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    These key positions need someone to head them up:


    These positions have not been created yet and need someone to head them up:

    • Advertising & Marketing
    • Fundraising

    We NEED more Stroke & Turn Judges!!   Our previous Stroke & Turn Judges are now our Meet Referee, Deck Referee and Starter so we need more judges.  For more information on this position, please see the "Volunteering - Officials" page.


    EVERY position on this page could use a second person to help out!  If you are interested in helping in any way please contact the appropriate person(s) listed below or contact Toni Samudio.

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    Toni
    Toni Samudio Parent Delegate / Team Manager

    Toni's family originally joined the DWD in 2007 and 2008.  They took a break and came back in 2014.  Toni took over as Parent Delegate in 2018.  She has a daughter and a son on the team and a husband, Jaime, who volunteers as a Deck Referee or Stroke & Turn Judge at every meet.  

    She has lots of help but oversees most aspects of the team including registration, running the website, attending all League meetings, planning meets and team events, advertising, hiring coaches, all things financial and answering parents' questions.

    If anyone is interested in being her "2nd in Command" or taking over a particular aspect of the job, please let her know!

    Toni responds quickest to email and text messages. 

    Phone: (303) 579-8667
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    Candace
    Candace Ellman Volunteer Coordinator & National Anthem

    Candace became our Volunteer Coordinator in 2018.  Her daughter, Micaela, is an Assistant Coach this year.  This year will be their 11th year with the Dolphins.

    Candace is in charge of all things volunteer related from Swim Meets to fun team events.  She also coordinates the singing of our National Anthem for our home meets.  Please contact her with any questions/problems or to volunteer!

    Phone: (303) 947-5363
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    Julia
    Julia Chavez Merchandising Coordinator

    Julia's family joined the DWD in 2014.  Julia took on Merchandising in 2018.  She has a son and a daughter on the team.  She can be found volunteering as a Timer or stepping in wherever she is needed at every meet.

    Julia designs and orders our team T-shirts and can be contacted regarding t-shirts and team gear orders that were ordered from Swim N' Things at the Open House in April.  (If you ordered directly from Swim N' Things please contact them directly.)

    Phone: (303) 815-9005
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    Alicia
    Alicia Hornback Concessions Manager

    Alicia's family joined the DWD in 2019.  She has a daughter and a son on the team.  Her husband, Anthony, can be found as a Meet Referee or Stroke & Turn Judge at every meet.

    Alicia became our Concessions Manager in 2021 so she shops for all of the supplies and organizes the Concession Stand for all of our Home Meets.  During the meets she can usually be found near the Concession Stand to address any problems, restock supplies, answer questions, etc.  

    If anyone would like to help with this position she would welcome it!

    Phone: (720) 839-1177
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    Jessica
    Jessica Johnson Social Director & Clerk of Course

    Jessica's family originally joined the DWD in 2014. She has 2 sons but only her younger son swims with the Dolphins. Her husband, Perry, is our grill master and can be found grilling up delicious hot dogs and hamburgers at our home meets.

    In 2022, she took on the role of Clerk of Course (managing and overseeing the Heating Area at home meets) and also became our Social Director - helping to coordinate our Orientation, Movie Night, 4th of July, Banquet, Water World and any other fun event.

    If anyone is interested in helping out with specific events, please let her know!

    Phone: (303) 921-2211
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    Emilie Clarke Head Coach

    Coach Emilie joined the DWD in 2021. She grew up in the Dam West and swam as a Dolphin from 1994-2005.  She also competed competitively for the Cherry Creek high school swim team in the early 2000’s.  She has 3 young boys but they are too young for swim team ... yet!  We are very excited to have her as our Head Coach!   For more about Coach Emilie, check out our "Coaches" page.

    Phone: (970) 376-5362
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    Laura Coupas Team Photographer

    Laura's family joined the DWD in 2022. She has a son and a daughter on the team.  Laura became our Team Photographer in 2023 and can be found taking pictures at meets, practices and fun events.  She also puts together the year-end slideshow for the Banquet.  If you have any fun pictures from the season that you would like to share, please email them to her!

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