Coach A Hoppe
Coach Hoppe is an
ASCA certified Level 4 Swim Coach and a USWP certified
Silver Level Water Polo coach. He was voted Sierra
Nevada LSC age group "Coach of the Year" for 2013. He has
been coaching swimming and water polo for more than 20
In his years of coaching he
has coached many high caliber swimmers and great people.
Some of these swimmers include Junior and Senior National
qualifiers, Pan American Game’s qualifiers, High School
“All Americans”, Far Western Champions, High Point
Award Winners and Record Holders.
He has coached National Age
Group Record Holders had Age Group Relays ranked
1st in the nation. In addition he
has coached boys and girls in every age-group to National
Reportable Times. He gained international experience
from 1998 – 2000 as Head Coach of the U.S. Virgin Islands
National Team and was their coach at the 1999 Pan American Games in
His personal mission statement is
"Better People Through Better Swimming".
Eve M Ruiz
Age Group Coach
Coach Eve has a strong passion for the
sport of swimming. She was a long-time PNS swimmer and also swam
four years in the Seamount League
Eve began swimming at the age of 8 with the Normandy
Park Swim Club. She then began year round with Husky, one of the
teams which merged to become what is now known as WhiteWater! Also,
with stints at Bellevue Club, Salmon Bay and Kennedy, Eve maintains
to this day team records for each of the 5 teams she competed with
in a variety of events.
Eve has multiple Regional and State championships in the
200 and 500 Free. She has also placed at the Zone and National
levels in the 200, 400, 800 Free, 400 IM and 200 Fly.
Eve has a Bachelor’s in Elementary and Early
Childhood Education from Central Washington University, a
Master’s in Organizational Management, and post
Master’s Education Specialist degree in Administration from
Seattle University. In addition to coaching, she teaches
2nd grade at St. Bernadette School and enjoys time with
her husband and three daughters ages 1-11 years – two of
which swim for WhiteWater!