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Coaches/Administrators

We are here to support your needs. Please call or email an administrator at your location with any questions or concerns.

Juanita Aquatics Center: 425-936-1627

Redmond Pool: 425-883-4422
*Please contact Redmond Pool for Willows Pool related matters.

Administrators

Michael Montgomery

Aquatics Director

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Michael grew up in Kirkland, where he attended Peter Kirk Elementary and International Community School. He worked for the City of Kirkland for 14 summers, doing everything from teaching swim lessons at the Peter Kirk Pool to managing the beach lifeguards at Houghton, Waverly and Juanita. Michael studied at UC San Diego, but he couldn't stay away from the Pacific Northwest. He enjoys snowboarding at Stevens Pass, playing soccer for Finn Hill United, spending weekends on Whidbey Island, and travelling near and far to support his Seattle Sounders.

Michael has been with Wave Aquatics since September 2012. You can find him at the Redmond Pool or JAC on weekday mornings!

Felipe Cruz

WSS Director, Ops. Manager - Redmond

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Felipe was born in Mexico City, where he discovered his passion for learning about new things, especially other people's cultures and customs. He learned how to speak english, as a second language, at the age of 10 and learned how to swim proficiently at the age of 12. He is currently attending Cascadia Community College, on his pursuit of a Business Degree. Felipe loves to spend time with close friends, playing the guitar, making electronic music and writing as a hobby. You can catch Felipe at the pool weekday afternoons, most likely with a cup of coffee and a huge smile on his face, so be sure to say hi!

Mike Pederson

Aquatics Manager

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Mike grew up in Kirkland and spent his high school and college summers working for the City of Kirkland in the Aquatics department. He was mostly down at the waterfront facilities lifeguarding with fellow Wave employee Michael, or instructing the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Training course for the city. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Mike returned to the Northwest and has been with Wave since 2013. When not enjoying the outdoors on the weekend, Mike can mostly be found at the Juanita Aquatics Center in the mornings. He likes working with the Juanita staff and fellow managers Sam and Ben to bring customers an enjoyable aquatics experience.

Araceli Molina

Aquatics Manager

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Ben Griffin

Personnel Manager

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Ben was born in Bend, OR but spent the first nine years of his childhood in Olympia before moving back to Bend where he considers home. After high school, Ben studied Anthropology for two years at Whitman College and is working hard to finish his degree at the University of Washington. He started working as a Lifeguard for Wave Aquatics in 2015 and quickly decided to invest more of his time with the company. He works today as Personnel Manager at all Wave facilities and oversees Wave Swim School staff throughout the week. Ben considers himself extremely fortunate to have been able to travel through Europe, Asia and North America, where he seizes every opportunity to apply his education in his travels. He would like everyone to know that he is proudly bald by choice.

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