Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Chris Stehula Rocklin Swim Team Director

Chris Stehula started coaching in 2003 in San Luis Obispo, and has been coaching athletes in the Sacramento area since 2011. He has served as a team manager, head coach, technique analyst, and coaches' instructor. Chris has managed teams and swimmers both in the non-profit USA Swimming business model and as a for-profit business.  Chris has his Bachelor's of Science degree in Recreation Business Management from Cal Poly SLO.

As an athlete, Chris grew up swimming, running, and cycling. In 2002, 2003, and 2010 he was a member of the USA Triathlon World Championship Team. He competed as a professional triathlete from 2003 - 2011 and was a member of the USA Olympic Development Squad.

Chris' passions include leading, teaching, swimming, running, cycling, backcountry skiing, and spending time with his family.

Chris resides in Rocklin with his wife Liz and their three children.


Andrew Murch Mavericks Head Coach

Coach Andrew started coaching in 2014.  He coached with the Orangevale Tigersharks from 2014-2021 and served as Head Coach the last 4 years. In his time there, the Tigersharks went from the middle of their league to winning back to back championships in 2019 and 2021. He also served as an assistant age group with the Wolverine Aquatics from 2020-2021. He is currently an assistant coach for Wood Creek High School swimming/waterpolo.

Coach Andrew started swimming at the Johnson Ranch Barracudas at age 6 and swam competitively for the next 18 years. While swimming at Granite Bay High School he was a member of 3 section championship teams, one water polo title and was a 17 time All-American. In 2016 he helped Sierra College win their first state championship and finished his swimming career at Fresno Pacific University where he graduated in 2020. He has a deep passion for swimming and believes that swimming is a great vehicle to teach life skills and teamwork. 

Michael Chiodo Wave Head Coach
Coach Michael is a USA Swim certified swim coach and started coaching in 2013. He was the assistant coach at Pasadena City College from 2013-2015 then again in 2018-2020. From 2018-2022 he was the head coach at Altadena Country Club and founded their summer and year round programs.
He started swimming competitively at 15 and in 2012 swam for Pasadena City College. He was a state qualifier in the 200 backstroke in 2013. He transferred to Fresno Pacific University and continued his swimming career.  
Michael graduated from Fresno Pacific University in 2018 with a Kinesiology degree and an emphasis on Exercise Science. Swimming has taught him time management skills, increased work productivity, anxiety/stress management and overall physical endurance. Every day he strives to pass on these qualities to his swimmers. 
Nately Wareckiy-Cabreros Coach

Coach Nately  is a USA swim certified coach and is attending Sierra College as a Psychology major.  She swam competitively for Rocklin Swim Team and later for Whitney High School.  Nately was awarded the Slasher swimmer/coach award in 2019. She enjoys teaching freestyle and breaststroke!

Lily Pascalau Coach

Coach Lily is a USA swim certified coach and is attending Sierra College interested in becoming a physical therapist.  She swam competitively for Rocklin Swim Team and California Capital Aquatics. She enjoys teaching freestyle and backstroke!

Rachel Colbus Swim School Manager

Rachel is our Swim School Manager and has been part of our swim program and lessons program for several years.  She was a competitive swimmer for 9 years, holds Rocklin Mavericks team records, was inducted into the Rocklin High sport hall of fame for swimming, and has her lifeguard instructor certification. She attends BYU in Utah majoring in biology.

Board of Directors
Brad Cooper President
Nolan Jahn Vice President
Patricia Hill and Stephanie Mains Secretary
Kris Smidt Treasurer
Joel Shaver Recreation Programs
Meghann Hottendorf Volunteer Coordinator
Shawna Philipp and Dara Warner Registrar
Debra Love Competitive Programs
Open Position Communications/Public Relations
Brad Frisk Fundraising/Social