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


Coaching Staff

David Scott Kilmer

Head Coach / Executive Director/CEO

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Dave Kilmer leads our program. Dave began his competitive swimming career in San Diego, swam his high school years with the Mission Viejo Nadadores, and returned to San Diego to compete at SDSU. His coaching career began when SDSU cut their swim team in 1984. He has been a leading coach in San Diego ever since. He has led many swimmers to national rankings, olympic trials, and has a very high percentage of swimmers who continue on to collegiate swimming after CAST.

DawnElla Stoddard

Coach - Age Group

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Coach DawnElla joined her first swim team at age 7. She swam in high school and played water polo as well. College summers were spent as a lifeguard and swim coach at a community pool. Coach DawnElla returned to the pool in 2007 as a coach and later Head Coach for a local USA Swim team where she worked to transform a rec team into a 100+ swimmer strong team family with swimmers at all competitive AG levels. Coaching was a natural fit for Coach DawnElla with a love of the sport and two swimmers of her own. In addition to being a self describe swim-nerd, Coach DawnElla’s qualifications include USA Swimming Coach Certification, ASCA (America Swim Coach Association) membership and certification, as well as multiple years of personal experience as an age group swimmer and the parent of competitive age group swimmers. Coach DawnElla has degrees from University of the Pacific (BA) and Santa Clara University (JD). Her goal for swimmers is strength of character that transcends the pool and enables the swimmer to attain all of their goals: athletic, academic, and personal.
 

Cassidy Rae Holden

Coach (Novice through L2)

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Michaela Lea McLean

Coach (Novice through L2)

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Board of Directors

Jose Ornelas

President

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Ralph Nowacki

Board Member

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Heather Giordano

Board Member

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Melissa Holden

Treasurer

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