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Coaching Staff

Mark C. Scott

Head Coach

Coach Scott brings nearly 30 years of Head Coaching experience in USA Swimming Age Groups, USAS Senior, NAIA, NCAA Divs I and II, and HS Swimming. His swimmers have won NAIA National Team Championships, an High School State Championship, numerous Individual All American Awards, Academic All American Awards, placed as high as 3rd NAG, and earned a Pacific Swimming Swimmer of the Year Award. His coaching style includes techniques learned from 17 years of competitive swimming, Judo, Jujitsu, USCF, and Tennis. 

Anna Nowell

Assistant Coach

Coach Anna swam for the Aquatomics long ago ('85-'93), continued swimming through college, and eventually returned home as an Aquatomics Masters swimmer. These days she finds being a coach on deck more rewarding.  Anna has been coaching and/or teaching swim lessons to some degree since she was 14.  When not on deck, Anna is a software engineer, chauffeur to dogs, and keeps busy with her three teenagers - you can find two of them in the fast lanes of the senior group.  

Sean Smith

Assistant Coach

Sean Smith grew up in central Texas swimming and has always loved the water.  He competed in age group, high school, college, and masters over the years.  Sean joined the Aquatomics in 2020 and before that coached his daughters and a few masters swimmers before moving to Los Alamos.  From 2002 to 2009, he coached for different USA swim teams and with Summer League teams while teaching swim lessons with a WSI certificate. 

Katie Travis

Assistant Coach

Katie Travis grew up in Louisville, Kentucky where swimming became an important part of her life at the age of 12. She competed in both summer and high school swimming and has always loved being around the water. Katie has been coaching on many different levels since 15. After moving to Los Alamos, she joined Aquatomics to get back by the water again! She works as an Occupational Therapist in the schools. Katie enjoys playing sports, spending time with her 2 dogs and husband, and traveling.

Danielle Sauve

Assistant Coach

Danielle Sauve brings years of experience as a USA Swimming Coach, competitive swimmer, and a lot of enthusiasm for the sport and profession. Danielle grew up in Massachusetts and started swimming when she was nine. In 7th grade, she joined a local YMCA club team and competed with them through 12th grade. She went on to compete in college in upstate New York at RPI. As a captain her senior year, she and her team won their first championship in school history and qualified 2 relays for the NCAA Division III Championships as well. In recent years, she coached for a club team in upstate New York before moving to the Los Alamos area. During the workdays, she’s a chemical engineer, and on weekends, she enjoys hiking and exploring the new area.

Heath McLaughlin 

Substitute Coach and Swim Meet Kid Herder

Heath McLaughlin, part-time coach. Heath started as an Aquatomics swimmer at age 7 and continued swimming through college. He is a swim geek and enjoys watching all major US and international swim meets. He also enjoys hiking and traveling with his family. All 4 of his kids are current Aquatomics.