Coach Paul has been with the Plumas Rapids Swim Team since 2010. Before taking over as head coach he was an assistant for three years. For Coach Paul nothing is more satisfying than helping young swimmers find joy, health, and mental strength through their commitment to the sport. When not coaching or perfecting his own strokes in the pool, Paul teaches political science and sociology at Feather River College, raises his two sons with his wife Katie, and thinks about baseball, music, and good books.
Coach Christianna enjoys helping children of all ages increase their skills in water safety, recreation, and competitive swimming. This is her fifth year as a coach with the Plumas Rapids Swim Team! You might also know her as the Swim Instructor for Indian Valley's Swim School, or the First and Second Grade Teacher at Plumas Christian School. She is married to Ryan Nielsen and has two incredible teen daughters, Magali and Miley.
Coach Kara has been a teacher for 16 years. She is a mom of four. She has been a swimmer in all waters her entire life. Swimming has always been Kara's passion and her happy place - both in competition and recreation. She feels thankful to be able to enjoy this with her community and its amazing children.
CoraGrace Hardee joined our swim team, as a swimmer, in 2014. She then became a certified lifeguard in 2018. The following season, CoraGrace had the opportunity to become a Student Coach for our team, and team up with Asst. Coach Christianna to coach our Bat Ray Group. A high school senior this year, CoraGrace is turning 18 and returning to our team as an Asst. Coach! Coach CoraGrace plans to pursue a career in Elementary Education, so working with local youth and helping them grow as swimmers and individuals, is something she is very passionate about.