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 administration, please contact one of the board members.


Coaching Staff

Talli Pitcher

Head Coach, 11-12 & 15-18 Lead Coach


I am currently an Aquatics Supervisor I for the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District. I started coaching for the Dolfins Swim Team in 2003. I am currently the Head Coach for the Dolfins, coaching the 11-12 and 15-18 Age Groups, Fall Swim Program, Spring Clinics, Pre Swim Team and Competitive Stroke Lessons. I am also a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. I help to hire, train and schedule all of our lifeguards and swim instructors. I have a passion for the sport of swimming and enjoy teaching all ages and abilities. I began swimming on Montclair Swim Team at the age of 7 and continued for 12 years. I was an All City Varsity swimmer at Skyline High School for 4 years. I was a DVC All American for 2 years and ended my competitive swimming with 2 years as a Pac Ten and NCAA All American at Cal Berkeley graduating with a degree in Architecture.

Mirelle Augst

13-14 Lead Coach


I first started swimming with Vallejo Aquatic Club when I was 4 and I started coaching for them when I was 16. Senior year of high school I switched teams to the Walnut Creek Aquabears, which is where I currently swim during the college off-season. I'm just finishing my second season of swimming with DVC. I also coach the varsity group of the high school I went to, St Patrick- St Vincent high school. Outside of swimming I like to go to the beach, go hiking and go skiing in the winter.

Ateluk Arechy

9-10 Lead Coach


I grew up in Hawaii and it was there I developed a passion for the sport of swimming. I have competed in USA swimming for over 10 years and have been a part of teams such as the Walnut Creek Aquabears and the Concord Terrapins. I was Varsity all four years of high school and was Captain of the team my junior and senior years. I then swam for two years at Diablo Valley College and will look to continue competing when I transfer to University of Hawaii this Fall. My favorite races are the 200 IM and the 100 Freestyle. I have taught swim lessons for four Years and was voted Swim Instructor of the year at Cunningham pool in Vallejo. Last Year was my first year coaching and I am thrilled to be returning for another year.

Clare Alden

7-8 Lead Coach


I am a recent graduate from Northern Arizona University with a bachelors in exercise science. While I was away at school I got my USA swimming coaches certification and coached for a year round team.

I have been swimming since I was about four and I am a forever dolfin! I started my coaching career with the Dolfins in 2013 and I'm excited to start my fifth season with my favorite team!

Jamie Wanket

6 & Under Lead Coach


Ciera Kirby

Mini Dolfins Lead Coach


Carol Madsen

8 & Under Assistant Coach


I love swimming, and have been involved in competitive swimming since I was 10. At that time I swam AAU. I was able to swim through college where I swam for Brigham Young University. After graduation I married and had 4 sons, who all swim on the Dolfins.

In 1989 I started coaching high school swimming in Utah and went back to school at BYU to earn a double minor in PE - Sports and PE - Coaching. I have coached high school a total of 22 years (16 of which were at College Park), USS (now USA swimming) for about 7 years, and on the DOlfins for 11 years.

I have 9 granchildren. My 4 grandsons swim on the Dolfins at this time. We love the Dolfins and swimming with all of you.

Ares Elmore

Assistant Coach


Being around pools almost non-stop since I was 4, I've been involved with swimming, lifeguarding and coaching for various teams and groups. Joining the Dolfin Staff, I want to bring my interests of water physics and stroke management together to improve technique in an easy (and hopefully fun) way!


Board of Directors

Korey Riley

Program Manager - Aquatics