Hi! My name is Emily Kustka. This will be my thirteenth season on Highcroft Hurricanes, and I was a year round swimmer with RSA for 8 years. I’m so excited for this season- it’s sure to be filled with lots of laughs, hard work, and team spirit! I’m graduating from Panther Creek High school this year, and next year I will be a freshman EC Scholar at ECU Honors College, studying social work. Over the summer, I’m always having fun with kids- usually at the pool. I love to coach Highcroft as well as give private lessons. When I’m not at the pool, you can probably find me probably baking, babysitting, or volunteering. This summer is going to be so much fun! Get ready for lots of cheering and spirit!
See you at the pool, Coach Emily
Hi! My name is Malia Gibbs and I go to Thales Academy in Apex. I’ve been swimming with HHST for 11 years now and I love coming back to see new and old faces each time! I want to be a coach because I have had such a great experience with swim team and I want everyone to have as much fun as I have. I love candy, the beach and traveling. I also am the Vice President of sophomore student council and the varsity pitcher on my school's baseball team.
Hi Hurricanes! My name is Charlotte Rose, and I am super excited to be your coach this year. This is my second summer being a coach for Highcroft (and my 10th summer being on the team), and I had so much fun being a coach last year. I can’t wait to have social events, super fun practices, and my personal favorite -- Tuesday nights meets! I am also a rising a junior at Panther Creek High School and have been on the swim team there for two years as well as swimming for RSA for 6 years. Go Hurricanes!
Hello! My name is Sydney Mitchell This will be my 6th year as a member of the Highcroft Hurricanes and my 2nd year coaching. I'm a rising senior at Panther Creek. I love theatre and hanging out with my friends and I’m so excited for this swim season.
Hi, my name is Colton Wade, I am 14 years old, and I will be a junior coach this year. I have been swimming for as long as I can remember and last year I got the opportunity to be a volunteer coach for the Highcroft Hurricanes. I have been a swimmer on the Highcroft Hurricanes since 2008 and have continued every year since then. I have also been a year round swimmer for the past 6 years and absolutely love the sport. Last year I had a lot of fun coaching kids and I’m so excited to continue this year
My name is Victoria Plant. I am a rising 9th grader at Green Level High. This year will be my 5th season with the Hurricanes and my 2nd with RSA, a year round swim team in the area. I want to be a coach for HHST because I love being a part of the fun and team spirit that reappears every season. When I’m not at the pool, I can be found doing something artistic or baking, usually something chocolate!
From Victoria P.
Hi! I’m Ian Lisi. I am 14 years old and going to Green Level High School. I swim for Raleigh Swim Association. I have made 4 Junior Olympic cuts in my life and have been swimming for more than 5 years. I have played trombone for 3 years and want to code when I grow up. I can’t wait to start coaching this year. See you then.