Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Hayden Barron Assistant Swim Coach
Garrit Barth Assistant Water Polo Coach
Cailin Clements Assistant Swim Coach
Mac Darin Assistant Water Polo Coach
Justin Gonzalez Head 16/18 Boys Water Polo Coach
Autumn Harryman Club Admin
Carter Hawkins Assistant Water Polo Coach
Darby Huff Assistant Water Polo Coach
Brett Kalynycz Assistant Swim Coach
Rachael Kowalchick 14U Girls Water Polo Coach
Chi Kredell Long Beach Shore Aquatics Director
Kristin Kredell Long Beach Shore Aquatics Swim Director
Dimitrios Lappas Head 14U Boys Water Polo Coach

Head Boys Coach Dimitris Lappas  / 12U Boys / [email protected]

Dimitris Lappas was born in Athens, Greece. He started playing water polo for Panionios WPC at the age of 12. He participated in many competitions with this club at the national and international level. He also played for the junior national team of Greece for three years with many accomplishments. The most significant was earning 2nd place in the Junior World Championship in Sibenik, Croatia in 2009. With the same team, he also placed 3rd in the Junior World Championship in Volos, Greece two years later. Dimitris also played at California State University, Long Beach from 2012 till 2016. He earned two All-MPSF Honorable Mentions his junior and senior years in college. He was a member of the 2015 college team that was placed 2nd in MPSF. He also received three All-Academic Honorable mentions during his four years in college. Dimitris graduated with his undergraduate degree in Business Finance, Class of 2016. Currently, Dimitris is a water polo coach at Poly HS and Long Beach Shore Aquatics WPC. It’s his first year with the Boys and the Girls HS program. He has been coaching at Long Beach Shore since December 2015. His first year was the head coach for the 16U team, and currently is the coach of the 12U Boys team.

Jason Mills Head Girls Water Polo Coach

Head Coach Jason Mills / 10U/12U/14U Girls / [email protected]

Jason grew up playing water polo in Portland Oregon where he led his team to a second-place finish at Junior Nationals in 1989. He then attended Golden West College where they won two state championships in 1989 & 1990. Since then Jason has coached at many levels of swimming and water polo. Age group, high school, zone teams, and Olympic Development Teams. Jason prides himself in his ability to develop young players. Teaching life lessons through the sport of water polo. Developing individuals to do their part for the overall success of the team. Teaching the skills and knowledge to be competitive at all positions in water polo. Creating a culture of having fun through development, competition and hard work. Jason and his family, wife Karen, daughters Danica (16) and Kennedy (6) are proud to be a part of the Shore family.

Dylan Pinckert 16U Boys Water Polo Coach
Zac Polmanteer Head 14U Boys Water Polo Coach
Amanda Price 12U Girls Water Polo Coach
Chris Schott Assistant Water Polo Coach
Chris Sekula Water Polo Goalie Coach
Lulu Sinco Assistant Swim Coach
Mariah Walker 10U Girls Water Polo Coach
Charles Wright Head 10U Boys Water Polo Coach

I began playing for Shore at age 11.  Tony Azevedo was the popular 8th grader at my elementary school, and I was one of many kids inspired by Tony to take up water polo. Thankfully my friends and teammates at Shore including Anthony Artukovich(USC, Pro in Australia), Matt Sagehorn(CIF POY, USC, Pro in Australia), Cody Walter(LMU), Kyle Wootten(USC), Jacob McIntosh(UC Berk.), Scott Swanson(CIF POY, UCLA, Pro in Australia), Chay Lapin(CIF POY, UCLA all-time saves leader, 2012 Olympian), Scott Huntley(USC), Victor Aquino(JO's 14u MVP), Tim Gross(UCSB), and Joe Sherrin(CSULB) were all really good at water polo, because I was mediocre and we would not have won any of the national age-group championships or CIF rings that we did if it were just up to me.  The team two years ahead of us at Shore included Garrit Barth(Pepperdine), Matt Norris(USC), Thomas Hale(CIF POY, USC, Pro in Spain), Clint Wilson(CSULB), Mark Morimoto(UCSB), and Sir Jonathan Foster(CSULB). As a group we were coached by Johnny Bega, Ricardo Azevedo(Olympian), Cassie Azevedo, Chris Segesman(Olympian), Robert Lynn(Olympian), Tony Martinho(9x CIF Champion), Adam Wright(Olympian), Adam Lee, Chi Kredell(Olympian), and the legendary Klaus Barth(Olympian).  I've had a close relationship with Coach Chi since my freshman year of high school, and I feel lucky to be working under him and Kristin. I love the sport of water polo and Shore Aquatics. As a young player at Shore I felt it was important to carry on the proud tradition that previous Shore athletes and coaches had established, but more than anything I simply loved playing and practicing water polo with my friends.  It was tough to keep us out of the pool.  As a coach I have been able to work with some great athletes ranging from splashballers to 18u collegiate bound student-athletes.  I have been lucky to work with and learn from some great people including but not limited to Coach Kristin Barth-Kredell, Coach Joe Bilish, Coach Genn Billish, Coach Jason Mills, and Coach Brendan Patterson. Thank you to all and Go Shore!

Board of Directors
Chi Kredell Long Beach Shore Aquatics Director
Kristin Kredell Long Beach Shore Aquatics Director
Autumn Harryman Board Member