TAZ Partners
2018 TAZ Coaching Staff



* Please Note: The swimmers that have an email address listed next to their name are available for private lessons. The head coach will be unavailable for private lessons.*





Rommy Zapp














Ethan Abraham


  • Background : I have been swimming since I was a 6 and under and I have continued to swim throughout my life.

  • Experience: I coached last season of TAZ. I truly enjoy coaching and experiencing the hopefully not rare moment of understanding dawn the swimmer's faces.



Nima Afshar


  • Background : Hey everyone! I'm really excited for my 6th and final year of TAZ and I can't wait to jump back in the pool with all of you so we can take on PT and win champs this year!

  • Experience : I've been swimming with TAZ and Oak Ridge High School for 6 years and some of my fondest memories were made right at the CSD, swimming with all my teammates! I will soon be attending UC Irvine so I hope this swim season will be the best yet!


Raghubir Chimni



  • Background: I have been swimming for 7 summers with the EDH TAZ. Besides TAZ, I also swim for the Oak Ridge Swim Team for the past 2 years.

  • Experience: I can be reached at (916) 509-2220 or rchimni@outlook.com for private lessons

Gabi Costamagna


  • Background : This is my 14th season on TAZ! I have coached TAZ for 4 years.

  • Experience : I have been part of the Special Olympic Swim coaches for 5 years. I love TAZ and I have made some of my favorite memories because of this team. I can't wait for my last swim season on TAZ! It's going to be a blast!



Sophia Costamagna




  • Background: I started competing with Taz when I was four and my favorite summer memories are with this team. I've been coaching special Olympics for the past five years. I'm 15 years old  and a freshman at ponderosa high school. GO TAZ!

  • Experience: I LOVE Taz. This is my second year coaching and I'm super excited for this swim season.



Drew Davidson




  • Background : I have been swimming for 12 years now.

  • Experience : I have coached for 3 years and love to work with kids. My favorite stroke is backstroke. My specialty is working on technique for starts, turns and finishes.

Dominic Alfonso Liongson



  • Background : I am finishing my sophomore year and I am going into my junior year this 2017 summer. I have been on TAZ since I was 10 and I have had many swimming experiences since then and on the Oak Ridge swim team as well. Aside from swimming I love the outdoors. I spend most of my free time from swimming doing something outdoors, like camping or hiking.

  • Experience : I am a new coach for TAZ.


Analise Mulert



  • Background : I have been on TAZ swim team for 10 years (since I was 6 years old) and I have loved every second of it.

  • Experience : I have a passion for helping kids learn how to become better swimmers. I was a coach last season and I always put in my best effort. I built so many amazing connections with swimmers and I am so excited for this season. Go TAZ!!!



Ellen Smolarski




  • Background: I have been apart of the TAZ swim team for 10 years now and I have enjoyed every moment.

  • Experience: I began coaching last year and had a great experience sharing my love and knowledge of swimming with others. I look forward to this upcoming year and helping improve our team! Go Taz!

Kevin Taylor



  • Background : I am very excited to compete this season as a 17 year old. I have played water polo and been on swim team for the past 4 years of high school, and I will continue to swim (for club/recreationally) in college.

  • Experience : This is my second year as a swimmer coach and to help other swimmers improve their strokes! Go TAZ!!

Caleb Thoms






  • Background: I am a student at Oak Ridge High School. I am in the graduating class of 2019 and am very involved with school, sports, and work. This year has been my second year playing water polo for Oakridge and also swimming for Oakridge.

  • Experience: I really enjoy working with kids and to help teach what I love doing. This is my second year of coaching for taz. I coached last summer, fall, and spring.

Cole Tilley



  • Background: I am a senior now and have swam all four years in high school and have gone to sections all four years as well.

  • Experience: I have been coaching since my freshman year in high school and volunteering before that. I love coaching and the team is my family.


Lauren Tilley


  • Background : I'm so excited to coach for TAZ!! I have been swimming for this team since I was 5 years old and have so many good memories

  • Experience : I'm looking forward to sharing my love and knowledge of this sport with the kids                

Kyle Tomaszewski



  • Background : I have been swimming on TAZ every year since I was 6 years old. I am a senior at Oak Ridge High School. I am excited about this season and champs.

  • Experience : I am excited to be a swimmer coach for the first time this year.