Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
John Moseley Head Coach

John began his coaching career with the Briar Village Swim Team, in Houston, Texas.   He coached the Briar Village Swim Team for three seasons and served as an Assistant Coach and Head Coach.   While in Houston, John also held a position as a Swim Instructor and Assistant Coach at Memorial Athletic Club. 

John moved to Fayetteville in 2006 to attend the University of Arkansas.   After arriving in Fayetteville, John began working as a Swim Instructor and Assistant Coach at Fayetteville Athletic Club.   Upon graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation and Sports Management, John accepted a role as the Aquatics Director at Fayetteville Athletic Club.   As the Aquatics Director, he revitalized the FAC Sharks Swim Team and Learn-to-Swim program.   He also went on to serve as the Operations Director for Fayetteville Athletic Club.

In November 2014, John accepted a role as the Head Age-Group Coach for Razorback Aquatic Club AquaHawgs.   While with the AquaHawgs, John oversaw the operations of the Age Group Program and primarily coached the Rookie Hawgs and Wild Hawgs.   During his tenure, he helped with the recruitment of new athletes and saw the team grow to record numbers.  John began working for the City of Benton, Arkansas in March 2017.   He served as the Aquatics Specialist and helped open the River Center.   He was instrumental in the success of the Benton Sharks Swim Team in their inaugural season.   While in Benton, John also worked with the Central Arkansas Swim Club.  John returned to Northwest Arkansas as the Head of Development and Team Director in August 2017.  While at NWAA, John helped grow the team to over 200 swimmers.  In 2019, the NWAA Girls finished 1st at the Arkansas Swimming Long Course Champioships.

John is also extremely proud of his work with the Northwest Arkansas Summer Swim League and excited to be involved with the future success of the league.   John was an Arkansas Zone Team coach in 2016, 2018 and 2019.  Coach John will be the 2020 Arkansas Zone Team Coordinator and Head Coach.  He has also served as the Arkansas Swimming Inc. Technical Planning Chair since October 2016.

Mohamed Abdelaal Associate Head Coach

Coach Mo is in his third year with the AquaHawgs and in his first year as Associate Head Coach.  During the past two seasons, AquaHawg senior athletes have shown tremendous performance improvements, highlighted by a mens team win at the 2021 Futures championships and numerous top 3 finishes at each of the Region 8 Sectionals Championships.  Individual athletes have also excelled under Coach Mo's tenure with several athletes qualifying for US Nationals, US Junior Nationals, Nationals Select Camp, and over 30 LSC & State individual and relay records set.  Prior to arriving in Northwest Arkansas with his wife Elisha and two children, Mohamed was the Head Site Coach for Scarlet Aquatics, a USA Swimming Silver Medal Club in New Jersey. 

While at Scarlet Aquatics Mohamed was directly responsible for placing athletes on the National Junior Team and was selected as a USA-S National Junior Team Coach  2018, 2019, and 2020.  For 6 consecutive years (2015-2020) multiple athletes have achieved 18 and under world 100 times.  In May 2019 Mohamed was honored to be an attendant and a presenter at USA National Team Coaches Seminar and one year earlier in 2018 he was a presenter at the National Select Camp. 

Coach Mo coached different athletes to medal performances at 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Games, 2019 Pan American Games, 2016 European Championships, 2019 Junior European Championships, 2019 Junior World Championships, 2017 US Open, 2018 USA Nationals, 2016/2017/2018 USA Junior Nationals - as well as coaching two athletes to semi-final finishes at the 2016 Olympic Games.  He was honored to be a top 50 ASCA Age Group coach of the Year in 2017, 2019, & 2020.  His athletes have combined for 5 National Age group records and over 60 NJ LSC records.  

He is a graduate of Montclair State University with a degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education.  Mohamed Competed for 4 years for Montclair State University where he was captain of the team during his Junior and Senior years.

Jana Olson HawgStart Director

Jana Olson is a native of Northwest Arkansas.  She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2000. She has been a part of Razorback Aquatic Club AquaHawgs since 2017.  Jana brings with her over ten years of experience in Early Childhood Education to the AquaHawgs.  Jana has been Razorback Aquatic Club’s Team Administrator since 2019.  As Team Administrator, Jana oversees all billing, registration with USA Swimming (Athletes, Coaches, Officials, Board Members, & Non-Athletes), club communication, and supports the RAC Board of Directors.

In 2020, Jana stepped into the role of HawgStart Swim School Director.  Jana helped revamp the HawgStart Swim School which has led to substantial growth/expansion of the program.  Jana looks forward to the continued growth of our programs.

Amanda San Juan Lead Coach - Varsity Hawgs / Hawgs Red

Coach Amanda is new to Northwest Arkansas as she is a New Jersey native. Originally from New Jersey she swam for Scarlet Aquatics at the Bayonne Division under Coach Mo. During her time at Scarlet Aquatics she was a New Jersey Junior Olympic, Eastern Zone, Sectional, Future, Junior National, and TYR Pro Swim Series swimmer. After her time at Scarlet, she went on to swim for a Division 1 program at Long Island University in Brooklyn. Amanda was at LIU Brooklyn for two seasons where she brought in points as well as high placing finishes at both the Eastern College Athletic Conference and Northeast Conference championships.

 

At the conclusion of her time at LIU Brooklyn she went on to continue her studies at Rutgers University Newark where she recently graduated with a Biology and Psychology degree. 

 

In 2020 she began her coaching career at Scarlet Aquatics Bayonne Division as the Lead Coach for the Senior Prep group. By September 2021 she was also given the opportunity to work with a lesson club program by the name of Swim Stars. 

 

Also, in November 2021 Coach Amanda became the Head Coach for both the Boys and Girls Swim team at Jersey City's McNair High School. Throughout  the season the swim team saw a historic regular season. At the Hudson County Championships, both teams placed third overall for the very first time as well as qualified for the State Tournament. 

 

In Summer 2022, Amanda worked as a camp counselor in New Jersey with the Swim Stars Summer Camp. 

 

In addition to being a part of our coaching staff Amanda is a Middle School Science/STEM teacher! 

 

Currently, Coach Amanda is the Lead Coach of Varsity Hawgs and Hawgs Red as well as assists with Senior Hawgs. 

 

Alayna Wicklund Lead Coach - Rookie Hawgs

Alayna is in her third season with the AquaHawgs. She is currently a junior at the University of Arkansas, studying Elementary Education. She began her swimming career at the age of 7 for the AquaHawgs, and also swam for Rogers High School.

Currently Coach Alayna is the Lead Rookie Coach and she also works with the Boss Hawgs, Hawgs White and Hawgs Red.

Matthew Adams Assistant Coach
Carolyn Haefner Assistant Coach

Carolyn was the original founder coach of Walmart Swim Club, now known as Northwest Arkansas Aquatics Sharks. Her coaching career began in 1975 when she stepped up to become the coach for the Bentonville Summer Swim Team at Bentonville’s City Pool. Under her coaching, the summer swim program grew from 25 swimmers to 125 in her 9 years of coaching the team. The Bentonville Swim Team was a member of the Tri-State Summer Swim Conference, and under her leadership, she took the team to many first place conference championships. In 1984, she began a year-round United States Swimming program at the Walton Life Fitness Center in Bentonville. She experienced all the growing pains in bringing Walmart Swim Club from its initial membership of about 20 to about 70 when she retired from coaching to become the full-time Aquatics Director at the center in 1994.

Prior to Carolyn retiring from coaching, the Walmart Swim Club achieved its first championship victory at the 1994 Arkansas Swimming Inc. Long Course Championships. Carolyn retired from Walmart after 16 ½ years at the Walton Life Fitness Center as a swim coach and Aquatics Director.
 
In September of 2003, Carolyn returned to coaching with the Walmart Swim Club, now known as Northwest Arkansas Aquatics Sharks, and served in the capacity as Head Age Group Coach. When the team at the Jones Center restructured and became the AquaHawgs, she was hired as Head Age Group Coach.  She is currently a part-time coach/mentor/and advisor to all of our AquaHawgs swimmers and staff.
 
Carolyn received Arkansas Swimming Inc. Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2006 and was inducted into the Arkansas Hall of Fame in 1997.
Petra Martin Assistant Coach
Board of Directors
Joe Bussell President
Kevin Springate Vice President
Aaron Schaub Treasurer
Jody Boatright Parent Representative
Gary Koenig Parent Representative
John Moseley Director of Operations
Jana Olson Team Administrator