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Coaches (& Board of Directors below)

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, equipment, or other swimming-related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For questions related to administration, such as dues, billing, sponsorship, financial assistance, safety, or policy issues, please contact a board member at bottom of page.  Our Meet Director and Parent Liaison are also listed at bottom.

Coaching Staff

Kathleen Matheson

Head Coach (775-315-7701)

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Coach Kat officially started her coaching career in the Pacific Northwest. While in Washington she coached synchronized swimming and competitive swimming at both Assistant and Head Coach levels for 12 years. She has taken synchronized swimmers to National Championships and competitive swimmers to the Jr National Championships. Coach Kat has been selected to coach competitive swimmers at LSC All Stars, Pacific Coast All Stars, Western Zone Championships, and North American Challenge Cup meets.

When Coach Kat moved to Carson Valley in 2006, she was hired as the Head Coach for the Carson Valley Masters Swim Team and was the Dolfins substitute Head Coach for a month.  She joined the team as an Assistant Coach in January 2007 and became the Head Coach in 2009 and continues in this position.

Kat likes practices to be disciplined and fun! This comes from two of her past occupations; 10 years in the United States Air Force, and 10 years as a preschool teacher in Washington State. She started competing in swimming at the age of 5 and has been involved in the sport ever since.

 

Rachel Chen

Assistant Coach

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Coach Rachel swam competitively with the Douglas Dofins Swim Team for a total of 7 years and continued to swim recreationally during college at The University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduating with a Masters in Professional Accounting in 2019, she now works as a public accountant at Ernst & Young in New York City. Due to the current work-from-home status of her accounting career, she is once again available and eager to coach for the team during her time at home.

Coach Rachel was a summer coach in 2016 and 2017, working with younger swimmers from ages 5-13. She loves seeing younger swimmers progress in the sport and their eagerness to compete. Practices are expected to be fun and thoughtful by teaching kids the right foundations for swimming. Swimming has made a great impact on Rachel’s life, and she will always be involved in this sport.

Jennifer Stevenson

Substitute Coach

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Coach Jennifer moved to South Lake Tahoe when she was 4 years old. She grew up in Tahoe and began swimming for Tahoe Swim Club when she was 10. She swam with the team for 5 years until she discovered her love for cross-country running. She began running in 7th grade and continued through her junior year at South Tahoe High. In 1990 she was #1 in the state of Nevada and ranked #6 in the nation at the 2-mile run.

Coach Jennifer married her awesome husband in 2001 who she’s known since she was 4 years old. They moved to Gardnerville in 2001 and have 3 kids who are all Dolfin swimmers. Coach Jennifer has been a coach for DDST since 2017. She loves working with kids and loves being a coach for the Douglas Dolfins!!

Board of Directors

Kathleen Matheson

Head Coach 775-315-7701

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David Stevenson

President 775-781-2925

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Scott Fields DDST Billing

Treasurer 775-781-6647

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Wendy Yturbide DDST Meet Director

Meet Director 775-901-6317

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Shane LoPresto

Vice President

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Amy Sutton DDST New Parent Liaison

New Parent Liaison 775-750-1970

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Danielle Meldru

Secretary

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Brian Northcutt

Member at Large

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Deb Duffy

Member at Large

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