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Coaches and 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 or one of the people on the Key Contacts tab.

 

Coaching Staff

Rick Guenther

Head Coach

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Rick came to the Corvallis Aquatic Team in September of 1990 with a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Northern Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Willamette University. He swam competitively for 10 years and has been coaching swimmers since 1987.
 
Rick began coaching for the Hickam Hurricanes in Honolulu, Hawaii. After a year in Hawaii, he moved to the University of Northern Colorado to work on his master’s and gain collegiate coaching experience with their women’s varsity swim team. Upon completing his degree in December 1989, he moved to the Las Vegas Gold Swim Team in Nevada. There he served as assistant coach in charge of the developmental team and team recruiting. Rick has been a licensed massage technician since April 1994. In his life beyond swimming, Rick enjoys family adventures with his wife and two boys along with surfing, skiing, and paddle boarding.

Coaching Achievements: 4-time National Junior Team Coach; 2-time National Team Coach; 2011 USA Swimming World Junior Championships (Peru) Coach; 1995 Oregon Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year; 1996, 1997, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 Oregon Swimming Senior Coach of the Year.  

Greg Bostrom

Age Group Coach

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Greg moved to Corvallis in 1996 to work on a Masters degree in Oceanography.  He has a bachelor’s degree in secondary science education from the University of Northern Colorado.

Greg began coaching a summer club team in 1988 in Cortez, Colorado.  From 1990 to 1995 he was head coach of a year round program in Eaton, Colorado.  He joined the CAT coaching staff in the fall of 1998 and began working with the Novice and Junior IA groups.  In addition to his duties as CAT's Age Group Coach, he currently coaches the Junior 1B and Junior 2 groups.  During his time with CAT Greg has completed parts 1 and 2 of the National Age Group coaches college through USA swimming and level 2 and 3 through the American Swim Coaches Association.

Greg was selected as an assistant coach for the Oregon Swimming Zone and All-Star Team for 2002-05 and the head coach for 2006-07.  He was also nominated for the OSI Age Group coach of the year for 2005 and 2006.  Greg has served on the Oregon Swimming board as the technical planning chair and as the technical planning chair for the NW Region Age Group Championships; and is currently the records and website administrative chairs for Oregon Swimming. Greg was honored by winning the 2019 Oregon Swimming Excellence in Coaching Award.

Layton T Kirsch

Senior Assistant Coach

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Chloe M Knievel

Developmental Coach

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Chloe is originally from Bend, Oregon, but moved to Corvallis in 2010 to attain a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Oregon State University. 

Chloe began teaching swim lessons in Bend back in 2009 and has been teaching ever sense.  She worked at Osborn Aquatic Center from 2012 - 2016, holding various positions including Assistant Program Coordinator for the swim lesson program, Administrative Assistant, and several others.  Throughout College, she also interned several times for an organization called Camp Adventure Youth Services which contracts with the Department of Defense to provides various services to United States Military children and youth abroad.  She has directed aquatics programs in Spain, mainland Japan, and Okinawa.    

Chloe joined CAT as the Novice coach from 2015-2016.  She then moved back to Bend and was the Head Coach for the Juniper Swim League from 2017-2018 and also coached for Bend Swim Club.  Chloe returned as the Novice coach for CAT in 2019.

 

Nic Ashland

Developmental Coach

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Ross Priewe

Masters Coach

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Board of Directors

Holly Morag

President

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Karen Edwards

President-Elect

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Pedro Lomonaco

Past President

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Anicia Criscione

Secretary

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Pat Berg

Treasurer

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Rick Guenther

Head Coach

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Claudia Daly

Masters Representative

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Todd Wheeler

Osborn Representative

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Bryanna Dicey

Athlete Representative

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Anna Edwards

Athlete Representative

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Liam Leeming

Athlete Representative

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Chris Brandt

Member at Large

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Cressa Campos

Member-at-Large

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Josh Hall

Member-at-Large

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