Hi! My name is Katie Kovalaske and I am excited to be coaching this year. I have been a Brookstone Barracuda for 10 years and I love this team. Meets are my favorite part of the season and I am looking forward to cheering with everyone this summer. My goal this season is to help everyone grow as swimmers while having fun at the same time. I am a rising senior at Apex High School and when I'm not busy with school, I am an assistant coach for YOTA at Taylor, working mostly with the green group. Outside of swimming, I play softball for Apex High and have played travel ball for 2 years. I'm looking forward to a great season with the Barracudas!
Hello, my name is Griffin Payne and I am excited to be coaching on the Brookstone Swim Team this year! I have been with the team for 12 years, starting my passion for swimming at only 5 years old. My favorite part of being on the swim team is how it balances being fun while also challenging at the same time. It helps swimmers to be the best they can be as well as making it a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone. This year I am looking forward to being able to help create and nurture a strong community among the team, as well as ensuring all teammates are enjoying and improving swimming on a more personal level. Outside of swimming I like to do lots of art, from painting to graphic design. A fun fact about me is that my favorite stroke in swimming is backstroke while my least favorite is butterfly. Go Barracudas!