Matthew J Haven
Lead Coach - 13/14s & 15/18s
Matt Haven has been coaching for six seasons, and is incredibly
excited to be starting another season with the Blue Marlins! He
swam for the Blue Marlins as a Junior and Senior in High School,
then after graduating joined the coaching staff to help our young
swimmers achieve their goals in the sport!
Matt grew up in Rancho Cordova, where he attended Cordova High
School and was introduced to swimming by a teacher in order to have
better success in a military career. After joining the team, Matt
quickly moved beyond the goal of simply learning to swim
efficiently and became a high school sections qualifier and gold
medalist at championship meets, specializing in the 100
Butterfly and 200 Freestyle! He believes very strongly in teaching
athletes about the technical aspects of the sport, so they can
think of new and unique ways to grow their own success in the
Outside of coaching, Matt enjoys off-roading and going to the
race track! Matt is privileged to have worked with phenomenal
athletes of all types, and is excited to help all of our athletes
achieve their goals in and out of the water during the 2021 season!
Lead Coach - 9/10s
I grew up swimming at the Cordova Pool with my family. I joined
my older siblings on the Marlins when I was 4, and competed for the
following 15 years. When I was 11, I started swimming in Folsom,
then Carmichael, in fall swim programs in order to stay in the pool
longer, but still remained a Marlin in the summer time. I swam at
St. Francis High School for 4 years, before swimming at CSU East
Bay, where I qualified for nationals. I transferred to Saint
Martin’s University in 2010 and graduated in May 2014.
I worked as a swimmer coach my final two years on the team,
and this is my sixth year as an assistant coach. I have been
fortunate to be able to work with all age levels because of
dry-land workouts and running days. In the pool, I have coached the
6-under through 11-12 age groups. Go Marlins!
Lead Coach - 6&U
This is my first year coaching for Cordova Blue Marlins and
I'm excited to join such a great team! I love working with all
age groups and enjoy seeing all kinds of improvement. My main
focus is making sure that each of the swimmers has a
great time, makes friends, and works on improving their
I've been swimming competitively for 12 years
and started when I was 5 years old with Cordova Blue Marlins,
moved to Gold River Stingrays when I was 7, and then
switched back to the Marlins when I was 16. I've
completed three years of swimming for Cordova High
School and plan on continuing swimming with them for my Senior
year as well. During my time swimming with them I've won
various awards including 'All League' for 2021 in the 50 Freestyle,
50 Breststroke, and 50 Backstroke.
I'm very excited to be working for Cordova Blue
Marlins and can't wait to see all of our swimmers have a great
season and see improvement this year!
Go Blue Marlins!
Lead Coach - 11/12s
This is Coach Ana's first season coaching with Cordova Blue
Marlins and she couldn't be more excited to be apart of every
swimmer's journey. She has been swimming competitively
for 11 years now, starting at two different
recreational teams; the Dixon Dolphins and the Gold River
Stingrays. She transitioned to swimming with Dart
Sacramento's year round program her freshman year while
swimming high school at St. Francis Highschool. Ana
is currently swimming with STAS and is planning on
swimming at Sierra College this upcoming season.
Throughout high school, her best events were
50, 100, and 200 yard freestyle with the occasional
100 butterfly. She finaled and placed at Bill Rose Classic
Junior Olympics and Western Zone Senior Championships, and was
a high school sections and Husky qualifier.
She has three younger siblings currently swimming for Cordova
Marlins and is familiarized with working with kids of all age
ranges. She has always looked forward to sharing
her first hand perspective from the swimmers view and using it
to inspire and help others both mentally and physically with stroke
technique. Ana can't wait to get the season going with best
times, team spirit and big improvements!