Are coaches are professionally trained and work hard to provide the best program for our swimmers. Years fof experience bring a wonderful program for the swimmers to grow up in. The efforts to bring the best to the Blue Dolphins has our coaches continuing to learn and bring back new ideas to the kids. In this family built program the caring and knowledge go hand in hand to develop the swimmers to their potential.
 Coach Mark Maxwell - Head Coach
Coach Maxwell has been coaching since 1978 when he started with the Blue Dolphins while attending college. He has coached with several clubs and brings those experiences with him as he returned to the Blue Dolphins in 2012.
Coach Maxwell has coached many state champions ( both high school and club ), regional champions, zone champions and numerous junior national and Y national qualifiers. He led the Sherwood High School Bowmen to 6 state swimming titles. He also has placed two athletes ( Jon Arlin and Aaron Paulson ) on the U.S. Paralympic team at World and Paralympic champs and currently coaches Alice Luo as a member of the Taiwanese Paralympic team. He also has served as the head coach for the U.S. Paralympic team at the Sydney and Atlanta Paralympic Games along with several other U.S. teams over the past 20 years.
Coach Maxwell has served on state and national committees for various things and brings that leadership to the Blue Dolphins.
Coach Maxwell believes in having the athletes get to their full potential both in and out of the water. Helping them makes decisions and face the hard decisions will make them the strongest they can be.
Coach Hugh Genualdi - Assistant Coach
I have participated in sports my whole life. I started playing Little League and Pop Warner Football ( my Dad was my coach ) when I was seven. My Little League Team was City Champs in 1966, I played second base.
I started to swim in one of our city swim teams when I was eleven. Like our coach today my coach then made all of us compete in the IM's, so I did all of the strokes also. I won lots of medals, ribbons and trophies. I also was a diver on the team and was quite successful.
When I entered high school I played football, wrestled, participated in track and field and boxed. I was a conference champion wrestler, cleared 14' 9" in the pole vault and was a two time boxing champion.
When my wife ( Jannene ) had children I started coaching. I have coached soccer, baseball and now swimming. I love to teach and help kids to reach their highest potential. I believe that sports can build a strong mind and healthy body. It also teaches many life lessons, including self-worth, sacrifice, team work, discipline and goal achieving. Many if not all of these things help make good neighbors and citizens for life.
Coach Carianne Garner - Assistant Coach

I’ve been swimming now for about eleven years. I started swimming with Willamalane Swim Club ( Springfield Oregon ) and swam for Thurston High School all four years. I led the girls relay teams to state three years in a row, a record for the high school at the time.

I started coaching for Willamalane’s pre-swim team when I was fifteen.  I fell in love with coaching and continued to search for new opportunities to serve in a team atmosphere. This last year was my third year coaching for Dallas High School and all three years we’ve gone to state! I’m very excited to coach for a club team again, and even more excited to fall in love with a new team and learn everything I can.

And we are excited she is on board with our Blue Dolphins family.