Meet the Coaches—2021 Swim Season
Pandemic conditions starting in Summer 2020 saw our coaching staff anchored to our roots and running leaner than years past. This year in 2021 we are remaining lean but effective. As always, please contact the board or coaches with any questions or observations for us to consider. Thank you for your support!
Head Coach Devin Price
Devin Price is a lifelong Tucsonan, grew up in the SAAA system, and swam for Palo Verde High School. Devin obtained his first Water Safety Instructor in 1986, and has been teaching for various entities ever since, 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, a position running eight years. Devin has coached over four years with the National Paralympics team. 2021 is Devin’s 14th year at Catalina Terrace, and his second year in our the head coach position! Like every year, Devin is looking forward to working with our Marlin swimmers and their families. He is the life-long keeper of Coach Devin’s Rules. Please feel free to contact him at any time.
Assistant Coach Natalie Nye
Natalie Nye comes from a long line of Marlin swimmers and started her career as a six-year-old, swimming through to her senior year at 18. She now continues her Marlins’ growth and dedication by imparting her life-long knowledge and passion to our current crop of Marlins while building on her coaching skills.
Assistant Coach Sophie Chapman
Sophie Chapman became a Marlin swimmer at Catalina Terrace at the age of 6! And swam with the Marlins until graduation at 18. Sophie continues to improve our Marlins swimmers with her years of experience while developing new skills in coaching.
8 & Under Volunteer Assistant Coaches
Over the years many of our more senior swimmers volunteer with our regular coaching staff to work with and keep safe the youngest of our new Marlins swimmers. Stay tuned while we work on more updates to our coaches page!