Meet the Coaches - 2021 Season

Tracie Lopes

Head Coach

  Tracie is new to us at FPCC but has been swimming, coaching, and teaching lessons for over a decade. She is excited to join the Tsunami family and share her love of aquatics with everyone.

Justin Wood

  Justin is excited to return to FPCC for his sixth year as a swim instructor and fourth year as an assistant coach. Justin has been swimming at FPCC for nine years and was a varsity swimmer for Santa Clara High School. He has also been playing water polo competitively for eight years. Justin enjoys working with our youngest members and helping them develop into confident swimmers. He can hold his breath for two minutes! This fall, Justin will continue to play water polo while attending UC Riverside for his third year, where he is majoring in Business. He looks forward to another great season with the Tsunamis!

Allison McCombie

  Allison is excited for another season at FPCC! She is a senior at Archbishop Mitty High School in the fall. She has been a member of the Tsunami swim team since she was nine, and she has worked as an assistant swim coach, swim instructor, and lifeguard for the past two seasons. She has also been a part of Mitty's swim team for three years, and a part of the water polo team for two years. Allison is very excited for her third season, and can’t wait to see everyone on deck! Go Tsunamis!

Marijka Vernooy
Assistant Coach

  Marijka is excited to be back at FPCC. In addition to returning as a staff member this year, Marijka swam for the Tsunamis when she was younger. She plays varsity field hockey at Archbishop Mitty High School, where she is a senior. She loves working with kids and has been in the leadership training program at her summer camp for the last two years. One of her favorite activities is speech and debate, in which she competes through her school, and in her free time, she loves to hike and visit her local library. She is excited for her second year as an assistant coach for the Tsunamis.

Kaitlyn Mina


  Kaitlyn has been swimming both at FPCC and at SUNN Swimming since she was a young girl. She is excited to bring her many years of swimming experience to our swimmers.