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 the Head Coach.

Coaching Staff

Jeremiah Stanton

Head Coach


Hi there!  I received my degree in Exercise Science and am currently going to grad school for Sports Administration. I have been coaching for about 15 years now. I have coached most of that time with club swimming and 6 years I have coached high school swimming. I have coached a wide range of swimmers with even wider skill ranges. 

I am all about helping swimmers grow into great athletes. I am here to help them get faster by swimming smarter not harder. While yardage is important I really stress that technique and efficiency is the key to swimming fast. This will help prepare them for the next level. 

Making swimming fun is another priority of mine. Mindless swimming only produces minimal results when compared to a swimmer that is fully engaged mentally. I create and coach in a manner that requires your mind to be constantly thinking. This is done through sets as well as games and challenges.

Elora Stanton

Age Group Head Coach


My name is Elora Stanton. I've been in swimming for 20 years. I am from El Paso, Texas. I swam club swimming. I moved to New Mexico after I graduated high school in 2007. I swam for the UNM Women’s Swim Team. I'm currently working towards my nursing degree.  I coach high school swimming for Sandia Prep.  

Swimming is a big part of my life and I love the sport.  I am excited to share my passion and help every swimmer reach their maximum potential.

Kimiko Rice

Black Group Coach


Hi! My name is Kimiko Rice.

My love for swimming all started when I had my first swim lessons at Haynes pool at the age of three. Since then I have always loved the water, but I didn't competitively swim until I joined my first club team at the age of ten. I have swam competitively for eight years. Three of those years I have swam with Mako and have learned the culture and that technique is a big part of making swimmers reach their full potential. In addition to swimming club, I also have swam with the Rio Rancho High School Team for four years. For my last year of high school swimming, I had the opportunity to be captain, which helped me realized I enjoy helping others reach their goals.  I am currently going to UNM. I am in the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media program. With the knowledge I have gained over my eight years of swimming and one year of coaching, I am very excited to teach and help swimmers reach their full potential.


Celina Adame

White Group Coach


Hi! My name is Celina Adame.
I am currently at UNM studying civil engineering. From a young age I have always had a love for swimming. I grew up swimming Sundance, club, and high school. I then started on to teaching lessons for kids of all ages and skill levels. I started coaching for Mako April 2016. I am so excited to help your swim accomplish their goals, share my love and pason of this life long sport!

Adrian Perez

Pups B, C, and White Group Coach


Adrian Perez

My name is coach Adrian I have been coaching with MAKO for over a year. I work with the PUPs C and B as well as our White Group. I am a collage student at CNM. I enjoy working and interacting with all of the different age groups. I can't wait to see how we all work as a team lets go MAKO.

Michael Perez

Pups A and Black Group Coach


I am finishing my last year of high school and working towards my associates in Criminal Justice. I have been competitively swimming for the last 6 years have been swimming with Mako for the past 3 years. I hope to help all our swimmers reach their goals as they see them.