Coaching Staff
Edwin Carrera Program Director

Ed Carrera

Programs Director

Technical Director

[email protected]

949.307.2141

2021-Present.  Crean Lutheran High School Boys/Girls Water Polo Coach

2013-2021.  Orange Lutheran High School Boys/Girls Water Polo/Swimming Coach

2007-Present Speed Aquatics Program Director

2004-Present. North Irvine Water Polo Program Director

2007-2021.  Woodbury Waves ISL Coach

2006-2010.  Northwood High School Boys/Girls Water Polo/Swim Coach

2010-2019 Ecuador Men's Water Polo National Team Member

2021 Junior Olympics 14U Boys Gold Medal Coach

2021 CIF Coach of the Year

2017 Junior Olympics 16U Girls Bronze Medal Coach

2021 CIF Champions D6 Boys

2016 CIF Champions D1 Boys

2016 CIF Champions D1 Girls

2021, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015 D1 Irvine Swim League Champions

2008-2010.  Vanguard University Men's/Women's Aquatics Director Head Swimming/Water Polo Coach

2005-2008.  Concordia University Men's/Women's Assistant Water Polo Coach

Kaylen Carrera Little Ripples/Assessment Director

Kaylen Carrera started her swimming career as a five your old here in Irvine. She was a 4-year letter-man at Rosary high school, and still holds a few school records. Coach Kaylen went on to swim at APU (on a full scholarship) where she achieved six national titles and broke 2 records, also was named a 16 time all American.  In 2010 - 2012 Kaylen assisted Ed with swimming at Vanguard University. She has  over 20 yrs of experience in competitive swimming, and 10 yrs experience with learn to swim.  She is Program Director for the Little Ripples, Speed I&II.  Please email Coach Kaylen for all assessments.

Winner Sa-Nguansap Coach

An athlete in many sports, but found his niche in the water. A competitive swimmer for 20 years, who swam at The Claremont Club for 15 years and made his mark as an elite swimmer under Head Coach, John Ries. During his age group years, he qualified and was selected for numerous competitions, such as Junior Nationals, North American Challenge Cup, Pacific Coast All Stars, Western Zones and All Star Festivals. He won events at Western Zones in the 200 Fly and 400 IM (his favorite events), and make it his mission to train his swimmers to be experts in all 4 disciplines.

 

He then decided to give back to the swim community, and so his coaching career began in 2009. After 3 years, he later moved over to Irvine and joined the Irvine Aquazot Swim Club, where he made his mark in Southern California Swimming in coaching. During his 4.5 years at Aquazots, he coached his swimmers to break over 63 team records, and an SCS record. After becoming Head Age Group Coach in September 2015, his swimmers starting dominating the 8-10 age group in 2016, and his 11 year olds also made their mark on the top of the podium as the new youngsters of the age group.

 

Shortly after, he coached at Gators Swim Club, in which he tested his skills with older kids in the 11-13 age group. He brought the 11-12 girls to be fastest medley relay across all 3 JAG sites in 2017. He continued to help the kids break over 20 team records in his short time at Gators Swim Club.

 

Coach Winner has now moved back closer to home in Irvine, the "Mecca" of Southern California Swimming. He plans to bring the same fervor, enthusiasm, passion, and strategic planning that made his swimmers the champions they are. 

 

Nothing is more exciting to him than seeing his swimmers learn that hard work ethic is the key to the success. Coupled with talent, passion, mental toughness and technique, he plans to make his swimmers the rising stars of USA Swimming. 

Josh Roe Coach

Josh started swimming at age 10 and swam competitively for 10 years. In high school he swam at the varsity level all four years, placing  2nd at CIF in both of his individual events Junior year and placed 1st and 2nd in his senior year. Swimming for Vanguard University he made it to NAIA Nationals both years and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 2014. Josh has been around water his whole life teaching swim lessons for 4 years, high school swim for 2 years, and Lifeguarding at Newport Beach for 5 years. Josh is a nationally certified personal trainer bringing his strength and fitness knowledge to the pool.

Audrey Katherine Coach
Board of Directors