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.

Coaching Staff

Dane Wolfrom

Head of Swimming


This is Dane's bio.

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

Maxwell Byers

Head Competitive Coach (Youth)


Coach Max oversees the training and development of all year-round age group swimmers. He directly coaches the Achievers and Challengers groups.

Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Max Byers began swimming at the age of 9 for a local summer league team, then the local YMCA in Edwardsville, IL, and then at Penn State on a full-ride scholarship. As an age group swimmer Max was an Illinois state champion, 3-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and a finalist at the US Junior National Championship.   Coach Max’s seven years of coaching experience includes working with Junior National qualifiers at Nittany Lion Aquatics Club in Pennsylvania, and as an intern with Queens University of Charlotte (2015 NCAA Div-2 National Champions). Coach Max graduated from the nations #1-ranked School of Kinesiology at Pennsylvania State.

Monica Jadwin

Head Development Coach


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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Dane Wolfrom

Meet Director


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