Alyssa Tomlinson has been a member of the Oroville Orcas since 1996. She swam until she aged out in 2010. Alyssa is entering her sixth season as the Head Coach for the Orcas. She has her BS in Health Science with an option in Health Education and a minor in food studies from Chico State. Alyssa has many years of experience coaching the youth in athletics. She has not only been a coach for swimming, but a coach for cheerleading as well. She also has experience organizing and maintaining athletic programs at the high school level. Alyssa is married to Levi and they both have two kids together, Olivia and Luke.
Sarah Pierce has been a member of the Oroville Orcas since 1988. She swam until she aged out in 1995 She felt privileged to assistant coach for the first time in 1998, at that time she had the wonderful experience of teaching a lil mini Orca, now Head Coach Alyssa Tomlinson, how to swim. In 2003 she returned as a team parent with her daughter Nichole. She spent some time on the Board as well as acting as President. She currently is not only Assistant Coach, but she is also a team parent as her daughters Emily, Jasmine, Krisy, and Evee are all Orcas. She has a BA in Liberal Studies/Special Education from Chico State and enjoys sports, theatre, and time with her kids. Sarah has watched the sport of swimming evolve over her time involved and is always interested in new techniques and drills that will help the swimmers excel and learn. Because of her degree in Liberal Studies/Special Education she feels equipped to work with and teach from all levels of abilities and celebrates each new goal met.