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Coaches & Directors

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Coaching Staff

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.

Rob Scanlan

Coach

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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 Ziggy.

 

 

Erin Tyler

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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 butterfly.   

Sam K Wilson

Coach

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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.

Madeline Dungan

Coach, Swim School & Lifeguard Trainer

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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 Davis

Coach

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Coach 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!

Maddy Terry

Coach

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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.

Brian Clark

Coach

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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 Colbus

Swim School

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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 biology.

Samantha Jaffe

Aquatics Program Coordinator (Admin)

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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 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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Open Position

Treasurer

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Michelle Bertrand

Registrar

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Joel Shaver

Recreation Programs

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Tawni Ybarra

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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