Noelle started swimming in leagues at age 6 and continued through high school. After nearly 20 years of being out of the sport, she was with a family friend in his 60s when he mentioned that he does an Alcatraz swim every year. She couldn't believe it was possible!
He explained the event and how it was done, and she accepted his challenge to start training and signed up that day. She completed her first crossing in September 2009 after training with Water World Swim and shortly after became an Assistant Coach and is now ASCA Certified.
She most enjoys taking first time swimmers out into the bay, whether it's their first weekly workout or a one on one crossing!