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As your Riptide coaches we are here to support your needs. Any questions or conserns about workouts, meets, and any other swimming related needs, please contact one of us.  We are happy to help.

For all other questions not related to actual swimming please contact one of the board members.

Riptide is fortunate to have Coaches Craig, Jean, Mitch, and Audry. Coach Denise will be on deck helping out when the High School swimmers return in May.  We look forward to a great 2019 swim season!!

Coaching Staff

Craig Christiansen

Head Coach

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Thank you Riptide Swim Family from the bottom of my heart for a terrific 2018 Swim Season! We came so very far together! We always Swam Hard, we always Swam Strong, we always Swam Riptide! I will never forget all the love & support you surrounded me and your Riptide Team Family in. Never. Every swim meet was a terrific ride & every meet brought us closer & closer together as Team Riptide! I don't much care about wins & losses. I care about IMPROVEMENT & we had hundreds & hundreds of Best Times!! That's what matters & your attitude on the pool deck & in the water. We, you, & all the parents are "A Happy Team" ... and that for me is a pleasure to coach for! Go Riptide & "Please" stay in the water as much as you possibly can. I will see you all next March when - we will come together again and do what we Riptider's do. Swim Hard, Swim Strong... you know the rest. Coach, Craig :")... 

Jean Haley

Coach

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Jean's career began as an age group swimmer with the Novato Aquanauts and continued as a college swimmer at UC Davis. Jean moved on to coaching where her experience includes; assistant coach with Novato Aquanauts, head coach for Novato and San Marin High School Swim Teams, Masters coach and Rohnert Park Swim Club Age group coach. Jean previously coached Riptide and returned to coach in 2001 as head coach. Jean is well known in the Marin County swimming community and she has enjoyed the many years with our team.

Mitch McSweeney

Coach

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Mitch started swimming with the Riptide when he was 11 with a little encouragement from Coach Polly and her son Ethan. He continued his swimming career in high school where he was an All-League swimmer. He then swam at the Santa Rosa Junior College where he also got his first coaching opportunity as an assistant coach and aided the team to its first Men's State title. He continued his coaching career in Petaluma for a rec team for 2 years and has also been teaching swim lessons for the past several years. He loves that he will have the opportunity to coach on the Riptide team. He hopes to share his passion for swimming with hard work and some fun. He is very excited to be back on the Riptide Team!

Denise McIntyre

Novato HS / Specialty Coach

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Denise has been a competitive swimmer since she was 5 years old and swam for coach Jean among other famous Novato coaches in her early days.  She developed a passion for swimming and through her hard work and tenacity found herself swimming for UC Davis while in college.  Denise has a lfelong passion for swimming which she willingly shares with our team.

Board of Directors

Michelle Halsing

President

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Jennifer Baldwin

Treasurer

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Eric Halsing

Computer Desk / Results

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Lucie Brown

Volunteer Coordinator

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Rob Corbett

MSL Representative

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Jennifer Corbett

Snack Bar

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Kerry Yocke

Snack Bar

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Alison Coelho

Event Planner

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Taycha Solivan

Event Planner

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Kristi Grusby

Equipment Queen

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Kelly Delgado

Awards and Ribbons

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Dave Scafani

Sponsorship

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