Coach Jake has been with CRUZ since 2011. He has
helped swimmers reach the Junior Olympics and earn college
scholarships, and one of the things he enjoys most about coaching
is helping athletes reach their goals. He has previously
coached for the Anderson AquaGators, West Valley High School,
Redding Aqua Ducks, Soquel High School, and is currently the Head
Coach at Harbor High School (Swim + Girls Water Polo).
Jake grew up swimming with the Redding Aqua Ducks, and
still holds a few team records there. In 2007, he
graduated from the University of the Pacific with a BA in
History and a minor in Business Management. He balanced
school and athletics as a member of the UOP Swimming and Diving
team (2005 Big West Conference Champions). In his free time he
enjoys reading, playing music, surfing, and fishing trips to the
Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Coach Andreas has been swimming with our
team since 2009. He regularly swam at the Junior Olympics and
the Pacific Swimming Senior Circuit. He graduated from PCS in
2015 and was an event winner at the MTAL Championships. The
swimmers at CRUZ really like working with Andreas and their
strokes and race results prove it. Right now he is a full time
student at UCSC, and when he is not coaching or in class Andreas
enjoys cooking, spending time with friends, and swimming.
Lauren Hailey Wood
Coach Lauren started swimming with CRUZ in 2011. She
qualified for the Far Westerns her first year with our team, and
was consistently a finalist at the Junior Olympics. Lauren
swam for Soquel High School where she was a SCCAL event winner, CCS
finalist, team captain, and valedictorian. She is currently
completing her 4th year at UC Berkeley, majoring in Integrative
Biology with an emphasis in Human Physiology & Health
Sciences. In her free time, Lauren enjoys swimming, going to
the beach, hiking, camping, and cooking.
Anaiis DY Nysether
Coach Anaiis grew up swimming with SLUG Aquatics, then later for
PCS. She currently works for Santa Cruz Fire as a Beach
Lifeguard and is a full time student at Cabrillo, studying
pediatrics. With her background of after school tutoring +
teaching swim lessons at Adventure Sports, Anaiis brings to our
team her knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and love of the water.
In her free time, Anaiis enjoys running, mountain biking, and