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Swim Club for your Family

The Ygnacio Wood Swim Club, is home of the Seahorses, but it is also home for about half of our membership that uses it as their local community pool.  It is a great place to hang with the family… come on down on a hot day, cool down and BBQ your dinner.  Quite often, you’ll find club members there for dinner and just hanging out.

The Ygnacio Wood Swim Club is open to members to use when open.

We open weekends only starting on Memorial Day between noon and 8pm.

Starting when MDUSD school is out (mid June), through Labor Day, we open for members every day of the week from noon – 8pm.  (About four times a season, we have swim meets on Wednesday evening, and the pool is closed to open swim from 3:45pm on those few days.  Check the calendar to be sure.)

After labor day, we are open till end end of Sept weekends only.

When the pool is open, we have a lifeguard on duty.

Check the calendar for special events – poker nights, bunko nights, auction, 4th of July parade, and tons of other fun events for our members and community.

Come on down and enjoy our great community resource.

Swim Team Coaching Staff

Maddie King – Co-Head Coach

Hello everyone!  My name is Maddie King and I am one of your coaches for this incredible team.  This will be my fourth year coaching this team, but my 17th year on the team overall.  This team is truly like a second family to me, and I have gained so many incredible memories and friendships from my time here.  I know I will treasure these memories for the rest of my life, and I would love to be the one who helps create those memories for our current swimmers.  When I am not hanging out with kids on the pool deck, I am at the University of Nevada, Reno pursuing Elementary Education with a minor in human development and family studies.  I can’t wait to see our swimmers smiling faces this May and can’t wait to start working hard and having fun!  Gooooo Ygnacio!

Alex Humann – Co-Head Coach

IMG_1402Hello!  My name is Alex Humann and I am beyond excited to come back to the pool for my fourth year as your Co-Head Coach.  I became a Seahorse when I was just four years old and have been loving it ever since.  I continued swimming competitively at Santa Barbara City College where I have was voted team captain for two seasons and now coach.  I am eager to give back to the team that has fueled my love and enthusiasm for the sport.  This team has been more of a family to me and I love having the opportunity to give back all that I’ve gotten over the years.  I am looking forward to another great season!  Go Seahorses!

Haley Darr – Assistant Coach

Hello everyone!  I have been on Ygnacio Wood since I was five years old and I am incredibly excited to be back for another season of coaching this amazing team!  This team is like a family to me and has given me so many great experiences.  Ygnacio is where my love for swimming began.  I am continuing swimming at Diablo Valley College where I play water polo as well.  Ygnacio has been such a large part of my life and has led me to the realization that I want to have a career as a pediatric nurse.  Ygnacio is so much more than a team and I know that this summer is going to create even more unbelievable memories.  Goooo Ygnacio!

Taylor Welsh – Assistant Coach

Hey seahorses!!  My name is Taylor Welsh and I am so excited for the amazing opportunity to be one of your assistant coaches and the director of the Sea Ponies program this season!  I swam recreationally for Valley Vista Swim Team for ten years, competitively as a Captain for Northgate High School for four, and was fortunate enough to swim my last season as a seahorse last summer.  At Valley Vista, I was a swimmer coach for three years, worked with the fall and spring programs, and was a Cuda Program instructor for five years.  Last summer I co-directed the Sea Ponies program and assisted with pre-season.  I am attending Saint Mary’s College of California where I am in the Justice, Community, and Leadership program in pursuit of a career in law enforcement.  I can’t wait for all the memories to be made this summer with my Ygnacio family!

 Evan Lonestar – Assistant Coach

Hi everyone!  My name is Evan Lonestar and I am thrilled to be one of your new coaches for this new swim season!  Currently I am a college student at Gonzaga University where I am planning to major in Human Physiology.  I began my first year swimming on this team when I was 8 years old and have loved every second of it year after year.  What I love most about Ygnacio is the great memories and lifelong friends I have made in the past few years.  This team has taught me to work hard for the things I want to accomplish whether it be for the sport or in my life.  I hope to bring much enthusiasm and energy for everyone on the team starting this May!  I can’t wait to work hard and help make exciting memories this upcoming summer!  Go Seahorses!

 Cole Welsh – Swimmer Coach

Hi!  My name is Cole Welsh.  I am turning 18 this May and super excited to be part of the 2K’18 Ygnacio Wood coaching staff!  I previously swam for Valley Vista Swim Team for 9 years until I became a Seahorse last season!  I also have swam for the Northgate High School Varsity Swim Team for the past 4 years.   I love all the events (excluding butterfly), but am most passionate about breaststroke.  I will be attending Diablo Valley College next fall and plan on swimming there as well.  I am stoked and truly honored to be joining this elite staff of coaches this upcoming summer!