The mission of Santa Fe Aquatics is to promote a life-long love of swimming in swimmers of all ages and abilities by providing a safe, healthy and positive environment for our athletes. This will be achieved through a comprehensive training program that addresses the physical, mental, nutritional, and technical dimensions of the sport to support team and individual goals.

WE DID IT! We have just been awarded our non-profit 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. 100% of contributions to our club are deductible for federal income tax purposes.

Meet our Coaches

Head Coach, Lee Romero Taylor, is a lifelong NM resident from Santa Fe.  Lee graduated from Santa Fe Preparatory School and went on to become an NCAA-swimmer and graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Oregon, where he was Captain of the swim team. Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology/Anthropology with a minor in Art in May 2011. Lee was Head Coach of the Kids Club Fun and Fitness in Vancouver, Washington where he coached, motivated and developed age group swimmers. Lee became the head coach of Santa Fe Aquatic Club in 2015 and leads the team practices at the GCCC pool. Lee is also the Co-Chair of New Mexico Swimming's Technical Planning Committee and was selected to coach the 11-12 age group on the 2019 New Mexico Western Zones Team. He was awarded Age Group Coach of the Year from New Mexico Swimming two years in a row for both 2019 and 2020.



Erin Montoya is our head dry-land trainer and assistant swim coach. She was raised in Santa Fe, NM and has twelve years of competitive swimming experience, including five years as a varsity letter swimmer, school record holder, and team captain while attending St. Michael’s High School. During her age group swimming years, she competed at both the State and Western Zone level. After graduating from St. Michael’s in 2007 she swam for NMSU during her freshman year. Taking a break from college, she began a five-year career as a personal trainer before becoming a fitness director. On returning to college (New Mexico Highlands) she obtained her BA in Human Performance and Sport, with a minor in Coaching and a MA in Human Performance and Sport. While at New Mexico Highlands, she spent two years interning under a CSCCa Master Level Strength Coach and a season as the Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach. She began coaching with Santa Fe Aquatic club in November 2018.