Rady, Set, Swim!!

Please be sure to join us in raising money for Rady Children’s Hospital. Come swim laps to raise money for this great cause. 100% of all proceeds will go to Rady Children’s Hospital.

To donate please visit: give.rchsd.org/goto/radysetswim

You may also click here to download the Sponsor Sheet.

Where: Lawrence Family JCC 4126 Executive Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037

When: Saturday June 11, 2016 10am-11am

For more questions please contact Adam Ladman adamladman@icloud.com

MEET RECAP: San Diego CIFs May 14 2016

North Coast had over 30 student-athletes, representing 20+ high schools, in this years San Diego CIF swim meet. Hosted by Granite Hills the meet ran as two final sessions, one for DIV I and the second for DIV II. “We (NCA Coaches) were so proud of all the swimmers competing for their high school teams. We had a great time sitting in the stands and watching the athletes be great leaders, teammates and having a lot of fun racing. Couldn’t be happier for them and have no doubt they are ready for a great long course season.”- Coach Mickey Murad

Some of the highlights by NCA swimmers include: 

Mia Ryan (UCHS) top 3 finish in 200 Free

Carlie Stipe (Classical) top 3 in 50 and 100 Free

Julianna Natale (SDHS) winner 100 Free

Riley Ferguson  (Coronado HS) winner 50 freestyle

Lindsay Turner (Carlsbad HS) winner in 200 and 500 Free

Jordan Payne (El Camino) winner in 100 back

Jessie Pentlarge (Cathedral) winner in 100 free & 2nd 100 back

Sukhman Singh (Carlsbad) winner in 100 fly and 100 back

Tegan Preston (La Costa Canyon) winner in 100 breaststroke

Kai Gotsch (RBV) top 3 finish in 200 and 500 freestyle

Lindsay Ladman (San Marcos) top 3 finish in 200 and 500 freestyle
Mia Thomas on Cathedral HS winning 4×100 free relay



Go For Gold Spotlight: Jamie Slater


Jamie Slater will be one of our athletes recognized at the NCA Go For Gold event this Saturday 11-1pm at Alga Norte Park. Please come and show your support at this fun team building event!

From: Fairfax, VA

High School:  W.T. Woodson Cavaliers 1998 (4yr V.Swim, 1yr Cpt)

College:  Elon University, Elon, NC – Bachelors Science, Exercise Sports Science, 2002, recipient of Elon University’s Top 10 Under 10 Award in 2012 for his military service within the United States Navy.

Military Service:
United States Navy from Dec 2003 – his medical retirement in June 2015.  11.5 yrs of honorable service.

Occupations:  (8404) Hospital Corpsman; (0317) Marine Corps Scout Sniper
Deployed 4 separate times to both Iraq and Afghanistan in both combat and within medical facilities.

Injury:  While screening for an advanced medical support role with a Navy SEAL Unit, I suffered a ruptured disc in my lumbar spine.  I was unaware of the true nature of seriousness of the injury and treated it as a running injury.  After finally diagnosis was complete as of this month and that initial injury suffered while preparing for the screening, I had 5 separate spine surgeries resulting in 1 total fusion of my L4/L5; a total disc replacement at the L3/L4 level; and total disc replacements at both the C5/C6 and the C6/C7 levels.  In between my 2nd and fifth surgeries, I was able to restart the entire swimming process over 5 separate times and continue to improve the technical aspects of my stroke to successfully break 6 SB9 Paralympic American Records for the short course yards and meters breaststroke events.

Why do you swim?  If I can have a positive influence on at least ONE service member who has suffered a career ending wound, injury or illness diagnosis to NOT give up; to continue to CHARGE forward with everything you have … maybe, just maybe, its the LAST treatment/surgery; and YOU were the only one who could’ve survived it all!  Never give up.  I also hope that I can be the absolute best representative of everyone who has ever had an influence on m life with great sportsmanship and LOADS of energy!  I am absolutely humbled and truly blessed I am in the water with all the amazing swimmers around the world; especially all my teammates (North Coast Aquatics; United States Marine Corps Wounded Warriors and Oceanside Swim Club) Thanks for sharing the lanes with me and trusting in my Coaching to improve your strokes, times and overall experience as swimmers.

Fun note:  Coach Michael Galindo and I swam for the same club team, York,  a short period while in High School.

Paralympic SB9 American Records
Short course yards 50:  30.71 @ UCLA 29Mar2015
Short course yards 100: 1:06.89 @ UCLA 29Mar2015
Short course yards 200: 2:28.55 @ UCLA 29Mar2015

Short course meters 50:  35.76 @ Mission Viejo, 27Sep2015
Short course meters 100:  1:15.20 @ Mission Viejo, 27Sep2015
Short Course meters 200: 2:24.10 @ Mission Viejo, 27Sep2015

Go For Gold Spotlight: Roderick Sewell

Roderick Sewell is one of the NCA athletes preparing for the Paralympic Trials in Charlotte next month. Please come support Roderick at the GO For Gold event this Saturday at Alga Norte 11-1pm.

Swimming_Sewell_Roderick.jpg 2015 Parapan American Games

Name: Roderick Sewell

Height: 6-1

Weight: 165

Classification: SB6

Date of Birth: 4/29/1992

Hometown: Florence, Alabama

Current Residence: San Diego, California

College: University of North Alabama

Career Highlights

  • 2015 Parapan American Games, bronze (100 backstroke)
  • 2015 CanAm Para Swimming Championship, gold (100-meter breaststroke)
  • 2014 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championship, gold (100-meter breaststroke)
  • 2014 Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championship, bronze (200-meter relay)


Roderick Sewell made his debut with the U.S. Para-swimming team at the 2014 Pan Pacific Para-swimming Championships where he won both a gold and bronze medal. He first began swimming at the Lakeshore Foundation when he was ten years old. Because of a tough childhood, Sewell was forced to live homeless during his teen years. When he became involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization that helps to provide disabled athletes with a path to success as well as running legs, his life quickly changed for the better. In his free time, Sewell enjoys running, surfing, volunteering and teaching at an outreach swim program at his local San Diego YMCA.

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