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2018 Coaching Staff

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming-related needs, please contact one of the coaches. 

Coaches are also available for private swim lessons.

For general questions for coaches, please email parkterracecoaches@gmail.com

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2018 Coaching Staff

Janet Riggs

Aquatics Director

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What can I Say … I am a PENGUIN all the way.  My career started as a swim instructor many years ago.  Then, Park Terrace called asking me if I might be interested in coaching.  COACHING!  I had never coached before.  The interview was successful and I became an assistant coach to Richard Contreras.  He was a very young head coach, and had the drive and determination to help move Park Terrace forward in the direction it is today.  Throughout my teaching career, I also taught Lifeguard and CPR classes, for which I received a Resolution from the City Council for volunteer contribution in Lifeguard Training.  I am also involved in showing dogs.  My first show dog was a Borzoi, but the personality of Afghan Hounds caught my attention.  I have bred and shown Afghan Hounds to their championships.  If you don’t see me at the club on Sundays … I am probably at a dog show.  Years have gone by … I am still a PENGUIN and loving it!  Teaching and coaching, being with the members of Park Terrace, and above all, taking part in the spirit that exists at Park Terrace has been a great part in my life ... and a most rewarding one.

Contact for lessons: 444-1374

Dominic Sestito

Head Coach

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Hey Penguins! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Dominic Sestito and I am very excited to be head coach this summer! I swam at Park Terrace from 4-18 and was an intern in 2011 and a coach from 2012-2016. I took a year off because of my internship at Golden 1 Credit Union, but I always thought about Park Terrace and how much I missed it. In May, I will be graduating from Creighton University with a degree in Finance and Marketing. I am so excited for this upcoming season and cannot wait to see some old faces and meet some new ones! Let's have a great season and get that 4Peat, but most importantly lets have fun!!!! Go PT!

Contact for lessons: dominic.sestito@yahoo. or 916-317-6191

Robby Shiedler

Assistant Head Coach

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Hey Penguins! My name is Roby Shideler, and I am super excited to be coaching for my sixth straight year here at Park Terrace! I came to this team when I was twelve years old, hopped into the water for my first swim practice in a pair of board shorts, and the rest is history. Over the years, this club has become a second family to me, and I have lucky to give back to the team through coaching. I was accepted into UC Santa Cruz out of highschool, but after spending one unfulfilling quarter out in the woods, I decided to transfer back to Sac City. Because of this, I was able to study abroad in Barcelona last fall, as I continue to put together a transfer sheet for UC Davis, Berkeley, or Los Angeles for a degree in Political Theory. This summer is going to be the best one yet, lets go out and get that 4Peat! Go Penguins!

Contact for lessons: 916-804-3220

Emily Piatanesi

Assistant Coach

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Hey Penguins!

My name is Emily Piatanesi and I am super excited to return as an assistant head coach this summer. This will be my 5th year as a coach, I know I can’t seem to leave a Park Terrace summer. I am currently a freshman down at San Diego Mesa College, and I am hoping to transfer to San Diego State my junior year. I have been at PT since birth, so it is hard to believe it is my last season competing. I am excited to get back on the pool deck and meet all the new and returning penguins! See you all soon:)

Contact for lessons: 916-879-2133 or epiatanesi@gmail.com

Matt Shelby

Assistant Coach

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Whats up penguins! My name is Matt Shelby and this is my second year coaching. I've been apart of Park Terrace since I was 5 years old and Janet was my first coach! I am a junior at the University of Alabama where I study astrophysics. I love playing water polo and basketball and watching the Kings. Can't wait for this summer! Go Penguins!

Contact for lessons:mwshelby5@gmail.com; ( 916)849-5336

 

Allie Stewart

Assistant Coach

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Hello Penguins! My name is Allie Stewart and this is going to be my second year as a coach here at Park Terrace. I am currently a sophomore at Sacramento City College and am hoping to transfer to the UC Berkeley School of Public Health to eventually achieve my dream of becoming a Physician's Assistant. I love swimming, water polo, traveling, and coaching! I can't wait to see what is in store for the 2018 season! Go PT!

Contact for lessons: alliestew@gmail.com or 916-505-0556

Poppy Ann Ruyak

Swimmer Coach

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Hey Penguins! I'm Coach Poppy! I'm so excited to come back this summer to coach for my third season! I am currently a junior at Christian Brothers High School. Like so many of you penguins, I've been swimming every summer at Park Terrace since I was 4 years old. From swimming for fun, to time trials, champs, and Pasta Night, I've loved every second I've spent in the club and being a PT Penguin has been the highlight of so many of my summers. I have made so many memories with a lot of you and can't wait to make more this season! I can't wait!

Contact for swim lessons: poppyruyak@gmail.com or 916-397-5638

 

Owen Hunt

Swimmer Coach

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Penguins! I'm coach Owen Hunt and this will be my fourth year as a coach and my final as a swimmer. I want to make this the best season possible and graduate this great team with memories. I have been a penguin since I was 4 and I have always loved spending my summers being apart of this unique family. I want to make this a fun summer for all the swimmers and be a place they look forward to coming back to every summer. I will be attending UCSD in the fall as a committed diver. Go Tritons! Go Penguins!

Contact for lessons: o.hunt@hotmail.com or  (916)612-4216

Nicholas Piper

Swimmer Coach

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What’s up penguins! I’m coach Nick and I am a junior at Christian Brothers High School. I play rugby and water polo. I’ve been swimming for PT as long as I can remember and have spent every summer by the pool deck. I’m so excited for this summer and to coach all of you guys! Go penguins!

Contact for lessons:  tatum72400@gmail.com or 916-996-3308

Ella Rose Culleton

Swimmer Coach

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Hello penguins!  My name is Ella Culleton and this will be my second year as a Park Terrace swim coach.  I started swimming at PT when I was six years old and was immediately hooked!  Returning for my tenth summer, I cannot wait to kick off another season filled with fun, smiles, and swimming.  I am a sophomore at C.K. McClatchy High School as well as a member of the Lion’s swim and water polo teams.  My favorite stroke is breaststroke and in addition to penguins, I love sloths!  GO PT!

Contact for lessons: ellaculleton13@gmail.com (916) 524-2763

Patrick Harrison Cole

Swimmer Coach

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Hey Penguins!
I hope you are all as excited as I am for the 2018 season! I can't wait to come back to swim and coach another epic Summer for the Penguins. I currently attend C.K. McClatchy High School where I play Water Polo and Swim, but I couldn't imagine a Summer without Park Terrace.  Lets work hard at practice, focus on our technique, and take home the trophy at champs!

Contact for lessons: patrickcole765@gmail.com or (916) 307-0594

Mikayla Lee Chalios

Swimmer Coach

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Hi penguins!! My name is Mikayla Chalios and I'm so excited to be a coach this summer! I'm currently a junior at John F Kennedy high school and have been on both the varsity swim and water polo teams.  This will be my 12th Summer swimming for PT and I know that it is going to be one of the best yet! Let's have fun and work hard this summer so that we can bring home the Championship trophy once again!  GO PENGUINS!!!

Contact for lessons: mikayla.chalios@gmail.com 916-397-4688

Annabella Rolleri

Swimmer Coach

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Hi everyone...my name is Coach Annabella! I am a junior at Christian Brothers High School and have been swimming for the penguins since I was seven! I love the Park Terrace family and wouldn't trade my summers here for the world! Can't wait to get to know all of you and have loads of fun this summer!! Go penguins!

Contact for lessons:annabellarolleri@gmail.com or (916)524-7758

Hope Yeager

Coaching Intern

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HEY PENGUINS!!! My name is Hope Yeager. I will be a senior at Christian Brothers High School in the fall. GO FALCONS! I have been in the water since before I could walk, Thanks to Janet, and have been on the team since I was 4. I am a 4th generation Penguin so PT blue is in my blood. I’m so excited to see all of your smiling faces at practice and 6:45 am check in this season! I only have 2 years left to swim for PT and CB. This club is and always will be my second home. Once a penguin always a penguin!

Contact for lessons:

hopeyeager@icloud.com; 916-601-1523

Nick Shideler

Coaching Intern

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Hi Penguins!
For those of you that don't know me, my name is Nick Shideler and I'm as excited as ever to start this new swim season!  I've been a Penguin since I was 9, and it's made summer the best part of the year for me ever since. Catch me in the water or on the lifeguard stand; I save lives too.  Either way, I can't wait to see you guys on the pool deck.  Let's get that FOURPEAT!!!

Contact for lessons: nickdshideler@gmail.com or (916) 804-1965

Thomas Piper

Coaching Intern

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Hi, I am Thomas Piper and I am super excited to be coaching at PT as an intern this summer.  I have been swimming at PT since I was 4 years old and I truly know there is nowhere in the summer I would rather be, than at PT!  I am currently a freshman at Christian Brothers High School where I swim and play water polo.  My favorite thing about PT is hanging out with my friends and meeting new friends of all ages.  Go PT!!!

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