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2015 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. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Jacob Schroeder

Head Coach

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Jacob Schroeder has been coaching for 12 years at the recreational and club levels in Santa Barbara and all the way up to Redding. Jake earned a swimming scholarship at the University of California at Santa Barbara and won two conference championships in the 100 breaststroke. He also qualified for the Olympic trials when he was 19. Jake’s home is in Northern California, and he has been swimming competitively since he was 4. He is an outdoor enthusiast that loves camping, Tough Mudders and coaching.  “Balanced training and workouts that build on success are my everyday goals.”

Ethan Hall

Aquatics Director

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  • 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)

Maddie Benavidez

Coach

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Maddie Benavidez swam four years for the UC Davis Aggies and was the team captain for the 2015-2016 season. As a Crow Canyon Sea Lions and Sharks alum, Maddie is very excited to be back on the pool deck this summer with all of the awesome kids!