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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 one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Ethan O Hall

Head Coach, Fall Swim, Aquatics Director

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Ethan Hall has 13 years coaching experience (all at Crow Canyon).  He has coached the Sea Lions to County Meet Team Championships from 2005 to 2016.  He coached the Sharks to a Long Course Far Western Team Championship in 2010.  Ethan was the U.S. National Record breaker in the 15-16 200 meter Breaststroke and an Olympic Trials participant in 1996 and 2000.   He swam collegiately at both UNC-Chapel Hill and UCSanta Barbara.  He was the UNC record breaker in the 200 yard Breaststroke in 1999 and the Big West Conference Champion in 100 yard Breaststroke in 2001.  Ethan was also given UCSB's Athletic Department Golden Eagle Award in 2002 for the Highest GPA.

 

 

Joe Natina

Head Coach, Sea Pups, Fall Swim

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Mike King

Coaching Staff

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Mike has coached various levels of competitive swimming for 10 years, including head women’s team and JV coach at Las Lomas High School, assistant coach at UC San Diego Masters, and most recently as head coach at Walnut Heights Otters and assistant coach at Crow Canyon Sharks. He swam for the Larkey Sharks, Walnut Creek Aquabears, and Diablo Valley College, and is a graduate of UC San Diego.

 

Away from the pool Mike is a professional photographer, specializing in architectural and real estate photography.

Miranda Schneider

Coaching Staff

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Miranda Schneider has been a coach at the high school, club, and recreational levels throughout the past 10 years.  She is currently an assistant coach for the Sharks Fall Program and a Senior Environmental Scientist for S2S Environmental Resource Management.  She previously coached both the Crow Canyon Sea Lions and Sharks after having swum on both teams from ages 8 to 21. Miranda started swimming at age 6 and completed her career as a 4-year UC Santa Barbara Gaucho.  While in college, she was a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Board for 3 years and led the swim team as captain her senior year.

Ben Hunt

Coaching Staff

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Madeline Benavidez

Coaching Staff

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Maddie Benavidez graduated from UC Davis in 2016 with a B.A. in Communications. There she swam four years for the UC Davis Swim & Dive team and served as the team captain during the 2015-2016 season. She has coached the Crow Canyon Sea Lions for the past seven years and this will be her second fall season with the Sharks. As a Crow Canyon Sea Lion and Sharks alum, Maddie is excited to be on the pool deck this fall with all of the awesome kids!

Board of Directors

Jeff Hartman

President

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Karin OConnell

Team Communication and Travel

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Michael Davis

Treasurer

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Tammy Gardner

Membership, Website Admin

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Stephanie DePaco

Volunteer Coordinator

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Dora Jih

Team Apparel

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Adel Nassim Heddadji

Meet Director

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David Howard

Zone 2 Representative

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