2018 Coaching Staff
Tatiana Gessling, Head Coach
Tatiana began swimming at age 3 at CCC and swam there through her 18th year. Her favorite stroke is backstroke, and she still holds a few individual and relay records at CCC. In 2008 at 13, she began as a coach in training and worked up to become a Senior Coach at 19. The past 2 years she worked as the Assistant Head Coach at MVP where she worked predominately with the 8 & Unders. She attended Campolindo High School, where she was a member of the varsity swim and golf teams. She won the Campolindo High School Swim Team Coaches Award her junior and senior years. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in May of 2016 with a degree in Sport Management. She is currently studying to become an elementary school teacher at Saint Mary's. She is extremely excited for her second summer as the Head Coach of CCC! She can't wait for an awesome summer!
Christina Larson, Mini Marlins Coach & 6& Under Coach
Christina will return to the CCC coaching staff as our Mini Marlin Head Coach and 6&under coach! She will also lead our CIT program for the summer! She is ready for another great season!
Tyler Bartis, Assistant Head Coach
Tyler will be coaching the 11&up groups. He is excited to be back at CCC and is looking forward to a great summer!
Clare Ahearn, Assistant Coach
Hola Camponistas! I am Coach Clare and I am so excited for this upcoming season! I have been swimming for Campolindo Cabana Club since I was five years old in the six and under age group. That's a total of 13 summers of CCC camaraderie, from alligator races, pancake breakfasts, belly flop cheers, ice cream parties, tye dyes, pizza, to skits, and of course, dedicated swimming! I have made so many amazing memories from our little team of orange and black and I can’t wait to make more! This year will be my sixth season as a coach and I can't wait to hit the pool deck after a long and busy freshman year at UCSC. At Campolindo, I spent my fall, winter, and spring training for Cross Country and Track and Field, but it always feels like I’m coming home when the CCC season comes around. As a swimmer on the team I'm looking forward to improving my own swimming technique and times alongside all of our younger swimmers. My favorite part of being a coach is the ability to pass on my own love of swimming to others and watch, as the season progresses, how much stronger and more confident we become as individuals and as a team. Wishing everyone a fabulous, fun filled summer!
Derek Ludwig, Assistant Coach
Derek began swimming at the age of 3 and is continuing his love for the sport as a Freshman at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. This season he broke two school records and hopes to continue swimming fast with his wonderful teammates. He swam for CCC from the age of nine to fifteen, holds the 11/12 50 fly record, and has coached since he was 13. He attended Campolindo High School and swam on the varsity swim team, earning coaches awards, most improved, and academic honors. He is currently an undecided major but has interests in subjects including Mathematics, Computer Science, and Psychology. Derek is excited to return to CCC for another amazing year with the team and his favorite stroke is butterfly!
Kiera Crandall, Assistant Coach
Kiera has been swimming for CCC since she was 5 years old. She began coaching when she was 15 as a coach in training. She received the Coach's Award the past two years from the Campolindo High School Swim Team. She can't wait to return for another fun season with the marlins!
Jio Chang, Assistant Coach
Jio was a CCC Marlin for 10 crazy summers and still holds a pool record in the 100M freestyle. She graduated from Campolindo High School with honors, where she was a varsity swimmer. She swam for Orinda Aquatics for 2 years and was a recipient of the Coaches’ Award. She has continued her swimming career at Colorado College, where she is a second-year Molecular Biology major.
Juliet Arnswald, Assistant Coach
Hi I'm Coach Juliet and I am super excited to be back at CCC for another great summer of spirit and swimming! I will be a Sophomore at Linfield College where I do track & field. I can't wait to return to the pool. I am really looking forward to making many great memories with my CCC family this summer. See you on the pool deck!
Sydney Bagley, Junior Assistant Coach
Sydney has been swimming at CCC for 3 years and previously swam at other Moraga pools. She joined the coaching staff last year as a CIT. She loves backstroke and freestyle and is currently part of the Campolindo Swim Team. She is a sophomore at Campolindo High School. When she is not swimming she spends her time singing in the Campolindo Choirs, babysitting, and volunteering with National Charity League and Global Student Embassy. She is looking forward to spending another fun filled summer with the CCC swim team. Go Marlins!!!
Jack Prizeman, Junior Assistant Coach
My name is Jack and I am a sophomore at Campo. I have been swimming for CCC for nearly 4 years and my favorite stroke is freestyle. I have been swimming for Campo swim team since I was a freshman but have always enjoyed coming back to CCC during the summer. Last year I was a coach in training so now I am looking forward to coming back to CCC not just as a swimmer but as a coach as well.
Natalie Arnswald, Junior Assistant Coach
Natalie will be joining the coaching staff for the first time this summer! She is excited to be a marlin again!
Coaches in Training
Rennick Coates, CIT 1
I have been swimming at CCC since I was 5 days old! I was born in June, and my brother and sister were both swimming at CCC at the time, so I spent my first couple of months at the pool every day. From the age of 1-3, we lived in the Netherlands and I swam (played) weekly in the indoor swimming pool around the corner from our house. I started in the mini marlin program and swam in my first OMPA at the age of 4. My favorite thing about swimming at CCC is the community, my friends, and the snack bar. My favorite events are the IM and breaststroke. I will be a freshman at Campolindo next year. In my free time, I like to play video games with my friends, play tennis and go to ParCour with my friend.
Shannon Crosby, CIT 2
I've been swimming since I was 8, in 2011 and I've always loved hanging out with the coaches and younger kids and helping. I do already know most of the 6&Unders, even if they don't know me, they can get to know me this summer! I'm a freshman right now, going into my sophomore year this summer. I was also in this year's musical at Campo.
Hardy Dolge, CIT1
Ollie Flynn, CIT 1
I've swam for CCC for the past 8 Summers and have signed up again this year. I'm a Freshman at Campo and was on the JV Soccer Team as well as the Cross Country Team, and am currently part of the track team. As well as sports, I like to read and play video games in my spare time.
Pablo Garcia, CIT1
Esteban Garcia, CIT1
Colin Hilkemeyer, CIT 1
I started swimming at CCC in 2007 (age 4). In my career, I have won Sleepy B twice! I also started playing water polo for 4 years ago and now play for Campolindo High School (JV asa freshman). I also enjoy video games, Water polo, swimming, skiing, and hanging with friends. I look forward to swimming and coaching at CCC this summer!
Rhys Pullen, CIT1
Madison Abbott, CIT2
Jack Bunzel-Hardie, CIT2
Mackenzie Bunzel-Hardie, CIT2
Sadie Habas, CIT2
Melisa Dundar, CIT2
Kira Jamgotchian, CIT2
Jessica Long, CIT2
Quincy Morgridge, CIT2
Jenny Shehan, CIT2
Sofia Vattuone, CIT2