We are very excited to announce the addition of a “super-star” athlete and coach to the staff. Julie Swail (now Ertel) was the captain of the 2000 USA Women’s Olympic Water Polo team who took home the Silver medal in Sydney.
After retiring from competing in water polo Julie moved on to coaching Women’s Water Polo at UC Irvine as well as competing as a world class triathlete. She quickly moved through the ranks and in 2008 she qualified for the Olympics for the second time but in a different sport, this time to compete in triathlon. She placed 19th at the Olympics in Bejing.
Julie has an extensive background as a coach and athlete. She is highly motivated and her enthusiasm is sure to rub off on you if you attend any of her practices. She helps athletes attain “personal excellence” in fun loving, non-confrontational manner.
She’s a coach that can “walk the talk”. She sets an outstanding example for athletes with her work ethic and attention to details including rest, nutrition, strength and flexibility training, and more.