Alex Carapanos

Head Coach

Hello! My name is Alex Carapanos.  I grew up swimming on Valley Vista Swim Team in Walnut Creek, with my mom as director of the board for some years. They were some of the best summers of my life filled with great memories, lots of sun and chlorine, crazy rituals and special friendships. I have a love for County Rec Swimming and what it teaches our kids, both in and out of the water. I swam at Valley Vista until age 12 and then I swam for Walnut Creek Aquabears. While attending Northgate High School, I swam for the Broncos Swim Team where I built many special relationships and memories. I placed and finaled at North Coast swim meet and graduated as an All-American in swimming. I currently teach 6th Grade at Oak Grove Middle School and enjoy working with youth. I have coached for 3 years in summer rec swimming and look forward to bringing a positive energy and mind set to WCSC. I still swim for exercise, and am looking forward to joining the wonderful Walnut Creek Swim Club and community. GO WCSC!!!






Emily Andrews

Sr. Coach


Emily is very excited to be back working with the incredible swimmers at Walnut Creek Swim Club! She has been coaching Walnut Creek Competitive Swim Clinics since 2018, and became an assistant coach for WCSC in 2021. Emily was the director of the beginning swim team program at Woodlands for 14 years. She has been a swim instructor for the past 24 years, and is a former lifeguard, pool manager, and swim school director. Emily swam on Woodlands Swim team for 15 years and was a swimmer for Northgate High School. Emily has taught in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District for 16 years, and she was awarded Teacher of the Year for MDUSD in 2019. She currently teaches third grade in the two way dual immersion program at Bancroft Elementary School. Emily is looking forward to another memorable swim season with the amazing WCSC families. GO Walnut Creek!