DART-Solano Coaching Staff


Coaches include year round and seasonal staff.   Bios and pictures will be updated prior to the start of the season.


Ricky Silva-Site Lead


Ricky Rascone-Head Age Group Coach


Coach Ricky has been swimming since he was four years old. He attended Reavis High School in Burbank, IL, where he won conference three years in a row with his swim team. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and minored in Nutrition. He was also a fireman in the suburbs of the Southside of Chicago, where he was able to learn about discipline and mental toughness. Coach Ricky has been a swim instructor since his freshman year of high school. He worked as the head coach for Burbank Swim Association. There, he changed the success of the program around. During his time as head coach, he won back-to-back conference championships and managed to promote the team to a harder division league. He coached Junior Olympics, Regionals- Champs, State-Champs, Zones, Swagger, Far-Western, Speedo Sectionals, and most recently, Futures candidates. In 2019-2020, he was selected to be an Assistant Zones Coach for Team Illinois at the Open Water meet, where he was able to meet and learn open water skills from former Olympian coaches, Michael Lawrence and Laurel Liberty. In 2021, he was selected to be the lead coach for the 10 & under boys group to represent in the Midwestern Mega Zones. During his time with Vacaville Swim Club, he was the assistant swim coach for Wes Sinclair, who was the former partner of legendary coach, John Urbanchek. Coach Ricky helped multiple swimmers improve to a high contender level in such little time, managed to have multiple JO cuts, Swagger individual champion titles, and for the first time in club history, led a swimmer to qualifying for Futures. He is Ellis certified to teach infants, along with children with special needs.  


2017 - 13/14 Summer Regional Champions

2018 - Winter Conference Champions

2018 - Summer Conference Champions

2019 - Central Zones Open Water Champions

2020 - Winter Conference Champions

2020 - Central Zones Open Water Champions

2021 - Mega Central Zone Champions

2022 - 13/14 Regional Champions

2022 - 12 and under Summer Regional Champions

2022 - DEI Central Zones 3rd place


Nick Lillard-Senior Coach


Nathalia Hernandez-Assistant Coach


Olivia Balatbat-Assistant Coach

 I currently attend UC Santa Barbara and I am majoring in Psychological and Brain Sciences. I have been part of the competitive swim team for about eight years and have been to multiple meets such as Far Westerns and CIF-Sections. I also competed for the Rodriguez High School varsity swim team for four years. I've been teaching individual and group swim lessons for about three years now. I am also very familiar with the basics of swimming and teaching kids from different age ranges.


Olivia Kolokaski-Assistant Coach


Gabe Cueva-Assistant Coach


Ray Weiser-Senior Coach


Steph Sit-Team Admin