Head Coach Adrian Lohse is very excited to return to Springwood Sprinters in 2019, where he was previously both a swimmer (look for his name on the wall next to the drinking fountain) and coach. He brings over 30 years of swim experience covering every level. He is a full time ASCA certified coach and has found success everywhere he has been.
Adrian is the founder and Head Coach of Triggerfish Aquatics (TFA), a USA Swimming affiliated team based at Springwood, which focuses on competition and stroke clinics outside of the summer season for all levels of swimmers. He is also currently in his 3rd year as the Head Coach for Clayton Valley High and just completed his first undefeated season across all 4 levels (JV Women/Men, Varsity Women/Men).
Adrian’s coaching philosophy prioritizes mental strength and confidence, while placing emphasis on the importance of learning each stroke through specific stroke progressions. He does not believe in categorizing a team only as either competitive OR fun. A successful team must have both. Effort + Fun = Success! He believes that versatility is the key to team strength. Fun Fact: Adrian is the only coach to lead 3 different teams to 1st place at the Devil Mountain Pentathlon.
Adrian is also thrilled to have his family of swimming aficionados join the Springwood family this year. You will most likely find his wife, Kim, working the computer desk; while children, Grace (Assistant Coach) and Jacob (swimmer), will be closer to the water.
Assistant Coach - Grace Soderlund
Hey Springwood! I am super excited to be an assistant coach for the 2019 season. I am currently a freshman at San Diego State University where I am studying kinesiology with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy. I began swimming with the Sycamore Stingrays at 8 years old, and then switched to Walnut Country for my final four years. I also swam all 4 years at Monte Vista High School and was team Captain. Although I swam every stroke, my favorite is backstroke. When I’m not on the pool deck, I enjoy spending time hanging out with my friends and family, exploring new food places, and going to the beach. I can’t wait to share my love and passion for swimming with the rest of the team. Let’s crush this season Sprinters!!!
Assistant Coach Sara Corkran
Hi Sprinters! I’m so excited to be returning this summer for my third year of coaching at Springwood! I have been on the team since I was 7 and this will be my 11th and final year of swimming. I am finishing up my senior year at Concord High School where I have played water polo and swam for the varsity teams all four years. My favorite events are the 500 freestyle (20 laps!) and the 100 breast. I was also a part of choir all four years, singing with Ladies First, an acapella barbershop group, and Show Choir, a jazz dancing and singing group! After I graduate, I will be attending Oregon State University Honors College starting this fall to study Interior Design and Business. I can’t wait to make more memories with my favorite team this summer before I leave! In my free time, I love to draw, sing, watch Netflix and Hulu, and hang out with my friends. I’m looking forward to watching every kid work hard, grow and have fun this summer! Let’s go Sprinters!
Athena Marquez – Swimmer Coach
Hey Springwood swimmers! My name is Athena and I’m so excited to be coaching you this summer. I currently attend Clayton Valley Charter High School as a Jr going into my Sr year. I've been swimming ever since I was three so that makes this summer my 14th year in a row! I started with Walnut Country and soon moved to Terrapins for 11 years. Then I started swimming for high school, and I followed my coach back to Walnut Country and now to Springwood. I enjoy breaststroke and backstroke, but when I'm not swimming I enjoy being a Girl Scout. I also like art, camping and helping others in my spare time. I can’t wait to meet everyone and watch each swimmer progress in the season to become the strongest they can be. Let's have the best season yet Springwood!
Swimmer Coach - Ty Vandevoir
Hello Springwood Sprinters! This is my first year being a swimmer coach and I am very excited for this summer to kick off. I came to Springwood and learned to swim when I was 9 years old. I attend Northgate High School and played water polo for them this past season. In my free time I like being outdoors with my friends and family hiking, camping, fishing and just about everything else. I’m ecstatic to start this summer right and I’m looking forward to making new memories with new experiences here at our summer home.
Swimmer Coach - Isabella Martinez
Hello, swimmers! I cannot express in words how excited I am to be coaching at Springwood this summer. I have swum for a whopping 10 years, bouncing back and forth between two summer teams: Springwood and Walnut Country. I am going into my junior year of high school, at Concord High School, where I have swum varsity for the past two high school seasons. I am looking forward to all of the amazing faces I will become familiar with this season, as well as rejoicing with the old. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends, going on adventures, and listening to music. Getting involved with the team is where all of the spirit's at, so remember to keep in touch with us coaches! Sprinting to the finish line, the Sprinters will make them all eat our bubbles!