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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 the Program Director, Jim Triplett.

MEET THE COACHES

Jim Triplett

Head Coach

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  • Swam competitively for Santa Clara Swim Club & San Jose State
  • Pacific Swimming ‘George Haines’ Senior Coach of Year
  • CA Girls State High School Coach of Year
  • CCS Honor Coach of the year
  • Aptos High Coaching Hall of Fame
  • Current Aptos High Head Varsity coach
  • Former Cabrillo Threshers Program Director & Head Coach for over 40 years

Matthew Nauman

Junior Group & Pre-Comp at Simpkins

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Matt graduated from UCSC in 2010 with a degree in Marine Biology emphasizing in Ecology.

Nauman was a four-year swimmer at UCSC from 2006-2010 and was voted Team Captain in his final year 2009-2010. Despite primarily competing in long distance events during his career, Nauman has expanded his practice to the sprint group in his first year of coaching. Nauman achieved all conference honors three times in his career, twice in the 1650 freestyle and once as a member of the 800 freestyle relay.

Coach Matt was formerly the Age Group Coach for the Cabrillo Threshers. 

Brandon Shilling

Beginner Group & Pre-Comp at Simpkins

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  • Swam competitively for Santa Clara Swim Club
  • 2-time High School CCS champion in 200 IM
  • Former Age Group Coach for the Cabrillo Threshers

James Lamb

Junior Group & Pre-Comp at Aptos

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I learned to swim at the age of 8 but didn't start swimming competively until I started classes at Modesto High School. I also swam for the local club team Pirate Aquatics. I continued my swimming career at the University of California Santa Cruz where I focused on the 200 Butterfly and 200 Backstroke. I also had the honor to be one of the Team Captains for two years. In 2015, I Graduated with a Degree in Mathematics and Economics and I continue to have athletic goals as a triathlete. As a coach I want to help everyone reach their athletic goals no matter what they might be. In addition, I hope to inspire and motivate individuals to fall in love with a sport that can teach many life lessons as it has done for me. 

Kylie Krbec

Beginner Group & Pre-Comp at Aptos

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I swam competitively from 5th-7th grade and then got interested into water polo in high school. I swam and played water polo all four years in high school and then two years at Cabrillo College. I hope to help swimmers succeed and most importantly to have fun and enjoy being in the water.