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We are here to support your needs. The coaches of the team are professionals whose purpose is to help children develop valuable life skills through the pursuit of athletic excellence. As coach members of United States Swimming our coaches stay current with the latest swimming trends and coaching techniques.

Please do not hesitate to contact your child's coach or a board member with questions or concerns.  All coaches can be reached by emailing [email protected].

Head Coach:  Cyrus Crews

Cyrus is going into his 7th year with Truckee Tahoe Swim Team for the 2021 -2022 season.  He is a passionate coach with over 20 years of experience developing swimmers from age 5 – 18 on their individual paths in the sport. 

He spent 15 years oversees in the Southeast Asia region teaching physical education and coaching swimming.  Most of these years were spent in Indonesia.  His wife Meitri is from Java, Indonesia and both children were born in Java.  During his time in Southeast Asia, Cyrus built up programs into powerhouse swimming clubs.  The first club was the Flying Fish of Phuket, Thailand.  The second club was Bina Taruna Swim Club of Purwokerto, Java, Indonesia.  Both clubs produced multiple provincial, and nationally ranked swimmers for Thailand and Indonesia.  He worked closely with the National Swimming Federations of Indonesia during his time in Southeast Asia.     

His goals for swimmers are to have fun, grow socially and athletically at their individual pace, and hopefully continue swimming into their collegiate years.  With attention to detail his results in 6 years with Truckee have supported the goals Cyrus sets forth. 

  • Collegiate swimming success:  In 6 years, there have been 11 swimmers continue onto the collegiate level of the sport.  All of them have been incredibly successful in their collegiate swimming careers.  There have been team captains, Sscholastic All-Americans, All-Americans, NCAA Division 1 Championship finalist, Conference champions and finalist, and school record setters across the NCAA Division 1, and 3 levels so far.
  • 2021 – 2022 Collegiate Season from Truckee: 

Go Utes:  Cooper deRyk (Sr.)

Go Scarlet Hawks:  Megan Burrill (Sr.)

Go Pios:  Anna Kates (Sr.)

Go Blue:  Grace Bronstone (Sr.)

Go Knights:  Aaron Bronstone (So.)  

Go Waves:  Emma Purdy (FR.)

Go Bears:  Kaikea Crews (FR.)

  • Major National Level Time Standards:  2 swimmers have made Olympic Trials, 4 swimmers have made USA Swimming Summer National Championships, 5 swimmers have made individual times for Winter Junior Championships plus 1 relay, and 12 swimmers have made Future and Sectional times. 
  • Major Truckee Competitive Accomplishments:  Cooper deRyk (Senior at Utah), and Kaikea Crews (Freshman at CAL) both graduated Truckee with current Nevada State High School Swimming records, Sierra Nevada LSC records, and multiple All-American Times.  These two gentlemen are both 2020-one Olympic Trial qualifiers. 

Swim on,

Go Truckee – Marlins!

Coaching Staff

Cyrus Crews

Head Coach & National / Senior Lead


Chris Kissinger

Pre-Senior Lead Coach


Jenn Lopez

11 Over Regional / Novice Lead Coach


Meitri Widya Pangestika

10 & Under Novice Lead Coach


Board of Directors

Dan Kates



Dave Williams



Sandy Pinkowski



Marie Kissinger

Safe Sport Coordinator


Cyrus Crews

Head Coach


Andrew Ellsmore

Member at Large


Jen Saathoff

Member at Large