Tim R Teeter
Director of Swim Team /Head Coach
begin his third season as the Director and Head Coach of Set Swim
Team. He has spent nearly 20 years as a coach and has worked with
athletes of all levels. During his first two years at SET his
athletes broke over 120 club records and the club tripled in number
Prior to coming to Set Swim Team, Tim served as the head coach
for Ames Cyclone Aquatics Club where he lead ACAC to its first ever
ISI State Championship. During his time at ACAC he developed one of
the premier swim clubs in the upper Midwest.
Tim’s coaching career has included coaching swim clubs in
Northern California, high school in Iowa, and colleges in both
Northern California and Iowa. His early career took him to the
University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. During his time
at UOP Teeter coached 12 NCAA All-Americans, who earned 31
All-American awards. He has coached international athletes that
have won numerous national titles in their home countries. One of
Tim’s athletes, Ziada Jardine, made the semifinals at the
2004 FINA World Short Course Championships.
As an athlete, Tim swam for Iowa State University, where he
earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. He was a four
year letterwinner for the Cyclones, earned Academic All-Big Eight
honors as a swimmer and was a member of the Big 8 Champion Team in
1995. After Iowa State, Teeter continued his education at Creighton
University School of Law. At Creighton Tim received his J.D.
serves as the Head Coach of the El Toro High School Swim Team. He
is married to Jessica and they have two children, Nyte and Daley.
Associate Head Coach
JC comes to SET Swim Team from JCA Swim Team in Los Angeles. JC has been involved in swimming for many years. He was a high school All-American and a Junior National qualifier. He spent a few years in the U.S. Army.
JC currently is training for triathlons with the goal of becoming an ironman finisher. He has a wide variety of experiences as a coach. Including working for a learn to swim program all the way to training sectional level qualifiers. Additionally, he has also worked with deaf athletes and is currently learning sign language.
JC primarily works with Bronze 2 and Silver 2, but helps with all groups when necessary. His experience and excitement are very positive attributes that JC brings to the SET Swim Team.
Head Age Group Coach
Coach Bryan comes to SET after over 20 years of age group coaching
experience. He started his coaching journey in 1990 with the Colony
Red Hots Swim Team in Irvine, California. In 1999, Bryan took
his unique abilities and authentic style to the Mission Viejo
Nadadores to further gain knowledge in teaching and coaching at a
more competitive level. With the Nadadores, he worked closely
with many world class coaches and was mentored under the likes of
Siga Rose and Jim Montrella. Bryan’s versatility afforded him
opportunities to coach at all levels and ages within the program
until being named the 10 and under division director in
In 2010, Bryan was awarded the Southern California Age Group Coach
of the Year. He has presented at numerous coaching clinics for ASCA
and USA Swimming and has taught the Level 2 Stroke School for the
American Swimming Coaches Association. Bryan also served as the
Mission Viejo Nadadores dryland director.
He currently is a NAFC Certified Personal Trainer and Certified
Functional Strength Coach and is the Varsity Boys and Girls
Strength Coach at Portola High School. Bryan also serves as the
head coach of the Lake Forest Dolphins recreational swim team. He
has lives in Lake Forest with his wife, katie and their two
children, Peyton and Jack.
Assistant Coach -13 & over Pink
Using swimming as a prime motivator and connector, Barrett has
his love of water sports into an exciting aquatic career spanning
decades. From being an experienced ocean lifeguard (California
Los Angeles County Fire Dept.), to seasoned marketing executive
(Quiksilver), to well traveled event producer (Rainbow Sandals
Battle of the
Paddle) and contest director (International Surfing Association).
returning to coaching, Barrett looks forward to helping motivated
become their best.
Barrett’s prior coaching experience includes working with
swimmers at all
levels from beginner to Olympians. Past coaching positions include:
Coach U.C. Davis Men’s Swimming, Head Swim Coach Loyola H.S.,
Swim Coach Beverly Hills H.S., Masters Swimming Coach Southern
Aquatics (SCAQ), Age-Group Coach Team Santa Monica (TSM) and
Graduate Assistant Coach U.C.L.A. Men’s Swimming.
As an accomplished swimmer, Barrett was a four-year Letterman at
U.C.L.A. Men’s Swimming, Jr. Nationals qualifier, earned
several National Age-Group rankings and Junior Olympic
championships. As an avid ocean sports competitor, Barrett won five
(5) United States Lifesaving National Championships, was a member
of United States teams to New Zealand and Australia and a former
World Bodysurfing Champion (1993).
Barrett earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science
from U.C.L.A. He is married to Julia and has two children, daughter
Kaelin and son Cruz (who is a member of SET age-group team).
Assistant Coach -13 & over Black
Coach T Sorenson joined the SET coaching staff in September
2018. She began coaching swimming in
1989 and has coached with the Mission Viejo Nadadores, Burnsville,
and South Metro Storm swim clubs
and high school girls at Mission Viejo (CA) and Prior Lake (MN)
high schools. She has coached
swimmers from novice to national qualifiers and masters swimmers.
Under her coaching, swimmers have
earned USAS state, zone, and national age group records and high
school team records and conference,
section, and state championship swims. Many swimmers she has
coached have also competed at the
As a coach for SET, Coach T is most excited about helping
athletes work together as a team and
understanding the relationship between consistently working smart
and hard and success. Creating and
maintaining a positive and supportive team culture is critical to
everything else we do as a team.
Coach T also served as a high school communications teacher,
K-12 principal, and then district
superintendent in Minnesota. She was a member of the University of
St. Thomas licensure review panel,
a panel that evaluates candidates for superintendent licensure in
the state of Minnesota. In March 2012
she retired from the superintendency and focused her career in
coaching. Coach T received several
honors while working in public schools including the following:
·Prior Lake High School Coach of the Year, 2005
·Best Buy Te@ch Award winner, 2005
·Knowledge Points Outstanding Teacher, 2005
·Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominee, 2005
·Advisor of the Year, 2003
·Led production of the first all-digital high school
yearbook in Minnesota, 2003
Earlier in her career, Coach T served as a Marketing Manager
(1996-1998) and a Marketing Coordinator
(1995-1996) for Medtronic, a multi-national medical device company.
She also worked as the Assistant
Editor for the American Phytopathological Society (1989-1990) until
taking time off to stay at home with
her first child.
Coach T earned her B.S. from Iowa State University, with a
double major in English and speech
communication with an emphasis in science. She earned her M.A.T. in
education and Ed.D. in leadership,
policy, and administration from the University of St. Thomas. As
part of her academic and swimming
pursuits, she has shared her knowledge through several publications
and presentations including:
· Voight, B. & Sorenson, T. (2013). “Our
Favorite Drills and Workouts.” Presented online via Club
Excellence Wednesday, USA Swimming.
· Sorenson, T. (2012). Pay-for-Performance Redux: A
Comparative Case Study of Four Districts’
Experiences in One State.Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest.
· Sorenson, T. (2012). “Pay-for-performance Redux:
One School District’s Experience.” Presented
at the Midwest Qualitative Research Conference, Minneapolis,
· Udoibok, K. & Sorenson, T. (2009), “Truancy:
The Gateway to Adult Crime.” Presented at the
Minnesota School Boards Association Annual Leadership Conference,
· Cacich, J., Jeffrey, D., Collins, S. Malovhr, S.,
Sorenson, T. Bequette, M., & Lee, J. (2007),
& Bolts: Funding, Agreements, and Curriculum.”
Presented at the Second Annual K-14
Symposium of the Alliance for Successful Student Educational
Transitions, Anoka, MN.
Coach T began swimming in high school and improved quickly;
competing at the national level and
earning high school All-American honors her senior year. She earned
all-conference recognition multiple
times while swimming at Iowa State University. Coach T has been a
masters swimmer, but is currently
enjoying the life of a lap swimmer while her youngest son is
finishing high school. She earned several
accolades in her swimming career including:
·U.S. Masters Swimming national record 4 x 200 m. free relay
·U.S. Masters Swimming National Top 10, free (2009-2012),
back (2011), breast (2011), individual
medley (2009-2011), fly (2012)
·Iowa State University swimming letter winner (1985,
1987-1989), All-Conference (1985, 1988, 1989)
· National competitor (1984)
· High school All-American (1983)
Coach T still holds her high school team and pool records in the
100 and 200 free. They have been
unbroken for more than 30 years.
Kimberly Ann Parkan
Assistant Coach - 9-10 Pink
Kim recently joined the SET coaching staff. She was a
competitive swimmer while growing up in Lake Forest. She swam and
played water polo at El Toro High school and played club water polo
at Chico State in college. Kim earned her master's and doctorate
degrees at University of the Pacific in Physical Therapy. She works
as a Physical Therapist with all ages and abilities of people.
She enjoys being with her Family, swimming with the SET masters
team, reading and being outdoors. Her two children, Chase and Lilly
both swim for SET. She is excited to join the SET family to help
swimmers with great technique and develop a love for the sport of
Matthew Robert Sorenson
Assistant Coach - PreCompetitive - Pink
Matt is coaching his first year with SET. Matt was born in
Minnesota and lived there until he moved to Southern California in
2012. competitively for 12 years. In high school, he swam and
played water polo for Mission Viejo High School. He earned his
swimming varsity letter all four years, and
his senior year was voted varsity MVP. Matt is currently swimming
in the National Group with SET.
Matt is excited to start coaching his first competitive swimming
group. His prior coaching experience includes teaching swim lessons
under Coach JC with SET’s learn to swim program. He is
looking forward to introducing new athletes to the world of