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Brian Clark Head Coach

Brian Clark is returning for his Tenth season coaching the Durham Dolphins. Brian is married to Haley Clark, and they have four children who all swim for the Dolphins. Brian started in the swimming world competing for the Corning Swim Team. He then coached Corning for four years and continued on coaching the Chico Aquajets at various levels for approx. 25 years before taking a hiatus after the birth of his first child. He was twice voted Senior Coach of the Year for Sierra Nevada Swimming and has spoken at several coaches' clinics and served on the board of directors for both Sierra Nevada Swimming and the North Valley Aquatic League. In his spare time, Brian likes to hurl verbal broadsides at children and pets. 

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Zinnia Balken Assistant Coach

I swam competitively for 14 years on year round swim teams. I was a Chico Aquajet from ages 4 to 12, coached by Betsy Aird. After moving to Dairyville at age 12, I swam for Sun Oaks Aquatic Racing (SOAR) under Coach Randy Teeters. In high school, I was Mercy high’s swim team captain for both men’s and women’s swimming for three years. 

I started coaching at age 17. I first coached Chico Aquajet swimmers before becoming a Durham Dolphin. Along with coaching I have taught at WaterSprites Swim School, run by the swimming genius Haley Clark.

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Jasmine Atencio Assistant Coach
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Cali Kenney Assistant Coach

I am a born and raised Chico local that has been in the world of swimming since 4th grade when I joined Chico Aquajets.  As I became more experienced, I decided to also lifeguard for InMotion Fitness and provided swim lessons for kids. I am currently at Chico State where I will be graduating with a major in Public Affairs Communication/ minor in Parks, Recreation and Hospitality in the fall of 2022.  I graduated from Chico High in 2018 where I swam for the swim team all four years.  Upon graduating Chico High, I returned to the team the following seasons, but this time as a coach.  It was here where I helped coach inside and outside of the pool.  Outside of the pool I would run dryland workouts for the team. I have always loved swimming and the community around it, so it only felt right to join the Durham Dolphins. 

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Jillian Larrabee Assistant Coach

I've swam competitively for the Durham Dolphins for 14 years.  I now compete for Whitworth University in Spokane Washington. Specializing in sprint Freestyle and Butterfly.

This will be my first season as a swim coach. Prior experience include being a swim instructor and certified lifeguard.  

I'm very excited to use my experience to give back to the Durham Dolphins youth.  Wise words: "Big arms, fast kickies!"

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Gabe Owen Head Mini's Coach
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LeeAnn Jones The do everything Assistant Coach
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