2022 COACHES

Talli Pitcher

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

Email: [email protected]
Cell: 925-216-7932

I am currently the Head Swim Coach 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 Swim Team, managing all Coaches and Swimmers. I am also a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor. 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. I began coaching Dolfins when all 4 of my kids were on the team and now I am enjoying watching my grandkids have the same great experience. I am passionate about teaching not only swimming but also the lifelong skills that kids need to manage their lives.

 

 

Joe Kaput

9 & Up Assistant Coach
Email: [email protected]

Hello! I’m very excited to have the opportunity to coach this summer. I have been a lifeguard for the Park and Rec for several years now, and have been swimming for even longer, starting when I was 6 at Pleasant Hill Aquatics, and staying there until I aged out at 18, becoming an accomplished freestyle and butterfly sprinter. I also swam for College Park, making the varsity team all 4 years, swimming at NCS in three of them, and graduated in 2015. After that I went to DVC, studying psychology, and swam 2 seasons there as well. Currently, I am continuing studying psychology at Sonoma State.

 

 

Renée Fleming

9-10 Lead Coach
Email: [email protected]

Hi, I’m Renée! I’m from Walnut Creek and I started swimming for the Larkey Sharks when I was 6. I always stayed close to the pool even when I was playing other sports, such as soccer, basketball, and softball. When I was 10 I started playing water polo which allowed me the opportunity to play in college. I play D1 water polo at San Jose State University where I’m also studying Kinesiology. I love the pool and being around the water, so I am very excited to be a Dolfin!!

 

 

Ciera Kirby

7-8 Lead Coach
Email: [email protected]
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.

 

 

 

Maddy Wilson

6 & Under Lead Coach
Email: [email protected]

I grew up on swim team and being in the water. I started on the Forest Hills swim team when I was 5 and then joined Dolfins as a 9/10. Last year I started working at Pleasant Hill Aquatic Park as a lifeguard and swim instructor. Teaching swim lessons led me to coaching. I’m very excited to be back on the Dolfins!!

 

 

 

Molly Ostrowski

Swimmer Coach

 

 

Natalie Ross

Swimmer Coach

 

Carol Madsen

Spring Season Assistant Coach
Email: [email protected]
 

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