enjoys passing on the love of it to all the BSW team members.
Coach Ray has been coaching for 3 years now and started swimming when he was 7 year old. Ray stopped swimming after his senior year in high school when he chose to continue his education in sports physiology and exercise science over a swimming scholarship. Ray graduated from Heritage High School, swam at CIF state championships, and was a sectional swimmer during his swim career. Although he stopped swimming competitively Ray still swims for fun. He even swam across Alcatraz. Ray believes in mastering one's body through technique, quality practices, and dedication to your sport. The 200 freestyle is his favorite event and his favorite stroke, but he was also a sprinter and swam butterfly. When he is not swimming he's either lifting weights or playing basketball.
Coach Chris comes to the Seawolves with a long history in the sport. He started swimming competitively at the age of 6 in Canada. Chris reached National and International levels throughout his swim career, competing for various teams across Canada. At 16, he began coaching with the St. John's Legends on the East Coast of Canada. After attending college on the East Coast, he moved to the Bay Area to take on co-head coach duties for the ClubSport of San Ramon Marlins for several years.
In 2009, he returned to his hometown and began coaching for the Mount Pearl Marlins. Helping young athletes reach their dreams by optimizing their training programs to include physical abilities and mental game training. Since moving back to the Bay Area, Chris has been an active member of the swim community, teaching privately and virtually through his program, Between The Laps. He believes any swimmer can accomplish their goals when coaches listen, adapt, and train athletes according to their needs. He is excited to bring his thirty-plus years of swimming knowledge to the Seawolves.
Coach Brandy currently runs the swim program at Knightsen Elementary School. She previously coached for the Discovery Bay River Otters, Oakwood Water Polo and prior to that, she coached for 6 years with the Brentwood Seawolves. She also coached the Heritage High School swim team and JV boys water polo, as well as with the Terrapins and Aquaknights.
As a coach I believe technique is the key. It doesn't matter how fast you go if you're not swimming the stroke correctly. What place you get a the end of the race is irrelevant. What matters is that you improve your time. You have to put in the hard work at practice to achieve your goals. Keeping kids motivated to continue improving themselves is something I take pride in, and I hope you'll see that reflected in your swimmer as they work with me this year! I am eager to start our season and look forward to seeing everyone on the pool deck!
Coach Gem joined the Brentwood SeaWolves in the Fall of 2013. She has been swimming since she was 9 years old with a few different teams. Gem attended Diablo Valley College. She holds three school records in the 400 and 200 IM as well as the 200 Back. She was also the team captain and voted most inspirational by her teammates while attending Diablo Valley College. Gem coached Deer Valley High School for 5 years. Gem currently coaches at DVC.
It is very important to show up to practice as often as you can! Each day is a new opportunity to improve your swimming. Consistency is key!
When Gem is not coaching, she enjoys cooking new meals, working out, and spending time outside at the beach or snowboarding!
This is Kristen’s second year coaching but first time running a of her own. She’s been swimming since she was 6, followed in her brother's footsteps, and joined year-round at age 10. She graduated from Heritage High School and swam at NCS Freshman year. She would’ve attended her sophomore year but got cut off due to the pandemic. She currently swims at Diablo Valley College and is one of the team captains. Kristen is currently majoring in Nursing. She placed in one of the Top 8 spots at the Community College State Championships for the 200 fly and multiple relays as well, including the 800 free. She was voted the best dancer by her teammates. Her 3 goals this season are Improvement, Hard work, and having fun!
When coach Kristen is not on the pool deck you can catch her with her nose in a book or hitting the gym. She’s looking forward to an exciting season and seeing the kiddos grow, not only as swimmers but as people!
Calista has been swimming since she was 8 years old with the Brentwood Seawolves Swim Team. Her two older brothers swam on this same team in senior group at the time and it gave her motivation to join the team as well. Calista started in the Age group and continued to swim until she was a senior in high school with the gold group. Her favorite races were the 200 IM and 100 free. She enjoys reading books and spending time with family and friends. She also really enjoys helping coach the Intro group with coach Kristen because she loves to help each individual grow in their swimming skills.