Coach Maddie Alexander
*bio coming soon
State Champion at O.C.C.
ETHS Varsity swimmer 4 years
With over ten years of swimming experience, and eight years of coaching, Catherine continues her career with Power Aquatics. She was the assistant coach at el toro high school, Lake Forest II Dolphins and headed the youth groups while coaching for the Stingrays through 2012. Coach "Cat" works with swimmers of all ages; from young children learning to be water safe, youth emphasizing stroke progression, to high level competition strategy. She has her first aide, CPR & water safety certifications, as well as USA Swimming coach verification.
Catherine also promotes the sport of swimming by taking groups of swimmers to USA swim competitions. To prepare for such a level, her practices focused on stroke progression and analysis while simulating a competetive environment for swimmers. Catherine holds two MVP water polo awards, coaches award for swim and most inspirational.
Coach Christian Macias
Sam began swimming with the Lake Forest II Dolphins program in 1991, and was the head coach for four years. Growing up, she competed on both the Nova and Nadadores swim teams. Sam lettered in swimming at El Toro High School as a freshmen. In 2005, her 18U Girls water polo team took silver at the Junior Olympics.
After El Toro high school she attended Golden West College for one year. In 2005, she held two top 8 records at Golden West College as well as earning 8th in the Nation for the 50 yard breastroke and 12th in the 100 yard breastroke. Sam was also captain of the water polo team, had the most goals and assists, was voted MVP, First Team all Orange Empire and First Team All-American. In 2007, she attended Concordia University for both swimming and water polo, and was the captain of the water polo team for three years. In 2008 and 2009 Sam was named most offensive player of the year and in 2010, she earned most valuable player.
Sam graduated from Concordia University in 2010 with a Bachelors degree in communication, and in 2012 with a Masters degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration.
Sam has been coaching swimming and water polo since 2003. Starting with the SVA Marlins in 2003, SET water polo in 2005, Lake Forest II Dolphins in 2007 as assistant & 2008 head coach, Lake Forest II Stingrays 2008, Kahuna Water Polo Club 2009, Northwood water polo club 2011, and assisted at Concordia University 2011-2012. In 2012, Sam founded Power Aquatics, and it her her dream to see it grow. She coached MVHS Boy's and Girls from 2012- current, and has recently become head coach. Coach Sam is currently the only female Varsity Boy's Water Polo coach in Orange County. When she's not coaching, she's either working at Regency Real Estate Brokers, or traveling the world.
Coach Kevin Mitchell
Coach Kyle Dunning
Specialized Goalie Coach.
Power Aquatics is honored to welcome Coach Randy to our staff. Randy has been training goalies for 13 years and has worked with world renowned goalies and goalkeepers.
For private lessons or clinics: firstname.lastname@example.org
Promoting the sport of swimming, Coach Abe’s involvements include: private swim lessons, age group instruction with emphasis on stroke progression, meet preparation, and race strategy.
Abe Coached summer league practices, consulted races and refereed meets. He has obtained USAS / coach certification and ASCA certification Level 2. Abe co-founded the Lake Forest II Stingrays Swim Team and was a head coach for four seasons. He is an interim coach at Power Aquatics when he is not working at the US Postal Service.
“My coaching experience is highlighted with memorable athlete accomplishments during practice sessions and meet competition over the years. I enjoy the process of setting individual goals and expectations with parent(s)/ athlete. I Live in Lake Forest, and if you have questions, call 949 463-3508.”
If you don't see Coach Abe on deck, he's probably still working at the USPS. He volunteers his time to work with our Power swimmers any chance he gets & will be back with us full time soon.
SWIMMING AND WATER POLO CLUB
O.C.C 2014- 2016
Chico State 2016-2018
Varsity water polo and swim
Claire Aguilar has been swimming since the age of 8.She is CPR/Lifeguard Safety certified, and has been an assist coach since 15 with young swimmers ages 3+ in programs including SET,Lake Forest Dolphins II, and Stingrays. Has practiced and competed at Lake Forest Dolphins II, SVA Marlins, and was a varsity swimmer at El Toro for four years, making it to CIF and Master meets .Claire was voted co-captain and awarded coaches award senior year of high school and competed in Junior Olympics meets starting at the age of 11. Claire is a former swimmer at Orange Coast College, where she made it to State Championship in individual events and relays year 2012-2013, and accomplished a school record in a relay. She will be coaching for Power Aquatics when she is not away at Cal State Monterrey Bay. Open to private swim lessons and encourages parents to communicate any concerns or questions they might have for her.