Britta Wyatt-Executive Director, Head Coach, Lead 9-10 Grey Coach, Lead 11-12 Grey Coach
Britta Wyatt grew up in Ventura, California, and started coaching in 2001 for the Ventura Family YMCA Swim Team. In 2002, she moved to Eugene, Oregon, and immediately began coaching with the Eugene Family YMCA Swim Team. That team eventually merged with other teams in the area and formed TEAM Eugene Aquatics. Britta started as the 10&U coach and eventually coached every age group at one time or another. Currently, she is the lead coach of competitive 9-10, and 11-12 groups. She also became the TEAM office manager in 2009, and then became the Executive Director in 2017. When she first started the TEAM had just under 80 swimmers and used one 4 lane pool.  The TEAM grew to 200 swimmers by 2017.and had then moved into 3 pools.  Between 2017 and today, the team has grown to over 620 swimmers, training out of 7 different pool locations, with a staff of 16 coaches. 
Britta specializes in marketing, non-profit management, board development, grant writing, workforce development, staff organization and development, organizational growth, and increasing access to swimming.  Her passion for understanding how to work with youth led her to earn a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and her master's in Early Childhood Education. 
Britta and her husband Jason have been married for over 20 years, and have two children. Her son is in high school and swims for TEAM Eugene, and her daughter is a freshman D-1 rower for Oregon State University, majoring in Computer Science. In her free time, Britta enjoys cooking and running. 
David Berkoff-Competitive Director, Head Senior Coach, Lead Senior Grey Coach

Coach Dave swam collegiately at Harvard with Joe Bernal where he pioneered the “Berkoff Blastoff”

underwater start that revolutionized swimming. Dave’s efforts led to four American and NCAA records and two NCAA Division I titles in the 100-yard backstroke. In 1988, Coach Dave set three world records in the 100-meter back and became the first swimmer to break 55 seconds. Dave won gold and silver medals in the 400-meter medley relay and 100-meter backstroke at the Seoul, South Korea Olympic Games for the USA. Dave returned to his Philadelphia roots in 1990 and began training with Dick Shoulberg and an international cast of pro swimmers for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Dave broke 55 seconds in the 100-meter backstroke three more times in 1992, winning bronze in the 100 back and gold in the 400-medley relay for Team USA. Dave retired from swimming in 1992 and served as a USA-Swimming Athlete Representative and Board of Directors member through 1993 when he moved to Montana.


Dave began coaching for the Missoula Aquatic Club in 1993 and served as the team’s Head Coach from 2008 to 2018. In those ten years, Coach Dave led MAC swimmers to hundreds of team records, dozens of Montana LSC records, numerous Montana LSC short course and long course State Championship Team titles, a half dozen Northwest Sectional Top 10 Team finishes, and seven Bronze Medal Club Excellence awards. Dave has coached multiple Junior National and National Finalists and four Olympic Trials Qualifiers. Click HERE for Coach Dave's full Bio


Jill Black-Lead 13-14 Grey Coach, Psychology Advisor

Coach Jill brings a wealth of competitive swimming experience both professional and personal—to TEAM Eugene Aquatics. Jill served on 3 Oregon All Start teams (2004, 2007-2009) and was named the 2018 Oregon Age Group Coach of the Year. 

Coach Jill was a multiple-event finalist in 5 Canadian National Swimming Championships before accepting an athleti scholarship from the University of Washington. She graduated with a BA in Kinesiology in 1984. “Dr. Black” also holds a master’s degree in sports psychology (UO, 1991) and a PhD in counseling (OSU, 2002)

Jill Lives in Eugene with her husband Chris and their cats. When not on deck she also publishes a weekly workout blog: www.workoutsoffthe

Chas Esping-Logistics Coordinator, Meet Director, Safety Coordinator, Green Group Coach, Masters Coach.

Coach Chas is a native Oregonian, born in Portland. He first discovered his love of swimming while living in McMinnville. There he joined his first club swim team. He loved swimming so much that he started lifeguarding, teaching swim lessons, and coaching summer swim teams. Coach Chas attended Western Oregon University and during that time he started coaching for the local swim club in Salem and was the Head Coach for Sprague High School Swim Team. After graduating college, he then went on an adventure to Austin Texas where he worked outside in conservation and wildfire mitigation.  Coach Chas lives in Eugene with his wife Caitlin and daughter Mo.

Sarah Walters Wall-Green Group Coach, 9-10 Blue Lead Coach, Funding Coordinator, Meet Director, Director of HR

Sarah began her involvement with TEAM Eugene in 2010 after graduating from South Eugene High School. She has since lived and worked throughout Oregon, California and Australia and is excited to return to this club and community. She is committed to finding all potential athletes a place in this sport and passionate about inclusive and diversified coaching. 

She has a background in education psychology and an MA in Teaching focusing on intrinsic  motivation and neurodivergent learning styles. 

Sarah loves reading, travel, and waterfall hikes. 

Sarah Keim-Head Development Coach, Lead 11-12 Blue Coach, Lead 7-8 Blue Coach, Green Group Coach.

Coach Sarah has been coaching since 2015 and taught swim lessons before that from 2013-2015. Getting swimmers excited about this sport is her passion. She’s worked with beginners to state champions and has seen the most success when they are having fun.

Dan Sauter-Lead Senior Varsity Coach

After a long break while his kids were growing up, Dan returned to coaching in 2021. Previously he was an assistant coach with the Boise YMCA swim Team from 1993-1998

Coach Aaron - Green Group Coach

Aaron started with TEAM in 2022. He swam competitively as an age group swimmer. He taught lessons and guarded with Willamalane parks and rec for 2 years before starting coaching. He loves working with kids and has a new found passion for coaching. 

Taylor Cole-Masters Coach, Green Group Coach

Coach Taylor has been coaching in his two hometowns Eugene and Springfield since 2006. Taylor brings a breadth of competitive aquatic experience, having coached at the age group and collegiate level.  His passion for the water started long before his introduction to a pool. Raised in Oregon he spent most of his summers on family rafting trips. When not on deck, you can find him cruising on his boat through the beautiful Oregon creeks and rivers.

Coach Grace

Grace has been doing competitive swim since the age of 8 and played water polo in high school. She is originally from Orange County, California and is studying at the University of Oregon and absolutely loves teaching and being around kids while also continuing her love for the sport.

Olivia Bachman

Olivia Bachman was born and raised in rural Iowa, and her love for swimming began at the age of 7. Olivia has competed in multiple USA Swimming sectional meets and holds school records for her high school. Her coaching career began coaching in 2020. She hopes to share her joy of swimming with the younger generation. She is an ASCA level 2 coach and continues to hone in on opportunities and education that will broaden her skills. She is currently a student at the University of Oregon, where she is earning her degree in advertising with a minor in sports business. When she’s not on a pool deck, you can catch her running on Pre’s Trail or attending a Duck game.

Sebastian Pinger 13-14 Blue Coach, Strength Coach

I was involved in swimming from a very young age. Both of my parents and my two older sisters were division I college swimmers. I swam up until I was 11 years old and then I ran cross country and track and field competitively through middle and high school. Currently, I have fallen back in love with swimming and have been swimming masters the last couple of years. I have coached swimming at Lakeridge High School and Legacy Aquatics. I am also an NASM certified personal trainer. I am excited about all types of athletics and when I'm not exercising I'm probably recreating outside or spending time with friends.

Charlize Her

I have swam competitively for 10 years. I swam for the Minnesota White Bear YMCA Mariners, then transitioned to my high school team, the North St. Paul Polars Swim and Dive. After I graduated, I volunteered to be a swim manager for the girls and boys swim team at North. I realized in that time I still wanted to be connected to swimming and it's community. I decided to start coaching at the Minnesota Jewish Community Center is St. Paul for the U.S Master's Program there. As I started working there more, I became a assistant coach for our swim team, the Minnesota JCC Stingrays. Teaching people of any age how to swim always gives me gratitude as well as feeling like I've made a difference in the swimming community. I had two great coaches, and what they've taught me - I want to pass on to other kids that were my age and struggling.

Megan Oesting - Technical Advisor

Megan is an ASCA Level 5 coach,a member of the ASCA Board of Directors since 2020, and a member of the TritonWear Elite Advisory Board.  

Megan grew up in Seattle, Washington winning multiple Junior National titles and going on to represent Team USA internationally on the Junior and Senior National Teams.  She swam at UCLA being voted “hardest worker,” earning All-American honors, and ending her career ranked 18th in the world earning a gold medal at the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba.  

Megan was a 2018 finalist for the ASCA National Age Group Coach of the Year award and went on to win the award in 2019 while coaching the Eastern Iowa Swimming Federation where her team broke over 30 state records and posted over 25 Top 100 All-Time National age group rankings.  She also owned and operated SwimFastIowa, a private lessons business in her Endless Pool studio serving clients from all over the midwest.   

Megan appears in USA Swimming’s Foundations of Coaching 101/201 coaching education videos, and ASCA Educational materials for levels 1-3, and has been featured in Swimming World Magazine and SwimSwam postcasts multiple times. She was selected as the Head Coach of the 2019 USA Swimming Southern Zone Select Camp in Louisville, KY, assisted at the USA Swimming Leadership Summit Camp in 2019, and assisted at the 2018 USA Swimming National Girls Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center.  

Megan serves as a speaker at national coaching conferences including the ASCA World Clinic and regional clinics in California, Indiana and Texas. She is a part of the USA Swimming Women’s leadership conference, the National Team Coaches Conference and an active member of the USA Swimming National Team Alumni Association. Her goal in coaching is to offer the highest level of teaching and programming in order to empower swimmers to build trust in themselves and confidence in their abilities so they can take their success as far as they dream.    

Megan has a B.S. in Applied Math with a minor in Computer Science, an M.A. in Psychometrics, and is a certified Newfield Network Life Coach.

Dave Sutherland - Senior Blue Assistant Coach

Coach Dave is a native North Carolinian, growing up in Cary, NC, and swimming in college near the beach at UNC-Wilmington (Go Seahawks!). Dave's love of swimming started early when his older brother pushed him into the pool. After that, he first began swimming competitively in summer swim leagues during the 1980s, then moved on to swim year-round for Raleigh Swim Association (RSA) and then Capital Y (now YOTA).

Coach Dave has lived in Eugene since 2011, where he works as a professor at UO. Although he still loves swimming in pools (he actively swims with the TEAM Masters group!), he'll swim anywhere. His work at UO has taken him around the world, where he's been able to jump into very warm and very cold water. He's happiest in water and if he could be another animal, it would be a dolphin.

Katrina Schaub - Green Group Coach

Coach Katrina has taught swim lessons for Willamalane Parks & Rec since 2022 and now joins TEAM in 2024. She swam competitively for seven years, first in swim club and then also her high school varsity team before graduating in 2020. Her favorite part of teaching the sport of swim is seeing kids unlock a skill and gain confidence in the water while also having fun.

Grace Trimble - Assistant Coach

Grace is an assistant coach for TEAM Eugene. She is originally from Tempe, Arizona, and is currently a student at the University of Oregon studying Educational Foundations and Music. Grace has been swimming all of her life, and swam competitively throughout high school. She has also been teaching swim lessons since 2019 for ages 3mo to adults. When not on deck, you can find her watching movies, reading, learning guitar, or singing in her a cappella group Divisi!