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2018-2019 Coaching Staff

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Coaching Staff

Scott Mednelssohn

Head Coach


Scott has been at Rancho Colorados for seven years as Head Coach.  Scott grew up swimming for Indian Valley, Las Lomas HS and played water polo and swam at Las Lomas and DVC.  Scott has been coaching swimming for a variety of recreational, year-round and high school programs for over 30 years.  He coached Las Lomas to its first NCS title and 2 titles in 4 years.  Scott graduated from Cal State Hayward with a BS in General Science—Biology emphasis.  In the off-season Scott runs the PE Department at Charlotte Wood Middle School in Danville, is a master teacher for St. Mary’s College School of Education and has been the Head Coach of the Acalanes High School Swim Team. Scott is also involved in functional athletic training, possesing a Performance Enhancement Specialization from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and passed his State Board of Real Estate exam.  Scott's three kids all swim of course! Cait, Emma and Jon.

Ethan Hall



  • 13 years coaching experience (All at Crow Canyon)
  • Coached Sea Lions to County Meet Team Championships in 2005 - 2014
  • Coached the Sharks to a Long Course Far Western Team Championship in 2010
  • U.S. National Record breaker 15-16 200m Breaststroke 
  • Olympic Trials Qualifier 1996 and 2000
  • Swam Collegiately at UNC-Chapel Hill, and UC-Santa Barbara.
  • UNC record breaker 200 yard breaststroke in 1999
  • Big West Conference Champion in 100 yd Breaststroke 2001
  • UCSB Athletic Department Golden Eagle Award 2002 (Highest GPA)