Walla Walla Swim Club Coaching Staff
Erika Miller moved to Walla Walla in June, 2016 to take over the Aquatic Director position at Walla Walla YMCA. Her daughter, Alana is a competitive swimmer for WWSC, and her husband Brandon, retired from the US Navy after 20 years , works in management at Walmart in College Place.
Erika completed her under-graduate degree in 1994, in England, and post-graduate at Cal. State. She swam for exercise, but began competing on a team while in England, where she also coached age group swimmers. After returning to the USA, Erika competed on US Master's teams, and really loved open water events.
She began her USA swim coaching career in 2003, coaching age group swimmers in Oak Harbor, Washington. She continued coaching age group until 2008, and from 2004-2011 was the Head High School Swim Coach for Oak Harbor High School women’s and men’s swim/dive teams. In 2012, Erika was asked to serve as head swim coach for Burlington-Edison and Sedro-Wooley High School swim teams, where she took the first group of swimmers to state competition, in many years. In 2012, Erika left a career as a teacher, going back to a career in Aquatics.
Albert Bradley Daly
Coach on call
I was born and raised in upstate New York. I graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1975 and relocated to the Seattle, Washington area where I worked at various jobs for a few years. In 1977, I came to Walla Walla to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a biologist and began helping out as an Assistant Coach with the Walla Walla YMCA Swim Team. In 1979, I took over as the Head Coach of the team and continued in that capacity until 1991. The demands of my full-time job with the Corps were increasing and I decided I was no longer able to do both jobs adequately. In 2002, I came back to coaching as the Head Coach of the Girls and Boys Swim Teams at Walla Walla High School. I retired from the Corps of Engineers in 2008 but continued coaching the high school teams through February 2011.
I started swimming competitively at age 8 on the Arnett YMCA Swim Team in Rochester, New York. I continued swimming in high school and during my first two years at Cornell University. But don’t bother to look for me in any record books or on any highlight reels. My accomplishments in swimming have been surpassed by many of the hundreds of swimmers I have had the pleasure and privilege to coach over the last 35 years.