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.
Coach Rob has 12+ years of coaching experience and during his
tenure on our team has produced multiple HS record holders, 2
Future Qualifiers, 5 Sectional Swimmers, one swimmer that placed
top 16 in the country and graduated multiple athletes who continued
swimming collegiately in DI, DII and DIII programs. He swam at
Foothill College in 2004-2005 specializing in the 100 and 200
breaststroke and transferred to San Jose State University for a
degree in psychology. In his free time he does SUP boarding,
surfing, and loves spending time with his family and dog
Coach Erin joined us in 2020 with
12+ years of coaching experience. She is an
All-American swimmer with records in multiple events having swum
competitively for 15 years. Erin started her swim coaching
career in 2004 and her coaching passions include teaching
the IM, breast stroke and
Sam K Wilson
Coach Sam joined us in 2020 after
swimming and coaching for Rio del Oro in Sacramento.
His favorite swim stroke is breaststroke. He
is working at St. Francis Elementary as a 6th grade
teacher's aide. When he is not teaching or on the pool deck,
he enjoys cycling, origami, reading and playing chess.
Coach, Swim School & Lifeguard Trainer
Madeline is a
coach, swim school manager and lifeguard instructor.
Madeline and her brother Quincy and sister Hannah are all prior
Wave and Rocklin High swimmers! Her favorite stroke is
backstroke. She is attending Sierra College to become an
Occupational Therapy Assistant. In her free time she loves hiking,
backpacking, and art projects.
Zack joined us in 2016. He was the MVP
swimmer and 4 time league champion for Rio Mesa High school 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 he has also coached water polo teams.
Zack lives in Lincoln and enjoys cooking and pick up
basketball when he is not on the pool deck!
Coach Maddy has a long history on
our team as she and her brother Evan and sister Ryan all
swam competitively for Rocklin Wave and Rocklin
High. She joined our coaching staff in 2011 for 4 years but
took a break to attend college and nursing school at ASU but
we are happy to have her back in 2020. Her favorite swim stroke is
breaststroke. When she is not studying for her nursing board
exams or on the pool deck, she enjoys spending time with her dogs
Chancy and Baylee.
Coach Brian joined us in 2015 and swam on Wave and the Rocklin
High swim teams. His favorite stroke is breaststroke.
Brian's favorite motivational quote is:
"There are no shortcuts on the path to success"- Hatake Kakashi
Rachel works as a senior
instructor in our swim school and with scheduling our staff of life
guards and swim instructors. She was a competitive
swimmer for 9 years, holds Rocklin Mavericks team
records, was inducted into the Rocklin High sport hall of fame for
swimming, and has her lifeguard certification. She is going to
BYU in Utah in the fall of 2020 and she will be majoring in
Aquatics Program Coordinator (Admin)
Samantha Jaffe is our
Aquatics Program Coordinator who joined us in 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