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 administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

2018 Coaching Staff

Jenn Soto

Head Coach

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Coach Jenn began swimming when she was four years-old on a Recreational Swim Team in Sacramento. She quickly fell in love with the sport and ended up swimming Rec until she aged out. She swam all four years in high school and dipped her toes into the USA Swimming world with CCA until she found the sport of Water polo. Coach Jenn started volunteer coaching with her Rec team at 13 years old and then was an assistant coach for many years before taking a break from swimming to start a family. Coach Jenn also coaches youth Cross Country programs as well as train and coach adults for long distance races. Coach Jenn is married with 2 children, ages 10 and 13.

Kim Briggs

Associate Head Coach

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Coach Kim is thrilled to be returning to the pool deck for another season with the Barracuda Family! Coach Kim was Head Coach of a summer recreational team for 4 years, and swam competitively year round for the Arden Hills Swim Team under the direction of Olympic Coach Sherm Chavoor for 16 years, where she gained many skills she still uses today. Coach Kim feels that commitment, discipline, and self confidence are a few of the amazing strengths swimming offers. She is dedicated to working with our swimmers and their families to make this season a positively memorable experience.

Coach Kim was a member of a Junior National Gold Medal winning 8 x 200m Free relay, participated in the 1984 Olympic Trials and earned two All-America Awards, an Individual Section Title in the 500 Free, and 4 consecutive Section Team Titles at Rio Americano High School. She completed her swimming career with 2 unforgettable seasons representing the California Golden Bears at U.C. Berkeley where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. She holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and has taught for over 20 years. Throughout the past 25 years she has taught lessons to swimmers of all ages, from beginners, to specialized stroke technique, and also adults seeking an enjoyable fitness regimen. She has the encouragement of her husband Peter and her three Barracudas, Alta(17), Ilana(15), and Brooke(13).

Coach Kim is available for private lessons.

Joan Smith

Coach

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Ryan Thoms

Coach

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Coach Ryan first started swimming with the EDH Tazmanian Devils at five years old. He then went on to spend years in USA swimming with the Sierra Marlins Swim Team. In addition, Coach Ryan swam varsity for all 4 years with Oak Ridge High School and finished with a sections title. For two years, Ryan has been coaching with the El Dorado Hills Tazmanian Devils and is very excited to bring his knowledge onto the pool deck here at Johnson Ranch. He is currently studying Political Science at the University of Portland and we are looking forward to having him with us this May 2018!

Board of Directors

Jason Bell

President

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Ray Witkowski

Vice President/Meet Director

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Eric Freund

Treasurer

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Rob Peters

Team Administrator

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Kirsten Carleson

League Representative

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Liz Williams

Championships Chair

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Anne Siebum

Spirit Chair

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Trent Lastinger

Social Chair

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Kadie DeMar

Fundraising Chair

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Kristen Townsend

Volunteers Coordinator

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Sandra Roll

PR/Communications Chair

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Rich Wells

Club Manager

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Nick Elcock

Swim Concierge

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Jim Willson

Member-at-Large

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