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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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Adam Martinez

Age Group Coach

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Adam is originally from Napa, California where he began swimming at the age of 6.  Adam was a very accomplished competitive swimmer.  While competing with Tacoma Swim Club, the Napa Valley Swim Team, and the University of Washington, he was a Five-Time All-American, and qualified for Nationals numerous times in the Individual Medley and the Butterfly. 


Adam was the Head Coach for Tacoma Swim Club for the past two seasons, and an assistant coach with Tacoma Swim Club the previous 5 years.  Before coming to Tacoma Adam was the Head Coach for the Washington Aquatic Killer Orcas.   Adam has helped develop swimmers at all levels, ranging from Sectionals up to National qualifiers, and Olympic Trial Qualifiers, along with several top 16 age group rankings. Adam has also had several high school champions and state record holders.

Adam lives in Tacoma with his wife Ashley and two kids Lorelai, and Jackson.

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.

Kate Haase

Age Group Coach

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Kate began swimming competitively at the age of 5 in Houston, Texas. When her family moved to Sammamish, Washington in 2000, she joined the Issaquah Swim Team and graduated from the program as a National group swimmer in 2009. Kate continued to swim for 3 years at the collegiate level at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. She transferred to Central Washington University in 2012 to complete her undergraduate degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She expects to graduate this December. While at Central, Kate participated on their Master’s swim team where she finished top 10 in the Nation in 3 events.

In addition to the many years of swimming, Kate comes to us with several years of coaching experiences. In 2008, Kate began coaching summer league for the Plateau Club Penguins. She was an assistant coach there for 2 years. In 2010, Kate began coaching for the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge TigerSharks where she has been the Head Swim Coach for the past 3 seasons. During the last year and a half at Central Washington University, Kate joined the Ellensburg Area Swim Team coaching staff leading the their Silver and Bronze groups.

Kirsten Hoover

Age Group Coach

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Kirsten has been a part of Pacific Northwest Swimming since the age of 8, finishing her time with Issaquah Swim Team’s National Group in 2007. During her personal swimming career, Kirsten competed at multiple Senior Sectional Championships, as well as the Short Course Junior National Championships. She achieved a National Reportable Top 16 standard, competed on (3) PNS Zone teams, (1) PNS All Star Team, and still maintains (2) individual and (6) relay records for another club in our area. She went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Washington State University, graduating in 2011.

In 2013, Kirsten began her career as a Project Manager. Although this was fulfilling, she couldn’t shake her pull to the pool and in 2014, become involved with PNS once again through coaching. With multiple years as a swim lesson instructor from ages two to adult, Kirsten has been able to draw on this experience, as well as her personal experience in the pool, to share her love and knowledge of the sport with the up and coming swimmers of PNS. Although Kirsten maintains her career as a Project Manager, she continues to pursue this passion for coaching and the sport with IST in her free time.

Paola Arenas

Age Group Coach

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Paola is originally from Bogota, Colombia.  She attended The INCCA University graduating with a degree in Physical Education and Sport Culture and swam on the team for four years. Paola has coached in Colombia for 15 years with athletes at all levels. She lives in Issaquah and enjoys reading, swimming, playing soccer and of course spending time with her husband and daughter.

 

Teresa Winterstein

Age Group Coach

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Coach Teresa grew up in Issaquah, and after injuries kept her from gymnastics, she began swimming with IST at the age of 9. She went on to swim varsity for Issaquah High School, graduating in 2009. She then graduated from Washington State University in 2012 with a B.A. in Communication- emphasis in Broadcast Production and minor in History.

Teresa has been working in aquatics and teaching swimming since 2007. She has taught many current IST swimmers during her time at Boehm, where she specialized in teaching upper level swim lessons. After a decision to go back to school in order to teach high school Chemistry, Teresa also decided it was time to start coaching. Although this is her first coaching position, she has been a large part of the Pre-Competitive class at Boehm since 2012, drawing on her years of competitive swimming experience. She is very excited to share her love of the swim life with the team that started it all- IST!