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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.

Marissa Eng

Clemens Division Coach

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Marissa is a former swimmer (started with the Novice squad in 1993) and current coach of the Corvallis Aquatic Team.  After competing 12 years as an age group swimmer, she went on to compete with the Oregon State University women's swim team from 2005-2009.  She started she helping with coaching of  the Novice groups with CAT starting in 2007, during her days at OSU.  After graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Sport & Science, Physical Education, Marissa began coaching CAT's Senior 1 program.  

Since March of 2014, Marissa has been the coach for the Corvallis Aquatic Team Clemens Division in Philomath.  She coaches the Novice, Junior, and Senior squads at Clemens.  Additionally, Marissa is the Philomath High School head swimming coach and OSU Nike Swim Camp Director.  

 

Georgi Mitev

Developmental Coach

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Georgi joined CAT in the fall of 2013 and served as the Osborn Novice coach until the summer of 2015.  He returned to the team as Osborn Junior 1A and Clemens assistant coach in the fall of 2016. He has been employed at Osborn Aquatic Center as a swim instructor since 2004.   Georgi swam for CAT from 1998-2005 and for Crescent Valley High School from 2002-2005.  

 

Akari Seiner

Developmental Coach

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Akari moved to Corvallis in September of 2015 to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering at Oregon State University. She began working at Osborn Aquatic Center as a lifeguard and swim instructor shortly after her arrival to Corvallis. Akari joined the River Road Swim Club of Eugene in 2005 and continued to swim through high school, when she joined the North Eugene High School swim and water polo team. She helped coach the club novice swimmers her junior year, and continued until her graduation in 2015. Akari came to the Corvallis Aquatic Team in January of 2018 as the novice coach.

Ellen Luke

Clemens Assistant Coach

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Board of Directors

Pedro Lomonaco

President-Elect/Acting President

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Jon Soule

Past President

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Holly Morag

Secretary

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Scott Gatherum

Treasurer

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Rick Guenther

Head Coach

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Sue Phillips

Masters Representative

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Joelle Elston

Osborn Representative

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Sarah Cordier

Athlete Representative

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Dylan Dhakhwa

Athlete Representative

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Paula Lomonaco

Athlete Representative

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Scott Drill

Member at Large

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Matt Weeber

Member at Large

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Pat Berg

Member at Large

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