Lead Coach - 12&U
Sami hails from Seattle, Washington, where she started swimming when she was eight-years-old and competed through the age group ranks until her senior year of high school. At that time, some medical issues required her to stop competing, however, it couldn't keep her away from the pool - so she began coaching. In the Pacific Northwest, Sami was a member of KING Aquatics and the Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club. She achieved Senior Sectional standards in butterfly and freestyle and was the captain of Holy Names Academy High School, where she led her team to state titles and WIAA records. Before leaving Seattle, she was a lead site coach of SMAC and led four of her own groups. she was also a volunteer coach for Shadow Seals, a Paralympic swim team in the area. Sami is now studying at New York University, majoring in sports law.