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Coaches Joel, Ken, Molly, Eve and Jon are available to discuss athlete’s workouts, meets, and personal goal-setting. Look for them on-deck before or after swim practice, or drop them a line at their e-mail addresses below. 

Our board members welcome your feedback regarding club dues, policy or parent volunteer information – contact them at one of the e-mail addresses below, or find them at any swim practice.

Coaching Staff

Joel B Schweiger

Head Coach

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Joel began swimming during his sophomore year when a girlfriend dared him to try out for high school swim team. He made the team, and was hooked. He pursued club swimming when he realized that high school training wasn’t adequate for where he wanted to be. He has swum at the high school, club, collegiate and Masters levels, then went on to duplicate that with his coaching career.  

He coached the Moreno Valley Aquatic club, then Riverside Aquatics (RAA), one of the more established clubs in the Orange section of the Southern California Swimming LSC.  While there, Joel worked closely with area high school coaches to produce quality swimmers, believing that he and the HS coach both sought the same goal. 

Joel plans to have a strong team of swimmers at every level, and will rely on his coaching staff to produce quality swimmers. He has strong expectations, but recognizes that there are different coaching techniques that could be employed to relate to each swimmer. 

Joel wants all of the swimmers to know him and to see him on deck several times a week. He prefers to evaluate each swimmer’s performance with the other coaches during swim meets, and believes that swimmers should be honored when they make the higher cuts. 

Ken Rice

Head Age Group Coach

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Ken Rice is a life-long swimmer and aquatic sports enthusiast.  Beginning as an 8 & under swimmer and continuing with Water Polo, Surfing and Sailing; Ken believes in the positive benefits swimming can offer athletes and families such as goal setting, skill development, teamwork, fun and the opportunity to connect to the excitement of an Olympic sport.

USA Swimming creates an environment for our team to compete both locally and on the national level.  Along with the sanctioned events, USA Swimming also provides a wealth of resource for stroke development and the technical side of racing performance.  Ken utilizes these resources on a daily basis, personalizing stroke instruction and motivating athletes to aim for additional opportunities within Pacific Northwest Swimming.

Ken has coached all levels of swimming to include: novice children and adults, proficient swimmers with new skill development, and elite level athletes with technical refinements and specific training goals.

Molly Larson

Age Group Coach

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Molly began swimming at the age of 5 for Husky Swim Club, when Whitewater was established in 2000, she swam for WWA until graduating from Mount Rainier High School in 2010.  While swimming for the Mount Rainier Lady Rams she qualified for state championships all four years.  From 2009 to 2010 she led the Lady Rams as team captain.   After graduating she moved to Southern California to attend California Baptist University where she swam from 2010-2013. Again she had leadership roles as team captain and participated as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Molly graduated in May of 2013 with a degree in Health Education.  Along with coaching she also is a member of Vo2 Multisport Triathlon team where she competes and is also the team manager.  Molly is excited to be back working with Whitewater again to share her love for the pool and fitness with others. 

Jon A Graybill

Age Group Coach

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Jon is our squad 3B coach for this season. He has assisted coaching for Highline High School Boys Swim team, taught the Whitewater summer-prep group, as well as co-coached for the Normandy Park Swim Club. Before his coaching career, Jon worked at many different pools as a lifeguard, and instructor. He has swum for over 13 years for various year-round competitive swim clubs including Whitewater. He has competed at several national-level swim meets, and qualified for the USA junior national team.

Eve M Ruiz

Age Group Coach

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Board of Directors

Kersten Hubbard

President

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Julie George

Service Coordinator

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David Traynor

Registrar

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Emily Benevedes

Social Activities

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Sarah Louie

Secretary

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Gary Degolier

Communications Director

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Lynn Soria

Member-at-Large

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Ronnie Soria

Member-at-Large

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