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Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to dues, safety, or policy or administrative issues, please contact our team administator HERE.

Coaching Staff

Asher Green

Head Coach

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brings to the Napa Valley Swim Team a wealth of coaching experience from numerous programs and regions of the country. Highlights of Coach Green's career include assisting with the National team for the Mission Viejo Nadadores, serving as the Graduate Assistant Coach for the University of Georgia, heading up the Decatur (IL) Swim Club (where his teams won three Illinois Senior State titles), assisting at Arizona State University, and most recently assisting at the nationally renowned Ford Aquatics of Tucson. Coach Green is an ASCA Level 5 Certified coach. He coached for the USA Swimming National Select Camp in 1995 and 2003, served on the USA National Team Coaching Staff in 1995, once earned four consecutive ASCA Certificates of Excellence, and has coached swimmers to the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008. Coach Green believes that the high demands of competitive swimming provide a unique venue for the development of a multitude of invaluable personal traits, such as team spirit, goal orientation, work ethic, time management, perseverance, honesty, and accountability. Coach Green, originally an Indiana native, was born into a swimming family: his father, the late George "Herr" Green, retired from coaching high school swimming with over 300 career dual meet wins. Coach Green earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Butler University, his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, and has taken PhD. courses at the University of Arizona.

Kathy Stacy

Assistant Coach

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brings 30 years of coaching experience to the Napa Valley Swim Team. She is our Age Group II and Advanced Age Group coach. A graduate from the University of Oregon with a degree in Recreation and a specialty in Aquatics, Coach Stacy has specialized in developing young age group swimmers. Her greatest desire is to give these swimmers the technical tools in which to succeed as swimmers and have fun during the process. It is also very important to her that each child develop a sense of "teammanship" and learn the importance of supporting their teammates both in and out of the water.

Gina Barsotti

Assistant Coach

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has been coaching here at the Napa Valley Swim Team for the past 6 years, working with young swimmers to improve their stroke technique. Gina has been swimming, teaching and coaching for a total of 27 years. She first started her coaching career with the Chico Aqua Jets. In addition to coaching the Napa Valley Swim Team's Tadpoles, Novice and Age Group I swimmers, Gina has been instrumental in developing our successful Tadpoles, and Novice  swim programs. For a real challenge Gina also teaches adult swim classes at both Napa Valley and Solano Community Colleges .

Caroline Holmes-Beaver

Assistant Coach

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Coach Beaver is a certified level 2 ASCA coach and worked from 2006-2014 coaching beginning through advanced swim team at the YMCA of Orange County in Southern California.  Coach Beaver graduated from Vanguard University in 2007 and is fortunate enough to have taught lessons and coached swimming since 2002. She is passionate about helping swimmers reach their ultimate potential in swimming through proper skill instruction, thinking and hard work. She also welcomes questions from any parents or families who are curious about learning more about swimming!

Emily Cocks

Skyline adult Swim coach

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Coach Cocks was an accomplished swimmer for the University of Michigan from 1995-2000. She was an Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 100 Meter breaststroke in both 1996 and 2000. Emily then worked as an assistant coach for the University of Illinois-Chicago 2007-2010. Currently Emily is living in Napa with her husband and is a professional triathlete.

Board of Directors

Kian Tavakoli

President

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Candy Dusky

Vice President

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Joni Kelly

Treasurer

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Arwen Gallenkamp

Secretary

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Creighton Wright

Member At Large

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Gloria Bazan

Member At Large

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