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Ed Carrera : Head Coach

Ed began his swimming career as a 7 year old in Irvine swimming for coaches Flip Darr, Dave Salo, Ken Lamont, Mindy Doherty, Ed French, and Lydia Abshier. Carrera was a four-year letterman at Irvine High School (swimming for Scott Hinman and Ken Dory), and qualified for CIF by the time he was a sophomore. Carrera also earned his junior national time standards for the 200yd breaststroke. In 2010-2012, Carrera was the Aquatics Director at Vanguard University, where he was the Head Coach for both Swimming and Water Polo (Men’s and Women’s). In addition, Ed Carrera is a 2010 and 2012 Member of the Ecuador SR. Men’s National Water Polo Team. Ed has been the head coach for the Woodbury Waves (Irvine Swim League Team) for the last 9 years, and guided the Waves to a 2011 Division 4 Championship, 2012 Division 3 Championship, 2013 Division 2 Championship, and back to back Division 1 Championships in 2015 and 2016. Coach Ed is a graduate of Concordia University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Business and Leadership.

 

Sebastian Cordoba : Assistant Coach

Sebastian Cordoba is a Vanguard University graduate, and was the team captain of the water polo and swim team in 2011 and a part of Vanguard freestyle relay in 2010 that placed 7th in the nation. In Junior College (ARC) he was a 2x All-American, and team MVP. Sebastian graduated from Salazar Y Herrera in Medellin, Colombia, and has been swimming for 20 years. Coach Sebastian has had a positive impact in our program for the last 7 years.

 

Kaylen Carrera : Assistant Coach

 

Carey Aoki : Assistant Coach

 

Nick O'Neill : Assistant Coach

 

2017 Junior Coaches

Justin Aoki

Ryan Lee

Dustin Nguyen

Kristine Nguyen

Haylie Pham

Kia Sowlati

 

2017 Volunteer Coaches

Neil Chaudhry

Nathan Jurado

Ben Kim

Justin Kim

Nic Puckett

Hana Roushdy