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Coaches & Directors

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Coaching Staff

Kim Berrios

Head Coach

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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!

Jack Coyle Solt

Lead Coach

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Coach  Jack is now onto his eighth 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 is currently the lead coach for the Killer Whale, Narwhal, and Water Buffalo practice groups. 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 is currently a senior studying communications with an emphasis on mass, organizational, and small group communication at Sacramento State University and hopes to graduate at the end of the spring 2019 semester. Outside of swimming, Coach Jack is an Eagle Scout from Troop 310 and also works for Topgolf Roseville as a platinum host and a member of their marketing team. Jack has been a part of the Fair Oaks Dolphins for fifteen years now and is very excited to work with every athlete that walks on the pool deck this year.

Cassidy Inch

Coach Sea Turtles

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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! 

Ava Soltesz

Coach Junior Dolphins

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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!

Dominic DelliQuadri

Assistant 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!

Mikey Borges

Assistant Coach

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Hey everyone my name is coach Mikey! I have been swimming with the Fair Oaks Dolphins since I was ten years old, and began coaching a few years after. I started off in the water as a junior coach, and before I knew it I am now an assistant coach! I am currently finishing up my senior year at Casa Roble High School, and my dream is to become a nurse.This team has provided me with so many memories and opportunities over the years that I am so happy to share with others.This team is like a big family and provides so much love and support to everyone it feels like a home. I am very excited for this season to start and all the amazing memories we will make. I cannot wait to meet everyone new joining this team and to watch everyone grow as a swimmer, Go Dolphins!
 

Board of Directors

Dave McDonald

President

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Shondra Massey

Vice President

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Jessica Marty

League Representative

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Melissa Serafini

Secretary

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Veronica Christiansen

Treasurer

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Michelle Forbess

Registrar

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Jeff Kope

Meet Director

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Trang Bui

Volunteer Coordinator

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Maureen Olson

Member at Large

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