Head Coach Timothy Kraemer is a graduate from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Timothy has 16 years of swimming experience on the Orland Otters as well as at SWOCC and UCSC. Timothy has 3 years coaching experience. Their favorite color is tie dye and their favorite food is pancakes. His goal coaching this summer is to foster a love for the sport of swimming for all types of swimmers both competitive and recreational.
Assistant Coach Ethan Vlach swam with the Otters from 2012-2021 and is returning for a second summer as an assistant coach.
Some of his favorite things include:
- Color: Purple
- Day of the Week: Saturday
- Stroke: Fly
- Fruit: Banana
- Veg: Asparagus
- Junk Food: Any variety of cheesy chips
Assistant Coach Ali Kochems is currently attending UC Davis to obtain a degree in Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry. Ali swam for around thirteen years with the Orland Otters and has Jr. Coached for the past two years. When she was a swimmer, her favorite event was the 100 IM and her favorite stroke is the breaststroke. Her favorite food is Uncle Chongs Hot and Sour soup and favorite color is pink. She wants to make sure every one has a great swim season and has fun!
Jr. Assistant Coach Zoe Vlach has been swimming with the Otters since 2012, and she also works as a lifeguard at the Orland pool. Zoe loves playing the drums, her favorite color is green, and favorite food is bruschetta. She loves to swim backstroke, and she cannot wait to create some awesome memories this summer!
Jr. Assistant Coach Gracie Cloyd has been swimming on the Orland Otters for 10 years and her favorite stroke is breaststroke. Her favorite color is purple and playing base drum. She loves helping in her 4-H club and her favorite food is watermelon. She can not wait to make memories with all the swimmers this year!
Jr. Assistant Coach Sierra Jones swam for the Orland Otters for five years, this will be her sixth. Sierra is an Orland High School Cheerleader and will be a senior this year. She says she is incredibly excited to junior coach!
Day of the week:Saturday
Junk food: ice cream
Jr. Assistant Coach Jake Mackenzie has been swimming since 2017. When he is not in the pool, Jake also enjoys playing baseball.
Day of the week: Friday
Junk food: fruit snacks.