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Coaches & Directors

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Rocklin Swim Team

Ryan Jones

Aquatics Director

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Ryan was an age group swimmer, collegiate swimmer, then head coach on our staff for 10 years before leaving in 2016 to finish his bachelor's degree at Cal Berkeley.  His swimmers nicknamed him the BFG for Big Friendly Giant and during his absence, his passion for the sport and connection to his former swimmers drew him to attend some swim meets as a spectator.  He returned in 2019 as Aquatics Director to oversee the swim school, pre-team, competitive recreational team and USA team at Rocklin Swim Team.  Ryan works with our Board and staff to fulfill the team's mission of providing the culture, training, and development for swimmers of all ages and abilities to become all that they choose to become.  He lives with his wife Alex in Sacramento and we are happy to have our BFG return to his Rockin Swim Team family in a leadership position.

Zack Davis

WAVE & Fall/Winter Team Head Coach

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Coach Zack Davis joined the Rocklin Swim Team coaching staff in September of 2016. Zack works with all levels on the Rocklin Swim Team from lessons to our senior group on Mavericks! He is a very versitale coach who can work with swimmers of all ages and abilities. Zack focuses heavily on the mental aspect of swimming with his athletes. He views skills such as dedication and teamwork as important stepping stones in swimming and in life.

Zack was the MVP swimmer and 4 time league champion for Rio Mesa Highschool and also swam for Sierra College. Zack began his coaching career teaching swim lessons for the Easter Seals in Ventura, CA and then moved on to be head coach of the Varsity girls and boys swim teams and water polo teams at El Dorado High School. Currently Zack coaches the Varsity girls waterpolo and JV swim teams at Whitney High.

Zack lives in Lincoln and enjoys cooking and pick up basketball when he is not on the pool deck!

Eddie Akbary

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Coach Eddie joined our staff in 2018 and has been coaching over 6 years.  He will be working with our Age Group and Senior Mavericks as well as Wave swimmers. He started coaching at a local summer recreational team in Folsom and coached the Sierra Marlins for 5 years working with every group throughout his time with Marlins.  Eddie has had success with all age groups and levels and has had swimmers get sectional qualifying times under his coaching!

Madeline Dungan

Coach/Life Guard Trainer

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Coach Madeline Dungan grew up and lives in Rocklin.  She and her brother Quincy and sister Hannah are all prior Wave and Rocklin High swimmers!  She started coaching while in high school and continues her coaching now while she attends college.  Her favorite stroke is backstroke.  She loves hiking, backpacking, and art projects.

Emily Benny

Coach

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Coach Emily swam on our team since she was 5 years old and started coaching for the team once in high school.   She swam on the Sierra College Swim Team as butterfly and IM specialist and received an All American Community College award. She is a teacher by day and loves being a swim coach!

Brian Clark

Coach

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Coach Brian Clark grew up in Rocklin and swam on Wave and the Rocklin High teams and his favorite stroke was breaststroke. He has been coaching for over 6 years and his motivational quote is: 

"There are no shortcuts on the path to success"- Hatake Kakashi

 

Ashlee Dunn

Coach/Swim School Manager

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Ashlee Dunn is our Swim School Manager and Coach.  She joined us in 2017 working as a swim instructor and as a coach.  She was a swimmer for Sac City and Whitney High School swim teams and is excited to teach others the valuable life saving skill of swimming!  Currently she is a student at Sierra College working toward her nursing and spanish degrees.  

Samantha Jaffe

Aquatics Program Coordinator (Admin)

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Samantha Jaffe is our Rocklin Swim Team Aquatics Program Coordinator who joined us in November 2018.  She is an inactive CPA who provides administrative support for our growing aquatics program.  Her role includes fiscal activities, program registrations, and support of staff hiring and administrative activities for our coaching team and Board.  She and her husband have one teen daughter who is involved in swim and dance.  

Board of Directors

Brad Cooper

President

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Nolan Jahn

Vice President

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Patricia Hill

Secretary

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Amy Delaney

Treasurer

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Michelle Bertrand

Registrar

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Joel Shaver

Recreation Programs

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Volunteer Coordinator

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Jim Contratto

Competitive Programs

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Courtney Woolley

Communications/Public Relations

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Fundraising/Social

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