Hello Willows Swim Team!My name is Kelly Carella and I am looking forward to coming back to the Willows Swim Team as one of your coaches this year! My husband, Mike, and I live in East Windsor with our two kids, Brayden (9) and McKenzie (7).Although the 2019 season was the first swim season for Brayden and McKenzie, I am no stranger to South Brunswick, the team, or coaching! As a child I grew up LIVING at the Willows Swim Club! Starting at the age of 8, I was a member of the team every summer until I graduated from Rutgers Prep (where I also swam) in 2000. After graduation I became an Assistant Coach, and later Head Coach, of the Willows Swim Team while I attended Fairleigh Dickinson University. There I studied Elementary Education and Psychology. While at FDU I also swam all 4 years and was the Assistant Coach during my Graduate year.
From 2005 - 2011 I was a Kindergarten teacher at Brunswick Acres School--a job I LOVED!! Helping young children learn and grow academically, emotionally, and socially was a passion of mine. Once I had a couple years of teaching experience under my belt, I signed on to become an Assistant Coach of the Notre Dame HS Swim Team from 2008 - 2011.I am excited to help your children reach their goals, form a love of swimming, bond with their teammates, create new friendships and, of course, HAVE FUN! I can’t wait to get to know all of you, so please reach out whenever you need to! Together, I am confident we are going to have an awesome Summer Swim Season! Go Willows!