Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Janet Riggs Aquatics Director

What can I Say … I am a PENGUIN all the way.  My career started as a swim instructor many years ago.  Then, Park Terrace called asking me if I might be interested in coaching.  COACHING!  I had never coached before.  The interview was successful and I became an assistant coach to Richard Contreras.  He was a very young head coach, and had the drive and determination to help move Park Terrace forward in the direction it is today.  Throughout my teaching career, I also taught Lifeguard and CPR classes, for which I received a Resolution from the City Council for volunteer contribution in Lifeguard Training.  I am also involved in showing dogs.  My first show dog was a Borzoi, but the personality of Afghan Hounds caught my attention.  I have bred and shown Afghan Hounds to their championships.  If you don’t see me at the club on Sundays … I am probably at a dog show.  Years have gone by … I am still a PENGUIN and loving it!  Teaching and coaching, being with the members of Park Terrace, and above all, taking part in the spirit that exists at Park Terrace has been a great part in my life ... and a most rewarding one.

Contact for lessons: 444-1374

Head Coach Nick Piper Head Coach Nick P
Head Coach Annabella Rolleri Head Coach Annabella

Hey penguins, I’m Coach Annabella! I can’t wait to come back this summer for my first year as a non-swimmer coach and as co-head coach! Nick and I are super excited to make this an amazing summer and can’t wait to jump into it! After 12 years as a swimmer, it is going to be crazy to not swim, but I wouldn’t want to spend my summer anywhere else. I have spent the past year at Cal State Long Beach where I am studying Applied Mathematics and have enjoyed the beach thoroughly. I can’t wait to see you all this summer!!

Call for Lessons: 916-524-7758

Coach Poppy Ruyak Coach Poppy

Hey Penguins! My name is coach Poppy and I can’t wait to be returning to the pool deck for my fifth year as a coach and my last year as a swimmer! Wow, the time flies! I am currently studying wine and viticulture with a concentration in wine business and a minor in agricultural business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Sadly, due to my school schedule, I won’t be back in Sacramento until June BUT I know all you speedy penguins will be working hard. I can’t wait to come back and make this the best summer ever! GO PT

Coach Mikayla Chalios Coach Mikayla

Hi Penguins! My name is Mikayla Chalios and I can’t wait to be one of your coaches this summer!  This will be my 4th summer coaching for PT and my 14th summer as a penguin! I am currently a freshman at San Diego State University in the Weber Honors College majoring in Journalism and Political Science! I can’t express how excited I am to come back and spend this summer with all of you amazing penguins and I can’t wait for this to be the best summer EVER!! Let’s work hard, have fun and bring that championship trophy home!!! GO PENGUINS!!

Call for Lessons:  916-397-4688

Coach Ella Culleton Coach Ella

Hello penguins! My name is Ella Culleton and this will be my fourth year as a Park Terrace swim coach. I started swimming at PT when I was six years old and was immediately hooked! Returning for my twelfth summer, I cannot wait to kick off another season filled with sun, smiles, and swimming. I am a senior at C.K. McClatchy High School well as a member of the Lion’s swim team and captain of the water polo team. My favorite stroke is breaststroke and my favorite animal is a penguin! Go PT!!!

Call for Lessons: 916-524-2763

Coach Pat Cole Coach Pat

Hey Penguins!  My name is Patrick Cole and I am happy to be back at PT for my 4th year as a coach, and final season as a swimmer.  I am a Senior at C.K. McClatchy High School where I currently swim.  I can't wait for a fun season filled with lots of fun, fast times, and PT spirit!!!  Lets get out there and make it the best Summer yet! GO PT

Call for Lessons: (916) 307-0594

Coach Thomas Piper Coach Thomas

Hi Penguins!  I am coach Thomas and I am a Junior at Christian Brothers High School. I play water polo and I am on the swim team at CB.  This will be my third year on the coaching staff.  I have been swimming at PT since I was four years old mastering “one bubbles breathe.”  I am looking forward to an awesome summer and hoping everyone has their best season yet.  Go PT!!
For swim lessons please call or text my cell at 916-719-0213

Coach Nick Shideler Coach Nick S

PEENGUIIIIIIIIIIINS!!!!!!!!!!!  I hope you're as excited as me for the Summer 2020!  For those who don't know me, I'm Nick Shideler, and I've been a proud penguin for 10 whole years.  This will be my third year as a coach, and hopefully it will be the best one yet!  Park Terrace has always be my home away from home, and I've always felt like everyone at PT is like family.  This summer, let's swim hard, goof off, and stake our claim as the rightful rulers of the SSL.  Let's make sure we never forget the summer of 2020!  See ya around

Call for Lessons: (916) 804-1965

Coach Wilson Urkov Coach Wilson

Hey Penguins!  I’m super psyched to be back for another year of coaching.  I had a bunch of fun last year spending my summer on the deck with great people and great swimmers.  I hope to bring the championship back to the clubhouse, but mostly I hope to perfect the gainer bellyflop.  Let’s snag some PRS PENGUINS! Check the vibes and stay classy!

Call for Lessons: 916-917-9390

Coach Dylan Delucchi Coach Dylan

Hey Penguins! My name is Dylan Delucchi.  I am very excited to spend the summer with all you guys at the pool. This is my 11th year swimming and 2nd year coaching at PT. I will be entering my senior year a Christian Brothers High School. At Christian Brothers I am on the swim, basketball, and waterpolo teams. I am ready to work hard to help PT win Champs. Go PT!

Call for Lessons: 916-634-9381

Intern Ansley Riddell Coach Ansley (Intern)


HEY PENGUINS! My name is Ansley Riddell and I have been swimming at PT since I was 4 years old and have loved every one of my summers here! I have always looked up to the coaches and I am so excited to be able to share my knowledge with other swimmers! I am a sophomore at St. Francis High School and enjoy swim, soccer, and lacrosse. I am super happy that I get to be in the pool this summer helping swimmers become the best they can be! I can’t wait for the best summer yet! Go PT!!!

Call for Lessons: 916-917-9427

Intern Eleanor Love Coach Eleanor (Intern)

Hey there PT! My name is Eleanor Love, and I'm so excited to be an intern coach this summer! I've been a Penguin since I was 7 years old, and some of my best summer memories are at Park Terrace. I love to swim, and my favorite stroke is butterfly! I will be a junior at McClatchy High School this fall, where I have also played water polo and have been part of the swim team. I have swam competitively as well. I can't wait to see you all on the pool deck! Let's get win a championship this year and go Penguins!

Call for Lessonos: (916)-616-3689

Intern Gwen Culleton Coach Gwen (Intern)

 Hey Penguins!! I am so excited to be working with you this summer. I am a sophomore at Christian Brothers High School and I’ve been a penguins since age 5. I love swimming and playing soccer. I can’t wait to see you on the deck.

Call for Lessons: (916)801-2402

Intern Liza Mikacich Coach Liza (Intern)

Hey penguins!!! I’m Liza and I have been swimming on this team since I was 4 years old. There is no place I would rather spend my summer than on the Park Terrace pool deck, cheering my heart out at champs, or racing alongside my fellow penguins. I’ve met my best friends and made the best memories on this team and I’m so thrilled to make more this year! This is my first year coaching and I am so excited ;) Swim fast go PT!

Call for Lessons: 916-661-7790

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