Conference Champs

2009 - 2013, 2017 & 2019

Coaching Staff
Paul Murphy Aquatics Director and Head Coach

Paul began coaching in 1981. He has dedicated his entire professional career to coaching young athletes. Paul is a Certified Level 5 ASCA Coach, an original member of the World Swimming Coaches Association, and a Certified ASCA Masters Coach. Along with his individual accomplishments, Paul has coached high school, summer league championships, sectionals and recently assisted in coaching Junior National Team to a 2nd place finish.

Paul’s coaching philosophy is to impart Respect, Character and Integrity into all his swimmers.  His coaching accomplishment include:

  • 70 + Olympic Trial qualifiers
  • 5 Olympians
  • Master Swimming World Record Holder(s)
  • Over 35 NCAA All Americans at all levels
  • Over 37 High School All Americans
  • Over 38 Top 16 Ranked Reportable
  • National Age Group Record Holder
  • 2 Region (sectionals) Championships.
  • Several Junior and Senior National Finalist
  • Several State High School Champions
Christie D'Eon STAS Head Age Group Coach-Stingray Coach

Coach Christie has been in the pool for so long that she can’t recall when she developed a favorite childhood memory: wearing suit, cap and goggles. For a total of nine years, Christie has been on-deck with the Stingrays … the perfect complement to our experienced staff. In her youth, she swam for the Rollingwood Rockets. Christie, at age 11, began competing year-round for CCA and the Sierra Marlins. In her Spare Time, Christie also played water polo at BV. After graduation, she joined the Sierra College Wolverines, where she became Coach Christie. We’re so pleased she came full-circle: Rollingwood at 15, GR in .03, back to the Wolverines, over to Sutter Lawn, and then back to Home Sweet Home. According to Christie, "No other team compares!" Her coaching & in-the-gym dryland training philosophy is to stay focused on individual and team technique and goal-setting. She relishes the idea that today’s swimmers may develop that same childhood memory. With her two-year-old son Ty, Christie's days are full and happy. "Together, They Believe!"       

Shruti Khedkar SwimAmerica Coordinator Assistant Coach

Coach Shruti is joining us for her first season with the Stingrays and is a Personal Trainer at the club as well! She has been in the water teaching and on deck coaching since she was 15…now 23! Over the past two years she worked with the Aquabears at Natomas Sports Club and after moving to Folsom, she is excited to continue coaching the Stingrays!

Shruti graduated from Sacramento State University in May 2019 majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Activity Coaching and Conditioning. She grew up in the Bay Area competing in both tennis and swimming throughout her high school career. Shruti started her aquatic career at her local YMCA when their aquatics director approached her asking if she had any interest in becoming a lifeguard. Since then, she has worked with recreational teams in her home town as well as teaching swim lessons to babies, children, teens, and adults (3years -60 years).

Shruti suffered unfortunate ankle injuries in high school, preventing her from collegiately competing and had to go through physical therapy. Having to rehabilitate her ankle throughout high school was an experience which let her gain insight into the important process. Understanding what changes her ankle was going through and how to adapt was vital to her fitness journey and has made her mentally and physically stronger. Her extensive knowledge about training will be a fantastic addition when she is leading our drylands workouts!

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming” – John Wooden