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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact the direct coach of your swimmer.  If you have billing questions or more admin related questions, please direct to Coach Ben 425-736-5600/coachben220@gmail.com.

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Ben R Olszewski

Owner/Head Coach...AG2/Senior @ Mariner

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Phone: 425-736-5600


Profile:

  •         Age 45
  •       Central Washington University; BS Fitness & Sport Management 96’
  •       36 years in competitive swimming
  •       11 time NAIA All-American
  •       Married to Angela, son Samuel, daughter Kendra, son Jacob
  •       Hobbies are fitness and electronic gadgets

 Certifications/Honors:

  • American Swim Coach Association Level 4
  • PNS Zone Coach
  • PNS Altitude Camp Coach
  • PNS Elite Training Coach 2011
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Coaching Track Record:

  •        19 years total in coaching
  • 2 years collegiate
  • 5 years high school
  • 1 year summer league
  • 17 years club: 5 years Gig Harbor Peninsula, 14 years with StingRays
  •         2001 PNS Age Group Coach of The Year
  •         2006 PNS Age Group Coach of The Year
  •         21 PNS records
  •         Multiple national top 16 ranked age group swimmers
  •         Multiple PNS All-Stars, PNS Champions, Zone Champions
  •         29 NCSA Junior National Qualifiers (Krissy, Erin, Andria, Chris, Brittney, Rikka, Kyle, Bryan, Melissa, Eric, Dan, Katherine, Emily, Garren, Jimmy, Ali, Alana, Bramon, Liam, Kaitlin, Johnnie, Maddie, Madeline, Cathryn, Kaela, AJ, Kelsey, Riley, Hannah)
  •         12 USA Junior National Qualifiers (Melissa, Eric, Dan, Garren, Kyle, Bryan, Alana, Ali, Liam, Kaitlin, Hannah, Kaela)
  •         7 USA National Qualifiers (Rikka, Garren, Emily, Alana, Bryan, Ali, Kaitlin)
  •         2 Olympic Trial Qualifiers (Garren, Alana)
  •         3 US Paralympics American Records (Haley)
     

 

Kyle M Endres

Site Manager SAC - Senior Group at SAC

Email

Phone: 425-293-2511

Profile:

  • Age 22
  • Been in competitive swimming for 18 years
  • Been a member of Stingray Swim Team for the last 9 years
  • Swam for The University of Nevada – Las Vegas
  • Day time job – Edge Concrete Construction
  • Hobbies include swimming, hiking and going to the gym

 

Mikayla M West

AG1 at SAC

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My name is Kayla West.
I have been competitively swimming for about five years; and I have been working in the aquatic environment as a Lifeguard for two years. I have also been working with children as a Swim Instructor for the past two years as well. This past summer I was an assistant coach with the summer swim league, The Piranhas’. This is my first year as a coach for SRST and I'm very excited to be apart of this team! I am currently a full time student and I hope to join EVCC's Nursing Program this upcoming year.

 

Natasza Krajcovic

AG2 at SAC + AM Workouts at SAC

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Hi I'm Natasza. I've been swimming for about 20 years and I coached USS and high school swimming in Chicago and Boulder, CO. I have had the pleasure of watching my oldest daughter Zosia swim for SRST since she was 7.

During the day I teach math and write math curriculum while chasing my 4 year old around.

I look forward to seeing all my swimmers at the pool.

 

 

 

 


 

Ali Davis

AG1 at Mariner

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Hi! My name is Ali Davis and I am excited to have the opportunity to coach the gold and silver groups at SAC! I was a competitive swimmer from age 8 through college. I swam for Issaquah High School (state champs!) and CWU (with Coach Ben!).

I am currently a teacher, a wife, and a mom to 3 active children. My youngest, Quincy, swims for the Stingrays and I am thrilled to be able to share my love for swimming with her!

I look forward to getting to know families and developing strong competitive swimmers!
 

 

 

 

 


 

Darrell D Cray

AG1/AG2 - at Mariner

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Completing my AA in business at Bellevue college, while also studying to obtain my project management certification. I am currently a Certified Pool Operator, a Certified Lifeguard, as well as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector. 

In my spare time, I enjoy working on cars, sports, traveling, and being out in nature.

I've had a passion for swimming and being active since an early age. I grew up Swimming in lakes all over the PNW and enjoyed the ocean whenever my family traveled. My competitive swimming background includes four years’ varsity swim team for Mount Vernon High School. My professional coaching background includes 7 months running supplemental endurance & refinement courses for competetive AG1-AG2 swimmers in the king county area;

My coaching philosophy revolves around providing individual feedback, praise, and constructive criticism  in a non discouraging manner. I believe in personal goal setting and creating opportunities for healthy competition and team work in my practices, Throughout my training programs I like to promote the use of fundamental swimming, as well as the refinement of technique in all stages. In addition, increasing physical limits and endurance are a large part of our preparations for swim meets. Most importantly, I try to encourage having fun and being creative while swimming fast towards our goals. 

I'm very exited and proud to be a part of SRST.


 

Sydnie T Chesley

Silver/Gold - SAC

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My name is Sydnie Chesley. I graduated from Lake Stevens in June of 2017. I've lived in Lake Stevens for most of my life. I have competitively swam for 12 years and continue to have a passion for it. After high school I left for the Air Force boot camp, after getting about half way through I got medically discharged. It was a change in plans but I plan to get back on my feet and return to training in the future. However now I am committed to learning how to be the best coach I can be and help further the success of our swimmers on Stingray Swim Team.