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Coaches & Directors

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 one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Jennifer Thiem

Senior & Age Group Coach

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Maureen Nauer

Leopard Sharks and Mako Sharks

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Maureen grew up swimming in the Walnut Creek area and has a huge passion for the sport. After swimming for rec teams for many years she began swimming for Orinda Aquatics and stayed with them for 4 and a half years and loved every minute of it. After she left Orinda Aquatics she stared coaching and life guarding.  Her favorite events are the 100 backstroke, 100 and 200 freestyle. When she's not on the pool deck she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, camping and spending time with her family.

Laurie Tucker

Hammerhead 1 & 2 Coach

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Chigusa Kanzan

Hammerheads 1 & 2 Coach

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Chigusa came to USA in 2009 from Japan. Swimming has always been a part of her life, both in the pool and at the ocean. She started swimming competitively when she was 11 years old. She swam all through high school and college for VJO, VHS, and DVC. She also played water polo for 3 seasons. Her favorite events were the 200 breaststroke and 100/200 IM. She is currently attending DVC, majoring in graphic design. She likes photography and has been painting since she was a baby, because she came from a family of artists. Chigusa was a lifeguard and swim instructor for GVRD and CMA for 3 years. This is her first coaching opportunity. She loves being in and around water. She goes abalone diving, and spearfishing. The best moment she’s had was hand feeding a baby seal the fish she just caught, because it chased her around! Chigusa also loves animals, and has many pets. She currently has 3 dogs, 7 cats, 2 birds, a guinea pig, and a couple fish.

Board of Directors

Jennifer Matteo

President

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Tamara Kawashiri

Vice President

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Jennifer Pettit

Secretary

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Madelyn Cueva

Treasurer

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Elizabeth Zampa

Communications Chair

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Jennifer Pettit

Membership Chair

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Joe Sapida

Meet Director

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Philip Grant

Officials Chair

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Miriam Rivera

Team Attire

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Heidi Scharffenberg

Volunteer Coordinator

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Beth Raymond

Event Coordinator

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