Coach Mehrad - Head Coach

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Coach Taylor - Assistant Head Coach

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Taylor has been with the Seals for 21 years as a swimmer and coach. Taylor was born and raised in Mill Valley, CA. He joined the Strawberry Seals as a swimmer at the age of 4 and swam till he was 18. After graduating from Tam High, Taylor went to College of Marin and continued with the Seals as a coach. Taylor graduated from Menlo College and is now working on a family start-up while coaching the Seals. Along with swimming, Taylor participated in water polo while attending Tam and played baseball throughout college. 


Coach Lindsey - Assistant Coach

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Lindsey has a long swimming history that started at age 7 when she joined the Marin Swim League TPC Sharks coached by Ken and Rick DeMont. The next step was committing in high school to full time swimming with the Marin Pirates USA Swimming club team coached by Warren Lager and also swimming for the Marin Catholic High School swim team. At this point Lindsey was concentrating on the fly, back and free strokes, going undefeated over 4 years in the 100-fly in Marin County Athletic League high school meets and making finals every year in the NCS Championships. While swimming with the Marin Pirates her women’s relay team set a national record in the 4 by 50 200-yard free relay. By her senior year Lindsey was being contacted by a number of college teams and ultimately joined the UCLA Bruins women’s varsity swim program coached by Cindy Gallagher. She earned "most improved" her sophomore year by swimming the best time of her life in the 100 fly.

After graduating from UCLA Lindsey worked for The Gap and Pottery Barn Kids on their merchandising teams and now has had her own photography company for the last 12 years.

Lindsey has joined the Strawberry Seals Swim Team this season to work with head coach Mehrad and his excellent coaching staff and help the Seals to even greater success. She also has her daughter, Sadie Stafford, on the Seals team as well.


Coach Tessa - Assistant Coach

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Tessa has been swimming for the Seals Swim Team since 2008 and been a member of the coaching staff since 2016. She is a graduate of Tam High and participated on both the high school’s swim and water polo teams. Tessa believes that her experience on the Seals has given her a strong sense of community and would like to help instill the values of community involvement and participation in our young swimmers who will be the future leaders of our community. Working with the younger members of our Seals community has increased her passion for the sport and for the program. Tessa enjoys hiking and traveling, but also finds great pleasure in learning and academics. Tessa is also a member of the Marin Search and Rescue team and currently attending classes at College of Marin.


Coach Lauren - Assistant Coach

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Lauren started swimming with the Seals when she was 5 years old and swam on the team until age 18. She attended College of Marin and participated in water polo. She is a graduate from San Francisco State in Child Development. Lauren works with Seals Groups I and II, and has been coaching for the past 5 years.

Lauren is expecting her first child in May!



Luther Fong - Jr. Coach

Junior at Tam High School

Elena Dworak - Jr. Coach

Senior at Tam High School

Owen Bourdages - Jr. Coach

Sophomore at Tam High School

Max Franck - Jr. Coach

Junior at Tam High School

Ty Fong - Jr. Coach

Sophomore at Tam High School

Noah Erickson - Jr. Coach

Junior at Tam High School