Head Coach (775-315-7701)
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.
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.
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!!