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Coaching Staff
Lehla Irwin - Head Coach  email
Lehla joins the Sebastopol Sea Serpent staff with more than 14 years of competitive swimming experience with previous coaching experience at Indian Valley Aquatics Novato (IVAN), Petaluma Swim Club, and Pacific Coast Marlins.

As an age-group swimmer, Lehla competed in five Junior National Championships for IVAN from 1995-1998. In 1995, she was awarded Pacific Swimming Western Zone All Star most valuable and most inspirational swimmer and still holds meet records in the 200 and 400 IM.

Lehla began coaching in 1995 for Indian Valley Aquatics Novato before competing in Division I swimming for Colorado State University from 1996-2000. At Colorado State, Lehla was voted most inspirational swimmer four times and was a finalist at the 2000 Mountain West Conference Championships.

In May 2000, Lehla graduated from Colorado State with a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Journalism and a Coaching minor.

After graduating from CSU, Lehla was an assistant coach for Petaluma Swim Club and Age-Group Coach for Pacific Coast Marlins. In the winter of 2002, Lehla coached at the Zone 3 All Star meet before joining the Sebastopol Sea Serpents as Head Age-Group Coach.

In the fall of 2002, Lehla began coaching Group 3 and the Junior Group. She has coached the Zone 3 All Star Team in 2003, 2004, and 2005. In August 2005, she coached the Pacific Swimming Western Zone Team and in January 2006 the Pacific Swimming All Star Team. Lehla also coached San Rafael High School swimming and diving in 2002 and Analy High School swimming in 2003, 2004 and 2005.