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Coaches & Directors

The Ukiah Dolphin Aquatics Club strives to create successful athletes in and out of the water. We value each and every athlete and their families to create our own unique family. 

Dolphin Coaches are available to discuss athlete’s workouts, meets, and personal goal-setting. Look for them on-deck before or after swim practice, or drop them a line at their e-mail addresses below. 

Our board members welcome your feedback regarding club dues, policy or parent volunteer information – contact them at one of the e-mail addresses below, or find them at any swim practice.

Coaching Staff

Mike Hoppe

Head Coach


Coach Mike is an American Swim Coaches Association Level 4 Swim Coach and a Silver Level U.S. Water Polo Coach.  He has coached U.S. National Age Group Record Holders, Age group relays ranked 1st in the USA, Junior National and Senior National qualifiers, NCS Individual, Relay and Team Champions, High School & Jr. College "All Americans," and Pan American Game's qualifiers and finalists. Other Highlights include being Head Coach of the U.S. Virgin Islands National Team at the 1999 Pan American Games, Voted Sierra Nevada LSC "Age Group Coach of the Year" and inducted into the Sonoma High School Hall of Fame.

Off the pool deck, Coach Mike enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities, organic gardening, and slow foods.

Charles R Barrett


Hi my name is Charlie Barrett. I have coached for the Dolphins in the past and I am very excited to be a part of the 2018 summer coaching staff. I swam for UHS and Santa Rosa JC. Before I began my coaching career, I swam for the dolphins as well. Swimming is an incredible sport and it has done so much for me personally. Coaching gives me an opportunity to give back and I appreciate the opportunity to do so.

Board of Directors

Carol Larson



Heath Dolan

Vice President


Amanda Holstine



Amy Smith

Recording Secretary


Laura Xerogeanes

Member at large