Coaches:

Water Polo Coaches:
Matt Warshaw—Director
South Coast Aquatics Director Matt Warshaw is a Thousand Oaks native, South Coast alumnus, and graduate of Thousand Oaks High School, where he competed as a varsity water polo player and team captain. Matt's coaching experience includes a season with the Newbury Park High School program before founding the Golden Bay Water Polo Club in 2001. Golden Bay began as a youth program, with just nine athletes, but quickly grew to be among the most competitive programs in Ventura County. The Golden Bay program merged with the South Coast Water Polo Club in 2003, and expanded to include programs for four separate age divisions, including high school. In 2004, Matt added a swim program to the South Coast catalog.

Over the years, the South Coast Water Polo Club has achieved tremendous success throughout California and Hawaii, including a Bronze Medal at the 2008 Junior Olympics (14 & Under Boys), 6 San Diego County Cup medals, a Hawaiian Invitational championship (2004) and runner-up finish (2006), and a top-20 finish at the 2006 Junior Olympics for the boys (15th place) and girls (29th place) teams. At the 2010 Junior Olympics, South Coast placed 10th in the 14 & Under Boys Platinum Bracket; and 5th in the 14 & Under Girls Gold Bracket. At the 2011 Junior Olympics South Coast was represented with eight teams across the age groups, the 16U boys finishing a club best 10th in the platinum bracket. In 2012 South Coast qualified nine teams, including a silver medal finish with the 18U boys. With more than 300 current members, South Coast is proud to boast nearly 3,000 alumni athletes, including many NCAA Division I, II, and III players; and continues to thrive as the third oldest club water polo program in the state of California. Along with multiple youth water polo and swimming programs, South Coast Aquatics is home to the fastest-growing masters swim team in Ventura County, with dozens of nationally ranked masters swimmers and a U.S.A. Triathlon team program.

In addition to his work with the South Coast program, Matt holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Cal State University Northridge (CSUN), where he is also the head coach for the Division I women's water polo team. Prior to his work with the Matadors, Matt spent 12 years as an assistant coach for the men's and women's water polo teams at California Lutheran University, which celebrated Women's Division III National Championships in 2007 and 2010. In 2012 Matt joined the Olympic Development staff as an assistant coach for the 10th/12th grade and under boys in the Coastal California Zone.

Carson Arnett—14U Boys
Carson Arnett began playing water polo with South Coast at the age of nine. He has played water polo year round since then and still continues to play. Carson is a Westlake High School graduate where he was a four year Varsity starter who was a two time first team all Marmonte player along with team MVP. Currently, Carson is a sophomore at Los Angeles Valley College, where he has played the past two years on the water polo team as well as a member of the swim team. At LAVC, as a Freshmen year he was second team all-conference and the team finished fourth in SOCAL. His Sophomore year, he was named first team all-conference, first team all-SOCAL, All- American as well as team captain. With LAVC he won conference both years, finishing second place at State Championships the second year.  
Elise Begg—12U & 14U Girls
Elise Begg was introduced to water polo with South Coast Aquatics at the age of 14. She was a 4 year varsity water polo player for Newbury Park High School where she was the varsity co-captain for 2 years and earned First Team All-Marmonte, First Team All-County, and LA Daily News All Water Polo Team Honors multiple years. At Newbury Park High School, Elise holds the school record for the most goals in a single season and overall career. During her high school career, she also participated in the USA ODP Program and played on the Coastal Zone Team. Elise was also a USA Water Polo Outstanding Academic All American while in high school. In addition to water polo, Elise was a varsity swimmer for NPHS for 3 years and was the Marmonte League Champion in the 50 Freestyle her junior year. Elise then played Division 1 water polo for Wagner College, majoring in Business. She started all four years and, in each of her four years, helped the Seahawks become MAAC Champions, as well as earn berths in the NCAA Championships. Elise was co-captain her senior year and was named second team in the MAAC conference her junior and senior year. She was also named to the MAAC All-Academic team all four years. After graduating, Elise plans to attend graduate school to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. 
Hans Cole, 16U & 18U Boys
Hans Cole began his water polo career when he was 10 years old. He started with the Malibu WPC and played for various clubs, including South Coast. Hans then went on to Malibu High School where he earned two Varsity letters for water polo and was the varsity team captain in 2015. He qualified for CIF three times and was a CIF Southern California D6 Water Polo Champion in 2014. He participated in five Junior Olympics. Hans is currently playing water polo at California Lutheran University where he is majoring in multimedia with an emphasis in digital cinema.
Jens Cole, 16U & 18U Girls
Jens has been playing water polo since the age of 11, getting his introduction and early exposure to the sport by Malibu Youth Water Polo Foundation. Under the coaching of current South Coast coach Hayden Goldberg and Malibu High School head coach Mike Mulligan, Jens fueled a love and passion for the sport early on. He played high school water polo at Malibu High School, where he played varsity all four years. At his time at MHS, he surpassed the all-time assist record, was awarded team MVP his senior year, was selected to All-Tri Valley League first team, first-team All-Ventura County tournament team, and Southern California all-star team. In 2011, his team were league champions. In 2012, they were ranked #1 in the D6 league and also were league champions. In 2013, his senior year, the team finsihed runner-pp in the CIF Finals game.

Academically, Jens was a four-year honor roll member and was also a California Scholarship Foundation member all four years as well. His club water polo experience included four years with South Coast. Playing with the South Coast water polo team, they won gold at Junior Olympics. He now plays at Pepperdine University, where he is finishing out his water polo career as a senior on the team. He is studying political science with an emphasis on social action and justice. He has been an Academic All-American all four years at Pepperdine. He intends to graduate this year and attend graduate school at Pepperdine.


Chris Dilworth—Malibu 12U & 14U
Chris was introduced to water polo with South Coast Aquatics at the age of 7. He earned four varsity water polo letters and three varsity swim letters competing for Thousand Oaks High School, where he set 8 school records records for the Lancers. He was voted Marmonte League player of the year as a junior and was a member of the Coastal Zone Olympic Development team in 2012 and 2014. Chris plans is pursuing a degree in criminal justice at Pepperdine University while playing Division I men's water polo for the Waves.
Braden Fisk—12U & 14U Boys & 14U
Braden Fisk started his water polo career at the age of fourteen as a freshman at Davis High School. There he participated in both swimming and water polo all four years. During high school he fell in love with the sport and continued to play water polo year round for the Davis Club Team where he competed in four Junior Olympic tournaments. After high school he went on to play for the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo club team for four years, where he was the president of the team in 2014. Braden had the honor of coaching the CWPA’s ‘Team of the Decade’ Women’s Club Water Polo 2012-2015, helping the team earn their spot at nationals twice. He also coached the Cal Poly Men’s Club Water Polo team his last year in 2015, bringing the team to 2nd in the Pacific Coast division. Braden graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering and currently works in Digital Health at Amgen in Thousand Oaks. He believes in the promotion of health through sports and technology, and hopes to bring his innovative personality to inspire young students to bring change for a better world.
Kaitlin Gardhouse—10U Boys & Girls and intro camps
Kaitlin Gardhouse started playing water polo at the age of 12. She played for Agoura High School where she was a 4-year Varsity Water Polo player. During her time at Agoura High School, she was a 3 time USA Water Polo Academic All American. She was named to the 2016, 2017, and 2018 All-Marmonte League first team, 2016, 2017 and 2018 second team All-CIF, 2018 VC Star All County Girls Water Polo first team, 2018 AHS Defensive Player of the Year, 2018 Agoura High School Winter Athlete of the Year, contributed to AHS being 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Marmonte League Champions, and 2018 AHS captain. Kaitlin is currently attending California Lutheran University where she is pursuing a degree in Biology and plays water polo for the Regals.
Hayden GOldberg Hayden Goldberg—16U Boys & Malibu 12U & 14U
Hayden was a three-year varsity water polo player and swimmer at Malibu High School, where he earned 1st team all-league honors MVP awards. He helped lead the Sharks to CIF playoff appearances each year, and qualified as a CIF swimming finalist. Hayden went on to compete with the Ventura College water polo program, helping his team to reach the conference finals.

As a coach, Hayden has spent the last 10 years as head coach of the Malibu Youth Water Polo Club, and served as the Assistant Coach of the Malibu High School Girls Water Polo program. He currently coaches at Malibu High School as the head coach for the Malibu High School girls water polo team and assistant coach for the boys program, where his teams have made a combined five appearances in CIF finals. In 2013 Hayden coached the Malibu 16U boys team to a 5th place finish at the Junior Olympics.

Brandon Gross—14U & 16U Boys
Brandon was first introduced to water polo at eleven years old when he joined South Coast. After competing at multiple Junior Olympics & Hawaiian Invitationals he went on to compete for Agoura High School where he was a three year varsity starter and earned a CIF title in his senior year. In his senior season he earned 1st team All-CIF, 1st team All-Marmonte League & was named a high school All-American. After graduating from high school Brandon went to California Lutheran University where he played for Coach Rond & Coach Warshaw. He was a 3x All-SCIAC conference player and a 3x NCAA All-American. He holds records in the top ten in program history at CLU for goals, steals, drawn exclusions and assists. Brandon graduated with a BS in business management & small business entrepreneurship. As a coach he was also a member of the Agoura High School boys staff where he helped guide them to two CIF titles. He has over ten years experience coaching club water polo and says one of the most rewarding things is seeing his players move on to the college level. Brandon is married Sara Gross and currently lives in Simi Valley.
Kelly Grosswendt—Goalie Coach
Kelly Grosswendt started playing water polo for South Coast in 6th grade. From there she continued to play club up until she graduated form Newbury Park High School. She has participated in five Junior Olympics. She was also a standout member of the water polo program at Newbury Park High School where she was awarded most outstanding defensive player all four years as a goalie as well as being varsity captain her senior year. She now continues her water polo career at the University of Redlands where she is majoring in Graphic Design.
Jack Hughes—Malibu 12U & 14U
Jack Hughes is a two year varsity level athlete for the Malibu High School waterpolo program. He has been playing in the Malibu Youth Waterpolo foundation since the age of 11. He has played under olympic goaltender Merrill Moses, Coach Of The Year award winner Micheal Mulligan, and Coach Hayden Goldberg since youth. He has partaken in two Junior Olympics under the S&S Bruin Waterpolo Club. Additionally, Jack is a CIF finalist in swimming, and a three year varsity athlete in the sport. He currently plays at Malibu High School for his final season. 
Luke Irwin—12U,14U, 16U Boys
Luke started playing water polo for South Coast at age 12. He went on to play at Thousand Oaks High School where he earned three varsity letters. Following high school, Luke went on to play water polo and study Neuroscience for four years at Brown University. He was part of the CWPA champion and NCAA tournament team in 2014 and earned first team all conference honors in 2016. He also competed in the USAWP National League in 2016. He graduated from Brown in 2017 and plans to pursue a career as a physician in Emergency Medicine. 
Scarlett Lund-Sidi—16U Girls
Scarlett started playing water polo at age twelve for Lightning Aquatics out of Westlake High School. This is where she first found her love for water polo. Scarlett attended Westlake High School, where she was a three-year varsity water polo player and co-captain her senior year. Scarlett also was also a three-year varsity swimmer, competing in the 200 & 500 freestyle & 100 butterfly. In high school she was a member of South Coast, competing on the 2011-2012, 16U JO team. She went on to play water polo at Ventura College where in 2013 she earned Defensive Player of the Year honors as well as being on the swim team. In 2017 she took over the Camarillo High School girls water polo program. Scarlett’s club experience includes taking a 14U boys team to Junior Olympics with the Titans. She’s currently completing her bachelors degree with an emphasis in Education, planning on following that up with a teaching credential in Elementary Special Education.  

Backus Nahas, Goalie Coach
Backus started playing water polo at the age of 14 at Porterville High School, continuing on at Ventura College and Master’s programs. Four of his years in Master’s he played under USA Water Polo Hall of Fame coach Sandy Nitta at Team Vegas/Henderson Water Polo Club. He has coached youth sports since 1997 including water polo, basketball, baseball, MMA and soccer. Backus has a strong focus on fundamentals, positive attitude and teamwork to help inspire young athletes to achieve their goals in sports. In addition, Backus owns a family farming operation that grows and markets strawberries and enjoys spending quality family time with his wife Kamala and their three children Asha, Sassin and Samir.

Adam Payan—16U & 18U Boys
Adam began playing water polo when he was ten years old in Ventura. He attended Ventura high school where he was a three year varsity starter. During his high school career the Cougars were finals runner-up in CIF Division 4 & semi-finalist. Adam earned 1st team All CIF honors & twice was selected to the 1st team All Channel League. In addition to twice being selected to the 1st team All County team and a high school All-American. Coach Payan was on the Ventura High School staff from 2005-2009 as soph/frosh, JV, & varsity assistant coach. Then from 2009-2011 coached Ventura Water Polo Club 16U & 18U boys where in 2010 they traveled to Budapest, Hungary for multiple international tournaments and common training with the elite clubs all over the country. From 2011–2013 he worked with the Gold Coast 12U teams before joining the South Coast staff in 2018.

Cody Pletcher—Tournament Director & Asst Coach
Coach Pletcher has been the director of Ventura County Cup for six years, successfully hosting years of tournaments. In addition to Ventura County Cup each December South Coast hosts The Tune Up Cup in May for teams prepping for Junior Olympic qualifying. Pletcher heads that tournament up as well.

He also serves as the assistant coach at California Lutheran University for the men’s and women’s water polo teams. Originally from Houston, Tex., he attended Alvin High School where he played water polo for three years. He earned all-conference selections twice and an all-state bid his senior year.

Pletcher is currently the head boys coach at Thousand Oaks High School. He earned a degree in History while minoring in Education at Whittier. Cody then went on to earn a Master's degree in history at Cal State Northridge.

Mike Potter—14U & 16U Boys
Michael Potter began his water polo career at age 11 with South Coast Aquatics. He went on to compete at Thousand Oaks HS where he was a three year varsity letter award winner, leading the Lancers to the semi finals in CIF his senior year, along with MVP honors and a 1st team CIF selection. Michael then attended California Lutheran University where he was a four-year member of the swim and water polo teams. He graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice and is currently pursing a career in law enforcement. He enjoys training and competing in open water swimming.
Mardell Ramirez—12U & 14U Girls
Mardell was first introduced to water polo at Brentwood School where she played with the school's Varsity Men's team for a year. She then played and swam for Palisades Charter High School, where she earned three Varsity letters in both swim and water polo. Mardell was awarded MVP for both her swim and water polo teams in 2013, 2014, and 2015. After high school, she went on to attend California Lutheran University, where she swam and played water polo for the Regals. She is the current all-SCIAC record holder in the 200 freestyle and holds four individual records for the women's CLU team. Last year she was invited to represent her school at the DIII NCAA Swimming Championships. Mardell has been awarded Student-Athlete Honors for two-sports both years she has been attending Cal Lutheran. She is a Psychology major with a double minor in art and education.
Lexi Rond Lexi Rond—10U Boys & Girls and intro camps
Lexi Rond started playing Water Polo for South coast Aquatics when she was 9. She then went on to play for Agoura High School where she was named an Academic All-American, High School Water Polo All-American, Agoura High School Water Polo Captain, Marmonte League Water Polo Player of the Year 2017, High School Water Polo All-CIF 1st Team 2016 and 2017, Ventura County Water Polo Player of the Year 2017, and L.A. Daily News Water Polo Athlete of the Year 2017. After High School, Lexi went to Santa Barbara City College where she was voted team captain. Along with Water Polo, Lexi is an LA County Lifeguard. Lexi is now a student-athlete at California Lutheran University where she is a member of the women's water polo team.

Jason Rosenthal—Girls Technical Director, Head Girls Coach
A 27-year coaching veteran, Coach Jason has served as the girls Head Coach for 21 years and the Boys' Head coach from 1992-2003 & 2014 and led the boys' program to four Marmonte League Championships in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2014 as well as 12 straight playoff appearances. In 1996 Jason helped to form the first ever girls water polo team at AHS and has been in charge of the program ever since. From 1996-2017 he has led them to 18 Marmonte league titles, 5 CIF Championship Finals, 2 CIF Titles and has won a CIF record 142 (and counting) consecutive league games.

  • Marmonte League Boys Coach of the Year- 1994, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2014
  • Marmonte League Girls Coach of the Year- 1999-2003, 2005-2016
  • CIF Coach of the Year- 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007
  • Los Angeles Daily News Coach of the Year- 1998, 2002- for Boys Team
  • Los Angeles Daily News Coach of the Year- 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008 for girls team

During his 21 seasons as Agoura High School Girls head coach, Jason has complied an overall record of 287-103 and a league record of 180-8. Jason formerly headed the HS Girls Program at Los Angeles Water Polo Club. He has also been involved with the National Youth Program. From 1999-2004 he coached the youth zone team for our area. Born and raised in the area Jason is member of the local community living in Moorpark with his wife and two daughters ages 4 and 6.

Tim Settem—18U Boys & 18U Girls
Tim Settem brings a litany of success to the South Coast water polo program. He has been involved with the sport of water polo for nearly 30 years. Settem is currently an assistant at Pepperdine for the men’s water polo team.

His collegiate coaching experience includes stops at Ventura College, UC Santa Barbara, where he was an assistant for two seasons (2008, 2009), Pepperdine, where he was twice a volunteer assistant with the men’s team (2011, 2000), and at Claremont Mudd Scripts Colleges, where he directed both the men’s and women’s water polo teams for six years (2001-2006).

While at CMS, Settem directed both programs to national prominence. Settem led the CMS women to top-3 national rankings in four of his six seasons, and top-10 rankings in the other two.

Settem also spent a season in Australia, coaching the Hunter Hurricanes Water Polo Club, a semi-professional club in Australia’s National Water Polo League, in 2011. In that season he led them to tying their record for most wins in a season.

He also continues active participation in the sport. Settem was a gold medalist at the US Water Polo Master’s Nationals in 2004 and a silver medalist at the 2012 US Water Polo Master’s Nationals.

A graduate of Buena High School, Settem received his associate’s degree from Ventura College in 1994 and his bachelor’s degree from Long Beach State in 1997. He earned a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University in 1999. He currently resides in Ventura.

Candyce Schroeder—16U & 18U Girls
Candyce Schroeder joined the South Coast staff in 2018 the same year she joined the CSUN Matador staff. A two-time All-American at Indiana University and champion at the international level in England, Schroeder brings a wealth of knowledge. She also served as coach of the 18U Tritons Water Polo Club in her hometown of San Clemente, California. Schroeder was a four-year letter winner at Indiana University (2013-16) where she tallied 173 career goals and 71 assists. A three-time All-Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) honoree, Schroeder nabbed ACWPC All-America Honorable Mention awards in 2015 and 2016. While at Indiana, Schroeder also earned three Academic All-Big Ten awards, three CWPA Scholar-Athlete nods and three ACWPC All-Academic accolades. During her stint in the UK, she also played for the Leeds Sharks of the British Water Polo National League. Schroeder led the Sharks in scoring for the 2017 season. Prior to her collegiate career, Schroeder prepped at San Clemente High School. She guided the Tritons to the 2011 CIF championship as she took home CIF Player of the Year honors. Schroeder also received league MVP, All-County Second Team and All-Southern California First Team accolades in 2011. At the club level, Schroeder competed for the SET Water Polo Club where she was a three-time Junior Olympic All-American from 2008-2010. Schroeder earned a degree in psychology with a minor in speech hearing sciences from Indiana University in 2016. She also earned a master's degree in science marketing at Durham University in 2017.

Joey Sparks—14U & 16U Girls
Joey Sparks started playing water polo at the age of 13. He attended Agoura High school where he helped bring the school its first CIF championship. During his time at Agoura he also earned 1st team All Marmonte league honors and 2nd team All CIF honors. As a coach Joey has helped Agoura High School win 2 CIF Championship Titles. He has been coaching age group water polo for 6+ years and has attended multiple Junior Olympics with different age groups. Joey holds at BA in psychology from Cal State Channel Islands and is currently working towards his masters degree in Social Work with the goal to become Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Mackenzie Thomas—12U & 14U Girls
Mackenzie Thomas graduated in 2016 from Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, California; where she earned four letters in water polo and two letters in swim. As a team captain of her water polo team, her senior year, she helped her team make history in the Bay League. She is currently working on a major in business with a minor in finance at Cal Lutheran. She also plays for Cal Lutheran's water polo team. Mackenzie is also a water enthusiast and enjoys surfing, free diving, swimming, and sailing in her free time. 
Jennifer Vreeke—12U Boys
Vreeke's passion for the pool began as a diver at age 11. By 13, she discovered water polo and went on to play for Thousand Oaks High School, where she also qualified for CIF competition in diving each of her four seasons with the Lancers. Vreeke then attended Cuesta College, where she began her competitive swimming career. She won conference championships in 1meter diving, the 50 breast stroke, and was a member of the 400 medley relay A team. She also competed at the State Championships in waterpolo, swimming, and diving in each of her years at Cuesta.

Vreeke began her coaching career in high school as an assistant Dive coach for the club Dive Thousand Oaks, as well as coaching summer diving classes with Conejo Recreation and Park District. Once in college, she worked as an assistant women's waterpolo coach and the diving coach at Cuesta College. Vreeke then transferred to California Lutheran University, unable to finish out her waterpolo career due to a diving injury. In 2010 she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Art from CLU, then in 2013 received her Master’s Degree in Education with single subject teaching credentials in Art and Physical Education from Pepperdine University. With over 13 years swim instruction and youth coaching experience, she has served as swim lesson coordinator and aquatics director at the Conejo Valley YMCA. She now works as an assistant manager at the CRPD Community pool, and hopes to get a teaching job with CVUSD. Coach Vreeke is the Youth Novice swim team head coach as well as the 10U &12U boys waterpolo head coach.
Xavier Volgenau—14U BOYS
Xavier Volgenau began swimming for the Pleasant Valley Swim Club in Camarillo at age 12. He went on to be a four-year varsity letter winner in swimming at Newbury Park High School, where he represented the Panthers as a three-tim CIF qualifier in the 100 breaststroke and 200 Individual Medley. Xavier also played high school water polo for Newbury Park, earning 1st team All-Marmonte League honors his senior year. He then played water polo for San Jose State University's club team, and graduated with a degree in forensic psychology. Xavier is pursuing a second degree in business marketing at Cal State Channel Islands with plans to continue on for an MBA. Xavier's aquatics career also includes nine years working for Conejo Recreation & Park District.
Youth Swim Coaches:
Jennifer Vreeke—Head Coach
Vreeke's passion for the pool began as a diver at age 11. By 13, she discovered water polo and went on to play for Thousand Oaks High School, where she also qualified for CIF competition in diving each of her four seasons with the Lancers. Vreeke then attended Cuesta College, where she began her competitive swimming career. She won conference championships in 1meter diving, the 50 breast stroke, and was a member of the 400 medley relay A team. She also competed at the State Championships in waterpolo, swimming, and diving in each of her years at Cuesta.

Vreeke began her coaching career in high school as an assistant Dive coach for the club Dive Thousand Oaks, as well as coaching summer diving classes with Conejo Recreation and Park District. Once in college, she worked as an assistant women's waterpolo coach and the diving coach at Cuesta College. Vreeke then transferred to California Lutheran University, unable to finish out her waterpolo career due to a diving injury. In 2010 she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Art from CLU, then in 2013 received her Master’s Degree in Education with single subject teaching credentials in Art and Physical Education from Pepperdine University. With over 13 years swim instruction and youth coaching experience, she has served as swim lesson coordinator and aquatics director at the Conejo Valley YMCA. She now works as an assistant manager at the CRPD Community pool, and hopes to get a teaching job with CVUSD. Coach Vreeke is the Youth Novice swim team head coach as well as the 10U &12U boys waterpolo head coach.

Paulina Cordero

Paulina Cordero—Asst. Coach
Paulina Cordero grew up in Palm Desert, California where she began swimming competitively at the age of 12. She went on to compete for Xavier College Preparatory High School and was a tour year varsity letter award winner and captain in her junior and senior year. During her junior and senior year she was the league champion in the 50 yard freestyle. She swam competitively in college at CLU where she focused on the 50, 100 and 200 yard freestyle events. Her coaching experience includes the Palm Desert YMCA recreational swim team and the Palm Desert Swim Club. Paulina is currently a junior at CLU majoring in English with plans to become a publisher/editor.


Cassie Kramer

Cassie Holmes—Asst. Coach
Cassie was born in Thousand Oaks and started playing for South Coast when she was nine years old. She was a four year varsity swimmer and a three year varsity water polo player for Thousand Oaks High School. In her senior year she was named team captain for both the swim team and the water polo team and was awarded Best Offensive Player. In addition to the aquatics teams Cassie was also a member of the Thousand Oaks High School Surf Team and in 2012 finished second respectively in shortboarding and longboarding for the Southern California section. Follow high school Cassie earned an Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Moorpark College and is now working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at California Lutheran University. Following school she plans on pursuing a career in Law Enforcement.


Megan Seeman

Umberto Moreno—Asst. Coach
Umberto has always had a lifelong passion for aquatics, he first started swimming for his local YMCA swim team at the age of seven and discovered his true passion for swimming there. Eventually, he moved on to Royal Swim Team in Culver City where he grew more as a swimmer and qualified for several important club meets such Winter Age Group, June Age Group, and Summer Junior Olympics. In addition, he was a 4 year varsity swimmer at Notre Dame High School where he qualified for Mission League Finals all four years in addition to being a part of the CIF team two times in the 200 Freestyle/Medley relays. He also competed on the the varsity water polo team. He first started coaching & teaching at the same YMCA where he started swimming as a swim instructor and assistant swim coach. He is currently attending California Lutheran University where he is a member of the swim team and majoring in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Human Performance with the hopes of working for a professional team in the NFL or NBA.


Megan Seeman

Megan Seeman—Asst. Coach
Megan grew up in Flower Mound, Texas where she began swimming competitively at the age of six. She swam for Flower Mound High School and was a varsity letter winner for all four years. She earned and award All American Honorable mention for her 200 freestyle relay for her Junior year. She began playing water polo during her freshman year of high school, and was a varsity letter winner for all four years and the team captain for junior and senior years. She was awarded First Team All Region for her sophomore and junior years, and she was named her region’s MVP for her senior year in 2015. She was also awarded First Team All State awards her sophomore, junior, and senior years. Megan is currently a senior at Cal Lutheran where she plays on the women’s water polo team. She is working towards earning her degree in Exercise Science and planning on graduating this spring in 2019.

Xavier Volgenau—Asst. Coach
Xavier Volgenau began swimming for the Pleasant Valley Swim Club in Camarillo at age 12. He went on to be a four-year varsity letter winner in swimming at Newbury Park High School, where he represented the Panthers as a three-tim CIF qualifier in the 100 breaststroke and 200 Individual Medley. Xavier also played high school water polo for Newbury Park, earning 1st team All-Marmonte League honors his senior year. He then played water polo for San Jose State University's club team, and graduated with a degree in forensic psychology. Xavier is pursuing a second degree in business marketing at Cal State Channel Islands with plans to continue on for an MBA. Xavier's aquatics career also includes nine years working for Conejo Recreation & Park District.
Masters Swim Coaches:

Dave Moore—Masters Team coach
Dave Moore is the founding coach of the highly successful Oaks Christian Swimming and Diving program. Under the direction of Coach Moore the program has produced thirty-three CIF Southern Section relay and individual champions. The girls have posted multiple top five finishes in the CIF Southern Section Championships; placing as high as third in 2006. The Oaks boys’ team has progressed from finishing thirty-ninth in 2002 to winning three consecutive section championships (2005, 2006, 2007). Dave Moore has been selected twice by the Los Angeles Daily news as Swim Coach of the Year. USMS/ASCA Certified Level 1 and Level 2 Coach.

Jeannette Bauer—Masters Team Coach
Jeannette has been swimming competitively for 50 years, beginning with the Reedley Marlins summer league near Fresno. She went on to compete in club programs and at Reedley High School, where she won the Valley CIF championship in the breast stroke her senior year. Following high school, Jeannette swam for UCSB and pioneered the early stages of the university's women's water polo program. Graduating with a degree in biology, she minored in coaching and served as an assistant swim coach durng her graduate studies.

Following college, Jeannette moved to San Diego and began competing in Masters swimming. Throughout the years, she has been a regular fixture at local, national, and international Masters Competitions. She has multiple top-10 finishes at the national level in masters swimming. Upon moving to the Conejo Valley area, Jeannette became heavily involved in the Newbury Park High School swimming and water polo programs, serving as an assistant coach, a head coach, a proud parent, and an advocate for the aquatics community. She has served as the assistant swim coach at California Lutheran University since 2004. Jeannette continues to reside in Newbury Park with her husband, who assists with the NPHS girls swim team. Her son, Robbie is completing his studies as a senior at UCSB. USMS/ASCA Certified Level 1 and Level 2 Coach.

Randy Eickhoff—Masters Team coach
Randy grew up in San Diego , California and began swimming competitively as a freshman in high school and for Heartland Swim Association. He went on to swim competitively at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a distance swimmer, butterflier and team captain. Randy competed in three PCAA Championship meets and finished third in the Men's 1650 freestyle as well as being a finalist in the 200 yard butterfly. USMS/ASCA Certified Level 1 and Level 2 Coach.

During and after his college career, Randy became active as a lifeguard competing on two US National Lifesaving Teams and three California Lifesaving teams competing internationally. Randy also became a National Lifesaving Champion in the Open Swim and Rescue Race as well as the Senior Swim and Run-Swim-Run. Randy has more than 10 gold medals from World Masters Lifesaving Competition and is the current World Record Holder in the 200m with Obstacles in the 35–40 age group and a past US Masters 1000 yard freestyle National Champion and record holder in the 30–35 age group. In addition to his South Coast duties, Randy is a partner in a national tax consulting firm, is happily married to Lani Eickhoff and enjoys time with his two sons, Cameron and Colin. USMS/ASCA Certified Level 1 and Level 2 Coach.

Kim Leigh—Masters Team Coach
Kim is a true Masters swimmer. Although she wasn't an age group, or club swimmer growing up, Kim became an extremely accomplished masters swimmer, having fifteen national USMS Top Ten ranked swims in past years. She is a USMS/ASCA certified Level ll Masters Swim Coach who enjoys sharing her enthusiastic love of pool and open water swimming with others
Megan Seeman Emma Lythgoe—Masters Team Coach
Growing up in Arizona, Emma learned to swim before she could walk and started competitive swimming at age three. She then lived out her collegiate dreams at Brigham Young University - first as a walk on. After much hard work she received increasing amounts of scholarship each competing year and even found herself a spot as a team captain. She was also the recipient of 2nd Team MPSF Honors in the 200 backstroke two consecutive years. Emma enjoys sharing her love of the water with others and hopes to one day be a high school coach and teacher.
Megan Seeman Brian Murphy—Masters Team Coach
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Ed Safa—Masters Team Coach
Ed Safa began his swimming career at age 7 in Mexico City before moving on to compete at the club and high school level in Houston, Texas. He swam for Southern Methodist University as a 2-time NCAA qualifier in the breast stroke; and competed at U.S. Nationals from 1981-1986. Throughout his swimming career, Ed represented his native Mexico many times, including appearances at the 1983 Pan Pacific Games, 1984 Olympics, and 1985 World University Games. Ed works as a Chief Financial Officer for a Spanish Language Television group and currently lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife and two children. USMS/ASCA Certified Level 1 and Level 2 Coach.

Todd Shillington—Masters Team Coach
USMS/ASCA Certified Level 1 and Level 2 Coach.
Patrick Simpkins—Masters Team Coach
Patrick began his swimming career with CCAT Swimming and Crespi High School before swimming for Stanford University as an amateur, and then the Mission Viejo Nadadores and Trojan Swim Club as a professional. Career record includes: a 2005 CIF Southern Section Div. 1 Champion in the 100 butterfly; 7 US National Championship appearances; 2 US Open Appearances; 2008 US Olympic Trial participant in the 100/200m butterfly; two top 10 finishes at the 2009 US Open; and represented Team USA at the 2012 British Swimming Championships and Test Event at 2012 Olympic Pool. His career with SCM began in 2013, where he won a national championship gold medal in the 50m butterfly at the USMS Long Course Championships in Mission Viejo. A former coach for the Mission Viejo Nadadores, Patrick is now in the midst of becoming a lawyer, having completed his studies at Pepperdine Law School.