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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. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Brian Nabeta

Head Coach

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Professional Background

- 25 years coaching experience (Golden Bear Swim Club, DART at Arden Hills, DART at Sacramento)

- Aquatics Director and Head Coach of DART at Arden Hills

- Head Coach of the Sierra Nevada Olympic Training Camp, Zone and National Select Camp, USA swimming National Diversity Camp

- Assistant coach of USA Swimming National Junior Team

 

Swimming Background

- Swam for Golden Bear Swim Club

- Won high point at Far Westerns and was a finalist at Junior and Senior Nationals

- Was a Member of UC Berkeley Swim Team

- Was a scholarship athlete at UC Berkeley and BYU

 

Other

- Grew up in the Bay Area

- Married to Cherie for 23 years

- Daugher Kailee is 18 and freshman at Boisie State; Son Kaleo is a Freshman at Jesuit High School

- Enjoys Crossfit and FOOD

Cortney Martellucci

Head Age Group Coach

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Professional Background

- 18 years coaching experience (Springfield Aquatics, Drury University, Arden Hills Swimming)

- Head Age Group Coach at DART at Sacramento

- Age Group Coach and Assistant Senior Coach at DART at Arden Hills

- Head Coach of the several Sierra Nevada Zone Age Group Zone Teams and All Star Team

- Assistant coach at USA Swimming Western Zone Select Camp and Sierra Nevada Olympic Training Center Camp

 

Swimming Background

- Junior National qualifier

- Scholarship athlete for 4 years at Drury University - Team captain senior year

- NCAA DII National Championship Team 3 times

- NCAA DII National Champion (200 Breaststroke, 400 Medley Relay)

- CSCAA Academic All American and NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship recipient

 

Other

- Daugher, Tessa, is an honorary DART swimmer, class of 2036

- Attended St. Francis High School in Sacramento

- Began competitive swimming at 15 years old

- Enjoys dabbling in sewing, drawing, and other hands-on creative activities

 

Justin Lomas

Senior Coach

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Professional Background

- Senior Coach at DART at Sacramento

Head Coach for Armijo High, Green Valley Country Club, and Solano College

- Assitant Coach for Solano Aquatic Sea Otters

- Current Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for Sierra Nevada Swimming

 

Swimming Background

- Grew up swimming for SASO in the Fairfield area and was a  High School and league record holder

- At Santa Rosa Junior College, earned All-American, Big 8 Conference Swimmer of the Year honors and was State Champion

 

Other

Graduated from Fairfield High School

- Attended Santa Rosa Junior College then UCLA, graduating with honors

- Attending Mc George School of Law

 

Kenny Waldthaler

Age Group Coach

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Professional Experience

 

- Assistant Swim Coach at American River College

- Head Coach of Folsom Tigersharks, Summer Rec Swim Team

- Varsity Group Lead Coach for Sierra Marlins Swim Team 

- Assistant Coach of Loomis Basin Dolphins, Summer Rec Swim Team

- Head Coach of Vista Del Lago High School Swim Team

 

Swimming Background

 

- Swam for Fairfield Aquatic Club (FAC) from age 7-16

- Ranked Top 10 Nationally as a 10-under swimmer

- High School Varsity Swimmer and Water Polo all four years

- High School Section’s Meet Champion in 100 Fly as a Junior

- Back-to-Back Junior College State Champion in 200 Free

- A part of Back-to-Back Division 1 Water Polo Championship while attending UC Berkeley

 

Other

 

- Graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor's Degree in American History 

- Enjoys spending time with his black lab, Rowdy

- Outside the pool deck, he enjoys working on older cars with his father