THE COACHES  

Andrea Valoppi

Coach

Kendra Roberts

Coach, Team Manager

 

Kendra began synchro at 9 years old, when her best friend brought her to practice to try it and she immediately fell in love with it. She swam competitively for 10 years and in that time attended 8 National Age Group Championships and 1 U.S. National Championship. Kendra graduated in 2011 and began her coaching career with us this shortly after. She cannot imagine a life without synchro and is very happy to now be on our coaching staff!

Erika Larson

Coach

Erika began synchro at age 8 with the Synchro-Maids of Central Massachusetts. She swam with the Synchro-Maids for 10 years, competing at the local, regional, and national levels. She attended Northeastern University, where she played on the women’s club water polo team for 5 years. She also coached and taught swimming and synchro, and had the opportunity to train one-on-one with a synchro coach while studying abroad in Russia. Erika graduated from Northeastern in 2018 with a degree in Linguistics and minors in Spanish and Russian, and currently works at a nonprofit that provides literacy intervention for elementary school students. She is so excited to be in Colorado, and especially to be with Splash coaching the sport she loves!

Layla Smith

Coach

 

Johanna Jaquith

Coach

 

Johanna began swimming at the age of 9 in the Rocky Mountain Summer Synchro League with Crestmoor Community Association.  She immediately fell in the love with the sport and spent the next 10 years competing.  She consistently metaled in Team, Duet, Trio and Solo events and was a part of the record breaking team in 2001.  After graduating high school Johanna went on to swim for Miami of Ohio for the next 4 years and attended the Collegiate Nationals in 2004 where she placed 5th in figures.  Johanna began coaching at the age of 19 when she was made the head coach for Skyline Acres.  She has continued to coach for Skyline since, leading the team from their chronic last place seat in the league to regularly being in medal contention, taking age group trophies and, this last year, winning all their figure meets.  Johanna graduated in 2005 with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and has since earned her Master's in Counseling from Regis University.  Johanna is also a professional actress and has performed at various theaters around Denver and Chicago.  She has spent the last 8 years working as a theatre teacher.  

Lea Cortez

Coach