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Ryan Pachciarz

Head Coach

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Ryan is originally from Portland, Oregon and has been involved with swimming both as a competitor and coach since age 10. Ryan competed for the University of South Dakota while earning his Bachelors degree in Psychology and Math. He went on to earn his Masters in Exercise Science while coaching for the Vermillion vipers and the USD Coyotes. Ryan joined IST in the summer of 2006 by way of Space City Aquatics in Houston, Tx. Ryan and his wife Kristy live in Maple Valley with their son Dylan and daughter Kamryn.

Since joining the Sockeye Program, Coach Ryan has been a staff member for the PNS All Stars, the PNS NACC team as well as serving on the PNS Techinical Planning Committee, Age Group Committee and actively serves the PNS LSC in multiple facets. Coach Ryan has developed and coached numerous swimmers to top 16/10 times, Junior National-National-US Open-Olympic Trial qualifiers as well as placing a swimmer on the USA National Junior Team.

 

John T Skroch

Head Age Group Coach

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Coach John started swimming competitively when he was 13 years old for Port Angeles Swim Club and Port Angeles High School. He then attended Central Washington University where he continued his swimming career, competing 2 years at the NAIA National Championships in the 400 IM and 200 Back. John was an assistant coach for the Issaquah High School swim teams for several years.  John and his wife Jodi live in Renton with their two children Fischer and Parker.

Aaron Hardin

Age Group Coach

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Kris Daughters

Age Group Coach

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Kris grew up in Bellingham, Washington where she swam for the YMCA team and Sehome High School.  She attended Whitman College, earned a degree in literature, and swam on the team for four years.  She was team captain in her senior year and an All-American and an NAIA national championship competitor for four years.  Kris earned a Masters in Education from Seattle University in 1997 and has been teaching English at Liberty High School ever since.  Previous coaching experiences include being a developmental coach for Bellevue Club, and head coach for both Overlake Country Club and Liberty High School.  When not at the pool, Kris enjoys reading, gardening and traveling.

Laura Halter

Age Group Coach

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Laura began her competitive swimming in Santa Barbara , CA . Her family moved to Willmar , MN and she joined the high school team. At 17, she taught lessons and was a lifeguard and discovered her passion to teach/coach others. Laura has experience coaching Jr. High and Sr. High girls, Jr. High boys and 2 different summer league teams. She also officiated for the boys’ high school team in MN. After a break to raise her two children, Kate and Benjamin, Laura has re-entered coaching with the Edgebrook Swim and Tennis summer team, and Issaquah High School teams. Laura joined IST in 2002 and loves the opportunity to work with the young swimmers on the team.
 
 
 
 
 

Jennifer Cucinelli

Age Group Coach

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Jenn began swimming competitively at the age of 10, and swam locally for both IST and Issaquah High School until 2001.  She attended Central Washington University and earned degrees in English Teaching, Elementary Education and Psychology.  Jenn currently teaches 10th grade Language Arts and Skyline High School.  Previous coaching experiences include assistant coaching positions with the Klahanie Swim Team and this year with the Skyline Girls Swim Team.  Jenn is happy to be returning to IST as a coach, and is looking forward to getting to know the Issaquah Swim Team Family!

Kirsten Hoover

Age Group Coach

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Teresa Winterstein

Age Group Coach

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Paola Arenas

Age Group Coach

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