James is a fourth-year Creek swimmer who loves being involved with the team and has the anything you need attitude. As a captain, he intends to encourage and inspire fellow swimmers to build the overall team culture. He wants all Creek swimmers to be motivated and chase their dreams along with him.
James started swimming during his first year of high school. As a senior, he plans on making a significant impact, not only as a captain but also as a swimmer.
He wants to encourage all swimmers to set big goals and go for them!
James is a member of the International Baccalaureate Program and the National Honor Society. He frequently volunteers in community activities. In addition, he works as a Volusia County beach lifeguard. He hopes to attend the University of Florida to study pre-med while continuing his swimming career.
Ella, a fourth-year Creek swimmer, is excited and optimistic about the 2022 season. She swims year-round and hopes to encourage more Creek swimmers to do the same. Her goals for the team include unity through a positive and welcoming environment along with a focus on excellence. In addition, she has many ideas for ways to improve team practices and meets.
Ella played a pivotal role in the team’s first-ever Christmas parade float, which finished second place in the school and club category. One of Ella’s goals is more team participation in community and volunteer activities. For example, she wants to get the team involved in her project to promote sustainable agriculture and food opportunities through a neighborhood garden.
Ella is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program, is an officer in the Student Government Association, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She plans to study Economics and Environmental Science in college.
Brooke is a dedicated year-round swimmer who is always first on the pool deck for practice. Known as the team “Mom,” she encourages her teammates and makes them feel welcome.
She served as one of the team photographers and was one of the leaders of the Christmas parade float. She hopes to create a family-like environment and has many ideas for team outings. She agrees with the quotation, “We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust, and care for each other.”
Brooke is a member of the Academy of Finance and is dual enrolled at Daytona State College. She is earning a Bilingual Certification in Spanish and knows American Sign Language, and plans a career in criminal justice, with aspirations of joining the FBI.
Brooke enjoys SCUBA diving, hanging out with friends, singing, paddle boarding, and watching true crime documentaries when not in the pool. She volunteers as a camp counselor at the Marine Discovery Center. In addition, she is a member of Tri-M, the music honor society.
Shaily is a fourth-year Creek swimmer who loves spending time with the team and seeing new faces join us at the pool. As a captain, she plans to encourage her teammates to try their hardest while maintaining a positive attitude. For the 2022 season, Shaily looks forward to building a solid connection within the team while motivating each other to accomplish their goals.
Shaily wants to encourage excellence in the pool and school. She knows the importance of making sure that swimmers feel comfortable enough with each other to ask for help when needed.
A student in the International Baccalaureate Program, Shaily is also an active member of numerous clubs, including being an officer for the district’s National Honor Society. During the school year, she tutors Creek students who need help in math, and through the Spanish Honor Society, she tutors math for Spanish-speaking students in Honduras. With a love for science, Shaily plans to continue her academic career in neuroscience.