WEST Coaches

Nick Chevalier Head Coach / President

Nick joined WEST in September 2010. In high school, Nick swam for Don Lemieux and the Greenwood Swimming where he was a multiple time New Hampshire state champion and junior national qualifier. He went on to swim on scholarship at Marist College where he was a 6-time MAAC conference champion and still holds school records. During college, Nick began his coaching career working with the Marist Swim Club and after graduating from Marist he continued to coach the Cheshire YMCA Sea Dogs while pursuing his MBA degree. After graduate school, Nick worked with 6-time US National Team Coach Don Wagner as the Director of Community Programs and Marketing at Condors Swimming. Since joining WEST in 2010, Nick has coached swimmers to Junior Nationals, National Age Group Top 10 Rankings, NW Regional and PNS individual champions, record holders and PNS Top 10 Team finishes.

Bryan Collado Senior Assitant Coach

Bryan started his swimming career at WEST and has seen the program change dramatically over the last 10 years. During one of the periods of coach turnover, Bryan took a break from year-round club swimming but remained an important 4-year member of the Jackson High School team. He soon returned to club swimming and joined Wave Aquatics.

Bryan has experienced many different facets of WEST as a swimmer, instructor, lifeguard and coach.  He brings a high level of energy and sense of loyalty, comradery and community to the program that is passed to the swimmers. He started working at WEST in 2011 as a lessons instructor and quickly worked his way up to coaching our Summer Swim Team. He began coaching the club team in 2012 with the Challenge 2 group and then moved to coaching Explore and Discover. He now coaches our Accelerate and Senior groups as well as Masters.  

Tim Senholtz Head Age Group Coach / Asst. GM

 

Tim is the newest member of the coaching staff and has been with WEST since March 2017. During high school, Tim swam for Southern Utah Swim Association and Desert Hills High School where he was a multiple time Utah state champion. He went on to swim for Truman State University, where he earned his degree in graphic design. Tim has been a summer league coach for Southern Utah and McCollum Park Pool, and later became a graduate assistant coach for his alma mater before joining WEST. Tim coaches the Accelerate group.

Theresa Trinka-Hoard Adult Swim Lessons & Summer Team Coach

Theresa’s passion is teaching and coaching swimming. She had a near drowning experience as a child, and feared being in the water. At the age of 39, she started learning to swim and has since completed numerous triathlons at all distances, including five Ironman competitions and other open water competitions.

Theresa teaches swimmers of all ability levels, and gets great satisfaction seeing swimmers go from being anxious getting into the water, to becoming swimmers who enjoy swimming in the pool for recreation, and for some, venturing out into open water and competing in triathlons.

 

THERESA’S CREDENTIALS:

* US Adult Learn to Swim Instructor Certification

* US Masters Swimming Certification Levels 1, 2, & 3

* USA Swimming Level 1 Certification

* American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, and AED Certified

* National Academy of Sports Medicine