Lauren Dillon (Head Coach)
Lauren has been active in swimming since an early age. She started early as a synchronized swimmer and at the age of 10, began her career playing water polo for the Stanford Water Polo club up until the age of 18 where she was recruited to play division 1 waterpolo for Santa Clara University. Along the way, Lauren won several championships playing in eight Jr Olympics with Stanford as well as, CCS and WCAL championships during her four years of JV and Varsity swimming and water polo for Saint Francis High School. During her summers, Lauren has been active teaching and coaching water polo for Saint Francis and providing private swim lessons. Lauren is current studying Economics at Santa Clara.
I have swam on a swim team since the age of 4, and loved growing up around the water. I began playing water polo in middle school, and found my niche to be around the pool and continued my aquatic career in high school as a 4 year varsity member and 2 year captain of the swim and water polo teams. I have played in 4 Junior Olympics under Stanford Water Polo Club, attended the Olympic Development Programs National Championship where I was awarded the Nick Johnson Inspiration award, and participated in CCS finals all 4 years of my high school career. In addition, I spent my summers coaching and giving private lessons for swim and water polo through various programs. I currently am a student athlete on the water polo team at San Diego State University studying Marine Biology.
Ryan has swam on the team for the past 7 years and taught swim lessons last summer and will teach again this summer. This is his second year as a coach on Encore and he is enjoying helping swimmers to improve their techniques.