Team Director/High Performance Coach
Coach Andy has over 27 years of coaching experience, working with athletes of all ages and abilities. He has a long history of helping athletes achieve at the Junior National, National and Olympic Trial level; and has consistently helped athletes achieve their dream of swimming in college.
Some of Coach Andy’s philosophy includes:
- Being a teach first, train second program. Swimmers are limited by their technique, and if the incorrect skills are not fixed the bad mechanics will be reinforced with the redundancies that come with swimming.
- Athletes will receive the appropriate developmental progression based on their age, ability and desire.
- IM/Middle distance based training program. IM, because it makes you a complete swimmer, and middle distance, because it allows you to have the endurance to swim distance events, and the speed/power to swim sprints.
- Dryland is a huge component in all phases of our training progression. The better the athlete, the better the swimmer.
- Every swimmer is important, we are a Team!
- The deck environment will be positive and supportive for both the coaches and the swimmers
“I want the swimmers to dream big, set lofty goals, and understand that it takes commitment and effort to reach those goals. This will be a partnership between coaches and swimmers where we will work together, and hold each other accountable.”
Erin A Dunn
Assoc. Head Coach (Ch/Ach 2 RAC/Exp 1/2)
Coach Erin handles many of the teams administrative duties as the Associate Head Coach and coaches the Excel 1 training group.
Erin grew up in southern California swimming on both high school and club teams. He attended The Ohio State University graduating with a degree in history and swam on the men’s team for three years. Erin has coached in the Seattle area for 12 years with Husky/Swim Seattle before joining WAVE in the fall of 2007. He also coached for seven years at Kennedy High School in Burien, WA.
Erin is an ASCA level 3 coach. He has had several swimmers make nationally ranked times along with Junior National qualifiers, Senior Sectional qualifiers, PNS Champions, Zone and All Star Team qualifiers. Many of his swimmers have helped to rewrite the WAVE All Time Top 16 Records.
Highlights of Erin’s coaching experience at Kennedy High School included consistently placing as a team in the Top 10 at state, two swimmers earned WIAA Swimmer of the Meet at the state meet, multiple state relay champions, and multiple Top 8 swimmers including several first place finishes. The team also set many school records under Erin’s leadership.
Erin always enjoys learning more about the sport of swimming and coaching. Over the years he has had the opportunity to attend conferences/clinics across the country where he has learned many innovative approaches to teaching swimmers how to move through the water effortlessly and efficiently.
Erin enjoys hiking, snow skiing, reading, bike rides and of course spending time with his wife and two children.
Erin can be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 206-883-4434.
Head Age Group Coach (Excel)
Chad started competitively swimming at 5 years old for his neighborhood swim team (in Cincinnati, OH) and swam competitively all the way through high school. He swam for his middle school and high school teams while also competing for the Princeton Aquatic Club.
Chad initial coaching experience was for the Sharonville Sharks summer team before taking a coaching position with his old club team, Princeton Aquatic Club as an assistant coach. Next Chad became a Head Age Group Coach for the Cincinnati Marlins North Satellite. After one full season as Age Group Coach, Chad was promoted to the Head Site Coach and spent the next few years coaching for the Marlins.
After several years with the Marlins, Chad became the Head Coach for the Ketchikan Killer Whales Swim Club. He has spent the last three years coaching up in Alaska.
During the last ten years coaching, Chad has sent numerous athletes to the Zone Meet, Northwest Senior Sectionals, and Northwest Age Groups. On a state level, Chad has kids win high point for their age group at LSC championship meets along with top qualifiers at high school state champs.
In his spare time, Chad enjoys fishing and hiking with his dog, Rowdy. Chad is also very happy to be in a big city again and plans to attend baseball, football, and soccer games.
Chad is excited to be joining the Wave staff and working with each swimmer and parent to help achieve goals and drop time.
Head Senior Coach
EmailCoach Vince Carmosino has been with WAVE Aquatics since 2015. He currently manages the Senior Group operations and coaches the Perform group, and prior to that he coached the Achieve and Challenge groups. Vince has also coached the mid-lakes summer league at Phantom Lake in Bellevue from 2015-2016. Vince is an active U.S. Masters Swimmer and recently competed in the U.S. Masters Nationals, placing in the top 10 for his age group.
Vince began swimming when he was 12 years old, and swam in Ohio as well as Maryland. During his swimming career, he was an Olympic time trails qualifier, US Open qualifier, High School All American and Jr. Nationals Finalist. He swam with Nations Capital Swim Club (formerly Curl/Burke), training with Olympic coaches like Pete Morgan and Jozef Nagy. Vince was a member of the DC All Metro team and awarded a full scholarship to the University of Maryland, where he was team captain his final two years. Vince earned a degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, and Project Management Certification from the University of California, San Diego.
Vince is a Level 2 ASCA coach, and continues to further his coaching education. Vince first began coaching in the ultra-competitive Montgomery County (MD) summer league, and conducted private lessons. After a long and successful career in the technology sales industry, he then returned to his passion for coaching after moving to Washington State. He currently has triplet daughters that swim for WAVE Aquatics in the Senior Program, and has a son in high school.
Vince enjoys swimming, golf, hiking and spending time with his family and dog. He is also active in his church community, as well as a volunteer for an autism advocacy group called WAAA.
Tatiana Lemos de Lima
Senior Assistant Coach
Coach Tatiana is a former professional swimmer from Brazil and a two-time Olympian who represented her native country in the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
She has an extensive resume of major internationally recognized awards, such as eight Pan American Games medals in four editions of the Games – 1999 Winnipeg, 2003 Santo Domingo, 2007 Rio de Janeiro, 2011 Guadalajara and a total of 11 medals at the FINA World Cup between 1999 and 2012.
Tatiana also participated in numerous FINA World Championships where she advanced to the Finals (Top 8 in world) and broke the Brazilian national and South American records in the 100m freestyle and as part of the relays. She competed in the following FINA World Championships: 1997 Gothenburg, 1998 Perth, 1999 Hong Kong, 2000 Athens, 2002 Moscow, 2003 Barcelona, 2004 Indianapolis, 2009 Rome, 2010 Dubai, 2011 Shanghai, and 2012 Istanbul.
Between 1997 and 2011, she was crowned Brazilian National Champion>
In order to help boosting Olympic Sports in Brazil, she was elected as a member of Athlete’s Commission of Brazilian Olympic Committee (2013-2016), and honored to be part of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games by carrying the Olympic Torch>
Tatiana retired from professional swimming in December 2013. Shortly after she was invited to join Coastal Aquatic Club in Myrtle Beach, SC, as an assistant coach in 2014. In her initial coaching experience she had the opportunity to work with all groups, from young kids to teenagers until she became Head Age Group Coach. She used her experience as an athlete in addition to the knowledge of her Bachelor degree in Physical Education from Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil, to help swimmers develop both life and swimming skills, and also stimulate their passion for the sport.
After 3 years living and coaching in South Carolina, coach Tatiana recently moved to the Evergreen State in order to join Wave Aquatics. She lives with her husband and their dog in Kirkland and they are excited to explore the lifestyle of the west coast.
Varsity Lead Coach
Robby has been with WAVE for 5 years, and works with the Varsity group. Robby has been swimming most of this life but did not get into competitive swimming until high school. He swam for three of his four years in high school. After his high school seasons he would spend the rest of the year swim for a club in Tacoma and teaching swimming lessons for the YMCA. “Swimming is the only sport that I really love doing”. Robby has coached athletes of all ages.
Varsity Asst. Coach
Sam grew up swimming competitively in the Greater Seattle Area from the early age of 5 years old, and has fond memories of long hours spent in many of the pools on the Eastside. Spending a lot of time practicing in the early mornings at Julius Boehm Pool, as well as afternoons at Hazen Pool, Coach Sam is proud to have been a Captain for Eastlake High School Boys Swim Team. Sam has worked for Wave Aquatics for 2 years, you will most likely recognize him as the Operations Manger for Juanita Aquatic Center where he spends most weekday evenings. Feel free to stop by and say "Hi" any time!
Achieve 2 JAC
Before moving to Washington in 2012, Denise spent all of her life in California. She grew up in South Lake Tahoe, CA, where she spent the winter in skis and the summer in a swimsuit. She joined her first swim team at age 4 because she was determined to do whatever her big brother did. Denise continued swimming all the way through college, where she swam for the UC San Diego Tritons. At UCSD, Denise went on to earn All-American status all four years, including her senior year when she was the Division II National Champion in the 200 IM. That year Denise was also named one of UCSD's Athletes of the Year and awarded an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.
Denise has enjoyed coaching swimming since high school, when she began coaching the under 10 age group on her local club team. She later spent several years coaching Masters Swimming in both San Diego and Santa Barbara, as well as offering private clinics for swimmers and triathletes. As a coach, Denise thinks that swimming should always be fun, often be challenging, and consistently be about learning life skills like overcoming obstacles, practicing good sportsmanship, and working as a team. When she's not on the pool deck, Denise enjoys hiking, skiing, or doing just about anything outside with her husband Eric.
Achieve 2 RAC
Coach Beth is a 3rd generation Floridian and grew up on the pool deck. When she was 5 she joined the swim team and swam competitively till the 6th grade. During high school, she rejoined swim team and led her team as captain. After high school, she was a lifeguard and a swim teacher. She has continued to teach private lessons and enjoys giving children and adults the skills to enjoy the freedom of swimming. Her favorite strokes are butterfly and backstroke. Prior to moving to Redmond, WA in June, Beth owned and operated a guided bicycle tour business in Lakeland, FL. She loves bicycles and looks forward to learning more about Washington. She brings passion and excitement to all she does and is equally excited about joining the Wave Aquatics team.
Challenge/Achieve 1 RAC
Basil Whaley started his 14 year swimming career at the age of 8 with the Helena Lions in Helena, Montana. As a club swimmer Basil qualified for Zones and Sectionals, and Senior Sectionals in multipleevents. Basil then took his racing to the high school swimming scene swimming for Helena High and placing in events at the State Championship meets all four years. Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington then recruited Whaley to deepen their men’s team talent. While at PLU, Basil was an essential part of the team as a Team Captain for two years, a consistent member of medaling relays, and a Championship finals qualifier all four years.
During his time at PLU Basil studied Kinesiology, the study of Human Movement and minored in Biology. In addition to his work coaching, Basil works as a Physical Therapy Technician at ATI Physical Therapy. During his free time he enjoys skiing, crabbing, hiking, and all other outdoor activities.
Challenge/Achieve 1 RAC
Hello, My name is Tessa Churchill. I have been swimming practically since I was born. I was on a small swim club in Lakewood Washington growing up and I competed at USA swim meets until the 8th grade. When I reached 9th grade I decided to focus on high school swimming and I was a Varsity swimmer all four years for North Thurston High School. My main event was the 100 backstroke and I competed at the state level in this, and other, individual events. After high school, I became a coach myself for another team in Olympia, WA. I realized I loved coaching just as much as I had enjoyed swimming myself. I left for college and attended Central Washington University for the past three years. I graduated in June with a degree in Secondary English Education. I am currently a substitute teacher and am very excited to be a coach for the WAVE Aquatics team. Thank you.
Explore 1 & 2 JAC
Swam with Wave Aquatics from 2006 to 2011. I began swimming when I was in 5th grade, went to Swimming State championship in 2010 and 2011 as well as Diving State Championship in 2011. I've coached a pre-competitive swim team at Columbia Athletic Club as well as the Kingsgate Gators summer league team and now in 2016, coach for Wave.
Coach Danielle made the move from California to the Pacific Northwest in pursuit of a job opportunity with Seattle Children's Hospital nearly 1 year ago. She has been in the water since she was 5 years old and began to swim competitively for her neighborhood swim team at age 7. Spending the majority of her swimming career with Martinez Community Swim Team she was also a varsity athlete for both swimming and water polo at Alhambra High School. She continued to swim recreationally while attending UC Santa Cruz and once graduated, she returned to the teams she grew up on. She became assistant coach for the Ladies Water Polo team at Alhambra High School for two years as well as spent three summers coaching for Martinez Community Swim Team.
She sought out a coaching opportunity with Wave Aquatics to get involved with her new neighborhood and get onto the pool deck after work. She is very happy to be a member of the Wave Aquatics Coaching staff and looking forward to another great season!
Exp 1 & 2 Willows, Ch 2, Ach 2 JAC
Challenge 2 JAC
Challenge/Achieve 1 JAC
Coach Nick is excited to be joining the WAVE Coaching staff. Nick grew up in the Issaquah area, where he swim for IST and Liberty High School. As a swimmer, he was a 2013 All American and a 2015 WIAA State Champion. During his HS years, he was a swim instructor for Agnew Aquatics, where he taught private lessons. After graduating and beginning school at University of Washington, Nick coached with BCST, and helped send athletes to both PNS Champs and AGR’s. Coach Nick is currently a student at UW and will be assisting in running the Excel group through the week, and working with our younger kids on Saturdays and Sundays.
Challenge/Achieve 1 JAC
Julia was born in the capital of Soviet Union – Moscow, and started swimming at the age of 7. In 1986 Julia won USSR national championship and joined the junior national swimming team. Julia quickly excelled at sportsmanship and became one of the youngest captains in the history of the team, specializing in backstroke. She travelled the world with the team: Germany, France, Hungary, Romania, North Korea, winning multiple international awards. Soon afterwards, Julia’s love for watersports and constant drive for a challenge brought her into high performance rowing. Julia enjoyed 5 years of professional career in rowing, winning the national championship in 1990 at the pinnacle of her career.
Julia took a break from professional sports career and graduated from Russian State University of Physical Training, Sport and Tourism in 1997 with honors cum laude. Anatomy, biomechanics, sports physiology and psychology are but a few disciplines in the extensive curriculum.
Julia returned to professional sport in Ireland where she played on the Irish national water polo team for 10+ years. She was selected player of the year in 2005 & 2010, became a national champion multiple times, and travelled to many international tournaments in France, Hungary, Sweden, and Wales. At the same time, Julia continued coaching swimming and shared her love for swimming with her numerous students of all ages.
Julia has experience coaching kids and adults at all levels. Her trademark is individual and friendly approach in a safe and fun environment. Julia believes that everyone can swim at the national level – and she is here to help!