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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; as well as general questions for Big Dogs/Top Dogs/HS Dogs please contact Coach Andrew.

For questions regarding meet registration & event sign up, team gear and equipment, team events & fundraising, new members inquiries, and goal setting, please contact Coach Ryan.

For questions regarding new member inquiries; as well as general questions for Swim Pups & Lil' Dogs please contact Coach Eriko.

Coaching Staff

Andrew Harbuck

Administration, Billing, & Senior Group

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Coach Andrew is in his 6th year as the Swim Dogs Head Coach. 

Ryan Harbuck

Meets & Events, Gear, & New Member Info

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Coach Ryan has been coaching longer than she hasn’t. A Colorado native, she began coaching a summer club team in 1997, and immediately loved the opportunities that coaching gave her— to be able to not only teach young athletes how to be better in the water, but also to be able to teach them how to be better friends, teammates, sons & daughters, brothers & sisters, and— most importantly—human beings.

Coach Ryan coached her summer club team for 10 summers before moving on to coach the Girls’ team at Cherry Creek High School for six consecutive seasons— being able to coach both Coach Katie and Coach Stacy!

Coach Ryan began coaching with Swim Dogs in 2010 while she was teaching biology full-time at Cherry Creek High School, as well as training for Paralympic Trials. Ryan met Coach Andrew while at the Paralympic Trials in 2012, and the rest is history!

Both Coach Andrew and Ryan took over ownership of Swim Dogs in 2013 and wake up every single morning feeling blessed that we were in the right place at the right time.

Eriko Mitsuya

Swim Pups/Lil' Dogs & New Member Info

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Coach Eriko has been coaching swimming since 2003 and teaching swimming since 1995 as a teenager. With a strong focus on technique, she has been coaching 12 & unders for most of her career. She has coached in several different states and worked with a diverse set of coaches having learned a great deal along the way. Raised in both Southern California and Japan she is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). She is certified as an ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association) Level 2 coach and has also served as an official at swim meets. Her goal is to create a lifelong love of swimming while coaching them to be well-rounded swimmers with good sportsmanship and capable in all four strokes. She lives with her husband, two kids (a Lil Dog and a Swim Pup) and two fur-babies; a dog and a cat. Coach Eriko has been with the Swim Dogs since the fall of 2018.
 

Stacy Winner

Swimmer or practice inquiries

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Coach Stacy has been with Swim Dogs since 2016. Growing up as a swimmer and swimming for Coach Ryan at Cherry Creek High School. She loves working with kids and helping them achieve their goals inside and outside the pool.

McKenna Newsum Schoenberg

Swimmer or practice inquiries

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Coach McKenna is a proud Colorado native. McKenna has been coaching since she was 18 and started helping Coach Andrew and Coach Ryan with the George Washington High School swim teams last season. This is her first official season with Swim Dogs and she is beyond excited to have the opportunity to work with such phenomenal swimmers, coaches, and families. 
 
Coach McKenna swam for Coach Ryan at Cherry Creek High School and went on to swim at Emory University in Atlanta. Coach McKenna is currently in her last year of law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.