Meet the Coaches
Lead Coach, Michaela Schatz
Michaela Schatz has had the love of swimming ever since she was a swimmer on Catalina Terrace Swim Team. Starting at the age of five she swam every summer till she was 18. Not only did she swim for CT, but also JCC, Northwest YMCA, and Ford Aquatics. She attended Salpointe Catholic High School and swam all four years and made it to State her senior year where the women’s team took State Runner-Up.
After high school she moved to New York to attend Manhattan College where she also received a scholarship to swim for their Division One program. By the time she was a senior she made team captain.
Now, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing she has moved back to Tucson and works as a Marketing and Sales Director for RISE Dog Biscuits.
Continuing her love for swimming she swims with the Ford Masters group and is excited to be the Head Coach and show the kids at CT why she loves swimming.
Co-Coach Thane Maudslien
Thane grew up just outside of down town Seattle and started swimming summer league there when he was four. After competing in the Seattle Summer League for 14 years and swimming on King Aquatic club from when he was 14-18, he swam for the University of Arizona for all four years (2013-2017). Thane was a three-time Division One All-American in the 800 freestyle relay for the UofA, along with placing third in the 200 backstroke his junior year at the PAC 12 Championships.
Now Thane is going to take his 18 years of swimming experience and knowledge to the pool deck of Catalina Terrace for the first time!
Co-Coach and 8 & Under Coach, Devin Price
Devin Price is a lifelong Tucsonan, grew up in the SAAA system, and swam for Palo Verde High School. Devin took the Water Safety Instructor course for the first time in 1986. He taught for various entities over the years, including: Jim Mance, Ott YMCA, Arizona Gold, and El Dorado. In 2009, Devin started coaching summers at Catalina Terrace. In January, 2011, Devin started coaching year-round at Ford Aquatics. 2016 is Devin’s eighth year at Catalina Terrace, and he is looking forward to continue working with the swimmers and their families. He is the life-long keeper of Coach Devin’s Rules. Please feel free to contact him at any time.
Volunteer 8 & Under Coach, McKenzie Trouard
McKenzie Trouard comes from a life-long CT Marlins family, is a current Marlins senior swimmer, and has volunteered with the 8 & Under swimmers & coaches for the past three years now. The kids love McKenzie! And she pours her heart and swim knowledge out to them. Thank you McKenzie!