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 administrative questions, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Eric Nimmo, Head Coach

Eric Nimmo grew up in La Mirada, California, where he began competitively swimming in 8th grade. He swam for La Mirada High School for four years, the last three for Varsity. After graduating in 2011, he turned down an offer to swim at a NCAA DIII College to pursue engineering at UCI. After a year, he enlisted in the Army where he served from 2012 until 2016 in which he was honorably discharged from active duty at the rank of Sergeant. He then transferred to Biola University in Fall of 2016 and walked onto the Biola University Swim Team where he swam for three seasons. He is looking forward to the opportunity to coach the Narwhals and invest back into the sport of swimming.

Franklin Duffy, Assistant Coach

Franklin Duffy is a recent graduate of University high school and will be attending the University of Colorado Boulder in the fall to pursue paleontology. He has been swimming for 10 years and has played waterpolo for 4. He also has had a continued interest in the performing arts as well as spirit related activities, he is looking forward to another great season, now as an assistant coach. 




Kevin Cho, Assistant Coach

Kevin Cho is 16 years old and a junior at University High School. He has been part of the high school swim team for three years and plans to major in economics in college. He plays the viola in the high school orchestra program and has been doing so for the past seven years. He is looking forward to another great season with the Narwhals this summer. Go Narwhals!

  Anna Reinkensmeyer, Assistant Coach
  Izza Mozaffar, Assistant Coach

Lauren Bryant, Volunteer Coach

Lauren Bryant is a sophomore at University High school. She swam for over 6 years on Aquazot swim club, and wants to help kids learn to love swimming as much as she does. She enjoys reading and photography, and can't wait to coach another great season with the Narwhals.


Felicity Holdsworth, Assistant Coach

Felicity is a freshman at Foothill High School. She swims competitively for Nova Aquatics and has been swimming competitively since age 4. She enjoys swimming ocean races with her sister, Juliette, and hopes to be a lifeguard at Newport Beach in the future. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out at Disneyland with friends. 

Helen Wang, Volunteer Coach

Helen Wang is completing her senior year at University High School. She has swam with the University High School Trojans for 4 years. She is so excited to be coaching the Narwhals again this summer.


Board Of Directors

Reza Khalili, President

Reza is an Independant Isurance Consultant and the father of two 9 year olds (twins, a boy and a girl).  His wife is the Associate Professor — Department of Radiation Oncology at UCI. They have lived in University Hills since 2015. He can be reached by email at 


Mark Warschauer, Vice President

Mark is a Professor of Education at UCI and the father of three tweens. He grew up in Southern California and has lived in University Hills since 2000. He can be reached by email at


Maura Mobley, Registrar

Maura is the wife of David Mobley, a professor in pharmaceutical sciences at UCI. She homeschools her six children. She can be reached by email at

Sumiko Ichii, Volunteer Coordinator

Sumiko is from Japan and has lived in University Hills since 2010 with 3 children and her husband who has been working at UCI Medical center in Orange.  She can be reached by email at

Clare Mang, Volunteer Coordinator

Clare is a Jr. High Math teacher and mother of two girls.   She is a former water polo player and swimmer and enjoys spending time at the pool with her family.  Her family has lived in University Hills since 2016.  She can be reached by email at

Jessica Ardo, Meets Manager

Jessica is the Meets Manager for the Narwhals and has lived in UHills since 2013. She works at the School of Nursing and is the mother of 2 young children.

Zheng Sun, Statistician

Zheng Sun is a faculty member at the Paul Merage School of Business at UCI. She lives in Uhills with her husband, daughter, son, and a dog named Beibei. They have been living here since 2007.


Mieko Igarashi, Treasurer

Mieko Igarashi is a doctoral candidate in sustainable supply chain management and the wife of Kei Igarashi, a professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. She has two kids and has lived in Uhills since 2016. She can be reached at

Kaori Shiraiwa, Statistician

Kaori is a Japanese mother of two, working as a Medical Assistant in Irvine. Her family has lived in University Hills since 2016. She can be reached by email at


Coaching Staff
Board of Directors

Reza Khalili

Team President