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Metro Aquatics Coaches

Metro Parks Tacoma Staff Metro Aquatics coaches and staff are employees of Metro Parks Tacoma. Communication is extremely important to all Metro Parks Tacoma coaches and staff, who strive to communicate clearly and openly with you regarding every aspect of your swimming experience. We encourage all questions or concerns be shared directly with your coach or with another staff member. Below is a list of contact points. 

Metro Aquatics Boosters Metro Aquatics Boosters are organized volunteers who come together to support our athletes, coaches, and the local community. In order for our program to reflect the needs and desires of our community, we need input and feedback from everyone. Please use the list below as a starting point for contacting Metro Aquatics Boosters.

Leadership Staff

Dane Wolfrom

Head of Swimming

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Coach Dane manages the overall direction and day-to-day operations of all twelve Metro Parks Tacoma swim team programs.  His primary coaching duty is coordinating training for our Sectional Group swimmers and his development philosophy, curricula, and inclusion efforts are reflected in all Metro Parks swim teams.

In twenty years of coaching, Coach Dane has coached six national top-sixteen swimmers; several national championship qualifiers; three internationally-ranked swimmers; a top-60 Olympic Trials finisher; and a Paralympic Trials champion.  More than thirty age group LSC records and eight Senior Zone Championship records have been set by Coach Dane’s swimmers.

Coach Dane currently chairs two USA Swimming Western Zone Task Forces and is an active member of the Western Zone Diversity & Inclusion Committee. As the Pacific Northwest Swimming Chair of Diversity & Inclusion, Coach Dane leads the development and implementation of several groundbreaking initiatives for any US Olympic Committee sport that include an LGBTQ+ Show-Your-Pride Campaign, Inclusion Education Program, and Financial Barrier Removal Policy. He has also worked hard to expand female leadership opportunities and seamless inclusion of athletes with disabilities. In 2017, Coach Dane was one of twelve U.S. Delegates to the World Conference on Drowning Prevention.

Dane is a Washington native with a liberal arts degree from Hamilton College (Clinton, NY) and is currently working toward his executive certificate in Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Management from Georgetown University (Washington D.C.).  As former chief operations officer at B.I.G.—a New York-based media group for professional sports—Coach Dane’s team pioneered the use of real-time professional sports results for the Internet in 1996. In 2014, Coach Dane left the private sector in order to focus on building a more inclusive aquatics program at Metro Parks, and has since become a steward for increased participation and expansion of underrepresented communities within the sport of swimming.

Outside of swimming, Coach Dane is an active member of the Pacific Northwest Diversity Council; National Diversity Council; Culture Collective; and the Graduate Tacoma Early Learning Collaborative Network. He was an active member of the Seattle Seahawks Fan Advisory Network from 2015-2017.

Coach Dane's published research notes: Modeling Initial Participation of Diverse Communities in Competitive Swimming

Monica Jadwin

Head Development Coach

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Coach Monica is the lead development coach for the Neighborhood Swim Team and Ducklings programs. A Tacoma native, she started swimming at a young age with Metro Parks and subsequently worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor. During those years she also swam and played water polo for Lincoln High School.

With a degree in Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University, Coach Monica did a 3-year stint in the restaurant industry before deciding to return to aquatics.

She is currently Lincoln High Schools’ Head Water Polo Coach. She hopes to help young women and men become successful citizens and foster a passion for swimming and aquatics through our Ducklings program.

Yien Folino

Swim Team Administrator

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Swim Coaches

Cuauhtemoc G Garcia

Coach

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Casandra Barajas-Cabrera

Ducklings

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Cristin Alanna Rathkopf

Coach

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