2019 Swim Team Coaches

Chris Veraya, Executive/Superivising Coach

Chris grew up swimming at the Kent Swim and Tennis Club, Kent Area Dolphins (now KING Aquatics) and Kentwood High School (where he was the 2003-03 100 Backstroke champion). He also began his coaching career at KSTC. He took a break from coaching while he attended the University of Washington and then Gonzaga School of Law. Unable to get away from coaching, Chris came back and coached at Mt. Rainer HS and at Olympic View Swim Club. He’s been coaching at The Arb for the last five years. When you don’t see him on the pool deck he is currently re-establishing his law office in the area of Elder Law. He will also be spending A LOT of time with his new daughter, born last July. You are sure to see Veronica ambling around the pool deck this summer with her mom and Chris!

Nicole Roed, Head Coach

This is Nicole's 4th season coaching swim at Arbor Heights. She grew up swimming summer league at AHSTC where she regularly made it to Southern Division and once swam at All City. Nicole swam for White Water in middle school and swam for Chief Seath International High School. She swam for California Lutheran University for one season. She is looking forward to another fun summer at the Arb!

Hannah Tittel, Assistant Coach

Hannah started swimming for Arbor Heights when she was 9 years old. She fell in love with swimming here and began swimming for club teams when she was 12. She swam for Central Area Aquatic Team until she graduated from Chief Sealth International High School. She now attends the University of Washington and hopes to attain a degree in Accounting from the Foster School of Business.

Naomi Williams, Assistant Coach

Naomi started swimming on the Arbor Heights swim team when she was 5 years old, and soon after began swimming for a year-round club team as well. Her competitive swimming career continued for the next 13 years. Naomi began working as a lifeguard and swim lessons teacher at the age of 15 and has have been an assistant coach for AHSTC swim team the last two summers. Naomi is currently attending Whitworth University in Spokane.

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