Coaches & Directors

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.


Coaching Staff

Nate Burdick

Co-Head Coach


Hello, I’m Coach Nate and I am excited to be back at Lakeridge. I started swimming at Lakeridge at the age of 5 and continued through my Senior 18. I’m a multiple time All-City winner in both the 50 Breaststroke and 200 Medley Relay. During that time, I also swam year-a-round at RVSC, Husky and Swim Seattle. I swam at O’Dea High School and I’m a two-time State Champion in the 200 Medley Relay along with my brother during our Sophomore and Junior year. Our Sophomore year we won State as a Team and that is the one on only Swimming Championship in O’Dea History.  During my O’Dea career, I was a four-time State Finalist (Top 8 in the State) in the 100 Breast/200 Medley Relay and was three-year All-American (Top 100 in America).

After Lakeridge, I coached at Lakeridge for three years while I went to College at Central Washington University. I ended up transferring to Southeast Missouri State to pursue a Degree in Sports Management and got a minor in business. I am the current Head Coach at Cleveland High School for Women’s swim and assistant Coach for the Men. I had a blast coaching last year as an assistant and look forward to Co-Head Coaching this year. Go Dolphins!

Darla Long

Assistant Coach


Hi, I’m Darla and I’m very excited to be coaching for Lakeridge again this summer. I started swim lessons at the West Seattle YMCA when I was six months old and from that point haven't left the pool since. I swam club all through high school, four years at Mount Rainier High School, and am currently entering my third year of swimming at Saint Lawrence University in New York. My work with children has extended into the school year as a kindergarten tutor at local elementary schools.