Swim/Dive - Girls

  Jackie Cromer - Head Swim Coach

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Jackie Cromer - Head Swim Coach

Dr. Alan Arata - Head Dive Coach

Phone: (719) 238-0370

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Degrees and Certifications:

Ph.D. in Biomechanics - University of Oregon M.S. in Exercise Science - University of Colorado B.S. in Engineering - USAFA USAFA - Director of Human Performance Lab, working with over 500 athletes in 16 different sports. Retired after over 21 years. Author of several research articles and two books: The Parents' Guide to Swimming and Innovative Stretchcord Training for Swimmers.

Dr. Alan Arata - Head Dive Coach

Coach Arata begins his 6th season as the girls head coach. He is the first Head Coach of the LPHS Boys Swim Team and his teams have compiled 23 All-American performances over the last six years. He was the Colorado Springs Gazette "Coach of the Year" in 2008, the Denver Post "Coach of the Year" in 2009 for all of Colorado, the 4A "Coach of the Year" in 2010 and the Gazette "Coach of the Year" in 2014. Coach Arata brings with him a wealth of competitive and coaching experience.

As an athlete, he was the 1979 Colorado High School State Champion in the 50 Freestyle. In college, he swam for four years at the Air Force Academy, where he captained the team and was a several-time finalist in the National Independence and Western Athletic Conference Championships. After college, he competed nationally and internationally in the sport of Modern Pentathlon, and started coaching Modern Pentathlon in the late 1980s. He coached several World Championship Teams and his athletes won National Championships, Olympic Festivals, a Goodwill Games Bronze Medal and a World Championship Silver medal.

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