Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Peter Mavro Head Coach - Gold 1 & Jr National

Growing up in Queens, NY, Coach Pete was involved in countless sports and swam competitively from age 11 to 18.  His High School team (The Stuyvesant Pirates) were 3-time New York City Champions and he was elected captain both his Junior and Senior years.  During his Senior season, Pete was a member of two NYC all time record breaking relays.  He graduated with a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia, but after working in Manhattan for a year, Pete knew his real passion was coaching and teaching.  He went to Queens College to study Physical Education and later taught pre-k through 8th grade.  Along his journey to LVSC, Pete has coached an age group swim team in NY, a HS volleyball team, and interned for the National Team Division of USA Swimming at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. 

Since Coach Pete took over as Head Coach, LVSC has doubled in size to more than 200 swimmers. The team went from sending a handful of swimmers to NV State Championships to more than 75% of the team qualifying. Whether the swimmer qualified for their first meet, won State Championships in individual events, or won High Point in their age group, Coach Pete is proud to recognize their growth and accomplishments. Each year brings new opportunities for him to take swimmers to gain experience against competitors at Southern California Swimming meets like June Age Group or Junior Olympics and at USA Swimming meets like Wester Zones and Sectionals.

Currently, Coach Pete is also working as a Personal Trainer (ACSM certified) here in Las Vegas. He is also dedicated to ninja training and competition and has qualified for World Finals of the Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association two years in a row. LVSC is (not so patiently) waiting for him to get his call from American Ninja Warrior any day now!

Amber Stewart Asst. Head Coach Senior - National

Amber Stewart was born in Utah but grew up in Texas. At the age of 8, she began her swimming career. In the beginning, she could barely swim the length of the pool. She cried & wanted to quit but her father encouraged her to give it one month. That was all it took. As an age group swimmer she qualified for T.A.G.S. (Texas Age Group Swimming state meet) in Butterfly, Backstroke, Freestyle, and Individual Medley events every year. Over the course of 7 years with STAR swim team she was awarded the prestigious Coaches Award 3 years in a row. A feat that, at the time, had only occurred once prior.

During her high school career, she served as captain 2 out of 3 years. In her spare time she taught swimming lessons and still does, giving her 18 years teaching experience. Her Junior year of high school, she moved to Austin, Texas and trained with the elite Texas Aquatics team under the direction of Whitney Hedgepeth, an Olympic medalist. She was a high point scorer multiple times & competed at the state level.

Upon graduation, Amber furthered her swimming career at Brigham Young University, a Division 1 school. She was appointed to compete on the traveling team and aided in numerous team victories. While there, the women's team won the Mountain West Swimming Championships 3 times.

After graduating, her devotion for swimming continued with various coaching opportunities, founding a summer league swim team in North Carolina, The Gates 4 Gators, & cheering on her three daughters who swims for LVSC. She also loves competing in triathlons and has placed 1st & 3rd in the Amica Irongirl Triathalon in the two times she's competed in it.

Amber is the proud wife to Vaughn and mother to 4 beautiful children, 3 girls and 1 boy. Amber also boasts 8 years of being cancer free!!

Ryan Reeves Asst. Head Coach Age Group - Silver

Coach Ryan was born and raised in the great city of Chicago, IL. At the age of 9 years old, he was forced to swim for the summer to avoid becoming a couch potato. When Coach Ryan was approached by his bearded, combat boot-wearing coach, he ran into the locker room terrified! After speaking with his new coach and developing some confidence, Coach Ryan would find himself swimming for the Hanover Park Sailfish for almost 10 years.

During his high school career, he served as captain of the men’s varsity team for all 4 years. Coach Ryan was the definition of a “pool rat” in that, when he wasn’t practicing, he was life guarding or teaching swim lessons. Coach Ryan excelled at the 200 IM and had full intentions on continuing to swim in college; however, several shoulder injuries would end his swimming career after he finished high school. Instead dwelling on what might have been, Coach Ryan saw this as an opportunity to pass his love and passion for swimming on to others. He accepted his first Head Coaching position with the Schaumburg Barracudas at the age of 18 while he was attending a near-by community college.

After finishing community college, Coach Ryan moved to Bloomington-Normal, IL in order to attend Illinois State University where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Health Education. During these 4 years, he had the opportunity to work with the Normal West High School and Bartlett High School swim teams to further his knowledge in coaching. After a brief 4 year coaching break due to an intense career in the fitness industry, Coach Ryan found himself right back in the driver’s seat of the Schaumburg Barracuda’s once again. He used this as an opportunity to re-kindle his passion for coaching and run a successful swim program.

Today, Coach Ryan is living here in Las Vegas with his wife, Caitlin, and two dogs, Ducky and Madison. He couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this swim family!!

Roseann Platt Coach - Green, Silver & White

Coach Roseann was born in Rockspring, Wyoming, but lived the majority of her childhood in Anchorage, Alaska.  She began age group swimming when she was 9 years old with the Coho Swim Club and continued swimming in Alaska through high school for the Bartlett Bears H.S. On the High School team Roseann was a Senior Captain and helped lead the girl’s squad to win four regional titles, and was an individual qualifier in the State Competition in the 100 fly. During High School Roseann became a life guard her senior year and began teaching swimming lessons.

Roseann attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruses, New Mexico and swam for the team for two years, where she was the team’s 200 butterfly specialist. With a transfer to Arizona State University, Roseann returned to Alaska Pacific University to graduate with a BS in Business Management with an emphasis in travel and hospitality. During her summers and after graduation she worked for Gray Line of Alaska/Holland America Westours, in customer service. She was with the company for a total of ten years and worked as a driver, guide, technician, dispatched both land tours and cruise ship passengers. The job allowed Roseann to travel across the United States, meet her husband Bob and be promoted to Operations Manager.

Roseann and Bob moved to Los Angeles, California, where she began swimming again for NOVA Aquatics Masters Swim Team and continued to swim masters with Las Vegas Masters after moving to Nevada.  Roseann has lived in Las Vegas for 15 years with a small "international" exchange to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is a full time mom to Thomas, Stephanie (SPLATT) and Sophia who both swim for LVSC.  When Roseann is not at the pool coaching she likes to travel, swim and play tennis.

Olga Bellah Coach - Bronze

Coach Olga was born in Blagoveshensk Russia. She was handpicked by coaches to start swimming in her elementary years. She was primarily picked because of her physical attributes. She excelled in the program and quickly became one of the best swimmers in her region. She set numerous records along the way and was then accepted into the Russian Masters program.

Coach Olga attended Blagoveshensk Pedagogical University where she continued to swim and received her BS in Sports Physiology with honors. This university is a teaching university where numerous alumni went on to becoming elite coaches throughout the country.

Olga found her way to Las Vegas where she coached for the YMCA and finally landed here with the Las Vegas Swim Club. She is very proud to be a member of this club and hopes that her experience in coaching and teaching will help the LVSC continue in their way to get the most out of their swim team.

Olga is here with her husband Tom and 2 great kids, Alexandra (Sasha) who swims for the LVSC and young son Aleksey. 

Cameron Durieux Assistant Coach

Coach Cam grew up in Olds, Alberta, Canada. Coach Cam swam in a summer league when he first started swimming at 5 years old. He won many events including some of his favorites like the 100 fly and 50 fly and 50 free in the championship meet. Coach Cam at the age of 18 began coaching for his home team and then became the head coach of the team for only a year. He then went to serve a mission for his church in the foriegn land of Carlsbad, California. He then came back and went to school at BYU in Idaho and meet his wife there; they became the head swim coaches for the local team, and the team did very well at the championship meet. He then came to Las Vegas to pursue his teaching career and finally ended up getting in contact with LVSC. 

Michael Jones Assistant Coach

Michael Jones is a Las Vegas native. He was introduced to swimming when he was twelve years old and swam until he graduated high school. During that time, he developed a love for butterfly and distance freestyle. After graduation from high school, he moved on to teach swim lessons and coach for a local rec team before coming to LVSC. Off of the pool deck, Michael runs obstacle course races with the UNLV Rebellion and writes spoken word poetry. He is also in pursuit of a BA in English.

Cassia Lopez Coach - Green & White

Born and raised in the Vegas valley, Cassia Reed learned to swim for safety when she was a toddler and continued in lessons and stroke development until she was 8. In this time she discovered her love for the water.

Her first swim team was the North Las Vegas Summer Recreational Team, which she joined when she was 8 years old. In 2004, she joined Dessert Storm Swim Team and continued to participate in rec league teams through the City of Las Vegas. At which point she also participated in Dive, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming. Cassia swam for Palo Verde High school with the exception of her senior year.

In her sophomore year, she became a Water Safety Instructor and has been teaching swimming lessons of all levels and stroke development since. Because of her love for teaching swimming, in 2011 through 2014 she coached for the City of Las Vegas’s rec league Swim, Dive, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming teams.

In 2013 and 2014 she swam for Swim Las Vegas Masters team. Cassia is currently going to UNLV for a BA in Romance Language and a minor in leadership and civic engagement. She enjoys hiking and camping when she is not in the water.

Zoe Pappas Dryland Coach
Michelle Mitchell Dryland Coach
Board of Directors
Rene Carlsen President
Dyana Jones Vice President
Elise Hawkins Treasurer
Alana Dawidian Treasurer
Deborah Parrales Secretary
Kyle Yacoben Director
Barry Sr Bulow Director