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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 our Head Masters Coach - Andrew Johnson. For all questions related to account administration, such as dues and registration please contact our Team Admin - Joan Smith at swimqss@gmail.com.

Coaching Staff

Andrew Johnson

Head Masters Coach

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Andrew Johnson has been coaching for 12 years.   He was the head coach for Redwoods Swim Club, head age group coach for the Marin Pirates and the 10 & Under coach for Neptune Swimming.  He also served as assistant coach for three years and 1 year interim head coach for College of Marin.

Specializing in middle to long distance freestyle and backstroke, Andrew swam competitively for 10 years.  During that time, he swam for the Humboldt Swim Club and Eureka High School where he was Team Captain and was named MVP three seasons in a row.  

Andrew is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a BA in Criminal Justice and Criminology, with a focus on at risk youth.

Skylar Calleja-Harris

Masters Coach

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Skylar began his swimming career when he was 7 joining Santa Clara Swim Club under the Head Coach Dick Jochums. Skylar swam throughout high school attending CCS all 4 years for Gunderson High School and was the first to represent his school in 14 years. Although he doesn’t swim very often, he enjoys an active lifestyle and is always looking for ways to improve himself.  If he’s not on the pool deck, he’s in the gym or on the field.

Anne Vargas

Masters Coach GHS

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Anne Vargas’s coaching experience began in 1994, where she coached several summer league and year-round teams in Washington and Nevada. Just prior to joining QSS, she coached Sunnyvale “SUNN” Swimming here in the Bay Area.  Anne also consults for SafeSplash Swim School where she teaches and trains triatheletes.  In addition, she is trained in Functional Fitness for adults with special adaptations for disabilities.

Anne swam competitively for 16 years, specializing in Fly, Back and IM.  During that time, she swam for Northview Terrace, Big Bend Manta Rays, Lake Forest College and University of Illinois at Chicago.

Anne believes that swimming is adaptable to all body types and beneficial to all fitness levels.

Sarah Giarritta

Masters Coach

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