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Coaches & Directors

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Coaching Staff

Jack Solt

Head Coach

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Coach  Jack is now onto his tenth year coaching for the Fair Oaks Dolphins. Jack started off as a junior coach for the dolphins when he was fourteen and had worked hard to become a lead coach of the Jr. Dolphins for a season and has been the lead coach for the Killer Whale, Narwhal, and Water Buffalo practice groups, and now he is the head coach of the program. Jack has also been a competitive swimmer for the dolphins for thirteen years and has received numerous athletic awards from the program and has over a decade of competitive swimming experience being a member of Bella Vista High Schools aquatics program for four years and for Sierra College for two years. Jack has been on numerous sectional teams and was a member of the 2016 CCCAA State Championship team and the 2017 CCCAA Runner Up State Championship team, where he has trained and competed with and against Division One NCAA athletes and Olympic Trials Qualifiers. Jack believes that as a coach, it is his responsibility to create a lasting impact on each athlete that enters the pool deck and work with them to become the best possible athlete that they can become in and out of the water. Growing up never being the record breaking swimmer or the fastest kid on the team, Coach Jack understands the importance that each swimmer has on this team and that you are never as strong as your weakest link. At the end of the day, we are all a part of a team, and Coach Jack really makes sure that each athlete has a role on this team and that no one role is more important than another role. Jack has his bachelors of arts in Communications with an emphasis in mass, organizational, and small group communication at Sacramento State University and is a certified ASCA swim coach and has numerous coaching accolades with experience in summer, high school, and USA swimming. Outside of swimming, Coach Jack is an Eagle Scout from Troop 310 and also works for Topgolf Roseville as a manager. Jack has been a part of the Fair Oaks Dolphins for seventeen years now and is very excited to work with every athlete that walks on the pool deck this year.

 

Kim Berrios

Practice Group Coach

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32 years coaching swimming, 6th season with the Fair Oaks Dolphins

Why does a kid join a swim team? Because her best friends are doing it! And so began my love of swimming back in 1971 when I joined the El Dorado Hills Swim Team.  From that year on, I lived at the pool during the summertime. Swim team, synchronized swimming, diving, and hanging out with friends shaped my childhood. I loved all sports, so I only swam one year in high school, and then went on to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where I earned a degree in Biochemistry.  Family soon became my priority, but missing the “pool life”, I answered a newspaper ad for swim instructors at Rollingwood Racquet Club in 1987. Three-month-old baby Michelle accompanied me on my interview, and we were hired!

I served as the Rockets Head Coach in 1988, 89, and 90, and as my family continued to grow, I decided to go back to work full-time in the environmental industry. I remained with the club, teaching lessons, swimming with the Masters group, and coaching the Rockets part time for the next decade. In 1999 I accepted the Swim Director position at Rollingwood, and then took over as Head Coach again in 2001. The team was very successful and had a 16 year run as Sacramento Swim League champs. My emphasis has always been teaching fundamental swim techniques, while providing a fun friendly environment for kids and their families.  I do not measure success by the number of “wins”, but by the number of lives I can touch. What keeps me going? I love kids, and there's nothing more gratifying than becoming a part of their childhood memories.

I have 3 grown children, Michelle (a.k.a. Coach Misha), Corina, and Jake. Swimming is a big part of my life, but I also enjoy cycling, especially mountain biking. Life is like mountain biking… lots of obstacles and it’s usually easier to just roll over them, than to try and go around!

Ava Soltesz

Practice Group Coach

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Hello! I’m Ava and I have been a swimmer for 12 years, and I’ve been coaching for 5 years. I’m a senior at Bella Vista High School (Go Broncos!), and I find such joy in swimming and spending time with all of the kids, and it is very rewarding to me to be able to spend so much time on the pool deck with so many amazing families! I have been a swimmer under Coach Kim Berrios for my entire life, and I value her expert coaching skills as well as her wonderful attention to technique. With her guidance, as well as the guidance of the other amazing coaches on the Dolphins, I am able to provide instruction for any type of age group. My goal is always to bring positivity and fun to the pool deck so that everyone is enjoying their time in or outside of the pool! This will be my 5th year swimming for the Fair Oaks Dolphins, and it has been such a wonderful journey, and I look forward for many years to come! 
 

Damon Kasadate

Practice Group Coach

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Dominic DelliQuadri

Practice Group Coach

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Hey everybody! My name is Dominic, I'm 17 years old and am currently a senior at Del Campo High School. I've been swimming with the Dolphins since I was nine years old and love this team so much! This will be my fourth year assisting in coaching and I'm looking forward to a great season this year. My favorite part about being a coach is working with the kids and helping them improve their swimming and seeing the end results at Champs. I'm very excited for this season because I think we can really do an amazing job and have a lot of kids final at Champs! Go Dolphins!

Cassidy Inch

Practice Group Coach

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Hey everyone! My name is Cassidy and being a swim coach is everything to me!  Swimming has provided me with so many life lessons, happy memories, and amazing opportunities over the years I cannot imagine my life without it. My history in the swimming world began with five years of synchronized swimming, and then I switched over to the competitive side with FOD(Fair Oaks Dolphins) when I was thirteen years old. Even though I did not start on the team until I was a little older, I was instantly apart of the FOD family and my competitive swimming career took off! As for my coaching background, I started in the water helping out as a junior coach when I was fifteen, and worked my way up over the years to lead coach! This team has provided me with so much love and support and I know you will feel this as well, and I cannot wait to meet you and your swimmers! 

Julia Swan

Practice Group Coach

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Wyatt Kerr

Practice Group Coach

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Hey everyone, my name is Wyatt I’ve been a swimmer for 10 years now, and I started with the Fair Oaks Dolphins at just about nine. I’ve always had a love for the water, but then I shortly after found out that i also had the love for coaching. I began coaching when Coach Kim asked me as a little 12 year old to help out with her group a couple days a week, and the rest is history! I’m so excited to see all of you this season!! Go Dolphins!
Board of Directors

John Seubert

President

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Michelle Forbess

Vice President and Registrar

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Melissa Serafini

Secretary

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Shondra Massey

Treasurer

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Jen V Gore

League Representative

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Trang Bui

Volunteer Coordinator

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Jeff Kope

Meet Director

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