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Bill Rose

Head Coach

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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.


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 & 2008 Coach Rose was named the Developmental Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee. Coach Rose's unique approach has allowed him to positively influence the lives’ of 1000's of swimmers throughout his career.

 

 

2004

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

2004

Inducted into the American Swim Coaches Hall of Fame

2006

“Developmental Coach of the Year” by the United States Olympic Committee

2006

Member, coaching staff – USA World University Games, Turkey
His swimmer, Justin Mortimer, earned a Gold Medal in the 1500 meter freestyle

2007

Head Coach, USA Open Water Team – World Championships, Melbourne, Australia

2007

Coached Fran Crippen to Pan American Games Gold Medal in the 10K

2008

Named Head Coach for the USA Open Water Olympic Team in Beijing, China

2008

Took seven Nadadores to the USA Olympic Trials and placed Chloe Sutton on the 2008 Olympic Team for Open Water 10K

2009

Named to USA Swimming’s World Championship staff in Rome

2010

Pan Pac Swim Coach & Open Water Head Coach - Irvine, CA

2010

Pan Pac Swim Coach & Open Water Head Coach - Irvine, CA

2010

Short Course Coach, World Championships - Dubai, UAE

2012

National Team Staff, Training Camp - San Diego, CA

2012

Took fifteen Nadadores to USA Olympic Trials and placed Chloe Sutton on the 2012 Olympic Team in the 400 freestyle

2012

Named to FINA Short Course World Championships staff in Istanbul, Turkey

2013

Named to Coach Jr. National Elite Team to World Cup meets in Tokyo and Beijing

2013

Named Coach of the Year for Southern California Swimming

 

Bill Voigt

Swim Program Development Director

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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.

Richard Hunter

13/14 Division Director

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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!

Sarah Dawson

11/12 Division Director

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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.          

Bryan Dedeaux

10 & Under Division Director

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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

8 & Under Division Director

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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 clinics. 

 

Nicki Rivera

Asst. Age Group Coach

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T Sorenson

Asst. Age Group Coach

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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.  

Coach T also served as a high school communications teacher, K-12 principal, and then district superintendent in Minnesota. In March 2012 she retired from the superintendency and focused her career in coaching.

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.
 

Coach 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 is a member of the US Masters Swimming national record holding 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay in the 140-159 age group.

  

Breanna N Gonzales

Asst. Age group coach

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Lauren Yang

Asst. Age Group Coach

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Brittney Lugo

Asst. Age Group Coach

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Carly Colin

Asst. Age Group Coach

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Casey Adams

Asst. Age Group Coach

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Amanda Maffris

Asst Age Group Coach

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Chelsea Ankeny

Swim School/ Novice/Transition Director

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Rebekah Ankeny

Asst. Age Group Coach

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