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

Mike Gautreau


Covina Aquatics Association, Founder / Head Coach
Established 6/2009 Highly achieved both personally and professionally, Mike has made the pure choice to return to "Coaching" swimmers.  Made possible by the encouragement and support of the Gautreau family- and the many swimmers, families and friends who believe in him- he re founded Covina Aquatics Association in 2009. Mike brings forward his knowledge, skills and responsible family values to build an ethically correct program aimed at developing the complete individual. The program's design promotes hope, confidence and philosophies; building valuable character and life tools.


David E Platt


David earned his Bachelor's of Art Degree from Puget Sound University in 1996, his California Secondary Teaching Credential in Technology/Business and German (foreign language) in 2002 and his Master's of Art Degree from Azusa Pacific University in 2004.

David has been a teacher at Covina High School since 2001, and served as the Head Swim Coach at CHS from 2004-2011.

David began as an assistant coach with the Covina Aquatics in the fall of 2009 and currently coaches the beginning and intermediate groups (ages 5-12). David also works with the high school summer swim team during the summer months.

Christine Dahlstrom-Maki


Miko Sanchez