Head Coach:


Josh Cazaad - 

Josh started swimming competively at age five with the Amador Polar Bears and continued until he was eighteen.  He swam one year in high school in Arizona and then for four years in college while attending Virginia Military Institute.  He currently swims with the Rocklin Aquatic Masters and has continued to compete in pool meets and open water competitions for the last sixteen years.  In 2000 he helped coach the Amador and Argonaut high school swim teams and continued doing so for the following ten years.  In 2003 he became the head heach for the Amador Polar Bears, which he did for six years.  He emphasizes technique in his workouts since it is the key building block for improvement.  His daughter has joined the Amador Polar Bears and he excited to help coach the team again.

Assistant Coaches:

Sarah Sammons -

Sarah lives in Ione and has lived in Amador County her whole life.  She swam competitive for Argonaut High School while also swimming for Amador Polar Bears.  Her favorite strokes are breaststroke and long distance freestyle.  During high school she was a lifeguard with ACRA and taught swim lessons.  She also assisted APB with the 6 and unders for three years.  She currently has two daughters swimming on APB. She is a stay-at-home mom of three, who loves spending time with her family and being outdoors.  She enjoys helping younger kids learn how to swim and gain confidence in the pool.  She said, “the love for a sport starts young, so I hope to make a positive influence on all these kids!”


Jaime Barnes -  

Jared Saldate -