Coaching Staff
Edwin Carrera


Ed Carrera

Programs Director

Technical Director

[email protected]


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

Chelsea Harrod

Chelsea Harrod is currently the Age Group Director for North Irvine Water Polo Club and the  assistant coach at Orange Lutheran High school.

She has led 3 teams to top finishes at Junior Olympics;

(2019) 12&U Girls- 4th Place*

(2018) 12&U Girls- 4th Place*

(2017) 10&U CoEd- 5th Place*


Prior to North Irvine WPC, she coached at Newport Beach Water Polo club and Newport Harbor High School, Coaching boys and girls ages (10u-16u)

Chelsea played on the Women’s water polo team at Concordia University of Irvine, majoring in Business Marketing. Prior to transferring to Concordia, Chelsea played water polo at Riverside Community College (2009) for legendary Coach, Dave Almquist. During her year at Riverside, Chelsea led her team to an Undefeated State title with a record of (32-0). She was named first team All-American, All-Regional, and All-Conference as well as selected 1 of 7 players to earn All-State honors.

Harrod was also a member of Riverside’s women’s swim team. During her swimming career at RCC, she qualified for 5 events for the State Swimming Championship. Chelsea placed top 8 in all 5 events as well as earning All-American Honors in (Ind. 50 & 100 yd. Breaststroke, 100 yd. Individual Medley, and the 200 & 400 yd. Medley Relays). Harrod was Captain of both the Women’s Water Polo and Swim team.

Chelsea graduated from Murrieta Valley High School in 2009 where she played for Head Coach Bryan Lynton.  During her high school water polo career, her team won Back-to-Back CIF titles in 2007 and 2008.  She received All CIF & All American honors. Chelsea began her age group water polo career for Elite Water Polo Club (Murrieta, CA) under Coach Bryan Lynton.

Chelsea strives to encourage the youth to pursue their passions, and fulfill their dreams. Harrod firmly believes a strong program emphasizes team togetherness and unselfish play. 

Tim Renden

Tim currently teaches K-6 in the Irvine Unified School District. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Education from Concordia University Irvine, and his Multiple Subject, Teaching Credential from CalStateTEACH (CSULA) in Primary Education (K-6).


Tim has over 25+ years of aquatic experience as a swimmer athlete and water polo club player, club youth / coach in Orange County, CA. He began coaching at the age of fifteen in Lake Forest as a Dolphin where he learned to swim and coach under Coach John and Rita Bandarak. He graduated from S.M.C.H.S. and coached with the Blanc Family, Kevin Ricks, Craig Brown for seven years, was a varsity scholar/athlete & twice received Most Inspirational Player Award in 2003 & 2004. Tim helped coach the Eagles to 7 x F.S./J.V. Serra / Trinity League Championships in swimming & water polo from 2005-2012. In 2013, Tim became a Youth Director of Alliance Boys Water Polo Club. Under Coach Tim’s supervision, his teams medaled 4 of his 6 years at National Junior Olympics: 2019 - 12U boys 2nd place finish (Silver Div.) 2018 - 12U Boys 1st (Bronze Div.) 2015 - 12U boys: 1st place finalist (Gold Div.) 2014 14U boys 2nd place (Gold Div.). Tim is also a former Head Coach in the Irvine Swim League, Oak Creek Orcas. He led his team to a 2013 Div. III championship in the I.S.L.


As a former High School Swimming & Water Polo coach, in 2015 Tim helped Steve Yancey coach Capistrano Valley High School Varsity Boys team to a CIF Div. III Runner Up Finalist Award, and a Sea View League Championship. Prior to CVHS, he coached Dana Hills High School as a 3x South Coast League Champion in swimming and water polo (2012-2013). Other club coaching experiences include assistant coaching SOCAL W.P.C. Youth Boys (2011) - Santa Margarita Catholic High School Swimming & Water Polo (2005 - 2012). (2012) O.C.W.P.C. Girls 12U & High School Boys / Alliance W.P.C. - Dana Hills High School Swimming & Water Polo (2012-2014) & Capistrano Valley High School Assistant Varsity/ JV Head Coach Swimming & Water Polo (2015-2017).


Tim brings a high standard of excellence in youth development in the community of Irvine, teaching within the Irvine Unified School District: K-6 classrooms, creating a safe, healthy and competitive environment for young student/athletes to grow. His love for water polo and love for teaching young children make him a natural, fulfilling his role as coach of the 12U Boys at North Irvine Water Polo Club.

Matt Tonkovich
Kyle Kim-E
Paco Gonzalez
Adam Hewko

Coming Soon

Duncan Millar
Coaching Experience:
Costa Mesa High School
University High (San Diego)
Sonora High School - Head Coach
San Diego State University Women - Head Coach

Playing Experience - Goalkeeper
Three-time All-American - UC San Diego
NCAA DI Champion - UC Irvine
2 x NCAA DII/III Champion - UC San Diego
US National B Team
New Zealand Club Championships - Gold
Played on club teams - Australia, Russia
Current club: Sunset San Diego WPC
USAWP Masters Nationals All-American (2017, 2021)

Married to Michelle; three daughters - two in college
Coached and referee - girls AYSO soccer, club volleyball
Ray Wong
Raney Remme