Shadow Seals
A Swim Team For People With Physical Disabilities
 Established, 1994

In the News

Shadow Seals Official Selected for Top Job at USA-Swimming “O”lympic Trials!

David Coddington, Shadow Seals USA-Swimming registered official, had been tapped to be the Head Referee for the USA-Swimming “O” lympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska June 26-July 3, 2016. Dave has been a long time Shadow Seals supporter, officiating at our annual meet for over the past 15 years and financially through contributions to our Swim-a-thon since 2007.

We appreciate Dave’s willingness to share his time and talents with us!

Look for him when you watch the “O” lympic Swimming Trials on TV!

Congratulations Dave!

We are so proud of you!

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Shadow Seals Officials Inducted into Northwest Swimming Hall of Fame

Ken Breiding and Dave Coddington, our amazing Shadow Seals officials, who work at the annual swim meet that Shadow Seals Swimming hosts every year, were inducted into the PNS Hall of Fame in December 2012.

They have supported our swimming program for at least the past thirteen years both on and off the deck. The following can be found on the PNS website:

Hall of Fame Contributors:
Ken Breiding
, former Chairman of the PNS Officials committee, and longtime referee for swimming events throughout the region, at all levels of Age Group, High School, NCAA, Special Olympics and National Championships. Ken was the Meet Referee for the Washington State High School WIAA Swimming Championships for both girls and boys for several years. A 20+ year volunteer, Breiding has contributed to the training and mentoring program for hundreds of officials in the sport throughout Western Washington.

Dave Coddington, former General Chairman of PNS is the final inductee for 2012. Coddington is also a longtime referee for events throughout the state, was the Meet Referee for the 2011 National Swimming Championships in Palo Alto, CA, and is on the prestigious FINA list of International Swimming Officials (only 10 Americans at any one time) from 2008 to 2016.

Aren't we lucky to have these two on OUR team?!

Congratulations Ken and Dave. Thank you for all you do for us!
Kayla Wheeler Named to Scholastic All-American Team!

Shadow Seals Swimming wants to congratulate Kayla Wheeler on her selection to USA-Swimming's Scholastic All-American Team 2011-2012.

This team combines academic achievement with elite swimming performance. Based on her high school transcripts (4.0 GPA in core academic courses) and the attainment of Can-Am Paralympic Championship meet standards, Kayla was one of 1230 USA-S registered swimmers selected to this year's team. Her achievement of 4.0 GPA was one of 888 swimmers.

Kayla is now a junior at Mountlake Terrace High School, Mountlake Terrace, WA, and is also participating in the Running Start Program at Edmonds Community College.

The 2012-2013 Scholastic All-American program is open to all USA-S registered swimmers in grades 10, 11 or 12, who "have achieved the 2011 Junior National Bonus Time Standard or have swam in the USA Swimming National Open Water Championships or a designated disability meet during the qualify period (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013) and have a 3.5 GPA in Academic subjects for the 2012-2013 school year."

Way to go, Kayla! We are all proud of you!

News Articles:

Haley Beranbaum
: Feb 15, 2011: The Everett Herald News

McKenna Dahl: March 1, 2011: The Everett Herald News

Kayla Wheeler: May 7, 2013: Q13 Fox News

Open Water Swim: September 8, 2013: SwimSwam Online Article

John Clos: March 3, 2015: The Everett Herald News

Online Videos:

Ira Kaplan:
Kayla Wheeler:

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