2019 COACHES

Talli Pitcher

Head Coach
11-12 Lead Coach
15-18 Lead Coach

Email: tpitcher@pleasanthillrec.com
Cell: 925-216-7932

I am currently an Aquatics Supervisor I for the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District. I started coaching for the Dolfins Swim Team in 2003. I am currently the Head Coach for the Dolfins, as well as the lead coach for the 11-12 age group, Fall Swim Program, Spring Clinics, Pre Swim Team and Competitive Stroke Lessons. I am also a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. I help to hire, train, schedule and manage all of our lifeguards and swim instructors. I have a passion for the sport of swimming and enjoy teaching all ages and abilities. I began swimming on Montclair Swim Team at the age of 7 and continued for 12 years. I was an All City Varsity swimmer at Skyline High School for 4 years. I was a DVC All American for 2 years and ended my competitive swimming with 2 years as a Pac Ten and NCAA All American at Cal Berkeley graduating with a degree in Architecture. My 3 sons swam for the Dolfins and my daughter will be returning from college to complete her final season. I am very excited that my granddaughter will be joining the team this year as well!

 

Mirelle Augst

13-14 Lead Coach
Email: mirellejaugst@gmail.com
Cell: 707-656-8270

I first started my swimming career with Vallejo Aquatic Club when I was 4, which is where I first started coaching when I was 16. Senior year of high school I began swimming for the Walnut Creek Aquabears, which is where I currently swim during the college off-season. While I swam for and attended DVC, I was also able to gain more coaching experience from coaching my former high school, St. Patrick-St. Vincent HS. I'm just finishing my first season of swimming for UCSC, where I’m studying Earth and Marine sciences. Outside of swimming I enjoy going to the beach, hiking, and skiing in the winter.

 

Bryce Halliday

9-10 Lead Coach
Email: brycehalliday@gmail.com
Cell: 925-457-5851

I have been fortunate to work with the Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District since 2007 as a coach, swim instructor, lifeguard, manager, and an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor. After attending Diablo Valley College, I graduated from California State University, East Bay, with a degree in Recreation Management.

I was lucky to grow up swimming with the Pleasant Hill Dolfins from age 4 through 18, when I became a Forever-A-Dolfin. Additionally, I have enjoyed participating in a variety of sports including baseball, soccer, basketball, and volleyball.

Swim team is an awesome summer activity and I am certain our coaching staff will create an environment where your swimmer will have fun while working hard to become the best they can be. I hope to help make this a positive experience that you will cherish forever. Go Dolfins!!!

 

 

Ciera Kirby

6 and Under Lead Coach
Email: Ckirby1997@gmail.com
Cell: 925-766-4227

I was introduced to water at a very young age and it quickly became a passion of mine. My fondest memories growing up involved pools, lakes, rivers and oceans. Once I got to High School, I swam and played water polo at College Park. My love for Water Polo continued as I played for local club teams. When I was 16, I began working for Pleasant Hill Rec & Park, where I taught swim lessons and that is what brought me to coaching. I love every minute of coaching the 6 & Under swimmers on the Dolfins.

 

 

Carol Madsen

Assistant Coach
Email: cmadsen@codifiant.com
 

I love swimming, and have been involved in competitive swimming since I was 10. At that time I swam AAU. I was able to swim through college where I swam for Brigham Young University. After graduation I married and had 4 sons, who all swam on the Dolfins. In 1989 I started coaching high school swimming in Utah and went back to school at BYU to earn a double minor in PE - Sports and PE - Coaching. I have coached high school a total of 22 years (16 of which were at College Park), USS (now USA swimming) for about 7 years, and on the Dolfins for 11 years. I have 9 granchildren. My 4 grandsons swim on the Dolfins at this time. We love the Dolfins and swimming with all of you

 

 

 

Andrew Jullien

Assistant Coach