Coaches

Christina Shult Rogers, coachchristina23@gmail.com
Head Coach

Dear Cardinal Nation,

I’m so excited for this opportunity to join in the fun with the Cardinal swim team!  I can’t wait to meet the swimmers, their families, and get in the pool!  The sport of swimming has brought me so much joy and led to many friendships with incredible people.  I strive to share my swimming passion with the Cardinal.  City meet 2020 will be my 20th Greensboro city meet as a swim parent; I have such fond memories of the pageantry, the racing, and the fun times!  Two of my children were Golden Swimmers (twice each), yet I think one of my favorite memories was when my 6-year-old Jonathan got 16th at city meet in backstroke and was psyched that his ribbon was black!

Looking at our 2020 season, my goal is to lead the Cardinal to be the best team we can be!  We will race, train, celebrate, and grow together as a team!  This team is a special community with the assistant coaching staff having grown up on the swim team.  I am excited to be offered a chance to join in the Cardinal tradition.

Currently, I am teaching first grade at Summerfield Elementary during the school year. In addition, I am a swim instructor at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. I teach “learn-to-swim” lessons for both adults and children, GAC Waves, and Adaptive Lessons for children with special needs.

I have 8 years of elementary teaching experience and over 20 years of experience coaching swimming in NC and TX.   I am ASCA Level 3 certified and led swimmers to success at the NC Junior Olympics, Age Group Sectionals, NC Senior Champs, Senior Sectionals, and American Short Course Champs.  I’ve enjoyed watching swimmers I coach continue to develop and compete at such colleges as Stanford, Texas, Clemson, UNC, Duke, NC State, UNCW, Florida State, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, Gardner-Webb, Davidson, East Carolina, University of South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Columbia, Campbell, Cornell,  Georgia Tech, Virginia, Auburn, and Alabama.

Away from the pool, I cheer for my alma mater University of Texas and Duke University (where my 2 older sons graduated.)  I love to be outside, either walking my French bulldog Myrtille or hanging out at our firepit.  I still swim; I swam the 12 Days of Christmas, 13 workouts in January, and I’m going for 14 in February.

Assistant Coaches

Bella Murray, cmurray@ncsu.edu 
Head Assistant Coach

I am super excited to come back to the Cardinal Swim Team as a coach this summer! This will be my 4th season coaching and 15th season with the team. Along with swimming for the Cardinal, I swam for Northwest Guilford Highschool, STAR Aquatics, and NC State’s Club team. However, most of you will probably spot me running! I graduate this May from NC State University- Go Pack! My degree is in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology. I am also excited to share that I am studying to be a Financial Advisor, and I will start my career after our fun-filled season! My favorite foods are green beans and strawberry Special K.  My favorite animal is definitely a llama! I cannot wait to see all of our new and returning swimmers very soon!

Rachel Abele, rabele29@gmail.com 
Assistant Coach

Hi! I am a senior graduating from Northwest HS this year. I haven’t decided where I am going to school yet but I plan to major in engineering and play rugby. I have been swimming for 12 years with the Cardinal and swam year round for 6 years (2 years w/ GCY and 4 w/ Star) but stopped last year to begin playing rugby. This is my third year coaching at the Cardinal. My favorite stroke is freestyle but my favorite event is probably 200 IM.  Favorite food: Pasta Spirit animal: Wolf (because my dad insisted that’s what I am). Looking forward to another great season!

Sierra Delk, sierra_delk@emerson.edu 
Assistant Coach

I graduated from Greensboro Day School in 2018 and I’m currently a sophomore at Emerson College in Boston studying Publishing. I’ve been swimming since I was 4 years old! I was on the Cardinal for all 14 of my years swimming and swam for GDS during the school year for 6 years. My favorite strokes are backstroke and freestyle.  My favorite food is macaroni and cheese and my spirit animal is a hippopotamus. I look forward to being a part of the Cardinal coaching team again. See you this summer!

Sadie Covington, sadiemaxinecovington@gmail.com 
Jr Assistant Coach

I’m currently a sophomore at Northern Guilford High school. I am a UT Longhorns fan and it is a dream of mine to swim and study at the University of Texas. I’ve been swimming for as long as I can remember but really started competitive swim when I was about 10. I currently swim for Swim GSA and my favorite stroke is freestyle but I also enjoy fly and backstroke. This past summer I swam the 50, 100, 200, 400, and 800 free at Jr. Nationals in Indianapolis. This will be my first year at the Cardinal but I have swam summer swim in Greensboro for the past 5 years and am excited to continue summer swim with the Cardinal. My favorite food is guacamole and my spirit animal is a llama!

Spencer Murray, spencer.murrary10@yahoo.com 
Jr Coach

I’ve been apart of the cardinal team since 2007 when I was 5 years old. I swam year round from 2015-2019 with Star aquatics. I am a senior at Northwest HS (still yet to make a decision for college). My favorite food is lasagna or anything that is super spicy. My spirit animal is a polar bear. I can’t wait to be a part of the Cardinal coaching staff this summer!