About the Swim Team

The Stonebridge Stingrays Swim Team is a community-based, self-funded, volunteer-run team. The goal of this program is to provide a fun way for children ages 5-18 to develop swimming skills in a competitive atmosphere. All practices and home meets are held at the Carrington Pool, with away meets held at various neighborhood club pools.


Kathryn (Head Coach)







About Kathryn Nystrom… Kathryn will be returning as head coach of the Stingrays! She has coached for New Wave, Summerfield North Swim club, as well as giving private lessons. She was born in Raleigh and now lives in Stonebridge with her husband, Chris, and their baby daughter, Spencer. Kathryn has a Masters of Arts in Teaching from UNC-CH and currently teaches at Garner High, where she also assists with their swim program. We are SO lucky to have her back this season!

About Joe Bonk.. Joe has lived in Stonebridge since 1995. He has been affiliated with the Stingrays since the age of six. He has been a long-time, year-round team member of YOTA as well. He has recently completed his 2nd year swimming NCAA Division 1 for Virginia Tech. Joe was a member of the men’s 2010 Ymca short course national championship team where he was a key member in both individual events and relays. He was selected as the meet MVP for the 1A/2A State championship meet with record setting wins in both the 50 and 100 free in both 2010 and 2011. He also swam in the last Olympic Trials!

About Julie Woody… Julie has been affiliated with the Stingrays since she is 4 years old. A year-round swimmer all her life, she know attends Savannah College of Art and Design. Julie will be working with the Junior Stingrays again this year, and has offered private lessons as well and is a great addition to the coaching staff here in Stonebridge!

About Riley Holt.. I am in 9th grade this year. I just turned 15 on May 5….i absolutely love working with the little ones on the swim team. I have 3 younger siblings who are all swimming so I’ve had some experience haha:) This is my third year swimming; we switched to MOR this past season. I will be going to NRCA next year and will swim for them too. I love the sport and everything involved with it. I also love music, whether it’s playing, singing, or listening to it.