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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,   Karen Bland .

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 .

Lisa McMichael

Jr Varsity & Olympic Way Coach

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has been actively involved in the swimming world her entire life, beginning from her infancy while attending the swim meets watching her siblings compete. Later, as Lisa began swimming to catch up and compete to win – first to beat her siblings, and to compete for a team.  In 1980 through 1984 Lisa was a High School All-American/ USS Junior National and National participant.  From 1984 through 1988 Lisa was a four time NCAA Division 1 All - American/ USS National participant.  Most impressive was Lisa’s participation in the 1988 US Olympic Trials in the 100 Fly.

Her swimming career as a coach began soon thereafter as an Assistant Coach for Swim Marin, then Montclair Swim Team, UC Berkeley’s women’s swim team assistant coach, St Helena Swim Team, and Justin Siena High School swim team as a Head Coach.  We are very fortunate to have Lisa’s years of coaching expertise and love of swimming attitude on the deck for NVST and our youngest and newest members to the sport, swimmers in the Olympic Way programs.

Emily Cocks

Pre Senior 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

John Cisco

President

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Kevin Roberts

Vice President

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Brian Dunn

Treasurer

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Debbie Izzi

Secretary

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Cymantha Erickson

Member at Large

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Kathy Minor

Meet Manager/Director

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Kelle Robinson

Member at Large

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Eva Facey

Member at Large

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