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

Coaching Staff

Jennifer L Thompson

Head Coach

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Coach Jennifer has been with the team over 18 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, Bronze and Silver.  Her specialty is stroke mechanics for all 4 strokes.  She is a swimmer herself as well as an involved mother of 2 boys who both swim.

Karen Orth

Assistant Coach, Masters

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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 Masters on Saturdays but has also coached Middle School and HS groups.  Karen also works at Cosco.

Leia Matern

Assistant Coach, Masters

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Leia is a long time swimmer starting as a youth, swimming in high school, college and with masters as well. She even swam for EA as a youth.  She now coaches our age group youth level and the 11:00 masters group in the summer. She is strong addition to the EA team!

Steve Johnson

Assistant Coach

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Steve Johnson founded Emerald Aquatics over 20 years ago and was it's second coach in 1998 and 1999. Previously Steve coached four other teams and was an assistant coach for Willamette High School for 16 years. Steve currently coaches the Gold and Senior groups for Emerald Aquatics. Steve remains an active masters swimmer and currently holds one masters world record and has held seven United States Masters records. Steve is a former university professor and holds a Ph.D.

Emily Frances Puleio

Assistant Coach

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Elie Leigh McMahon

Assistant Coach

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Rebecca England

Assistant Coach, Masters

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Board of Directors

Carlos Alejandro Carrai

President

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Terry Rogers

Bookkeeper

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Robyn Hagg-Dickens

Board Member

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John S Manotti

Board Member

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Paula Sheridan

Board Member

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