Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Jeremiah Stanton Head Coach

Hi there!  I received my degree in Exercise Science and am currently going to grad school for Sports Administration. I have been coaching for about 15 years now. I have coached most of that time with club swimming and 6 years I have coached high school swimming. I have coached a wide range of swimmers with even wider skill ranges. 

I am all about helping swimmers grow into great athletes. I am here to help them get faster by swimming smarter not harder. While yardage is important I really stress that technique and efficiency is the key to swimming fast. This will help prepare them for the next level. 

Making swimming fun is another priority of mine. Mindless swimming only produces minimal results when compared to a swimmer that is fully engaged mentally. I create and coach in a manner that requires your mind to be constantly thinking. This is done through sets as well as games and challenges.

Kimiko Rice Head Age Group Coach

Hi! My name is Kimiko Rice.

My love for swimming all started when I had my first swim lessons at Haynes pool at the age of three. Since then I have always loved the water, but I didn't competitively swim until I joined my first club team at the age of ten. I have swam competitively for eight years. Three of those years I have swam with Mako and have learned the culture and that technique is a big part of making swimmers reach their full potential. In addition to swimming club, I also have swam with the Rio Rancho High School Team for four years. For my last year of high school swimming, I had the opportunity to be captain, which helped me realized I enjoy helping others reach their goals.  I am currently going to UNM. I am in the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media program. With the knowledge I have gained over my eight years of swimming and one year of coaching, I am very excited to teach and help swimmers reach their full potential.


Michael Perez White Group Coach

I am finishing my last year of high school and working towards my associates in Criminal Justice. I have been competitively swimming for the last 6 years have been swimming with Mako for the past 3 years. I hope to help all our swimmers reach their goals as they see them.

Justin Makemson Pups A Coach
Celina Adame Pups Coach

Hi! My name is Celina Adame.
I am currently at UNM studying civil engineering. From a young age I have always had a love for swimming. I grew up swimming Sundance, club, and high school. I then started on to teaching lessons for kids of all ages and skill levels. I started coaching for Mako April 2016. I am so excited to help your swim accomplish their goals, share my love and pason of this life long sport!

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