La Paloma Swim Team

The La Paloma Swim Team is for kids age 17 and younger who know how to swim and desire to be on a team with expert coaching and training methods.  For more information on our swim team at La Paloma Country Club, please call 520.891.8914.

Swim Team Practices:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 3pm-7:15pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 3pm-6:45pm

NOTE: For insurance purposes we are asking that everyone swimming register as a member of USA swimming.  This is a minimal (non-refundable) charge of at least $20.  With the membership fee you will be a USA swim member for a predetermined amount of time and allowed to participate in two USA swimming sanctioned meets.  You may participate in more at an additional cost.  If you are already a USA swimming member, there will be NO extra charge until your membership is up.

Coaching Staff:New_swim_team

Chad Castillo M.Ed: Chemistry teacher at CDO high school. Head coach of La Paloma club team. Chad was a high school All American, state champion and has coached in Tucson AZ for 18 years; at FORD Aquatics, Salpointe, Flowing Wells and other swimming programs. Chad has 2 children on the team.


Michaela Schatz: Tucson born and raised! Michaela graduated from Salpointe and completed her degree in Marketing from Manhattan college where she also swam for their D1 program. Since graduating she moved back to Tucson and has coached SAAA and Salpointe for 2 years. She currently works at JOLYN clothing company as a Sales Rep and E-commerce assistant.


Gina Snyder: Gina is a recent graduate from Pacific Lutheran University where she earned a degree in Psychology and gender studies. Gina swam throughout her childhood and has been coaching and teaching lessons for over 9 years! This is Gina's first season with La Palom and is excited to get started!


Sam Stuckey: Sam is a recent Salpointe graduate where he was a member of the swim team. Sam has swam since he was young and has just earned a Junior National cut for the 100 back.  Sam is taking a gap year to train and work before swimming in college.

Ian Urquhart: A La Paloma Alumni, Ian is continuing coaching with us from the summer!  Ian is going into his Sophomore year at Pima College.  He was an integral part of the CDO swim team winning a state championship his senior year.


Jeff Commings:  Jeff is a 9-time NCAA All American, FINA Masters World Record holder, USMS National Record holder, All-Star All American swimmer for USMS, and is the main anchor for USA Swimming’s Deck Pass Live.  He is the co-owner, Masters Head Coach, and Senior Private Instructor for Dolphins of the Desert Swimming Academy.


Geoff Glaser: Geoff is Co-Owner, General Manager, and Senior Coach for Dolphins of the Desert Swim Academy and has been coaching teams and swimmers privately for over 40 years.  Geoff is a former masters National Record Holder and was the first Coloradoan to swim across the English Channel.