Coaching Staff



Ethan Hall

Head Coach, Fall Swim, Aquatics Director



Ethan Hall has 20 years coaching experience (all at Crow Canyon).  He has led the Sea Lions to 15 consecutive County Meet Team Championships from 2005 to 2019.  He led the Sharks to a Long Course Far Western Team Championship in 2010. In 2018 the Sharks Women’s team won a U.S. Winter Junior National Title. He was named a World Top 100 coach in 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2019 he was given a Certificate of Excellence in Coaching Achievement by ASCA.

As a swimmer Coach Ethan was the U.S. NAG Record holder in the 15-16 200 meter Breaststroke and an Olympic Trials participant in 1996 and 2000. He swam collegiately at both UNC-Chapel Hill and UC Santa Barbara. He held the UNC record in the 200 yard Breaststroke in 1999. He was the Big West Conference Champion in 100 yard Breaststroke in 2001.  Ethan was UCSB's Athletic Department Golden Eagle Award Winner for the Highest GPA out of any student-athlete in his senior year.

Ethan lives in Lafayette with his wife Natalie and daughter Zennie. He loves the outdoors, camping, hiking, surfing and Sharks Swimming.

Joe Natina

Head Coach, Sea Pups, Fall Swim



Pacific Swimming Coach of the Year bridesmaid nearly every year. World top 100 coach. Certified Strength Trainer. Protein eating coaching machine from Redding, CA.

Elizabeth Pelton

Assistant Coach



Elizabeth Pelton joins Crow Canyon as an Assistant Coach this fall. A native of Fairfield, Connecticut, Pelton grew up swimming on North Baltimore Aquatic Club under Bob Bowman, and trained alongside Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff while in high school. A graduate of the University of California - Berkeley, class of 2016, Pelton swam under the leadership of US Olympic Team Head Women’s Coach, Teri McKeever. Here, Liz served as Team Captain (2015-2016), set an American Record (200 backstroke), was an Individual NCAA Champion (200 Backstroke, 2013), NCAA Team Champion (800 Freestyle Relay 2013, 2014, 2015) , and was the NCAA + Pac 12 Athlete of the Year (2013). Finally, she represented USA Swimming, as a World Championships Team Member, and a multi-international gold medalist (2009, 2011, 2013). In her free time, Liz enjoys surfing, hiking, and cooking!

Ariana Saghafi

Assistant Coach



Ariana was the first ever Pacific Record breaking 9-10 on the Sharks back in 2009. She trained under both Coach Ethan and Coach Joe as an age grouper. She was the CIF Champion in the 100 butterfly. She swam all 4 years at University of Wisconsin - Madison qualifying for NCAA’s her Junior and Senior year. She loves animals and traveling.


Dillon Williams

Assistant Coach


My name is Dillon and I was most recently a member of the Cal Berkeley Swim team from 2013-2017 and a long time Danville native. I started swimming at the age of 4 when my parents got me into the sport to brave the hot Danville summers. In high school, I swam at Monte Vista and played football in the off-season. Before I finished high school I spoke with Ethan Hall and he advised me to pursue swimming and I never looked back. While at Cal, I was fortunate to be a member of the 2014 NCAA championship team. I valued the experiences and knowledge I learned while growing up through the Sea Lions and Sharks which is why I’m excited to come back and give back to the team that helped me become who I am.