Shortly after Bryana Cielo’s birth, she developed her love of water at her family beach house–and hasn’t stopped since. At the conclusion of her swim lessons at age 7, it was recommended that she try out for the local summer swim team. After her first season, she won the 8 and Under Girls High Point trophy at championships and was named Rookie of the Year. She was then pointed in the direction a nearby club team. She tried out, made it, and never looked back. Little did she know, she wasn’t only starting a sport- but a lifestyle.
College / Career
Her summers are hectic, but her favorite season nonetheless. She loves to go surfing, working as a lifeguard, and teaching private swim lessons. After gaining experience as assistant coach this past summer, Bry was named head coach of her summer swim team for summer 2015. She always says her favorite part of the job is watching the little ones fall in love with the sport while she and her fellow coaches teach them the techniques they need to meet their potential in the pool. Looking ahead, Bryana is pursuing a career in the field of Journalism/Creative Writing and competing at Sacred Heart University. Bryana, a SwimSwam contributor, loves sharing her experience and knowledge of swimming with the SwimSwam audience.
When she’s not in the pool, Bryana enjoys singing loudly along to her car radio, taking swimmer-length naps, and reciting the quotes from Mean Girls.