Coaching Staff


Joe Natina

Head Coach / Aquatics Director


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Joe has been with Crow Canyon since 2015 and has over 12 years of USA swimming coaching experience. He has extensive experience working with all levels of swimmer from learn to swim to Olympic Trials qualifiers.

In 2018 Joe coached the Sharks to a Women’s Winter Junior National team championship. Joe was a USA Swimming National Junior Team Coach in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Joe was also a World Top 100 coach in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021.


As a swimmer Joe competed as an age grouper for the Redding Aquatics, in high school for Arden Hills in Sacramento, CA and collegiately at UC Santa Barbara.


Joe enjoys helping people achieve their goals, hunting, fishing, snacks, and fitness.




Laurence Bloch

Pre Senior Coach


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Laurence Bloch "Coach Larry" began coaching over a decade ago. She was head coach of her rec team in Maryland for 5 years as well as started her own year-round team. Her coaching career has spanned through helping infants and toddlers learn to be water safe, teaching young kids develop fundamental skills and also trained swimmers of a higher caliber, some of which went on to become National Qualifiers and Olympic Trials Qualifiers.

As a swimmer, she grew up swimming and competing on the east coast in the Washington, DC area and in London, UK.  She swam for AquaHoya Swim Club and qualified for Junior Nationals by the age of 14. After having moved to California, she coached for the Crow Canyon Sea Lions before starting her work with an animal rescue. She has been the head coach of San Ramon Aquacats for the past 3 years. These days she still continues to swim as an active US Masters swimmer. Laurence is extremely passionate about swimming as she is towards animals.




Pete Cromelin 

Head Age Group Coach

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Pete has been a Head Coach in summer recrational swimming for the last 10 years (Indian Valley, Round Hill). He has also coached swimming in Oregon, Indonesia and Australia.

He is also a dive instructor if you are into scuba. He loves the water and helping others.



Long Gutierrez

Senior Coach

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RJ Scott

Age Group Assistant

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