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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.
Coaching Staff

Emily Melina

Head Coach

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Emily swam at UCLA and was a four year varsity swimmer.  She was a finalist at the Pac-10 Championships and a member of the All-Academic Pac-10 team multiple years.  Voted Most Inspirational and Hardest Working by her teammates, Emily values character in and out of the pool.  Emily swam for and learned from renowned coaches Cyndi Gallagher (UCLA Women's Head Coach), Greg Meehan (currently the Stanford Women's Head Coach and 2016 Olympic Coach), and Jay Benner (club coach of Olympians Nathan Adrian and Dana Kirk). She has coached swimmers of all levels and developed swimmers into Olympic Trials qualifiers, USA Swimming All-Time Top 100 athletes, multiple National Top 10 Ranked athletes, and many kids who have gone on to swim in college, graduate, and find success beyond the pool.

Michael Woodward

Assistant Coach

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Michael comes to LOSC after a year with Chehalem Swim Team.  Prior to CST, Michael served as the Head Senior Coach for the Spokane Waves Aquatic Team where he coached multiple regional, sectional, and national level athletes.  During his time with SWAT, he coached one athlete to a Junior National title as well as a spot on the USA National Junior Team.  Michael brings a huge amount of experience, enthusiasm, and love of the sport.  Michael swam at Whitworth University where he was an All-American, his wife Natalie is the current Head Coach of George Fox University.

Jessie Bohner

Assistant Coach

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Lauren Thies

Assistant Coach

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Jessie Schroeder

Assistant Coach

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Jessie grew up in the Portland area, first swimming for TTSC before joining LOSC and finishing up her swimming career with Coach Emily.  Jessie loves working with kids and loves swimming so combining the two is a dream.  Jessie brings an enthusiasm for the sport, and more importantly, a strong desire to help and teach kids through positive encouragement and compassion.  She appreciates the life long skills swimming and bring to an athlete.  Jessie recently graduated from UCLA with a degree in Psychology.  She has done extensive work and research in infant and childhood development.  In her free time, Jessie loves to listen to Taylor Swift, be active outside, and spend time with friends and family.

Courtney Szper

Billing Manager

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Alex Nikitin

Consultant

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Board of Directors

Mark Cranch

President

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Grace Yoon

Vice President

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Lea Sturges

Membership

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Debbie Rumsey

Treasurer

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Laura A Gustaff

Communications

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Amy Spurr

Meet Director

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Angelika Furtwangler

Accounts Payable

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Cathy Newman

Secretary

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