Rob joined Sierra Marlins from Tennessee Aquatics in
Knoxville, TN in November of 2017. While at TNAQ, Rob worked
as a senior coach with athletes ranging from local/regional
qualifiers to Olympic Trials Qualifiers and national finalists.
Rob grew up in Oregon where he graduated high school in
1999. He then moved to California to swim for San Francisco
State University where he received a BS in Kinesiology (Exercise
Science). He also holds a Master’s degree in Sport
Business Management from the University of San Francisco. His
coaching career began in 2002 via rec league and high school
programs before transitioning to year-round programs as a Head Age
Group coach in 2005. Since then, his career has included
stops in the Bay Area, Boston, Tennessee, and Washington State.
Rob has been priviledged with the opportunity to work with
and develop numerous nationally ranked age group swimmers,
National Championship qualifers and finalists, Olympic
Trials qualifiers, a NISCA high school national champion, and has
had several athletes ranked #1 in the country. In December of
2018, the Sierra Marlins men won their first ever winter
junior nationals team title. Rob has been lucky to work with
and learn from some of the best swimming minds in our sport.
He enjoys live music, running, hiking, and spending time with
his family and his Jack Russell Terrier named Tripp.
Head Senior Coach/Director
Tim McCormick has spent the last 15 years coaching locally in
Folsom and El Dorado Hills. He Co-founded the Folsom Tigersharks
and FAST programs and currently spent 2 years with Lifetime
Northern California. Since 2013, Tim has coached National Age Group
Champions as well many swimmers in the Top 10 rankings; Sectional
through to Junior National qualifiers. Tim has produced numerous
Far Western High Point age group Champions and runner-ups. There
have been multiple Sierra Nevada swimming age group records broken
under the tutelage of Coach McCormick.
Coach Tim is also approaching his 5th season with the
Women’s & Men’s Swimming program at Oak Ridge High
School. Under his leadership the Trojan Men’s Team won
its first CIF Section Championship in 2016. Since this win, the
Trojan Team has produced 2 Section and State titles. Coach Tim has
overseen a number of All-American swimmers in his program the past
4 years and was selected as the California Boys Swim & Dive
Coach Of The Year for 2017/18.
As an athlete, Coach Tim grew up swimming for a number of clubs
within Pacific and Central California Swimming. He was a CIF
Section Champion multiple times (1984-1985) throughout his high
school career. Additionally, he swam for the NCAA II National
Champions, Bakersfield State in 1987 under Coach Maglisco. Coach
Tim's passion for the sport is to provide each swimmer the best
environment to improve their skills and technique while achieving
success. With dedication and hard work my athletes will learn to
become model citizens in the Community and mentors to the next
generation of swimmers.
Coach Tim resides in El Dorado Hills for the past 23 years with
his wife Renee and two children, Kylie and Evan.
Head Age Group Coach/Director
Kathleen Kinsey is thrilled to be a director for the Sierra
Kathleen founded the Folsom Wahoos Swim Team and was the Head
Coach and CEO for all five years the team was in operations.
The team was successful and made the decision to formally join the
Sierra Marlins effective September 1, 2019.
Kathleen and her family chose Folsom as their permanent home
after many years and many moves as a Navy Family. Kathleen
has lived, coached and swum in many places, including, Sigonella,
Sicily, Italy. In Sigonella, Kathleen was head coach for the
Sigonella Swordfish, a base swim team that was run as a private
club. Nearly 30% of the base youth population took up the
sport of swimming as it was the only club sport offered for youth
in a remote Navy/NATO base. That meant Kathleen and her
assistant coaching staff had to teach every swimmer on the team
competitive swimming before each swimmer’s tour of duty
ended. Despite loosing one-half of the team each year as
families moved away, the Swordfish were highly successful in their
league: The European Forces Swim League.
Kathleen began swimming in 1979 in Saratoga Springs, NY, swam in
college at Hood College (1983-1987) where she earned
bachelor’s degrees in English and Pre Law. Since
college, Kathleen has played lacrosse for UC Berkley, participated
in triathlons, and road raced in Italy where she was the 2009
Sicilian cycling champion. Kathleen has three
daughters. One, Hallie, is a swimmer at the University of
South Carolina studying Biomedical Sciences. The other two,
Greta and Annika are “swammers” and Greta is the Senior
Fit coach for the Marlins.
When she is not coaching, Coach KK can be found on one of her
favorite Italian road bikes
Douglas Reyes was born in Oakland, California and was raised in San Lorenzo, California. He had lived in Northern California, nearly all of his life. He moved to Honolulu in August of 2008.
Doug first started coaching when he was in high school, working with younger swimmers.
He has been blessed with great talent and young people at every stop in his coaching career, having coached Jr. National, National, Olympic Trials Finalists, Top 16 Age Group swimmers and very successful swim teams. During the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2 of his former high school swimmers earned medals.
His philosophy starts with the children coming to practice daily because they want to be there, doing the best they can to be the best they can be. He is a strong believer that swimming is a TEAM sport and you teach the young people life skills, as weekly concepts of their learning process and development. Skills such as goal setting and achieving, punctuality, personal responsibility and accountability, teamwork, integrity, self confidence, persistence, attitude, technical excellence and self discipline are part of the successful swimming and life lessons that are to be educated, reinforced and learned and lived.
Living in Hawaii has been a lifetime dream come true, having been a visitor there for over 45 years. And Truth is Stranger than Fiction, 80 months later, we now find him back.
Dream BIG DREAMS, YOU CAN make them happen!
Age Group Coach
I was born in Sacramento, California and grew up in Folsom
where I started swimming for a local recreation team at the age of
4. As I grew up, I participated in Sierra Marlin clinics and
swam for Folsom High School where I graduated in 2013. I
began coaching as a swimmer, and continued to an assistant coach
for the Folsom Sea Otters for 4 seasons. I began coaching
with the Sierra Marlins in 2014 through their clinic program and as
an assistant to all the groups.
In addition to coaching I am studying at Sacramento State, where I
plan on graduating in 2019. In my free time I enjoying
skiing, fishing, hiking, and/or any adventure! I have a
passion for coaching, and I love teaching the sport of
swimming. Over the past 5 years of coaching I have had the
opportunity to learn from some great coaches, and I am excited to
be apart of this team. GO MARLINS!
Age Group Coach
Travis Folsom was born in Los Gatos, California and raised
here in Folsom where he began swimming at the age of 6 with the
Folsom Sea Otters. His swimming ventures continued for the next 12
years, at one point even swimming for the Sierra Marlins. He
attended American River College as a track and field athlete,
ranked 1st in Northern California for two consecutive years in the
pole vault and placed 8th at the CCCAA state meet. He continued and
graduated from Chico State with a B.A. in Kinesiology and a minor
in Coaching & Administration. Shortly after, he went back to
American River College for one semester to swim collegiately. He
loved swimming so much, he took a full load of classes just to be
eligible. A few years later, he continued his education and earned
an M.A. in Teaching at Point Loma Nazarene University in the great
city of San Diego.
Travis started coaching in 2011 with the Folsom Sea Otters and
served as head coach for three years. Additionally, he coached the
Sierra Marlin clinics and coached high school swim and water polo
at Whitney High and Casa Roble High.
Travis is thrilled to now be part of this outstanding swim program
and eager to coach, mentor, and influence athletes. His philosophy
transcends teaching skills solely in the pool and includes
developing athletes both in and out of the water.
Age Group Coach/Head Masters Coach
Kelsey has always loved the water and has been swimming since
she was very young. She swam for the Vista del Lago Eagles when she
attended there and decided to teach swimming at Tricks in Folsom.
From there she joined the Folsom Wahoos Swim Team as an Age Group
Coach in September of 2018. Currently, she attends American River
College where she studies Human Services. She is also training to
swim collegiately next semester.
Kelsey is very excited to not only be coaching the Explorer
Group but the Masters Group as well. She is excited to be apart of
the Marlins Family and looks forward to all the fun times we will
have on deck!
Age Group Coach
Tamara has swam with the Folsom Wahoos back when they first
opened and continued with that team until she began coaching with
them. She started out coaching during the summers until she decided
that she loved it so much she wanted to do it year round! Tamara
absolutely loves working with the age group swimmers and is eager
to learn about how she can make each and every one of them not only
advance in the sport of swimming, but enjoy it just as much as she
She is currently a highschool senior at Vista del Lago and is
planning to go to college (although she is not sure which one). She
is also part of an athletic training program in her school, so you
can find her at the sidelines of her school sporting event making
sure none of the players get hurt.
College Recruiting Director