Coaching Staff

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Head Coach

Jack Roach

 

 

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 Founder / Associate Head Coach

Sandra Jones

 Age Group Silver

Coach Sandra Jones founded TIDE Swim Team in 1988 and since that time has been involved in every aspect and level of TIDE Swimming.  As Associate Head Coach all TIDE programs benefit from Sandra's wealth of experience in club coaching.  Sandra has a special talent for developing quality stroke mechanics at any age.  She is able to receive information at an elite level and present information back to swimmers in an age appropriate learning environment. Sandra began TIDE's Stroke Academy for that very purpose.  Her team goal is to build a superior age group program that best prepares TIDE athletes for high levels of competitive swimming. 

Sandra received a Master's degree in Education (exercise science) from the University of Pittsburgh where she served as an assistant coach for the Women’s Swimming and Diving team.  As a student athlete at Penn State University, she was a 4-time Division I All-American.

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Associate Head Coach

Richard Hunter

 Senior Gold, National

Coach Richard joined Tide in August 2016. Born in Iowa, he grew up in southern California and swam for the Mission Viejo Nadadores. Richard went on to the University of California at Berkeley and swam for the men’s team from 2004 – 2008. After graduation, Richard joined the staff at Mission Viejo and coached in various capacities from novice to all levels and ages between 8 and 18. Richard primarily served as the 13/14 Division Director,  National Team Assistant Coach, and Dryland Programming Director.

“I coach because I am passionate about helping young people discover their own path and goals in life. I feel blessed to be able to help them find enjoyment in the process, not just the end result. “


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Tage Waite

Age Group Gold

Senior Gold

Senior Program

"The key is not the will to win. Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important."  Bobby Knight

 

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Katherine Kardok

Swim School Director

Novice

"There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going."
Beverly Sills

 

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Dana MacCorquodale

Head Coach, Masters

 

 

 

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Abbey Hunter

Lead Coach Chesapeake

Great Bridge / Hickory

Greenbrier

 Coach Abbey joined Tide in August 2016. Abbey was born and raised in southern California and spent as much time as she could in the water! She started swimming for a community club when she was five years old and continued on to swim for her high school varsity team and for Saddleback College. In high school, she began teaching swim lessons and fell in love with the sport in a whole new way. Before coming to Tide, Abbey worked as a lead age group coach for the Mission Viejo Nadadores from 2010-2015. During her time with the Nadadores Abbey realized that a coach’s job isn’t simply to build an athlete, but to help mold a full person. Abbey’s favorite thing about coaching is seeing the development of each individual.

 

 

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Hayley Edwards

Age Group Silver

Age Group Gold

 

 

 

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Cat Ware

Discovery Program Lead

Novice

Developmental Silver

Developmental Gold

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
Vince Lombardi

 

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Carina Masson

Age Group Bronze

Developmental Gold

 

"Live boldly. Push yourself. Never settle."

 

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Bridget Nguyen

Age Group Bronze

Developmental Gold

“Change is the law of life.  And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
John F. Kennedy

 

 

 

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April Barrientos

Developmental Silver

"…The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; … and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Theodore Roosevelt

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Lauren Church

Developmental Gold

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Spencer Thomas

Senior Silver

Age Group Silver

Age Group Bronze

Drylands, Senior Program

 


 

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Liz Lowery

Red Cross Trainer

TIDE Academy

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."
Vince Lombardi

 

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Jim Brinkman

Senior Silver (Princess Anne)

 


 

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Wil Gay

Assistant Coach, Hilltop

 

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Bryn DePaul

Swim School Instructor

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Allison Mickunas

Swim School Instructor

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Chrystal Ritson

Swim School Instructor

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Jason Rodriguez

Swim School Instructor

 

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Board of Directors

Katy Arris-Wilson

President

 

Richard Cofer

Senior Rep

 

Sandra Jones

Founder

Associate Head Coach

Dan Demers

Vice President

 

Tara Frey

Senior Rep

 

Jennie Carder

Executive Director

 

Chris McKee

Treasurer

 

Jennifer Huelsberg

Age Group Rep

 

Sue Rosier

Accountant

 

Carri Lamoureux

Secretary

 

Amber Quarles

Age Group Rep

 

Jack Roach

Head Coach

 

Sara Beth Roberts

Age Group Rep