Meet The Coaches

Head  Coach - Taylor Henry

My name is Taylor Henry, call me Coach Taylor! I began swimming with a local recreational team at 5 years old, with my team I also began my coaching experience as a swimmer coach. I competed until I aged out, but I continued to coach the summers that followed. I attended Diablo Valley College where I swam and played water polo, there I earned dual sport All American awards both years. In 2013 I left the area to attend the University of Hawai’i, where I continued to swim and coach! Happy to be back on a pool deck in the area I grew up swimming, looking forward to a fun, successful season!

Assistant Coach - Christian Henry

 I am Coach Christian! I began my swimming career at 4 years old as a part of a local summer team. I became a swimmer coach at 15 and continued to coach and compete every summer. Through my summer seasons I earned several County Championship awards and well as numerous record breaking times. After finishing 4 years of competing for Freedom High School as a North Coast Sectional athlete I joined the Diablo Valley College Aquatics program. With DVC I became a Conference Champion, State Champion and earned an All American title. I still compete today with the USA Masters program, where I focus primarily on sprint freestyle. When I am not on the pool deck I am studying and training to finish my Commercial Pilots Licensing. I am excited to join the Springwood Sprinters this summer and give back to the community that sparked my love for the sport of swimming!

Swimmer Coach - Damik Van Fanos

Hi Springwood families! For those who don’t know me, I’m Damik Van Fanos. I am currently a sophomore at Clayton Valley High School where I participate in both swim & water polo. I have been in love with swim for as long as I can remember. I’ve swam for Springwood for 10 years and I am so excited that I now get to put my energy and enthusiasm for the sport back into the young swimmers on the team. I am a productive individual in school & the sports I’m a part of. I believe in working hard to achieve my goals. I want nothing more than to see your child improve and succeed in the sport of swim. I have learned a lot over the years at Springwood and I can’t wait to share my knowledge with the swimmers and help create the best team we possibly can.

Swimmer Coach - Savannah Freitas

Hi sprinters! My name is Savy, I am 15 years old, and this will be my first year as a swimmer coach! I started swimming for Springwood when I was 5 years old, and it is one of my favorite places to be. I am finishing my sophomore year at Concord High School where I play water polo and swim. When I am not swimming or playing water polo, I love hanging out with friends, camping with my family, watching Netflix, and listening to music. I cannot wait to spend the summer with all of you and I am so excited to be a coach! Go Springwood!!!!

Swimmer Coach - Derek Tizon

Hi Springwood Sprinters! I'm Derek and I'll be your swimmer coach this year! I have been swimming on Springwood for four years. I attend Clayton Valley Charter High School and I swim on their varsity team as well. Some of my hobbies include watching anime and playing Genshin Impact. I am so excited to make new memories with you all! Let's have a great season! Swim fast!