Coach Bill Rose's brilliant career began at the University of
the Pacific (1968-1974) where his team won two PCAA championships.
He then built the DeAnza Swim Club in Cupertino, CA into the
nation's largest club during his tenure (1974-1976). For the next
three years, he coached the Canadian Dolphin Team of Vancouver,
before taking the Head Women's Coach Position at Arizona State
University in 1979.Coach Rose has served as U.S. National Team
Coach in Bremen, Germany, and Head Coach of the Canadian
Pan-American Women's Team, the Canadian World Championship Team,
and the Canadian Commonwealth Team.
After a successful ten-year stint as vice-president with Dean
Witter and Prudential Bache, Coach Rose returned to his first love,
coaching, joining the Nadadores in 1992. Not missing a beat, Coach
Rose served as a coach for the United States team in the 1995 Pan
American Games in Mar Del Plata, Argentina and has been named to
the staff of the U.S. World University Games Team competing in
Sicily, Italy in August, 1997 and again on the 1999 WUG team
competing in Palma de Mallorca, Spain as Head Women's Coach. Coach
Rose then placed Chad Carvin on the 2000 US Olympic team as well as
six athletes from other nations. He was then named Head Olympic
Coach for Mexico after placing a number of swimmers on their team.
The recent years with the Nadadores have continued to be a
"whirlwind" of accomplishment. In August 2001, Coach Rose was a
coach for the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games held in
Malaysia. In 2003, he was the U.S.A. Head Coach for the Pan
American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The year of
2004 was very special. Coach Rose was able to put Larsen Jensen on
the U.S. Olympic Team in Athens, Greece. It was there where Larsen
achieved his dream and became a Silver Medal Winner in the 1500
meter freestyle and demolished the American Record by 11 seconds!
Coach Rose was being named to the staff of the U.S.A. World
University Games held in Turkey in August 2006. His
protégé swimmer there was Justin Mortimer, who earned
a Gold Medal in the 1500 meter freestyle. In 2007, Coach Rose was
the Head Coach for the U.S.A. Open Water Team at the World
Championships in Melbourne, Australia. At the same time, Coach Rose
held a position on the Swimming Staff for the Melbourne events as
well. In 2008, Coach Rose was named to the USA Olympic Team
Coaching staff and was the Head Coach for the Olympic debut of the
10K; one of his swimmers, Chloe Sutton, was the first American
woman to compete in this Olympic event. In 2009 he was appointed to
USA Swimming's World Championship staff in Rome. In 2013, he
coached the U.S. Junior World Cup Tour Team in Beijing, China, and
Along the way, Coach Rose received the highest honor that can be
bestowed by his peers as he was inducted into the American Swim
Coaches Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2006 and 2008 Coach Rose was named
the Developmental Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic
Committee. In 2013 and 2014 Coach Rose was selected as the Southern
California Swimming Coach of the Year. Coach Rose's unique approach
has allowed him to positively influence the lives’ of 1000's
of swimmers throughout his career.
Sent Larsen Jensen to the 2004 USA Olympics where he won a
Silver Medal in the 1500 meter freestyle and set the American
Record by 11 seconds
Inducted into the American Swim Coaches Hall of Fame
“Developmental Coach of the Year” by the United
States Olympic Committee
Member, coaching staff – USA World University Games,
His swimmer, Justin Mortimer, earned a Gold Medal in the 1500
Head Coach, USA Open Water Team – World Championships,
Coached Fran Crippen to Pan American Games Gold Medal in the
open water 10K
Named Head Coach for the USA Open Water Olympic Team in Beijing,
Took seven Nadadores to the USA Olympic Trials and placed Chloe
Sutton on the 2008 Olympic Team for the open water 10K
Named to USA Swimming’s World Championship staff in Rome
Pan Pac Swim Coach and Open Water Head Coach - Irvine, CA
Pan Pac Swim Coach and Open Water Head Coach - Irvine, CA
Short Course Coach, World Championships - Dubai, UAE
National Team Staff, Training Camp - San Diego, CA
Took 15 Nadadores to USA Olympic Trials and placed Chloe Sutton
on the 2012 Olympic Team in the 400 freestyle
Named to FINA Short Course World Championships staff in
Named Coach U.S. Junior World Cup Tour Team to World Cup meets
in Tokyo and Beijing
Named Southern California Swimming Coach of the Year
Coached Ashley Twitchel to a gold medal at the World University
Games in the open water 10K
Named Southern California Swimming Coach of the Year for the
second year in a row
Coached Katie McLaughlin to a bronze medal at the Pan Pacific
Championship in the 200 fly
Coached Janardan Burns (1500 freestyle) and Stephanie Peacock
(open water 10K) to the World University Games
Coached Katie McLaughlin to the World Championship in Kazan,
Russia in the 200 fly
Bill Voigt joined the Mission Viejo Nadador coaching staff in November 2002. He began coaching over 30 years ago and has coached at every level from age group through senior, high school and college. He has coached a number of Junior and Senior National qualifiers and over a dozen high school All-Americans; his San Mateo High School team won the CIF Central Coast Section Championships in 1992. He also coached one Junior College All-American while at Napa Valley College. Prior to a brief stint as the Senior Coach with Swim Tucson in Arizona, Bill was most recently the Head Age Group Coach at Napa Valley Swim Team, before joining the Nadador coaching staff. While in Northern California Bill coached 15 Pacific Age Group Swimmers of the Year between 1991 and 2000 and his swimmers were ranked in the national top 16 more than 100 times in that period. He was selected for the Pacific All-Star Coaching Staff three times for the Western Zone Championships and once for the Quad Meet. Coach Bill places a strong emphasis on stroke technique and dedication to a goal-oriented work ethic. He sees training champion athletes as a long-term and multi-faceted process, one that gradually develops potential from childhood to athletic maturation. Bill grew up in the St. Louis, Missouri and swam at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature in 1970. Bill resides in Mission Viejo.
Coach Richard swam for the Nadadores for his entire swim career from age 5 to age 22. He graduated from Trabuco Hill High School in 2004 where he set the current school record in the 100 yard breaststroke. He went on to attend U.C. Berkeley where he competed for the Men's Swim program under Nort Thornton and David Durden for four years and majored in History. During his time there he earned multiple accolades including NCAA All-American and Academic All-American. He qualified for and competed in the 2007 and 2008 NCAA Championships. In 2008 Richard served as co-captain and helped lead the team to a 4th place finish at NCAA's. After graduating he swam the 100m breast at the 2008 Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
Richard coached the Junior Varsity boys swim team at Trabuco Hills High School during the 2009 season. In his free time he enjoys running, reading, and cheering on his favorite baseball team, the Angels!
Coach Sarah Dawson began coaching with the Nadadores in September 2009. After completing her undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (B.S. in Biology), she obtained a job in Thousand Oaks working for a biotechnology company. While there, she decided to get back in the world of swimming, as she had a long history as an athlete in Southern California Swimming, and decided she would like to return to the sport that she loved, but in a coaching capacity. She started her coaching career as an Age Group I coach in 2002 for CLASS Aquatics in Westlake, CA. While working there, her love of the sport drove her to re-define her career priorities and decided to return to Cal Poly and receive her M.S. in Physical Education and Sport Studies with an emphasis in Sport Psychology. While going to school for her graduate degree, Sarah became the head coach for the San Luis Obispo Girl’s Swimming and Dive Team in 2006. In her two years of coaching at the high school, she coached two League Championship teams and brought many individual athletes to CIF. In 2006, Sarah also became the Senior Coach and Head Age Group coach of the San Luis Obispo Seahawks, bringing many athletes from being unable to make a JO cuts to Sectionals athletes.
Sarah’s coaching philosophy encompasses the positive attributes of the team’s philosophy and also allows for her athlete’s to make their own informed choices with a complete understanding of the appropriate consequences that come along with their personal choice. Sarah is here to solely coach and to guide based off of her expertise in swimming and in coaching and to utilize her background in Sport Psychology to aid her athletes in their personal journey towards success in sport and in life.
Coach Bryan Dedeaux started coaching in 1990 with the Colony Red Hots swim team in Irvine, California. It was at that point that Bryan realized his love for teaching young children and began developing his philosophy and unique style of coaching. In 1999, Bryan took his abilities and style to the world famous Mission Viejo Nadadores to further his knowledge of teaching and coaching at the competitive level. With the Nadadores, he worked closely with many world class coaches including Siga Rose and Jim Montrella. Bryan’s versatility afforded him unique opportunities to coach all levels and ages within the program until settling in as the 10 and under division director in 2005. He has since developed many of the top 10 and under athletes in the United States. He was selected as a Western Zone age group coach in 2004 and 2005 and co-headlined the 2008 ASCA Eastern States Coaches Clinic in Boston Massachusetts. In 2010 Bryan presented two talks at the ASCA World Clinic in Indianapolis and received the Southern California Age Group Coach of the Year. He is currently lined up to speak at the SCS Fall Kick-Off Clinic in October and then at the Southern California All Sports Clinic in January.
Bryan also spent a year working for the Irvine Unified School District gaining experience in child development, helping students with special needs, and developing after school programs.
Bryan believes in developing each individual child to ensure the greatest chances for success in their future. He teaches positive attitudes and ideas through positive teaching strategies. Coach Bryan is a true student of the sport and spends a tremendous amount of time reviewing current research and attending clinics.
Siga Rose was the highly successful Head Age
Group Coach of the Nadadores from 1981 to 1986. Before returning in
1992, she coached age group programs at Stockton Tiger Aquatics and
Golden West Swim Club.She has coached more than 75 Top-16 age group
qualifiers and her swimmers have set 25 national age group records.
She has been chosen by her peers to coach Zone camps, All-Star
camps and All-Star meets. Coach Siga was named the USA Swimming -
SCS Age Group Coach of the Year in 2000. A marathon swimmer
herself, Coach Siga is known throughout the coaching profession for
her special ways with young swimmers. Coach Siga has won
numerous distinctions for her work in swimming and has been a key
presenter at both domestic and international
Jacqueline recently joined the Nadadores after working for Aquazot for 3 years where she was the Head Age Group Coach for 1 year. She is a graduate from UC Irvine with a degree in Cognitive Science and a minor in Biology. She has been a competitive swimmer since the age of 6 in her hometown of Thousand Oaks, California. Jacqueline swam for Ventura College and was an All-American Athlete and Scholar Athlete for 2 years before transferring to UC Irvine to swim. She was also the Head Coach and a Head Swim Instructor for Daland Swim School in Southern California for 6 years and loved every minute of it. She also currently works with children with ADHD, Autism and other disabilities and is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy at UCI. She is excited to join the Nadadore family to help swimmers with great technique and develop a love for the sport.
T Sorenson joined the Mission Viejo Nadadores coaching staff in
September 2012. She began coaching swimming in 1989 in Minnesota
and has coached with the Burnsville and South Metro Storm swim
clubs and high school girls at Prior Lake High School. She has
coached swimmers from the novice level to Junior National
qualifiers in age group as well as masters swimmers. Age group
swimmers she has coached include several state and zone record
holders and one national age group record holder.
T also served as a high school communications teacher, K-12
principal, and then district superintendent in Minnesota. She has
also served as a member of the University of St. Thomas licensure
review panel, a panel that evaluates candidates for superintendent
licensure in the state of Minnesota. In March 2012 she retired from
the superintendency and focused her career in coaching. Coach T
received several honors while working in public schools including
·Prior Lake High School Coach of the Year, 2005
·Best Buy Te@ch Award winner, 2005
·Knowledge Points Outstanding Teacher, 2005
·Minnesota Teacher of the Year nominee, 2005
·Advisor of the Year, 2003
·Led production of the first all-digital high school
yearbook in Minnesota, 2003
Earlier in her career, T served as a Marketing Manager
(1996-1998) and a Marketing Coordinator (1995-1996) for Medtronic,
a multi-national medical device company. She also worked as the
Assistant Editor for the American Phytopathological Society
(1989-1990) until taking time off to stay at home with her first
She earned her B.S. from Iowa State University, with a double
major in English and speech communication with an emphasis in
science. She earned her master’s degree in education and
doctoral degree in leadership, policy, and administration from the
University of St. Thomas. As part of her academic and swimming
pursuits, she has shared her knowledge through several publications
and presentations including:
Voight, B. & Sorenson, T. (2013). “Our Favorite
Drills and Workouts.” Presented online via Club Excellence
Wednesday, USA Swimming.
Sorenson, T. (2012). Pay-for-Performance Redux: A
Comparative Case Study of Four Districts’ Experiences in One
State. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest.
Sorenson, T. (2012). “Pay-for-performance Redux: One
School District’s Experience.” Presented at the Midwest
Qualitative Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Udoibok, K. & Sorenson, T. (2009), “Truancy: The
Gateway to Adult Crime.” Presented at the Minnesota School
Boards Association Annual Leadership Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Cacich, J., Jeffrey, D., Collins, S. Malovhr, S. Sorenson, T.
Bequette, M., & Lee, J. (2007), “Nuts & Bolts:
Funding, Agreements, and Curriculum.” Presented at the Second
Annual K-14 Symposium of the Alliance for Successful Student
Educational Transitions, Anoka, MN.
T began swimming in high school and improved quickly; competing at
the national level and earning high school All-American honors her
senior year. She earned all-conference recognition multiple times
while swimming at Iowa State University. Coach T has been swimming
with Nadadores Masters Team since 2009 and continues to compete at
the national level in US Masters Swimming. She has also
earned several accolades in her swimming career including:
·U.S. Masters’ Swimming national record 4 x 200 m.
free relay (2011)
·U.S. Masters’ Swimming National Top 10, free
(2009-2012), back (2011), breast (2011), individual medley
(2009-2011), fly (2012)
·Iowa State University swimming letter winner (1985,
1987-1989), All-Conference (1985, 1988, 1989)
National competitor (1984)
High school All-American (1983)
T still holds her high school team and pool records in the 100
and 200 free. They have been unbroken for more than 30 years.
Coach Casey started swimming for the Nadadores at the age of 5 and remained a Nadadore all the way through her collegiate career. She graduated from Mission Viejo High School in 2009 and went on to swim for UC San Diego where she majored in Psychology. During her time in San Diego she was a member of the Triton Athlete Council, where she met with the Athletic Director twice a month to find ways to improve the athletic department. While at UCSD she was an Academic All-American and she competed in the division II NCAA championships. After graduating, Casey moved to Northern California where she worked for a women’s athletic apparel company. However, she missed working with kids and made her way back to Southern California where she had the opportunity to once again join the Nadadores.
Casey had so many role models and mentors as she grew up and she feels fortunate to be able to now spend time with so many incredible athletes. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, salsa dancing, and spending time with her friends and family.
Coach Amanda began swimming competitively at the age of 7 and quickly fell in love with the sport. Amanda joined the Nadadores in high school, swimming for Coach Rose and Coach Bill in the National group before leaving for college. She went on to swim for the Cal Poly Mustangs in San Luis Obispo under head coach Tom Milich where she specialized in the 200 and 400IM, the 200 Fly, and the 200 Back. Her time at Cal Poly provided many amazing experiences such as being the Women’s team captain, serving on Block P, the student-athlete advisory committee, being a 4 time Academic All-American, and being involved in Athletes in Action, Campus Crusade, and CURE International. After graduating from Cal Poly with a degree in Kinesiology, Amanda moved back to SoCal and is now excited to help others grow in their swimming careers.
“Swimming taught me so many important life lessons and allowed me to meet some amazing people, and now I am excited to have the opportunity to share those with my swimmers!”
Chelsea Ankeny brings 10 years of coaching experience with her
to the Nadadores program. She taught lessons and coached the first
groups of Elite Aquatics from 2004-2006. She then took over as the
Head Age Group coach for Elite Aquatics from 2006-2010. Moving to
Bakersfield to swim for CSU Bakersfield she came into Roadrunner
aquatics as their Head Age Group Coach. She also spent the summer
directing the Summer Recreational Team for Roadrunner Aquatics. She
assisted the college team after graduating in 2012 through August
2013. After finishing her MBA degree at the end of November 2013
she moved to Southern California to work for the Nadadores.
Swimming and being on a pool deck have always been a part of Coach Abbey’s life. As young girl she was on a community swim team called the Stingrays. She swam competitively with the Stingrays for five years and then tried her hand at dance team. Coach Abbey was on a competition dance team for three years and had fun but never as much as she did in the water. In high school Coach Abbey went back to swim, lifeguarding, and coaching, which carried on into college. Coach Abbey swam with Saddleback College for a season but she had to take a break due to shoulder surgery. Coach Abbey is slowly getting back in the water learning new techniques. Coach Abbey is passionate about coaching with the Nadadores and is inspired by her athlete’s commitment.