About the Swim Team

About the Swim Team
Somerset Stingrays

The Somerset Rec Club Swim Team is a family-based swim team committed to providing a well-rounded swim experience balancing community, sportsmanship, and overall enjoyment with high quality instruction, individual skill development, a positive and competitive team environment.

The coaches strive to help swimmers enhance all four competitive strokes, improve racing techniques, build self-confidence, become good team members, and learn that winning and succeeding are not always the same thing. The Somerset Swim Team hopes to provide motivation, instruction, fun times, and support for all team members.

The Somerset Stingrays are a member of the Midlakes Swim League that understands that athletics plays a role in the development of young people as they learn teamwork, cooperation, and respect for others. The league is divided into five Divisions, each with five or six teams. Somerset is a Division II club.

If you have any questions, please contact the Swim Team Volunteer Reps.

2022 Somerset Swim Season info

Last day to register – Friday, May 13th

Swim Team Assessments – Wednesday, May 18th

* Only for swimmers new to Somerset Sharkies and Swim Team

* You will receive a sign up in May to schedule an assessment

First day of practice for Swim Team (And Sharkies) – Thursday, May 19th

Time Trials and Tie Dye – Wednesday, June 8th (4 – 8pm)

Team Pictures – Friday, June 24th (9am)

Swim Team Home Meets (3pm – 9pm)

June 14th (Tue) vs Strattonwood

June 23rd (Thu) vs Klahanie

June 30th (Thu) vs Maple Hills

July 5th (Tue) vs Mercerwood (postponed)

July 12th (Tue) vs Tam O’Shanter

Awards Night (6pm – 9pm)
July 25th (Mon) – Awards Night
2022 Swim Team Coaches
This year we are thrilled to welcome back our coaches from 2021! Megan and Katie Lowell will share the head coach title. Here’s a little bit about them.

Megan Lowell

Megan is so excited to be back for her third summer with such a wonderful team! Megan grew up in the Bellevue area and began her competitive swimming career with Midlakes when she was 5. She continued her swimming career at Bellevue Club Swim Team, where she swam for 10 years and later competed for Interlake High School. Currently, Megan attends the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and will graduate with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology in the spring of 2023. Megan also competes on the varsity swim team for Catholic University. Roll Cardinals! When Megan is not in the pool, she loves to spend time with friends and family, watch movies, read, and travel. She is looking forward to another fun swim season! Go Stingrays!

Katie Lowell

Katie is thrilled to coaching for the Somerset Stingrays for her 3rd summer. She grew up in Bellevue, starting swimming with Midlakes when she was 6. She went on to swim with Bellevue Club Swim Team, and then for Interlake High School. She will be graduating from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, in May 2022 with a BA in both Early Childhood and Special Education, and a minor in Dance. When not at the pool, Katie loves to read, knit, hike, and cook. She is excited to settle back in the Seattle area, is planning on teaching elementary school next year, and is getting married in August! She is so excited to get to be a part of such an awesome team for another season! Go Stingrays!!

Jack Ketchum

Jack is ecstatic to be joining as a 1st year Assistant Coach. Jack is a student at the University of Washington in the engineering program and has been a swimmer his whole life. Jack was with Somerset Rec Club as a Sharky until the 18U’s and can’t wait to now help out as an assistant coach! 

Mataya Aass

Mataya is thrilled to be helping out with the Stingrays as an Assistant Coach! Mataya is heading into her junior year at Newport High School, and she has been a part of the swim team for four years since her family moved to Bellevue. In past years, Mataya has enjoyed helping the Sharkies in kicking off their swim career and is now excited to also work with other age groups. Go Stingrays!

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