Coach Danielle started her synchro career with the Seattle Synchronized Swim Team and medaled in several national championships. At age 16 she moved to Santa Clara to train with the world renowned Santa Clara Aquamaids, where she medaled in several national and international competitions. She has 15 years of coaching experience with Seattle Synchro, Santa Clara Aquamaids, and has now been the head coach and owner of San Dieguito Synchro for the past 5 years. Danielle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, multiple subject K-6 teaching credential, and Master’s degree in Special Education at SDSU and has devoted her life to working with children.
Her coaching philosophy has always been that she’s not only coaching synchronized swimmers, she’s developing strong young women. Her hard work, determination, passion for synchro, and love of children has led her to coach several national champions. As a behavioral educator for children with Autism, Danielle’s goal is to help ALL students achieve their dreams no matter how big or small, even if their goal is to make a new friend, she's there to make that happen, and tries to make a positive impact on each and every child along the way. Her hope in both fields is to create a positive learning environment that fosters not only synchro or educational excellence and productivity, but also endures respect for human values in preparing our swimmers and students to be contributing and confident members of a diverse and changing society.
In 2013, Danielle was named 'Developmental Coach of the Year' by USA Synchronized Swimming Federation.