Coaches and Board Members

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 your group coach through the emails below.

For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members. Billing, meet fees and other web related issues call the Falfins Office Manager at 719-377-0035 or email at falfinsoffice@gmail.com. 

Coaching Staff

Tristan Cross

Director of Coaching/ Silvers Coach

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Tristan Cross has been a life long swimmer and then age group coach who was born Colorado. In 2004, Tristan was hired by the Falfins for his first coaching job. Coaching the Dynamos and the Blue group created a passion for coaching that turned a job into a lifelong career. After 3 1/2 years of coaching for Falfins, he was hired by CMA Swim Team to be their Head Age Group Coach. After 5 years with CMA and lots of success, Tristan joined the PEAK Swim Team. As the Head Age Group Coach at PEAK Swim Team, he helped grow the team from 10 swimmers to as high as 75 swimmers. After 3 1/2 fantastic years at PEAK, Tristan was rehired by Falfins. Through the past 14 years coaching in Colorado, Tristan has grown as a coach and learned from some of the best coaches in the sport. He is extremely excited to finally be back home at Falfins Swimming!
  
Currently, as the Director of Coaching with our team, Tristan’s goal is to help further the success of our athletes, our team and our LSC. Tristan is heavily involved in the elite level of Colorado Swimming. He has been selected to be a coach for Team Colorado eleven times, seven Mid-West All-Star Meets (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018) and seven Western Zone Championship Meets (2011,2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018). In the fall of 2016, Tristan was elected as the Age Group Vice-Chair for Colorado Swimming. And in the fall of 2018, he was re-elected to another two year term as Colorado Swimming Age Group Vice-Chair. In addition to coaching with Falfins Swimming, he now also oversees all age group swimming for the state of Colorado and is the Head Coach of Team Colorado for the Midwest All Star meet, as well as the Western Zone Age Group Championships.  After working with the top coaches and swimmers in Colorado and the US, Tristan is ready to take Falfins Swimming to the next level!

Jorge Fernandez

Senior Coach

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Jorge Fernandez was born and raised in Santiago, Chile.  Moved to the United States in March of 1974.

Jorge is an ASCA level 5 coach and has 33 years of coaching experience. He has been involved in athletics since the age of 10 mainly in cycling and swimming.

By the mid 80’s Jorge started coaching while attending the University of Colorado Boulder. He continued to coach in the 90’s and joined Greenwood Tiger Sharks in 1992 as the head coach. As Greenwood masters coach and head coach at GTS Jorge was awarded Colorado Sr. Coach of the year in 1996, 2000, and 2003.  During his time at GTS, Jorge coached Sectional Champions, Junior National Champions, Sr. National qualifiers, Olympic Trial Qualifiers, and one Olympic Triathlete at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games as well as putting athletes on the Jr. National Team. Jorge has also been assistant coach at Jr. Team Camp in San Diego, CA., and Zone Select Camps at the Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO.

After being at GTS Jorge became head coach of the legendary Tacoma Swim Club where he had continued success. Due to his fathers health issues he decided to come back to Colorado and be at his side.

Jorge continued to coach and joined Falfin Swim Team in September 2015 as the Lead Sr. Coach where he has developed athletes from the state level to the national level.

Coach Jorge is a proud graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a (B.S. Kinesiology), and a (B.A. Spanish).

When not coaching you can find Jorge on two wheels as a category 2 competitive masters road cyclist.

Jason Wederquist

Assistant Blues Coach

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Claire Marie Strong

Dynamo 2 Coach

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Danny Montoya

Dynamo 1/High School Performance Coach

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Kelly Wederquist

Dynamites Coach

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Mandy Burton

Office Manager

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My career background is mostly Marketing based and I have a Degree in Marketing from Swindon College.  I worked for the largest credit union in the United Kingdom for 10 years in their Marketing Department.  I moved to Colorado in 2000.  Here in the US I worked for Hewlett-Packard from 2003-2010 in various sales and marketing roles.  We then moved back to the UK where I continued to work for HP ES until 2015 when we returned back to Colorado.  I joined Falfins in 2015 as a Board Member and 2018 as a Staff Member.  Fun fact, the pool I learnt to swim in was built in 1891.
 
Mandy is married to Bill and they have two children Molly and Izzy who both swim for Falfins.