Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Shelby Kenny-Hernandez JR (13-14) Group Coach


As a swimmer and water polo player for Yucaipa Swim Team and Yucaipa Water Polo, I grew to love the water sports.  The years of experience at YST made it possible for me to swim and play polo at Yucaipa High School, then for a time at Riverside Community College.  I began coaching for Yucaipa Swim Team in the Starfish program, and I coached at Riverside Community College swim program for 2 years. I began coaching full time for YST in December, 2013 and it has been my passion to encourage my swimmers to always work to achieve their best.

John Ogden Head Coach & Senior Group (15 & up)

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 Bronze and Silver Group

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

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).  Five years ago, after surviving a stroke, I began a coaching career with Yucaipa Swim Team.  I enjoy coaching and relationships I have with the Master Swimmers.

Emily Martin Coach Bronze & Silver Group
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