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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to practices, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact our head coach. For all questions related to administration, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.
 

Our 2021 Coaching Staff
Head Coach Cory Tague
15-18 Assistant Coach Matt Whitmore
13-14 Assistant Coach Patty Smith
12 & Under Assistant Coach Corene Tague
Swim Aide Lindsay Fisser
Swim Aide Taylor Whitmore
Swim Aide Jonah Church
Swim Aide Jules Lunde
Swim Aide Abby Lagana
Swim Aide Emily Polk
Swim Aide Riley Crow
Swim Aide Dylan Casson
Swim Aide Kai Rodrigues
Swim Aide Tyler Rodrigues
Swim Aide Reagan O'Connell
Swim Aide Sailor Church
Coaching Staff

Cory Tague

Head Coach

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Cory Tague is the proud, returning head coach of the Pacific Sands Penguins. He is a career teacher with over 20 years of coaching experience. In 2017 he took the reigns of the program and has grown the team from under 140 swimmers to just under 300.
 
Cory previously served as a senior coach for the Green Valley Dolphins. During his 7 years with the Dolphins he was a part of a number of SCSC championships. He has served as the Head Varsity Swimming Coach at Edison High School for 5 years and Huntington Beach High School for 3 years. He was named the Orange County Register Swimming Coach of the Year in 2002 and his teams earned multiple Sunset League Championships. He also spent 13 seasons as a Lifeguard with California State Parks.
 
A summer swim league very similar to the SCSC planted the seeds of Cory's swimming career. He fell in love with swimming during the summer league and it grew into club participation where he competed at both Junior and Senior National competitions. He was a 4 year varsity swimmer at Edison High School and held records in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke that did not survive Tom Shields and Thomas Smith. After high school, Cory was a 17 time collegiate All-American, an individual NCAA champion in the 200 Backstroke, and the captain of a team NCAA championship.  
 
Cory has been a teacher for over 20 years and currently teaches math and science at the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Cory married his college sweetheart and fellow swimmer, Corene. They still swim together whenever they can find the time and coach together for the Penguins. They are the proud parents of Cole, Chloe, and Cai, who have all swam on the Pacific Sands team.  

Penguins Board

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President - Paul Flores

Vice President - Jason Lopez

Secretary - Ashley Winkels

Assitant Secretary - Lizz Swanson

League Representative - Jaime Torres (SCSC Vice President)

Co-Volunteer Administrator - Jaymie Lagana

Co-Volunteer Administrator - Tarah Stovall

Fundraising - Troy Hall

Hospitality - Jennifer Earle

Co-Snack Bar Coordinator - Kirsten Batley

Co-Snack Bar Coordinator - Catherine Vanderpol

Apparel - Paul Kelly

Data and Computers - Robin Chacko

Ex-Officio Past President - Kyle Tague

Ex-Officio General Manager - Rise' Krejci