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 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

Lawrence H Phippen

Assistant Coach - New Swimmers


Michael Johnson

Assistant Coach


Michael has experienced many different facets of swimming at altitude as a Tahoe Swim Club swimmer, an instructor, lifeguard and coach. A slow learner in sports,  he  learned the importance of working for everything you want to achieve and that nothing is  ever  given to you.  He brings a high level of energy and sense of loyalty, comradery and community to the program that is passed to the swimmers. He started working with Tahoe Swim Club as a volunteer lessons instructor and worked his way up to coaching Summer Swim Team. He began coaching the club team in 2017 with the  novice,  Junior age group and then moved to coaching Senior age groups. He now coaches our Accelerate and Senior groups.  He believes that the lessons learned in the pool, while not necessarily those that are performance related, will be lifelong lessons. Michael has been in the (Computer) business world and knows that an athlete is better prepared for the challenges that life brings to all of us.  Teamwork, determination, patience, self-discipline and self-confidence are all-important aspects to a swimmer and Michael looks to teach that to all swimmers .  

Board of Directors

Erik Louis Scalise

Head Coach/Director