Our Coaches

Head Coach Doug Springer

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USMS LEVEL 3 COACH

With over 50 years of coaching experience, Doug runs it all! He is currently running the 7:00am T,Th, Fri & Sat practices as well as assisting Jay with the 8:30 practices

 Coach is a firm believer that swimming is an excellent all around exercise for older adults, and should be an enjoyable activity. He stresses individual improvement as a goal. He states that “if a person stays with swimming long enough, he or she will become an All American.” 

Jay Selnick

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USMS LEVEL 2 COACH

Jay is our DECK Coach and is currently in charge of the 8:30am T,TH,Sat practices. He also coaches at the Let's Swim Clinics

 

Jay parlayed a one year competitive swim season, at SUNY at Stony Brook,

into a 30+ year, "unintended" career as a swim coach. As a new academic

teacher at Hewlett High School, on Long Island,NY, he was asked to start a

Boy's Jr. High and later coach the Varsity Girl's Swim Teams. After 33 years

as an educator and swim coach, Jay retired to Santa Fe, NM and then, after

14+ years, moved to SaddleBrooke. He promptly volunteered to assist Coach

Springer, obtain his level 2 USMS coaching certification, become a certified

USMS stroke/turn official and starter,  and be elected as Vice Chair of the

Arizona Local Masters Swim Committee.

Lyn Moreno

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 USMS LEVEL 2 COACH

USMS ADULT LEARN TO SWIM INSTRUCTOR 

Lyn Coaches the 9:50 T,Th, Sat.

practices


Coach Lyn began her long coaching career as a stroke coach for the Allentown Pennsylvania YMCA swim team in 1965. Since that time she spent 50 plus years coaching AAU year round age group swim teams, summer league teams, high school and college teams in California and now coaches our newest swimmers at the Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:50-11am practices.. She holds a BA in sports exercise and kinesiology and a master's in leadership plus is certified as an Adult Learn to Swim Instructor through the USMS.  Lyn believes strongly in the health benefits of swimming for all levels of swimmers and was integral in starting the "let's Swim" clinics which promote swimming for exercise and enjoyment.  


Laurie Loose

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USMS LEVEL 2 COACH

USMS ADULT LEARN TO SWIM INSTRUCTOR

Laurie is coaching at 9:50am on T,TH,Sat with Mark and Lyn.

Laurie is also one or our Let's Swim Clinic Coaches

Mark Randall

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Mark is the deck coach for the Friday 8:30am Distance practice and is coaching with Laurie and Lyn at 9:50am T,TH,Sat

  

Mark was a competitive swimmer from his youth through college. During college he was the Head Swim Coach at the local YMCA and assisted his college coach running youth swim clinics. After college Mark was an age group and Masters swim coach on a USA team for 8 years. After being away from swimming a number of years Mark joined the SB club in 2018 and now assists Lyn with the third practice on Tuesday and Saturdays. He also assists with the “Let’s Swim” clinics. 




Ann Lowry

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USMS LEVEL 2 COACH

USMS ADULT LEARN TO SWIM INSTRUCTOR

Ann is coaching with Steve at the Monday & Friday 7:00am and 8:30 Friday 

Distance practices.

She is also a Let's Swim Clinic coach.


 While Ann is fairly new to swim coaching, swimming and water have always been a big part of her life.  Whether racing her Dad across the channel at their lake cabin or teaching “Tiny Tot’s” at the YMCA, she has always felt a strong connection to anything water-related.  That said, she never swam in a swim meet until she moved to Saddlebrooke three years ago so she can empathize with the anxiety associated with some swim related activities!  Her coaching philosophy is centered around empowering the individual and building confidence:  Everyone should leave practice feeling like they did something good today.

Debi Truesdale

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USMS LEVEL 2 COACH

Debi is the Deck Coach with Carl & Doug for the Monday & Friday 8:30am practices.

She also coaches at the Let's Swim Clinics

Steve Truesdale

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USMS LEVEL 2 COACH

Steve is running the Monday & Friday 7:00 and the Friday 8:30am Distance workouts and assisting with the T,TH,Sat 8:30am practices.

Steve also coaches at the Let's Swim Clinics


Steve started coaching during his junior and senior years in High School.

He returned to coaching in 2017 after moving to Saddlebrooke.

He swam competitively in AAU and on his High School team in San Diego and now enjoys racing with his Saddlebrooke Teammates.

Carl Marriott

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Carl is currently coaching the Monday 8:30am practices along with Debi.

Carl is also a coach at the Let's Swim Clinics 


 Carl started competitive swimming at the age of seven, along with his brother and two sisters.  That first year was some pretty pitiful swimming, but it got better as he got bigger, stronger, and less dense.  He continued this swimming both with a summer club and winter traveling team, and also in high school.  Other than swimming for his cadet company's intramural team for two years in college, that was the end of competitive swimming until he arrived in Saddlebrooke in 2013 at age 63.  A lot had changed in those intervening years (rules and swim techniques), so the learning curve was huge again, but our head coach and everyone around him in the swim practice helped bring him along.  The swim team and swim club are awesome in Carl's mind.  If it were not for the dedication of the coaches and the camaraderie of all team members, he'd probably be hurting himself on the pickelball courts now.  Coaching his fellow team members, while still enjoying the workout itself, has been very gratifying.  He continues to learn from the deck coaches and fellow teammates, and has a load of fun all the while. 

Dave Taylor

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David is in charge of our Summer Coaching  Program

Steve Roberts

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USMS LEVEL 2 COACH

Steve is one of the many Summer Coaches

Joyce Howard

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Joyce also is a summer coach along with being the only one to know how far we have swum each day and coaches at the Let's Swim Clinics

Terese Butler

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USMS LEVEL 2 COACH

USMS Adult Learn to Swim Instructor

and Certified USMS Lifeguard

Terese, in addition to being a past board member, coaches the Monday 7:00am practices

Phil Simpson

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 USMS LEVEL 2 COACH 

Phil, among other things, coaches the third practice on Tue., Thur. and Sat.

Ed Thompson

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 USMS LEVEL 2 COACH 

Ed is a Summer Sprint Coach

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Bubbles takes a Dive

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