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Coaching Staff

Chris Stehula

Rocklin Swim Team Director

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Chris Stehula started coaching in 2003 in San Luis Obispo and has been coaching athletes in the Sacramento area since 2011. He has served as a team manager, head coach, technique analyst, and coaches instructor.  Chris has managed teams and swimmers both in the non-profit USA Swimming business model and as a for-profit business.

As an athlete, Chris grew up swimming, running, and cycling.  In 2002, 2003, and 2010 he was a member of the USA Triathlon World Championship Team.  He competed as a professional triathlete from 2003 - 2011 and trained on the USA olympic development squad.

Chris's passions include leading, teaching, swimming, running, cycling, backcountry skiing, and spending time with his family.

Chris resides in Rocklin with his wife Liz and their three children.

 

Rob Scanlan

Lead Coach

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[2019-2020]  Director of Development -  Aulea Swim Club in Kailua, HI/Assistant Coach at the University of Hawaii Swimming.

[2015-2017]   Head Coach, Rocklin Mavericks - started up Rocklin Swim Team’s USA Swimming program - RMAV with Ryan Jones. During his tenure, he produced a very competitive Senior program with swimmers who went on to break multiple high school records, 5 Sectional Qualifiers, 2 Future Qualifiers and graduated multiple athletes who continued swimming collegiately in DI, DII and DIII programs. Under his guidance RMAV was consistently finishing in the top 10 at the Sierra Nevada Swimming Junior Olympics (short course and long course); placed in the top 50 at 2017 Far Westerns; and helped develop two top 10 nationally ranked age-group swimmers.

[2013-2015]   Associate Head Coach, Sierra Marlins (Top 10 Gold Medal Club), coached all levels of Senior swimmers from BB+ to Olympic Trial Qualifiers. Also served as the Interim Head Coach during the rebuilding phase of the program.

[2009-2013]  Senior Lead Coach, Santa Clara Swim Club  One of the top 10 Senior programs in the country where he put numerous swimmers on Far Westerns Teams, Zone teams and promoted many of his athletes into the JR National Program.

[2008-2009]   Head Age Group Coach, Los Altos Mt.View  Revived an age group program by producing multiple Junior Olympic and Far Western Swimmers; the most productive swim seasons the club ever had.

Other Coaching Services - Head Coach for his home country American Samoa at the 2012 Olympics in London, 2013 World Championships in Barcelona and 2011 World Championships in Shanghai. 

Rob grew up in American Samoa where he learned to swim at the local YMCA. He graduated from Aiea High School in Honolulu and was a collegiate swimmer at Foothill College specializing in the 200/100 breaststroke. He later transferred to San Jose State University majoring in Psychology. In his free time he loves hanging out with family, and has a newborn son Makaio. He is also an avid surfer/stand-up-paddle boarder.

Andrew Murch

Head Age Group Coach

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Coach Andrew coached with the Orangevale Tigersharks from 2014-2021 and served as Head Coach the last 4 years. In his time there, the Tigersharks went from the middle of their league to winning back to back championships in 2019 and 2021. He also served as an assistant age group with the Wolverine Aquatics from 2020-2021. He is currently an assistant coach for Wood Creek High School swimming/waterpolo.

Coach Andrew started swimming at the Johnson Ranch Barracudas at age 6 and swam competitively for the next 18 years. While swimming at Granite Bay High School he was a member of 3 section championship teams, one water polo title and was a 17 time All-American. In 2016 he helped Sierra College win their first state championship and finished his swimming career at Fresno Pacific University where he graduated in 2020. He has a deep passion for swimming and believes that swimming is a great vehicle to teach life skills and teamwork. 

Blaec Dettner

Coach

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Coach Blaec is a USA swim certified coach who is currently  attending Sierra College majoring in civil engineering and swimming for the men's team.  He swam for the Rocklin WAVE when he was ten years old and later joined the Mavericks during his years at Whitney High School. He is a former recipient of our Slasher swimmer/coach award in 2018. After getting his life guard certification, he started coaching our swim team and enjoys teaching freestyle!

Nately Wareckiy-Cabreros

Coach

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Coach Nately  is a USA swim certified coach and is attending Sierra College as a Psychology major.  She swam competitively for Rocklin Swim Team and later for Whitney High School.  Nately was awarded the Slasher swimmer/coach award in 2019. She enjoys teaching freestyle and breaststroke!

Cole Toumajian

Coach

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Coach Cole  is a USA swim certified coach who is graduating from Rockiln High School in 2022.  He swam competitively since age 6, first with Rocklin Wave then later with the Wolverine Aquatic Club, California Capitol Aquatics and Rocklin High.  After becoming a certified life guard, he started teaching with our swim school and coaching.  Cole  enjoys teaching breaststroke!

Rachel Colbus

Swim School Manager

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Rachel is our Swim School Manager and has been part of our swim program and lessons program for several years.  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 instructor certification. She attends BYU in Utah majoring in biology.

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Brad Cooper

President

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Nolan Jahn

Vice President

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Patricia Hill

Secretary

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Kris Smidt

Treasurer

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Joel Shaver

Recreation Programs

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Tawni Ybarra

Volunteer Coordinator

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Shawna Philipp and Dara Warner

Registrar

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