Lorette Haynes is passionate about Synchro! She has been involved in the sport as a swimmer, coach, judge, and administrator for over 25 years.
As an athlete, Lorette competed for 15 years, where she was a gold medalist at many National Competitions, including National Age Groups, Junior Nationals and U.S. Senior Opens. She also competed several years at Senior Nationals, where she qualified to the second phase of Olympic Trials.
Lorette’s coaching experience spans over 15 years, with swimmers of all ages and abilities. She has always had a special talent for helping swimmers exceed even their own expectations. She has instructed Age Group, Junior and Senior National Level swimmers, including this past season when Lorette’s swimmers qualified for National Age Group Championship.
In 2001, Lorette was voted by her peers as The USA Synchro - West Zone “Coach of the Year.” Lorette is currently a USA Synchro Level 5 Judge and is in her third term as the Arizona Synchronized Swimming Administrative Chairperson, a post she has held for 6 years.
Becky Thompson has been involved in synchronized swimming for over 20 years. She began at the age of five as a participant in the City of
Becky has been coaching for 11 years. Prior to coaching on the Desert Dolphins, she started the City of
Currently Becky sits on the Arizona State Synchro Board as the Technical Chair. She also is a U.S. Zone level judge.
Becky's years in the sport have helped her adapt a very special philosophy and approach to working with athletes. "Athletes must want to succeed. You can't force them to work, or drive them to the success you want for them. Instilling a passion and love for Synchro is my passion, once that happens, success will follow."
Most recently Becky was the recipient of the first ever Desert Dolphin "Go With the Flo" award. In honor of Florence Driggs, aka, Grandma Flo. A former coach and inspirational model for both Desert Dolphin Head Coaches.
Becky was also awarded with the 2008 Grand Canyon State Games Commissioner of the Year and the 2009 United States Synchronized Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year.
Becky's family consists of her husband Mac, and two children Logan and Molly.
Assistant CoachBio coming soon...
Fit Flippers CoachKendra has become very passionate about synchronized swimming. She started with the Desert Dolphins as a boot camper doing the retro boot camp for two years. She then moved on to becoming an athlete on the Masters team. She has done a full season of competing and loved it. She is in her second year on the Masters team and loves it still. She started coaching the Fit Flippers during the summer 2011 and loves working with kids and getting them to love being fit and healthy. She is also working on getting her coaching / judging training finished so she can help out more with the team. She wants to learn as much as she can about synchronized swimming and what it means to be a successful coach.
Kendra has a 4 year old son, who likes to be at the pool with the team.