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Nadadores Staff

The Nadadores staff is committed to helping each of our members in their pursuit of excellence. We welcome your questions and feedback.   

Our outstanding coaching staff is also rounded out by a number of excellent part-time and seasonal swim professionals. More information about any of our coaches may be obtained from the our main office.  

Coaching Staff /Board members

Mark Schubert

Head Coach

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Coach Mark Schubert is the Head Coach of the Mission Viejo Nadadores.

He returned to the World Renowned program that developed from 1972-1985.

 

He formerly was the Head Coach and CEO of the Golden West Swim Club in Huntington Beach, California; where he rebuilt one of Southern California's best programs from the bottom up by instilling the values of hard work, commitment, dedication, fun, and a love of swimming. Coach Schubert was also the Head Coach of Gold West College. After nine years of the Rustlers not making it to the championship podium, Schubert leads both the Women's and the Men's teams to the California State Community College Championships Title in 2013 - in his second year! The Men's team also won the State title in 2014 and 2015.

 

Schubert was named the USA Swimming National Team Head Coach and General Manager on March 21, 2006. Prior to joining USA Swimming, he was the head coach at the University of Southern California for 14 years.

 

Schubert has demonstrated coaching success at all levels - club, college, and international - matched by few coaches in the history of the sport. At the club level, Schubert found success on the national swimming scene as the head coach of the Mission Viejo Nadadores from 1972-85, where his teams won a record 44 U.S. National team titles during his tenure. Schubert also served as the head coach of Texas Aquatics for four years, leading the club, along with head coach Eddie Reese, to 10 national team titles.

 

At the collegiate level, Schubert coached at the University of Texas from 1989-92, leading the Longhorns to two NCAA team titles (1990 and 1991). At the University of Southern California, the Trojan women took home one NCAA team title under Schubert in 1997. His USC swimmers won 49 NCAA individual titles.

 

At the international level, Schubert has been a familiar face on the Olympic coaching scene, serving on every Olympic coaching staff since 1980 and placing 38 swimmers on U.S. Olympic teams. Schubert was Head Women's Coach in 1992 and 2004. He was the Head Men's Coach in 2000. He was a Women's Assistant Coach in 1996, and an assistant for the combined Men's and Women's teams for 1980, 1984, and 1988.

 

In his first World Championships appearance as National Team head coach and general manager, Schubert led Team USA to its most dominant performance in history. The Americans ran away with the medal count, winning an incredible

36 medals, 20 of them gold, and setting 12 world records. Schubert is an eight-time World Championships coach, serving as the head men's and women's coach in 1982.

 

Todd Conrad

General Manager

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Todd Conrad’s career in aquatics started when he was only a young child and he has since been able to put in 16+ years of competitive swimming. At a young age Todd quickly learned that his passion for swimming was paramount to all other passions and it was this focused ambition that allowed him to successfully pursue swimming at the collegiate level while attending the University of California at Irvine. It was also here that his swimming career was unfortunately cut short and his long and storied coaching and Aquatics experience began.  During his time at UCI, Todd became the Assistant Aquatics Director and helped run all the summer swim camps.  Todd simultaneously took a job coaching for the Aquazot swim team.  Only one year later, Todd took on the role of Aquatics Director at Coto De Caza Golf and Racquet Club. This position also afforded him the Head Coaching position of the then meager Coto Coyote Swim Team.  During Todd's 14 years at Coto he grew said Coyotes from a mere 6 swimmers to upwards of 100 while coaching over 8 All-Americans, 5 Junior National Qualifiers, 1 US Open Qualifier as well as a strong age group program that was consistently in the top 10 for SCS.  Todd is also a 4 time Festival (SCS All-Stars) champion and has served 7 years coaching at the North American Challenge Cup (2 years as associate head coach). In addition to coaching, Todd also managed all other programming at the Coto pool including but not limited to Swim Lessons, and the Summer Swim Team. Todd is also the Head Coach of the Tesoro Lady Titans Swim Team.  His success there includes 4 straight league titles, Runner Up at CIF Division 1 Championships and a 19-1 league dual meet record. Todd's passion for coaching and swimming has not waned over the years and is immediately obvious to anyone who speaks to him about the sport. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge and successes with the Nadador family!

 
 

Sarah Dawson

Corporate Relations Director

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Coach Sarah Dawson began coaching with the Nadadores in September 2009.  After completing her undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (B.S. in Biology), she obtained a job in Thousand Oaks working for a biotechnology company.  While there, she decided to get back in the world of swimming, as she had a long history as an athlete in Southern California Swimming, and decided she would like to return to the sport that she loved, but in a coaching capacity.  She started her coaching career as an Age Group I coach in 2002 for CLASS Aquatics in Westlake, CA.  While working there, her love of the sport drove her to re-define her career priorities and decided to return to Cal Poly and receive her M.S. in Physical Education and Sport Studies with an emphasis in Sport Psychology.  While going to school for her graduate degree, Sarah became the head coach for the San Luis Obispo Girl’s Swimming and Dive Team in 2006.  In her two years of coaching at the high school, she coached two League Championship teams and brought many individual athletes to CIF.  In 2006, Sarah also became the Senior Coach and Head Age Group coach of the San Luis Obispo Seahawks, bringing many athletes from being unable to make a JO cuts to Sectionals athletes.

Sarah’s coaching philosophy encompasses the positive attributes of the team’s philosophy and also allows for her athlete’s to make their own informed choices with a complete understanding of the appropriate consequences that come along with their personal choice.  Sarah is here to solely coach and to guide based off of her expertise in swimming and in coaching and to utilize her background in Sport Psychology to aid her athletes in their personal journey towards success in sport and in life.          

Francis Joey Gracia

Associate Head Coach

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Joey Gracia is a Northern California native where he first learned how to swim at the age of six. He has been able to achieve times for Sectionals, CIF Central Coast Section, Far Westerns, and Junior Olympics. Joey first started coaching in 2011 and under the guidance of his mentors he has been able to become part of multiple championship winning teams. Joey will be working with our Rio and Tokyo groups. He has helped Golden West College, under the guidance of Mark Schubert and Tracy Maurer, acheive the 2015 Men’s Orange Empire Conference Champions & 2015 Men’s State Champions. He also was the Head Swim coach for Ocean View High School, 2016 Men’s and Women’s Golden West League Champions. Joey has been nominated to be part of the All-Star Festival and North American Cup Challenge coaching staffs. Joey has been able to produce champions for all levels from our 9-10 age group swimmer up to our college swimmers. Joey is currently going to school at Cal State Fullerton while pursuing a degree in Communications and is hoping to coach in the college ranks in the future.

“I am extremely excited to be part of such a storied program with the Nadadores and I cant wait to impact the lives of your children.” Coach Joey Gracia.

Daniel Roa

Assistant Senior Coach

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Coach Daniel Roa is originally from Bogota, Colombia. Daniel started his swimming career at the age of five. As a swimmer, he was able to achieve multiple qualifying times for regionals and national championships, getting to represent Colombia on multiple occasions. Daniel moved to Southern California in August 2012 to attend Golden West College and swim under the guidance of Mark Schubert, where he earned multiple conference records and was awarded the MVP on his first season with the Rustlers. Daniel started coaching in 2013 with the age group program at Golden West Swim Club, but his coaching and teaching experience goes back to his days in Colombia helping his dad on his swimming/triathlon team. Coach Daniel emphasizes stroke technique as a fundamental piece for a successful athlete at any given level, as well as establishing goals in order to have a successful and fun journey in the sport.  Daniel has been selected to be part of the coaching staff for the SCS All-Star Festival and North American Cup Challenge.“I will be at the pool every day building successful swimmers, and outstanding citizens”

Titus Knight

13-14 Division Director

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Coach Titus originally is from Tulsa, Oklahoma where he began swimming at age 6. He continued swimming through high school becoming a High School Champion, JR National Champion and Olympic Trial Qualifier. He was recruited and signed by Indiana University where was a 2-time NCAA All-American and Big Ten First Team Member. After Indiana he relocated to Huntington Beach, CA to train with Coach Schubert at Golden West Swim Club and began his coaching career shortly there after. 

He spent time briefly at University of Texas assisting the Men’s Team under Eddie Reese. Then later began Trident Aquatics Club near his hometown of Tulsa. As Head Coach he produced multiple Sectional, Futures, Junior National, Senior National and Olympic Trial Qualifiers as well as one National Junior Team member.  With this success he was named Region 8 Sectional Coach of the Year (2016) as well as Oklahoma Senior Coach of the Year (2016). 

He looks forward to contributing his experiences as an athlete and coach to help the Nadadores in any way he can. “I firmly believe in investing in people, not athletes but people. One day swimming will end and real life will begin. It is our jobs as coaches to teach and equip our young people with the best possible knowledge and skills in order to prepare them for success in both the pool and life!"

Jacinta Aline Batisky

Head Age Group Coach

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Coach Jacinta comes to The Nadadores via the Midwest & East Coast.
Growing up in Columbus, OH swimming was introduced to me at a very early age & it immediately took root and has guided me through a lifetime dedicated to the sport.

My coaching career began in the mid 80s during the summer months of my high school and college years where I coached with the inner city swim team programs of the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department; a program that still thrives today.

After college, I found myself in upstate New York and soon joined the coaching staff with Middletown Recreation Swim Team, MRST, a team in the Metropolitan LSC. While there I coached all levels, with most of my focus being with the 11-14 age group swimmers. During my years there, I assumed administrative and communication duties & was instrumental in its strategic and branding planning. I implemented its learn to swim program & was a member of the Metropolitan Zone coaching staff.

In moving to Pennsylvania, I coached at various country club & high school programs within the state. And, I eventually found myself establishing a long-standing Head Coaching role with a club in Western Pennsylvania, Chartiers Valley Swim Club (CVSC), a team in the Allegheny Mountain Swimming LSC. Here, after initially joining the coaching staff as their Masters Coach, I very quickly moved into the role of Head Coach. In this role I was able to coach swimmers at all levels: developmental, age group, senior, college & masters. I was a
member of the AMS Zone Coaching staff and served on the AMS BOD as the Age Group ViceChair.

In 2014, I found myself back “home” in Columbus and back at the club where my swimming career first started, Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio, GCSTO. Here, I got to coach and work with the 8-under swimmers. I also worked with the club’s swim lesson and swim camp programs. Also, during this time I attained my ASCA Level 2 certification.

It is with enthusiasm and great reverence realizing this opportunity of sharing the deck with other lifetime and professional coaches and to be a member of the Nadadores Tradition.

Kristeen L Gracia

9-10 Division Director

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Kristeen Gracia started swimming competitively at a young age for San Jose Aquatics in Northern California. Her accomplishments, drive, and love for the sport inspired  her first job in high school. Working with the Swim America program, she began teaching swim lessons and water safety to swimmers of all ages at her local community pools.. Shortly after, she started coaching entry-level and competitive Novice level swimmers in 2006 with Monterey County Aquatics. In 2009, she took a break from coaching to pursue her college education and returned to the pool deck 3 years later. Under the management of Mark Schubert and Tracy Maurer,  Kristeen began teaching private swim lessons and coaching age-group swimmers at Golden West Swim Club.. In 2016, she added high school swimming to her coaching career as Head JV coach for Ocean View High School (Golden West League Champions 2016(M/W) and 2017(M)). Kristeen is excited to join the Mission Viejo Nadadores community and is looking forward to sharing and broadening her knowledge and expertise with its swimmers and staff.

Rebekah Ankeny

13-14 Bronze. 9-10 Silver. Assist 9/10

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Coach Rebekah is the lead coach for 13-14 Bronze and 9-10 Silver, as well as an assistant coach for 9/10 bronze/gold.  She has been with the Nadadores since March 2014. In addition to coaching, she just graduated from California State University Fullerton with a degree in Child and Adolescent Development. Rebekah began swimming when she was six years old and has loved the sport ever since. 

 

Stephanie Rahman

Pre Competitive Director

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Audrey Viers

J Serra Head Age Group Coach

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Coach Audrey grew up in Southern Virginia, competing on the Hunter ‘A’ circuit and in the USPC, graduating at the H-A level. Upon moving to Southern California, she left the Hunter world for eventing, when the chance to be a working student and teach under Ginny Bryant and Joie Gatlin came up. She competed in IEL her junior and senior year of high school, then moved up to 3-day eventing in Preliminary, competing at a National level- even getting the chance to ride at the Kentucky Three-Day in Lexington. She started swimming at San Clemente High School when she moved to California in 1999, and swam for Nadadores for 4 years while still competing in the A/O Hunter Classic circuit locally in Southern California. 

Coach Audrey is also an experienced open water marathon swimmer, competing several times a year. She has swum the SCAR Arizona Challenge for the last few years, swam and won a 10k in Sitka, Alaska; and also been a part of several Catalina Channel swims- including a 4-way relay crossing. Most recently, she made a successful solo crossing of Lake Tahoe. Audrey also holds several USMS Top Ten times and Nadadore Master’s team records.

Coach Audrey believes in supporting and encouraging each and every swimmer in the water, regardless of ability and goals. When she’s not on the pool deck coaching, she is still on the pool deck with her 3 girls, who swim and dive with the Nadadores and play water polo for SET.

 

Asami Uzawa

8 & Under Division Director

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Asami has spent the last 20 years poolside - first as an athlete and then as a coach. 

Her swimming career began with the Mission Viejo Nadadores at the age of 10 and she continued swimming with them for almost 10 years. She had the privilege of swimming under Coach Bryan Dedeaux and Coach Bill Voigt. She competed with her high school, Capo Valley, for 3 years and then with Saddleback College. During her 2 years with Saddleback College she earned records in all freestyle events and 200 fly, 200 back, 200 breast and 400 IM. 

 

She spent one year working as a sales associate with Competitive Aquatics Supply before beginning her coaching career with the Nadadores. From January 2007 through July 2008, she coached the 10 & Under Division with Coach Bryan and was Co-Director of the Novice program with Coach Siga Rose. 

 

After transferring to Cal State Long Beach, Asami began coaching with the Irvine Novaquatics at their Fountain Valley location where she coached the Bronze, Silver and Senior Varsity level athletes ranging from ages 8-18. After three years at this location she transferred to the Irvine Woollett Aquatic Center and became the Head Bronze Coach for 5 years coaching athletes 9-18 years old. 

 

Asami has her Bachelors in Science in Kinesiology emphasis in Sports Psychology with a minor in Psychology from Cal State Long Beach. She is currently the Assistant Boys Coach at Irvine High School, Orange County Sales Rep at HARDCORESPORT and a swim instructor at SwimLabs Swim School.

Heidi Zuniga

13/14 Silver Coach

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Coach Heidi began her swimming career at the age of 6, and spent the majority of her Age Group career swimming for The Claremont Club. She continued her swimming career throughout college at Azusa Pacific University, and served as Team Captain during her senior season.

Her coaching experience began at the high school level in 2013, as Head Junior Varsity Coach at Etiwanda High School. At the end of her first season, she had multiple JV swimmers swim in the Varsity League Championship meet. In 2014, she was invited back to her Alma Mater, Alta Loma High School, to serve as the Head Coach for the Girl’s team. During her two seasons at Alta Loma the team won the 2 League Championship meets, multiple swimmers qualified for CIF Division 4 as Finalists, and in 2015 the girl’s team won CIF Runner Up for Division 4. In 2016, she took on the role as Head Boys and Girls Coach at Charter Oak High School. During that season, 100% of individuals achieved personal best times, and 5 swimmers qualified for Division 3 CIF, which was the largest number in recent years.

 

Heidi graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2017, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Exercise Science. After graduation, she was given the opportunity to earn a Master’s Degree at Concordia University-Irvine, while serving as a Graduate Assistant Coach. During her time at Concordia she worked closely with stroke and mid-distance athletes, created and coordinated the Men’s and Women’s Strength and Conditioning program, and conducted Leadership Development Training for current and future team leaders.

Heidi began working with the Nadadores Swim School in August of 2018, where her main concentrations were stroke development, and preparing swimmers to make the team. Heidi is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Azusa Pacific. As an age group swimmer, Heidi always admired the Nadadores and is honored and EXCITED to be on staff, working with the 13-14 division! Heidi hopes to not only develop excellent athletes, but also strong leaders, on and off of the pool deck!

 

Adam S Corey

Pre-Senior Coach

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Coach Adam began swimming from an early age and knew that swimming would be his life. By 2 he was beginning to learn how to surf and over the years developed a passion for the sport. This passion continued into high school, spending countless hours consumed with swimming and perfecting his strokes. He became a lifeguard, a Water Safety Instructor and later a coach for Nova Aquatics. Coach Adam was encouraged by one of his favorite coaches growing up, his father, John Corey. Coach Adam credits his father with keeping him focused on pursuing his dream.  Following his dad’s passing, Coach Adam joined the United States Marine Corps serving our Country honorably. He loved what the Marine Corps stood for and after the service decided to pursue coaching again. Coach Adam has incorporated the core values of the Marine Corps; Honor, Courage and Commitment, to build his own coaching philosophy. From Coach Adam’s ten plus years of instructing and coaching experience to serving and protecting our country, he is a great addition to our coaching staff.
“I Love the Nadadores Motto, Once a Nadadore Always a Nadadore. It vaguely reminds me of the United States Marine Corps Motto, Once a Marine Always a Marine. Semper Fidelis!”

Daniel Bethke

Assistant Coach

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Education: Limestone College, B.A. Elementary Education (2011)

Coach Dan is from Charleston, South Carolina and has over 10 years of competitive swim coaching experience.  He swam for Limestone College and was a member of the inaugural men’s swimming class in 2006. While attending Limestone, he served for 3 seasons as a volunteer head coach for the Gaffney High School Swim Team. After graduating Limestone, he stayed an additional year to serve as a Student Assistant Coach.

Coach Dan was head coach for the Charleston Charter School for Math and Science High School Swim Team from 2012 to 2016. He was the head coach for the Park West Pirates Summer League Team in 2017. He coached for local club swimming programs including; LTP Racing Team in 2012, Mount Pleasant Swim Club from 2014 to 2016, The South Carolina Swim Club from 2016 to 2017, and the Southern Marlins Racing Team from 2017 to 2019.

Coach Dan lives in Aliso Viejo with his fiancé Amy. He is an active member of the American Swim Coaches Association and currently is a Level 2 Nationally Certified Coach.

 

Gabby Matthews

Swim School Director/Assistant Coach

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Best known as "Coach Gabby", she is an experienced international swim coach and competitive swimmer. Coach Gabby is proud to join the Mission Viejo Nadadores as their Wet Side Manager on July 2019. Gabby is also the S.O.M.A. Aquatics USA Founder/CEO/Head Coach which was opened on May 2019. Before that Gabby spent almost 10 years as an Assistant Aquatics Director at Gulliver Schools. Her first 3 years she worked as an Assistant Coach for both Gulliver Schools Varsity Team, and Gulliver Swim Club. In the summer of 2013, Gabby was promoted as Gulliver Schools Assistant Aquatics Director/ Swim School Supervisor. In August of 2016, Gabby was promoted as Assistant Aquatics Director/ Swim School Director. Gabby participated in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as a field of play assistant. 
 
Brazilian born, Gabby's passion for swimming runs in the family; she is the daughter of former Brazilian National Coach Fernando Soraggi. Gabby is a USA, Red Cross & ASCA level V certified coach. On the coaching side, she has taught swim lessons to all ages and skill levels, from babies to special needs, and to adult swimmers. She has worked as a competitive swim coach for the last 26 years in various US and Brazilian Swim Camps and Clubs, including Soraggi Swimming School, Pinheiros Swim Club, Hebraica Swim Club, Esporte Clube Uniao Suzano, Mogi das Cruzes University, Jack Nelson Swimming Camp, Golden Tigers Swim Club, Gulliver Swim Club, Athens Bulldogs Swim Club at UGA, University of Alabama Swim Camp, and at the University of Hawaii. From 1995 to 2002 at Esporte Clube Uniao Suzano, she assisted Head Coach Sebastiao Alvaro Galdino with the National Group, where swimmers qualified for South American Games, World Championships, and the Olympics Games. 
 
Gabby is the former Head Swim Coach at Brenau University. She reinstated the program that had been deactivated for over 20 years, and recruited quality student/athletes from all over the world (i.e. - Brazil, Croatia, Scotland, Australia, USA, and others). The Brenau University swimmers achieved 2007 - 2010 NAIA Academic All Americans & NAIA Daktronics Academic Awards Winners. Coach Gabby was named the 2010 NAIA Nationals Buffalo Fund Five Star Champions of Character Award Winner. She became the first woman in the history of Brazil to ever coach at the collegiate level. Gabby was also the Golden Tigers Swim Club CEO/ Head Swim Coach and owner, where she administrate the company dealing with bookkeeping, recruiting, scheduling, logistics, and coaching.
 
Gabby graduated with a PE Bachelors from University of Mogi das Cruzes, SP - Brazil in 2002. The 2002 P.E. class was the first one to ever research and defend a collegiate thesis in the history of UMC. Gabby presented her book, Water adaptation for babies from 5 months to 2 years old earning the highest grade as an honor student. Her book was inducted to the school library where other P.E. students can use as research for their projects. In 2009 Gabby earned her M.S. in Science with concentration on Organizational Leadership from Brenau University, Gainesville - GA.
 
As a swimmer, Gabby swam age group from 1987-1995. Gabby was city champion on the 50 free, 100 free, 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 IM, and all relays. She also placed 5th at Georgia Games on the 50 LCM freestyle, Atlanta-GA/CCAC MAKOS Swim Team 1994. Gabby also participated in State Championships Finals, Sao Paulo State/Soraggi & Suzano Swim Team, SP-Brazil. In 1999 - 2002 Gabby swam College Varsity for FMU University Sao Paulo & UMC University Mogi das Cruzes-SP, Brazil. At P.E. College National Games Gabby was 3rd place on the 50 free and 1st place on all relays for 3 consecutive years.
 
Gabby is happily married to Jarrod Benjamin Matthews since 2006, and has a daughter Athena Soraggi Matthews born on 9/5/2013. 
 
Coach Gabby's quote: "I believe that with hard work and smart swims, one can achieve personal best results. A swimmer must always exceed their limits in order to reach their desired success.
 
Please let me know if I can assist with anything.
 
Go Nadadores!

Christopher Mendoza-Smithour

Assistant Coach

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Coach Chris Mendoza-Smithour hails from Fairfield, CA, a city in between the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area. He grew up swimming with his local club team, SASO Swimming, for ten years, where he was able to develop a love for the sport of swimming. After graduating from high school, he attended UC Santa Barbara and majored in Sociology with a minor in Asian American Studies. During his undergrad, he would go back to Fairfield in the summer and coach with SASO as an Assistant Senior Coach. However, he was eager to coach during the school year, so he was given the opportunity to work with the Santa Barbara Swim Club in 2017, where he was the Head Developmental and Novice Coach. After graduating from UCSB in 2018, Coach Chris interned and worked for a technological innovation firm in the Philippines, but was still interested in coaching part-time. So when he returned to the US, he was given the opportunity to continue working with SASO Swimming while he worked remotely, and was a Lead Site Coach, as well as the Lead 8-10 Age Group Coach. He was able to send athletes to JO’s and Far Westerns, and had three athletes in the Top 10 Sierra Nevada LSC rankings of their respective age groups. He was also an Assistant Coach for the inaugural swim team at Vanden High School, where he aided in sending three athletes and two relays to CIF Sections, with one of them scoring in the Top 3 of the Junior Varsity Division.

Coach Chris is excited to bring his passion for the sport of swimming on deck, and to guide athletes to new heights in order to achieve their goals.

Arianna Louise Cummins

Assistant Coach

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Riley E Lexvold

Assistant Coach

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Tiani Lavanchy

Assistant Coach

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Bill Rose

Coach Emeritus

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Coach Bill Rose

Coach Bill Rose's brilliant career began at the University of the Pacific (1968-1974) where his team won two PCAA championships. He then built the DeAnza Swim Club in Cupertino, CA into the nation's largest club during his tenure (1974-1976). For the next three years, he coached the Canadian Dolphin Team of Vancouver, before taking the Head Women's Coach Position at Arizona State University in 1979.Coach Rose has served as U.S. National Team Coach in Bremen, Germany, and Head Coach of the Canadian Pan-American Women's Team, the Canadian World Championship Team, and the Canadian Commonwealth Team.
After a successful ten-year stint as vice-president with Dean Witter and Prudential Bache, Coach Rose returned to his first love, coaching, joining the Nadadores in 1992. Not missing a beat, Coach Rose served as a coach for the United States team in the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar Del Plata, Argentina and has been named to the staff of the U.S. World University Games Team competing in Sicily, Italy in August, 1997 and again on the 1999 WUG team competing in Palma de Mallorca, Spain as Head Women's Coach. Coach Rose then placed Chad Carvin on the 2000 US Olympic team as well as six athletes from other nations. He was then named Head Olympic Coach for Mexico after placing a number of swimmers on their team.
The recent years with the Nadadores have continued to be a "whirlwind" of accomplishment. In August 2001, Coach Rose was a coach for the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games held in Malaysia. In 2003, he was the U.S.A. Head Coach for the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The year of 2004 was very special. Coach Rose was able to put Larsen Jensen on the U.S. Olympic Team in Athens, Greece. It was there where Larsen achieved his dream and became a Silver Medal Winner in the 1500 meter freestyle and demolished the American Record by 11 seconds! Coach Rose was being named to the staff of the U.S.A. World University Games held in Turkey in August 2006. His protégé swimmer there was Justin Mortimer, who earned a Gold Medal in the 1500 meter freestyle. In 2007, Coach Rose was the Head Coach for the U.S.A. Open Water Team at the World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. At the same time, Coach Rose held a position on the Swimming Staff for the Melbourne events as well. In 2008, Coach Rose was named to the USA Olympic Team Coaching staff and was the Head Coach for the Olympic debut of the 10K; one of his swimmers, Chloe Sutton, was the first American woman to compete in this Olympic event. In 2009 he was appointed to USA Swimming's World Championship staff in Rome. In 2013, he coached the U.S. Junior World Cup Tour Team in Beijing, China, and Tokyo, Japan.
Along the way, Coach Rose received the highest honor that can be bestowed by his peers as he was inducted into the American Swim Coaches Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2006 and 2008 Coach Rose was named the Developmental Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee. In 2013 and 2014 Coach Rose was selected as the Southern California Swimming Coach of the Year. Coach Rose's unique approach has allowed him to positively influence the lives’ of 1000's of swimmers throughout his career.

Board of Directors

Kris Yellin

Foundation President

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Steve Gunnell

Vice Chair

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Angela Taylor

Foundation Secretary

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Stephanie Rosenthal

Board Member

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Rich Saeger

Board Member

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Brendan Herlihy

Board Member

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Michael Connellan

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John F Campbell

Board Member

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Janet Evans Willson

Board Member

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Blanca Conot

Dive Board Member

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Shannon Giese

Dive Board Member

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Stacia Roelen

Dive Board Member

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Andy Titus

Dive Board Member

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Rick Wong

Dive Board Member

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