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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 administration, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Jessica Lynn Bevans

Assistant Coach

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Jessica has been with EA over 15 years. She swam for Emerald Aquatics and Willamette High School. During a break from the pools in Eugene, she coached and instructed swim teams around the world. She spent some time running swim programs on military installations in Japan. She has a passion for working with youth and encouraging growth not only athletically, but personally. She realizes the importance positivity and encouragement on an athlete’s success and supports EA's swimmers to reach their highest potential. She graduated from the University of Oregon with degree in early education, and is currently working on her Master’s Degree also at the University of Oregon in Curriculum and Teaching. Jessica enjoys traveling, and loves to spend time outside.

Karen Orth

Assistant Coach

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Coach Karen brings a fun attitude and lots of personal swim experience.  She is also the assistant Willamette High School Swim Coach.  She works primarily with Middle School and HS groups.  Karen also works in the health room at Fairfield Elementary.

Jennifer L Thompson

Assistant Coach

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Coach Jennifer has been with the team over 8 years working with various groups of all ages and abilities.  She has worked with the Novice, Age Group, High School and Masters.  Currently her main groups are Turtles and Dolphins.  Her specialty is stroke mechanics for all 4 strokes.  She is a swimmer herself and often competes in masters meets around the state as well as an involved mother of 2 active boys.

Megan Waguespack

Assistant Coach

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Coach Megan has a background in swimming both for Emerald Aquatics and MVA in Salem.  She brings an enthusiasm for the sport and helping her groups improve and become the best swimmers they can be.  She currently enjoys swimming and riding horses which she does competitively.  Her main groups are Turtles/Dolpins/Sharks and Masters.  We are thrilled to have her!

Leia Matern

Assistant Coach

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Leia is a long time swimmer having once swam for EA as a youth.  She swam in college and after coached at the age group youth level.  She is currently one of our masters swimmers and coaches the masters as well.  She is strong addition to the EA team!

Haley M Smith

Assistant Coach

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Coach Haley has been with EA first as a swimmer and now as a Coach for over 10 years.  She is currently a student at Linefield where she is a rockin student and swimmer.  She currently works primarily with the Elementary School Track. 

Board of Directors

David C Fryefield

President

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Todd Lipkin

Treasurer

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Carolyn A DeMarco

Secretary

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Terry Rogers

Board Member

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Rebecca Smith

Board Member

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