Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
James Harbuck Administration, Billing, & Senior Group

Coach Andrew is in his 6th year as the Swim Dogs Head Coach. 

Ryan Harbuck Admin info

Coach Ryan has been coaching longer than she hasn’t. A Colorado native, she began coaching a summer club team in 1997, and immediately loved the opportunities that coaching gave her— to be able to not only teach young athletes how to be better in the water, but also to be able to teach them how to be better friends, teammates, sons & daughters, brothers & sisters, and— most importantly—human beings.

Coach Ryan coached her summer club team for 10 summers before moving on to coach the Girls’ team at Cherry Creek High School for six consecutive seasons— being able to coach both Coach McKenna and Coach Stacy!

Coach Ryan began coaching with Swim Dogs in 2010 while she was teaching biology full-time at Cherry Creek High School, as well as training for Paralympic Trials. Ryan met Coach Andrew while at the Paralympic Trials in 2012, and the rest is history!

Both Coach Andrew and Ryan took over ownership of Swim Dogs in 2013 and wake up every single morning feeling blessed that we were in the right place at the right time.

Eriko Mitsuya All Age Groups & New Member Info

Coach Eriko has been coaching swimming since 2003 and teaching swimming since 1995 as a teenager. With a strong focus on technique, she has been coaching 12 & unders for most of her career. She has coached in several different states and worked with a diverse set of coaches having learned a great deal along the way. Raised in both Southern California and Japan she is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!). She is certified as an ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association) Level 2 coach and has also served as an official at swim meets. Her goal is to create a lifelong love of swimming while coaching them to be well-rounded swimmers with good sportsmanship and capable in all four strokes. She lives with her husband, two kids (a Top Dog and a Lil Dog) and three fur-babies; a dog and two cats. Coach Eriko has been with the Swim Dogs since the fall of 2018.

Stacy Winner Swimmer or practice inquiries
Coach Stacy has been with Swim Dogs since 2016. Growing up as a swimmer and swimming for Coach Ryan at Cherry Creek High School. She loves working with kids and helping them achieve their goals inside and outside the pool.
McKenna Newsum Schoenberg Swimmer or practice inquiries
Coach McKenna is a proud Colorado native. McKenna has been coaching since she was 18 and started helping Coach Andrew and Coach Ryan with the George Washington High School swim teams last season. This is her first official season with Swim Dogs and she is beyond excited to have the opportunity to work with such phenomenal swimmers, coaches, and families. 
Coach McKenna swam for Coach Ryan at Cherry Creek High School and went on to swim at Emory University in Atlanta. Coach McKenna is currently in her last year of law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. 
Jordan Oss Swimmer or practice inquiries

Coach Jordan has been swimming for Swim Dogs since 2011. After he graduated, he swam at the College of Wooster until his junior year. He looks forward to helping kids enjoy the sport and learn valuable lessons about working hard and having fun.

Erik Witter Swimmer or practice inquiries
1. I started swimming when I was very young - around 4 or 5 I think.
2. Backstroke. Definitely. 
3. My favorite swim memory is winning the high school league meet at GW my senior year. The team really stepped up and it felt great to win the trophy back from East.
4. I went to college at CU Boulder, and graduated in 2021 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
5. My favorite treat is probably Reese's Pieces. Or Swedish Fish. Or salted carmel anything.
6. The Olympic Training Center Pool in Colorado Springs is the coolest pool I’ve swam in. 
7. Kick harder. It makes you go fast!
8. I love the feeling after you finish a race and you’ve pushed your hardest and left it all in the pool. 
9. I love to ski and I do pentathlons!
10. I hope to have a lot of fun with the swimmers and help them find their passion for swimming!
Board of Directors