Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Shelby Kenny-Hernandez Head Coach

Head Coach Shelby was a swimmer and water polo player for Yucaipa Swim Team and Yucaipa Water Polo. She continued to swim and play water polo for Riverside City College. She has been mentored under Coach John for 6 years before accepting the Head Coach position. She has helped coached all levels from our beginning age groupers, up to our senior group. Her main groups now are our silver group and our senior group. It is her passion to continue growing this team and helping each athlete to reach their individual goals. 

John Ogden Associate Head Coach

Coach Ogden comes to Yucaipa swim team from the East Coast. John was the Head Swim coach and Regional Aquatic director for the YMCA of the North Shore in Beverly Ma. from 2006-2013. Prior to that John was Head Swim coach and Aquatic Director for the Glens Falls N.Y. from 1989 -2006. Coach Ogden is currently a Level 5 swim coach.

During his tenure as a swim coach at Glens Falls, John’s teams were perennial league and state champions. Over 100 swimmers acquired YMCA All American status and the team had multiple USA Junior and Senior national swimmers. At North Shore, John’s team also had numerous YMCA All American swimmers with over 20 swimmers achieving USA Junior and Senior swimming standards.  John has had 3 of his swimmers make the USA national Paralympics team. One of these swimmers was a Gold and Silver medalist at the London 2012 Paralympics.

Coach Ogden has been a featured speaker at the ASCA world clinic and a number of other regional’s coach’s clinics through the US. John has received the ASCA certificate of Excellence. While in NY John was selected “Coach of the Year “for his stint as the Saratoga HS girls swimming team.  John has recently been awarded the IKKOS award at the 2012 London Paralympics.

John resides in Yucaipa with his wife Sally.

Lillian DeAntonio Assistant Coach

Coach Lillian DeAntonio is currently a second year student at Crafton Hills College. Her major is Health Science and her goal is to become a dental hygienist. She graduated from Yucaipa High school in 2017 and swam on the varsity swim team for three years. Before high school, she swam on the Yucaipa Swim Team on and off for nine years. She is certified in Life-Guarding, CPR, and hold multiple coaching certifications including Safety Training, Athlete Protection and Foundations of Coaching. She has taught for the Yucaipa Swim Teams Learn to Swim program for the past five years and joined our coaching staff in 2018.

Steve Walker Masters Coach

I have been a swimmer my entire life, I was a NCAA Division 2 Champion in the 100 breaststroke for the University of California San Bernardino.  I have been coaching since 1990, much of that time spent at Riverside Aquatics Association (15) and Corona Swim Club (10).  After surviving a stroke, I began a coaching career with Yucaipa Swim Team.  I enjoy coaching and relationships I have with the Master Swimmers.

Board of Directors
Jason Northcott President
Tania Duran Vice President
Salena Angle Secretary
Alex Ballard Treasurer
Michelle Larriba Communications
Erik Dahnke Fundraising
Maryalice Williams Membership