Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Nicholas Baker Head Coach

Nick began his swimming career with the Millard Aquatic Club and swam at Millard South High School.  As a swimmer Nick was a medalist at the Metro Conference Swim Meet as well as the Nebraska State Swim Meet. After high school, Nick attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he helped start the UNL Swim Club.  During college, Nick coached with the Greater Nebraska Swim Team in Lincoln, as well as assisted with Lincoln Northeast High School for two seasons.  Nick began coaching with Sarpy County Swim Club in 2011 and became the head coach of the club in 2015.  Nick primarily coaches the Senior level groups.  Additionally, Nick is a teacher at Papillion-La Vista High School and the head swim coach of Papillion-La Vista/Papillion-La Vista South's men's and women's swim teams, a role he took on in 2013 after assisting for two years.

Jeff Daniels Assistant Coach- Juniors & Seawolves

Jeff joined the team in October 1997.  He teaching K-8 Physical Education at St. Bernadette School in Omaha from July 1997-January 2012. He has been subbing in bellevue, Ops, and the archdioses since then. He would like a full time Job if one comes around. He has always loved swimming, and was a very good swimmer. He was never able to participate in a competitive setting.

Eric Rees Assistant Coach- Juniors & Seawolves

Eric was a competitive swimmer gorwing up for local clubs and Papillion-La Vista High School.  He swam for the University of South Dakota after graduating from high school.  He began coaching for Monarch Swim Club (now Sarpy County Swim Club) in 1995 and coached until 2009, when he took time off to be with his family.  He was also an assistant coach for 16 seasons (1995-2010) with Papillion La-Vista High School.  Eric returned to coaching SCSC in 2016.

Barbara Anderson Assistant Coach- Seawolves

Barb joins SCSC as one of our Developmental and Competitive coaches.  She swam competitively as a child and attended Kearney State on a full swimming scholarship.  Barb comes to us with a vast variety of swimming experiences.  She has taught swim lessons for 19 years; coached the Offutt Swim Team (1972-1979) and Ralston USAA Swimming (1973-1979) and in San Antonio, Texas (1983-1995).  Through her previous position as the Aquatics Director at Prairie Life Center in Ralston she has rediscovered her love for competitive swimming herself and is now a United States Masters Swimmer (USMS).

Ramon Baquero-Cruz Assistant Coach - Seawolves

Coach Ray has over 40 years of aquatic experience which began as a competitive swimmer at Plantation High School in Plantation, FL and club swimmer at the Fort Lauderdale Swim Team under former U.S. Olympic Swim Coach, Jack Nelson.

Coach Ray’s coaching experience is extensive: former head coach in Panama City, FL; assistant coach in Biloxi, MS; assistant coach with Team Nebraska, Ralston; head development coach with Monarch Swimming, Papillion head coach in Lake Jackson, TX; head high school coach North High School, Omaha; assistant coach Brownell-Talbot, Omaha; assistant coach with Metro Omaha Swim Team (MOST); and coach at Inspire.

He has an excellent reputation for developing young swimmer’s technique and passion for swimming.  Coach Ray is growth minded, so he is continually researching ways to better coach and communicated to young swimmer the best and most efficient ways to improve strokes.

Lynn Kurutz Assistant Coach- Seawolves

Lynn coaches primarily the Competitive 1 and 2 groups. She joined Sarpy County Swim Club in 2015 after coaching and teaching many young swimmers over the years. She has been at Prairie Life Center on 84th and Q for many years, and is the Director of the Aquatics Department.

Cassidy Benjamin Assistant Coach - Juniors & Seawolves

Cassidy  grew up swimming with Millard Aquatic Club and at Millard West High School. After high school, she stopped swimming competitively to pursue a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Early Education and Special Education.  Cassidy  has recently moved back to Omaha to begin student teaching in the PLC Schools and hopes to work in or around the district after graduation.

Tia Cho Junior Coach

Tia has been swimming for six years, starting at age 10.   She is a Monarch and swims for Papillion LaVista High School. 

Emma Daniels Junior Coach

Emma has been swimming for eleven years, starting at age 6.   She swims for Bellevue West High School, and is in the Senior Silver group.

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