Addison Seale, Head Coach
As a native to San Diego, Addison began her swimming career at the age of 8 with South Bay Aquatics.  Addison graduated from La Jolla High School in 2015 as swim team captain and with top 10 finishes in all individual events at CIFs for IM and breast stroke.  Addison then went to Santa Barbara City College where she was named All American in 4 individual events and 2 relays.  She was also school record holder.  During her two years at Santa Barbara City, she was team captain for both swimming and water polo where she helped lead her team to State Championships and win State Conferences back to back years.  Addison was also Female Student of the Year in 2015 and Student Athlete of the Year in 2016.  She continued her education at University of California Santa Barbara where she graduated in 2019.  Addison has several years of coaching experience under her belt for the Wind N Sea Swim Team.  Addison's coaching methodology derives from first hand experience as a multi sport athlete for most of her life.  She believes that persistent hard work and goal oriented mindsets will lead to great outcomes.  The advantages to being a student athlete is learning to create and acheive goals, to balance tasks, and face adversity.  Her favorite aspect of coaching is being a part of the growing process and watching students gain personal confidence in and out of the water. Addison continues to enjoy swimming with Wind N Sea Masters, playing beach volleyball, biking, and watching San Diego sunrises and sunsets. 
Jaden Hackbarth,  Head Age Group Coach
Jaden Hackbarth has been with the Wind N’ Sea swim team as a coach for over five years, starting back in 2017. He primarily coaches the Novice through Blue groups while also helping out with the Senior group from time to time. Jaden was also a swimmer on the team since 2011 and worked his way up through every level from novice swimmer to coach. He graduated from La Jolla High school in 2017 and is currently attending Mesa Community College with a plan to transfer to UC to pursue a degree in Marine Biology or Bioinformatics. With a long history within the team, Jaden aims to provide insight to swimmers and parents alike to help them succeed on Wind N Sea and in the swimming world.





Ilaria Simmen, Assistant Coach
Growing up in Seattle , Ilaria began her swimming career at the age of 5 with summer league and joined Cascade Swim Club at the age of 12. Ilaria graduated from Edmonds Woodway High school  in 2018 as swim team captain and with state qualifying spots.  Ilaria then went to Occidental College where she began her collegiate career and swam all four years.  She was a distance swimmer and her favorite event was the 500 free. During her four years at Occidental she was team captain and part of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee from 2019-2022. Ilaria has been teaching and coaching swimming since 2016 and began coaching at Wind and Sea last season. She is currently pursuing her Masters at UCSD and her coaching beliefs are rooted in hard work and having fun.
Michael Avina, Assistant Coach
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michael started his swim career at 6 years old with the East Bay Swim League swimming for the Warm Springs Gators. Michael graduated from Irvington High School class of 2010 where he played football, water polo, and was captain of the varsity swim team. Continuing his athletic career Michael then attended Ohlone Community College where he was a member of both the water polo and swim teams. From here Michael transferred to San Jose State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Magna Cum Laude. Wanting to give back to the swim community that had given him so much, Michael turned to coaching for the East Bay Swim League in 2013. As Head Coach of the Mission Valley Barracudas Michael helped lead the team to a league championship in 2019. During the 2017-19 school years Michael also coached Mission High School where they won 1 Varsity boys championship, 2 JV boys championships, and 1 JV girls championship. Outside of the pool Michael has worked as an Elementary School Physical Education Teacher, a Wildland Firefighter, and a General Manager of a swim school. Having moved to San Diego in 2023 Michael currently works as the Aquatic Coordinator for Coggan Family Aquatic Center where he also enjoys participating in Masters Swimming and Deep End Fitness.

Taylor Wassel, Summer Coach

Taylor Wassel has been a Wind N Sea coach since 2019 and primarily coaches novice, white, and red groups. She joined the Wind N Sea swim team in 2017 and now swims with Wind N Sea and masters during the summer. Taylor graduated from La Jolla Country Day school in 2021 and swam on the varsity swim team all four years. She attends the University of Idaho and is on the women's swimming and diving team. She plans on majoring in Psychology and minoring in Women's Gender Sexuality Studies. She will coach for the Vandal Aquatic club during the school year in Moscow. Taylor is here coaching during the summers while finishing school and then plans to move back to San Diego to continue coaching year-round.



Paton McClung, Team Owner

Paton McClung joined the Ospreys in 2007 with a depth of swimming experience as a coach and as an athlete. Paton moved to the area from Tacoma, Washington where he has been coaching for the past 12 years. In Tacoma, Paton was the Head Coach for the University Place Aquatic Club (12 years), the assistant swim coach for the University of Puget Sound (7 years), and the assistant coach for the Curtis High School water polo team (5 years).

Paton is a member of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA). ASCA requires its members to continue their education through classes, clinics, books, and journals. Within ASCA, Paton is certified at Level 4 for USA Swimming, NCAA Division III, and NAIA. He is also certified at Level 2 for Masters swimming.

Paton’s background as an athlete began as a freshman in high school and took off during his junior year. That year, he was named All-American as a water polo player. In his senior year, he was again named an All-American for water polo as well as earning All-American honors in three swimming events. Paton's combination of grades, test scores, and athletic abilities earned him the opportunity to study and swim at the University of California, Berkeley.

During his 5 years at Cal, Paton overcame many obstacles, including a broken femur, to earn All-American status in seven relay events, two of which established new school records. At Pac-10 Conference Championships, Paton was a member of the winning the 400 free relay, where he split a 43.61 to help his team hold off Stanford. During all 5 years, Paton qualified to compete at USA Swimming's Senior National Championships.

His love of the sport extends from the deck into the water as Paton also trains with the La Jolla Swim Masters 4–5 days a week.


Michael Schatz

Coach Mikey grew up in San Diego, swimming and playing water polo.  He was the team captain for his high school swim and water polo teams.  He continued his aquatic sports at UC San Diego where again he competed in swimming and water polo for four seasons.  He was team captain of the UCSD Men's Intercollegiate Water Polo Team during his senior year. Coach Mikey was an ocean lifeguard for many summers, and enjoys open water swimming as well.  He has competed in the Trans Tahoe Relay Swim for over 20 years, several Gatormans, and a couple of 5-mile swims. Coach Mikey has been coaching with Wind N Sea Swim Team for 3 years now, and has concentrated mostly on the Novice and White groups.     

Student Athlete Coaches: 

Reid Krebs 

Reid Krebs is a familiar face on the Coggan pool deck. He sees the deck from many angles as a student, a high school swimmer, and a coach and swimmer at Wind N Sea. He is currently a senior at La Jolla High School and has been coaching with Wind N Sea since August 2021.  He has swum with the team since 2015 and is occasionally seen at Masters workouts, as well.  Reid is excited to help you and your child get the most out of their experience and the Wind N Sea Swim Team!

Marco Warma

Marco is a fairly new resident of La Jolla. He has been a member of the Wind N Sea Ospreys for a year and a half. He has been swimming competitively for 11 years and loves constantly being in and around the water. He attended the Canadian National Championship in Montreal, Quebec in the summer of 2022. This was his first international swim meet and an amazing experience for him. Marco has been coaching for Wind N Sea since 2021 and loves every second of it.