Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches.

Please contact the Head Coach Dia C. Rianda at or (831)758-7301for all questions related to administrative, safety, facility management, complaints, accolades,schedules, practice schedules, parent concerns, programs offered, team vision,donations, sponsorship, and general  information .

Issues that concern the staff, schedule and programs at the Salinas Aquatic Center should be emailed to

Please contact one of the below listed board members for issues relating to team policy, fundraising, or  team governance.   Issues concerning coaching, swimmer discipline, or performance should always be taken up first with your childs coach.  The next step after you have spoken with their coach, and feel that the issue has not been resolved, is to ask for a meeting with the Head Coach.  Board members do not handle coaching issues.

Please contact (831)758-7301 for issues concerning dues, billing, team equipment purchases and scheduling of Swim America lessons .

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




Christina Vega-Madrigal

Assistant Coach and Office Administrator


Coach Christina Vega -Madrigal has been an MCAT Coach for over 5 years assisting at all levels of the Age Group swimming program for MCAT.  She was a successful competitive swimmer and a top notch USA Swimming Coach, aswell as a site supervisor for SwimAmerica .  Christina also has experience as an (ASCA )American Swim Coaches Association level 2 certified coach. She is certified in ARC Coaches Safety Training,CPR, and First Aid. Background screening through T-Logic and DOJ.

Kristen N Rianda

Swim Lesson Manager/Team Manager/Coach


Coach Kristen Rianda is our most experienced Swim Instructor and is the Manager of our Learn to Swim programs and staff. 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 level. 

Board of Directors

John R Leonard



Amy Teresa Monge-Rianda



Jackson L Dy



Dia C Rianda

Ex-officio Brd. Member & Head Coach