Coaching Staff

Kevin Potter

Head Coach


Kevin Potter brings a ton of club coaching experience to the Newport Beach Swimming program. Kevin has worked with all ages from teaching babies how to swim all the way to working with some olympic trial level swimmers. Kevin coached at Novaquatics where he worked with the 8 and under program as well as the high school varsity training group. After NOVA, Kevin coached at Aquazot where he assisted with the Senior programs and was the Head Age Group coach. Coach Potter was able to coach some Junior Olympic champions as well as helping a swimmer break two Southern California Swimming age group records. Kevin is excited to be back on the Newport Harbor pool deck where he competed as a high school swimmer. Coach Potter's philosophy on coaching is that swimmers must have fun, discpline and work hard to achieve success. GO NEWPORT!

Stephanie May

Age Group Coach


Stephanie May is a USA certified swimming coach for the Newport Beach swimming programs. Stephanie swam and graduated from Edison high school in 2012, and then went on to study health science at California State University of Long Beach. She has been coaching all levels of competitive swimming for 7 years now and competitively swam herself for 17 years. Her experience includes coaching for Surf City Aquatics (also known as Pacific Sands Penguins) located in Huntington Beach where she coached all levels from water safety beginners, up to high school age level. She also coached for Golden West swim club another competitive swim team in Huntington Beach where she coached all levels of swimmers as well, and gained a lot of knowledge and insight from some of the best senior coaches in Southern California. She has been coaching with us at Newport Beach swimming for 2 years now where she has worked with all age group levels, as well as the Junior lifeguard prep program.

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Jerod J McMillen

Senior Coach


Natalie May

Junior Guard Training


Natalie has been a swimmer since she was 4 yrs old. Natalie swam and played Varsity water polo all four years at Edison High School. She went on to play Division One water polo at college on the east coast. Natalie has been a Newport Beach Lifeguard since 2013 and has also worked as a Junior Guard Instructor (Miss May) for the past few summers. Please contact Natalie via email or text message- (714) 862-8085 if you are interested in swim lessons.

Board of Directors

John Dobrott



Tom Robinson



Ross Sinclair