Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to practice, meets, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as fees, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Morgan Contino

Head Coach

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Morgan is finishing up her junior year at the University of Kentucky where she is pursuing a secondary education degree. She is originally from Cincinnati, OH, and has been around the pool her whole life. Morgan swam for the UK for two years, and has recently started a club swim team for the Wildcats. This is Morgan's second year coaching at Palomar and she can't wait for another great summer! 

Taylor Colony

Swimmer Coach

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Taylor has just completed her sophomore year at Dunbar High School. She's been swimming competitively since the age of 8 and currently swims with Lexington Dolphins and Dunbar. Taylor has swam with the piranhas for several summers now, and is so excited to return this year as a swimmer coach, working with your swimmers and having tons of fun!

Brooks Marquette

Assistant Coach

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Brooks began swimming at the YMCA when he was eight years old and watched his brother swim in a meet noting, “I decided if I was going to have to be there I might as well swim too.” Brooks has been in the pool ever since – he will finish his high school career swimming for Paul Laurence Dunbar as its team captain, for the Lexington Dolphins club team and in his fourth year as a swimmer coach for the Palomar Piranhas. Brooks focuses primarily on sprinting, middle distance free styles and backstroke. He qualified for high school state and region teams each of his high school years, the Speedo Southern Sectional meets for three years and was recently part of two relays that set PLD records. 

Sarah Phillips

Assistant Coach

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Sarah just finished her junior year at Dunbar. She has been a year round swimmer since age 5 and currently swims for Lexington Dolphins and Dunbar High School. She previously swam for the Palomar Piranhas and is happy to be returning to the team in a new role as swimmer coach. Summer swim has always been a highlight for Sarah and she is excited to share the summer with your children. 

Jack Stokely

Assistant Coach

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Caroline Toth

Assistant Coach

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Caroline is a 2016 graduate of Dunbar High School. She has been a swimmer on Palomar's team for 8 years and a coach for 3. Caroline also swam 6 years on her year­round club team, the Lexington Dolphins, and 4 years on her high school team. She is looking forward to working with the swimmers and having another great season!