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Craig Carson Head Coach

Coach Carson became head coach of the Brentwood SeaWolves during the summer of 2010, bringing over 40 years of coaching experience to the program. He is certified as a level 5 coach in experience and education (top 2 – 5%) and level 4 in achievement (top 5 – 8%) among all U.S. swimming coaches. As a USA Swimming coach, Craig has guided his athletes to 39 top 16 national rankings.

The SeaWolves have had tremendous success during the past 8 years. BSW has gone from no senior program in 2010, to a 6th place finish in 2016 at the California/Nevada Senior Sectional Championships. During the past three years, the team has had 3 individuals qualify for the Arena Pro Series and U.S. Jr. Nationals, 6 qualify for the USA Swimming Futures Championships and one qualifier for the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials in 2016.

At the high school level, Coach Carson has worked with dozens of NISCA All-Americans while winning boys and girls league championships at four different high schools. His teams have finished in the top 10 at the North Coast CIF Championships more than a dozen times. In 2017 he was given the Honor Coach Award for leadership in the sport of swimming for North Coast Section. He was also honored in 2015 with induction into the Antioch Sports Legends Hall Of Fame. At the collegiate level, Coach Carson was co-captain of the 1973 Chico State Division II National Championship Swimming team that was inducted into the Chico State Hall of Fame in 2006.

Craig and his wife, Paulette, own Carson Swim School in Brentwood, where they have taught over 35,000 individuals how to swim since 1985. Craig served a three- year term as a Board of Director for the United States Swim School Association (350+ swim school members) and is a member of the Champions Club (top 10% of swim schools in the U.S.). Carson Swim School has been selected by local readers of the Brentwood Press as #1 for the "Best Swimming Lessons" every year since 2003.

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Michael Billey Asst Senior Coach

Coach Michael has been with the SeaWolves as an assistant Senior Coach since 2016. He has an extensive swimming background, competing with the Concord Terrapins, where he was a member of their national team. He swam in college at DVC where he was team captain and helped lead the team to a JC league championship, then went on to swim for a college in Chicago. He has coached with several local swim teams over the past few years including the Walnut Creek Aquabears and STAS. He was also the head coach at Berean Christian High School and is currently an assistant coach at Heritage High School. He is an EMT and is working toward a Firefighter/Paramedic career.

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Pam Araujo Head Age Group Coach
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Michelle Moreno Age Group Coach

Coach Michelle has been with the SeaWolves as an age group coach since August 2016. She started swimming at the age of 9 for the Rio Vista Sharks summer league. Realizing her love of swimming, she joined the Concord Terrapins and swam from 2002-2010, where she was on the National Team her last 3 years of high school. Coach Michelle was a collegiate swimmer on scholarship at Fresno Pacific University and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education. While swimming in college, she was part of the 2012 NAIA Women’s National Championship team. She is currently working at Heritage High School as a Paraprofessional for Special Ed and is working toward her teaching credential in this area. She has been an assistant varsity coach at Clovis North High School for 2 years and coached STAS age group for 2-3 years. Coach Michelle has been a swim instructor for 7 years and previously worked at Diamond Hills Sports Club, Carson Swim School and has given private lessons..

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Anthony Busuttil Age Group Coach

Coach Anthony started teaching swim lessons at Carson Swim School during the summer of 1997. Teaching swim lessons solidified his desire to become a school teacher. After graduating from CSU, Sacramento in 2000, he earned his Teaching Credential through CSU, Hayward. Anthony began teaching elementary school in Mountain House (Tracy), in 2001. After six years of teaching in the classroom, he decided to move outside, and for the past 10 years he has been a P.E. teacher (4th - 8th grader) in the same District. He has been the JV Swimming Team Coach at Heritage High School since 2013. When he is not teaching or coaching, he enjoys backpacking, camping, traveling, and most of all.........visiting Disneyland with his family. Anthony has been with the SeaWolves since 2011.

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Gem M LaBonte Age Group Coach

Coach Gem joined the Brentwood SeaWolves in the Fall of 2013. She has been swimming since she was 9 years old with many different teams. Gem currently attends Diablo Valley College, and swims for their swim team. She graduated from Deer Valley High School where she swam all 4 years. She was also team captain and voted most inspirational by her teammates during the past 2 years. When Gem is not coaching, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her brothers and sisters!

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Matthew D'Amico Age Group Coach

Coach Matthew joined the SeaWolves in 2017. He started swimming at the age of 11 with the SeaWolves and continues to swim with other teams. Matthew graduated from Heritage High School in 2017 where he swam on the team all 4 years and played water polo for 3 years. Before Matthew started coaching, he worked at Carson Swim School during the Summer. When he's not coaching, he enjoys painting and hanging out with his friends.

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