Coaching Staff

Jackson Buyers

Owner/Head Coach 



Jackson Buyers’ swim career began in Loveland, Colorado at the age of eleven. In Colorado, he was privileged enough to be able to swim under Chris Webb for Fort Collins Area Swim Team. While at FAST he trained alongside 10 National Junior Team Members, 30+ Olympic Trials Qualifiers, and 25 Junior National Finalists. In his own swim career, Jackson has received 3 Nationals Cuts, 7 Junior Nationals Cuts, and qualified for finals at Winter Junior Nationals. He currently holds the records at FAST in the 400 Yard IM, the 200 Meter Breaststroke, and the 200 Meter Medley Relay. Jackson also swam for Grand Canyon University, but transferred to California State University, Bakersfield after his Freshman year. At CSUB he set the school record in the 200 LCM Breaststroke. 


Jackson’s coaching career first began with volunteering for a local Special Olympics team when he was in the seventh grade. He continued to coach Special Olympics until he moved from home to go to college. His first non-volunteer position was as a coach for SwimLabs where he taught lessons and was a technique coach for competitive swimmers for two years.


In his short 3 years at Roadrunner Aquatics, he led the team to their first-ever top 3 finish (placing 2nd) at Central California Junior Olympics. His swimmers also set the Central California Record in the 10& Under Girls 200 Medley Relay.


With Jackson’s drive to constantly improve his own coaching skills, he wishes to create an environment at Ace Aquatics in which work ethic, teamwork, learning, and fun can thrive for coaches, swimmers, and parents alike. 


Jackson currently coaches Gold, Platinum, and Elite.


Contact Information 

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (970) 685-0776


Katie Larrea

Co-Owner/Team Admin



Katie graduated from Arizona State University. After years of competitive swimming and collegiate water polo, Katie found a passion for coaching and leading others. When she is not at ACE on the weekends, she is working M-F for ADP. 


 Katie assists with our Masters and Surf + Turf groups on the weekends. She is the go-to person for registration, billing, team merchandise orders, and all other inquiries. 


Contact Information 

Email: [email protected]



Sam Ybarra

Gold Group Head Coach 


Sam Ybarra began his swim career at age six in Elkhart, Indiana. He has always had the desire to lead and help others grow with the sport of swimming from a young age. At age twelve Sam and his family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. Here, Sam would swim for one of the most accomplished coaches in youth swimming. Sam swam for the three time state champion Fossil Ridge Saber-cats in high school, earning the title of captain his senior year. He qualified for Junior Nationals in his junior year. As a junior he got his first taste of coaching when coaching a summer league team run through FAST, his home club team. Sam swam in college for the CSUB Roadrunners and can’t wait to help the kids in Silver group and on Ace aquatics to and enjoy swimming the way he has.

Contact Information 

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (970) 646-3218



Jorie Subaru

Bronze Group Head Coach 



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