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, please contact one of the board members.

Board Members

President: Nasiba Makarem
VP Meets Manager/Registrar: Liz Reed
Treasurer: Laura Anderson
Secretary: Diane Newton
Fundraising: Sarah Cline
Champs Rep: Tanya and Rich Saeger
Statistician: Sarah Berg
Member-at-Large: Teresa Polo
Concessions: Mylinh Duncan
 
 

COACHING STAFF


Coaching Staff

Anna Haaksma

Head Coach

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Hello! My name is Anna Haaksma.  I am a college student at Biola University majoring in Kinesiology.  I am a part of Biola's swim team and have been swimming year round since the age of 6.  I love the sport of swimming and all the elements it offers developmentally, physically and relationally.

Madison Anne Reed

Assistant Head Coach

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I've been swimming with the Orcas since 2006.  This is my 7th year as an Orca Coach.  I swam on Woodbridge HS varsity swimming team, played water polo and have lifeguarded at Woollett Aquatics.  I am pursuing my Marine Biology/Earth Science degree at UC Santa Cruz where I also have my Rescue Scuba Certification.  I am happy to be back coaching the Orcas!

Jackson D Bernstein

Assistant Coach

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I've been swimming on the Orcas since I was 5 years old and swim on Irvine Novaquatics.  I'll be attending UCSD in the fall to continue my academic and athletic careers.

Kyle Ethan Cheng

Volunteer Coach

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My middle name isn't actually Ethan but anyways... I have been on the Woodbridge swimming and water polo team for two years so far and I am going into my junior year. This is my first year coaching, the beginning was a bit of a learning curve, but now I look forward to it everyday!

Ethan K Chien

Assistant Coach

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I have been swimming for Orcas for 10 years and this is my second year coaching. I also play water polo and swim for Woodbridge High School.

Kara M Gilchrist

Coach

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I began with the first wave of Oak Creek Orcas at 6 years old and swam until I was 18 years old. I started coaching at 15 years old and am going into my senior year at Concordia University, studying sports, exercise science and psychology.  I play soccer for Concordia University.  Contact me for private swim lessons.

Madison K Lee

Assistant Coach

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I've been swimming with the Oak Creek Orcas since 2007 and have been coaching with the team since 2017.  I was also a varsity swimmer for Woodbridge HS and a club swimmer.  Now, I'm studying sociology at UCLA to hopefully become a teacher.  Very excited to be back this year!

Claire E Cho

Volunteer Coach

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Nicolette A Holden

Volunteer Coach

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Blair J Lee

Volunteer Coach

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Brandon R Lee

Volunteer Coach

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Megan M Lee

Volunteer Coach

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Samantha M Lewis

Volunteer Coach

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Lana N Makarem

Volunteer Coach

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Ethan R Nguyen

Volunteer Coach

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Ashley A Niu

Volunteer Coach

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Kendall J Saeger

Volunteer Coach

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Jefferson T Sawyer

Volunteer Coach

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Kenneth T Tang

Volunteer Coach

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Declan Tompkins

Volunteer Coach

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