Coaching Philosophy and Goals
The Robalos Swim Team has a proud and colorful history. We as coaches take our job very seriously in our effort to create a positive environment that enables each swimmer to develop their individual skills as a team member.
In this team sport format we promote sportsmanship, camaraderie and the skill-building self-esteem support needed for each swimmer to cultivate respect for themselves and their fellow teammates.
Team coaches are responsible for the development of our swimmers as well as the planning of competitive strategy. This includes the assignment of swimmers at particular practice sessions and the selection of events at swim meets for the individual swimmers.
All swimmers are eligible to be entered in 4 events at swim meets, but coaches will only do so if all swimmers in that age group have been entered in 3 events first.
To enhance the enjoyment of all team members, the Auburn Robalos adheres to a zero tolerance philosophy. Inappropriate behavior is unacceptable and will be dealt with according to a graduated process of discipline.
Head Coach, Tyler Bonner
Before being a coach for the Auburn Robalos, Coach Tyler joined the team as a swimmer at the age of 8. He continued to participate each summer until he finished his 11th season at the age of 18. During high school, he swam for Placer High School, the team of which he been the head coach for the past two years. After Robalos and high school, Coach Tyler attended Sierra College where he swam for two years on the Wolverines. While there, he developed an affinity for the mile swim and other long distance events. For the past 5 years Tyler has been the assistant head coach for the Robalos and taken a dozen kids each year to the final “Meet of Champions” at the end of the season. For the many seasons of swim he has competed and the years of coaching he has done, Tyler has developed a coaching style which he hopes will work for all parents and kids during the summer months. Coach Tyler looks forward to the new season as head coach and can only wait in anticipation to see how the many kids of all ages develop into the swimmers they will become. He expects to have a fun summer and make it positive for new families as well as the returning families and hopes that every day will be a groovy one.
Glenn Carnahan has been an avid swimmer for over forty years. He began his swimmer career at age six with a local summer program. Within a couple of year, he migrated to a year-round team and eventually to a collegiate program. Over the past twenty years, he’s been a member of several different California and Nevada-based Masters Swim Teams. Glenn believes in teaching good stroke mechanics and utilizing patience and encouragement to help every swimmer achieve their goals.