Coach's Corner

Coach Phil

Philip Tateishi was born in Sacramento, CA.  He continued to live and grow up in the Sacramento region and graduated from Jesuit High School, 2000 and Sacramento State University, 2004.   While in college he met his future wife, Lindsay, to whom he has been married for over ten years. During their time together, they have traveled the world and spend two years living abroad in Japan.  They currently have two sons, Michael and Joseph, and a daughter, Laura, all who are thrilled to be part of the DPCC Squid Squad. Upon returning to America, Philip continued his education and attained his CA multiple subjects teaching credential and a Masters of Education.   Philip is now the current the 6th grade teacher Orangevale Open K-8 school.

Philip’s swimming experience started when he was 7 years old and swam recreationally for the Carmichael Beavers.  From there, Philip continued his swimming experience and eventually joined the USA Swim teams California Capital Aquatics and American River Gold.   Philip also swam for his high school and became a CIM sectional swimmer. Philip’s experience with teaching swim lessons began when he was 15 years old as a lifeguard at Carmichael Park.  He continued to lifeguard and give swim lessons until he was 19. At age 19, Philip became the assistant, and then eventually Head Coach, of the Arden Park Dolphins from 2002-2004. In 2005, Philip became the head coach of the Del Paso Swim Squad, and has been there ever since.

Philip has a deep passion for swimming and teaching, and being able to coach at Del Paso gives his life purpose and fulfillment.  Though he thoroughly enjoys helping his swimmers break times and achieve personal bests, his favorite part of coaching is seeing the growth and development of his swimmers throughout their experience with the Squid Squad.   Philip is very welcoming of new swimmers and is excited for the start of the new swim season.


Coach Dusty

Dusty Lindblad was born in Red Bluff, CA. She grew up in Corning, CA where she graduated from high school in 2010. After high school she moved to Orange County where she continued her love for swim by working for various year round swim schools. After a few years, Dusty moved back up north to live closer to family. While going to school and still teaching swim in Chico, she met her future husband Troy, and Sacramento became their new home where Dusty continues to teach swim and attens Sacramento State's graduate program.


Dusty graduated with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, and is currently pursuing further education that will lead to working as a physical education teacher. She is happy to be returning for her second season with the Del Paso Squid Squad and looks forward to coming back for years to come.


Whether it is traveling to tropical locations, summers spent on the lake, or adventuring with her husband and three dogs, the one thing that can always be found near Dusty is water. Dusty isn’t afraid to dive right into any situation, and she hopes to bring out that same confidence and spontaneity in her swimmers. Coaching for Del Paso gives Dusty the chance to help influence a passion for water and fitness into every swimmer she works with. Her favorite part of the season is watching the swimmers who may be afraid to get across the pool at the beginning of the season, turn into the ones killing it during champs!