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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, please contact one of the board members.

HEAD COACH:  DAWN HICKSON

Dawn, a mother of 6 herself, has been a member of our Woodbridge family since 1995 and has been coaching the Woodbridge Swim Team since 1999 and has been our Head Coach since 2006.  She is a USA Swimming member coach and an ASCA member coach.   Many of our Junior Olympic champs have been with Coach Dawn since their early days as beginners.

As Head Coach, Dawn has lead our team to multiple victories:

  • 3 Irvine Swim League Championships
  • 5 Division Winners
  • 6 Dolphin League Summer Championships 
  • 5 Fall Championships
  • Numerous High Point Winners
  • Multiple Jr. Olympic Qualifiers

ASSISTANT HEAD COACH: JAMES HICKSON

James, the oldest of the 6 Hickson children, has himself been a swimmer for the Woodbridge Swim Team since 1995 and has been a coach since 2004.  James is an accomplished athlete:  Woodbridge record holder, Swimmer of the Year at Saddleback College, ISL Championships winner, and a Southern California Swimming Zone Championship competitor.  

James is a certified lifeguard and CPR instructor, and a proud USA Swimming member coach and an ASCA member coach.

 COACH: KEITH HICKSON

Keith has a special interest in physical fitness and began his coaching career by volunteering his time with our youngest swimmers in 2009.  He most enjoys seeing his students progress from non-swimmers to capable swimmers.

Coaching Staff