MCAT Team Coaching Staff



We are here to support your needs. Our goal is to grow the team while providing a safe, positive, fun environment for aquatic athletic development. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. Positive and proactive communication is important at MCAT. Athletes. parents and coaches all play an important role in the success of an individual swimmer and the team. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.  We are counting on communication and team work.

Coaching Staff

Dia C Rianda

Head Coach/CEO/Senior Coach


Aquatics Center Director/CEO/Head Coach MCAT/SVA

20+ years of coaching/aquatics experience

USA Swimming Lifetime Member/Coach

ASCA Lifetime Membership/Coach

US Masters Foundation Board Member

Palma High School Swimming Head/Varsity Coach

American Red Cross Certified CPR,Lifeguard,AED Coaches Safety,First Aide x

USOC Safe Sport certificate

US Masters

Department of Justice and USA Swimmming Background checkx

USA Swimming Athlete Protection/Safe Sport x




Kristen N Rianda

Head Coach, Team & Swim Lesson Manager


Coach Kristen Rianda is our most experienced Swim Instructor and is the Manager of our Nationally recognized Learn to Swim programs and staff. Kristen is also the Head Age Group Coach and Co-Head Coach of the MCAT Team. She is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  Kristen is ASCA level 2 certified, possess ARC CPR, Lifeguard, First Aide, and Coaches Saftey Training certifications. She also is a USA Swimming Coach and coaches our Age Group 1&2 levels. She has been a valuable asset to the Salinas Aquatic Center and MCAT Team for over 10 years.

Christina Vega-Madrigal

SAC Lifeguard & Facility mngr.


Christina Madrigal is the facility manager of the Salinas Aquatic Center and responsible for the management of Lifeguard staff.  She is ASCA Level 1 certified and has experience as an accomplished Age Group Swimmer.  She is a graduate of Culinary School in Moneterey, California.  She has been a member of SVA/MCAT since she was 10 years old.   She has been a coach for MCAT for over 10 years.  Christina is a valuable and knowlegeable swimmer and an experienced coach.


Travis w Rianda

Pre-Senior & Senior Lead Coach


Travis Rianda has joined the MCAT coaching Staff.  He is an assistant coach with the novice levels of the MCAT team.  He also is the Lead coach for the Senior and Pre-senior groups.

Ernesto Huerta

Novice Group Coach


Board of Directors

Jackson L Dy



Earl Jeffery Fulgencio

Vice President


John R Leonard

Past President


Dia C Rianda

Ex-officio Brd. Member & Head Coach