Our Coaches

Our Coaches

Lee Romero Taylor - Head Coach

Head Coach, Lee Romero Taylor, is a lifelong NM resident from Santa Fe.  Lee graduated from Santa Fe Preparatory School and went on to become an NCAA-swimmer and graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Oregon, where he was Captain of the swim team. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Anthropology with a minor in Art in May 2011. Lee was Head Coach of the Kids Club Fun and Fitness in Vancouver, Washington where he coached, motivated and developed age group swimmers. Lee became the head coach of Santa Fe Aquatic Club in 2015 and leads the team practices at the GCCC pool. Lee is also the Co-Chair of New Mexico Swimming's Technical Planing Committee and has been selected to coach the 11-12 age group on the 2019 New Mexico Western Zones Team.

 

Tomas Duran - Head Coach SFCC

Coach Tomas Duran leads team practices at the Santa Fe Community College. He has over 20 years of coaching experience in both NM and Colorado. He is an 18-year full-time lead faculty member at Santa Fe Community College's School of Fitness Education Center. Coach Tomas has helped coach numerous state champions, zone qualifiers, and several Division 1-3 collegiate swimmers. Tomas has been coaching for SFAC since 2017.

 

 

Assistant Coach GCCC

Erin Montoya is our dry-land trainer and assistant swim coach. She was raised in Santa Fe, NM and has twelve years of competitive swimming experience, including five years as a varsity letter swimmer, school record holder, and team captain while attending St. Michael’s High School. During her age group swimming years, she competed at both the State and Western Zone level. After graduating from St. Michael’s in 2007 she swam for NMSU during her freshman year. Taking a break from college, she began a five-year career as a personal trainer before becoming a fitness director. On returning to college (New Mexico Highlands) she obtained her BA in Human Performance and Sport, with a minor in Coaching and a MA in Human Performance and Sport. While at New Mexico Highlands, she spent two years interning under a CSCCa Master Level Strength Coach and a season as the Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach. She began coaching with Santa Fe Aquatic club in November 2018.

 

 

Assistant Coaches SFCC

Assistant Coach Adrienne George was born in Santa Fe and spent much of her child hood here, and attended both Desert Academy and Santa Fe High. She spent many summers volunteering with Challenge New Mexico therapeutic horseback riding, and was a competitive swimmer from 7th-12th grade. Adrienne has been both a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Santa Fe Community College for the past 12 years. She has been coaching with Santa Fe Aquatic Club for two years. She lives in Santa Fe with her daughter, and her favorite thing to do is swim in the ocean.                                                                                                       

 

Assistant Coach Danni Britt has lived in Santa Fe her whole life and, as a half-Russian, speaks Russian fluently. She was a competitive swimmer since the age of six and is also a former SFAC swimmer. In addition to swimming, Danni was an avid tennis player through High School. As well as coaching with the Santa Fe Aquatic Club, she is both a lifeguard and water aerobics instructor at the Santa Fe Community College. Danni loves passing on her knowledge of swimming to the next generation of swimmers.