Mike Chavez

Head Coach

Coach Mike has been coaching swimming for over a decade. He has over 10 years experience as a head coach and has worked with Granite Bay High School, GB Gators, Folsom Sea Otters, Placer Aquatics Club, and is currently the head coach at Casa Roble High School. Apart from his meet day attire, Coach Mike is most notable for his charisma, energy, and ability to get young swimmers fired up!

A message from Coach Mike:


My name is Coach Mike, yes first name Coach, last name Mike. My goal is to bring fun to the sport of swimming while promoting a motivational, learning environment at the swamp. I have been part of the Suburban Swim League for 10+ years and have seen many moons go by. I will have a gator swimming at the swamp this year and that humbles me and provides a new perspective.  I put a lot of pride into my work and am excited to share what I know to help the Gators. This summer is going to fly by quickly, so enjoy every moment we have together! And don't forget that I will always: believe in you, say I am proud of you and cheer for you every step of the way.

Let’s get started!!!



Emma Hansen

Assistant Head Coach

Coach Emma has been involved in Granite Bay Aquatics since she was eight years old. As a Granite Bay Gators and Granite Bay High School alum, she hopes to continue to create good memories for her athletes as her coaches once did for her. She swam for Sierra College after she graduated at GBHS and was part of their state qualifying team, then after COVID in 2020 she was forced to retire her swim suit, but continued to stay on deck in other ways. She has been coaching at GBHS for two years now for the JV girls team and also going on her eighth year coaching Granite Bay Gators!

A message from Coach Emma:

I was a swimmer for ten years on Granite Bay Gators, and I am so excited to continue coaching! I adore this program and I love coming back every year! Let’s have a fun summer!!!!!


Michael Hansen

Head Age Group Coach

Coach Michael has been a part of the gator’s family since he was six years old. Swimming throughout his whole life on various different teams, coach Michael is back again to coach his sixth year on the Granite Bay Gators. Michael’s experience with coaching includes rec swimming, year round, and high school. . Michael is thrilled to be back this year and hopes to bring his experiences and knowledge to the team and is excited for everyone to have a great summer!


A message from Coach Michael:


I’m excited to help out with the Gators this season. I’ve been with the team ever since we joined the SSL way back when. I love the sport of swimming and everything that comes with it. This team has been a huge part of my life and I’m ready to give back to the Gators and the community. I hope to be a part of everyone’s experience with this team and be an inspiration to all the swimmers. I cannot wait to work with everyone this summer!