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Should the northern Harford County area have its own 'snow zone' for inclement weather days?

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New job opportunities open up

North Harford Swim Club junior coach

    As summer approaches, more and more job opportunities open up. One of these new opportunities led sophomore Ava Sealy to gain a position as a junior coach for the local North Harford Swim Club. 

     A junior coach is defined as a current high school student and swimmer who is actively helping the coaching staff during the summer league, according to SportsEngine. 

     Sealy stated, “I am a junior coach for the North Harford swim team, where we help swimmers improve their skills or just learn how to swim, whether it be the strokes or improving their technique as a swimmer.”

     She continued, “I get to teach people what I enjoy most in the world, alongside another junior coach, [junior] James Cassidy, and four other great coaches.” 

     Sealy helps coach the Neptunes. The team of swimmers consists of about 100 swimmers, ranging from ages four to 18 years old, who are expected to regularly attend practice sessions and scheduled meets. According to the North Harford Swim Club website, “Neptunes have a proud tradition of developing some of the top swimmers in the State of Maryland.”

     The position of junior coach was presented to Sealy by a friend who knew the manager. Sealy stated, “I spoke with a friend who knew the manager of the swim team and asked about being a junior coach, and they were very glad I had asked.”

     She continued, “They thought I was a great swimmer who knew the kids pretty well, and now I have a paid job that I enjoy very much.”

     North Harford Swim Club not only offers junior coach job positions – they also include employment to be a lifeguard, “dive staff,” check-in staff, and more. 

     Sealy stated, “My most favorite part about coaching is being able to still swim while coaching, because I can show the team where good coaches can get you. But also I get to help improve others skills while also being able to improve mine.”

      Sealy continued, “ My goal for coaching is to enjoy myself and help the kids enjoy themselves just as much.”

     If anyone is interested in signing up for the swim club, visit for more information, or visit their Instagram at @NorthHarfordSwimClub. 

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