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All About Me
All About Me
Stefanie Vargas
Head Coach

Hello! My name is Stefanie Vargas and I am a special education teacher, a jv water polo coach, and the varsity swim coach at SMHS. I also have 2 children of my own who are very involved in sports as well! So we tend to stay very busy! This will be my 4th year teaching and coaching at Santa Maria and I am proud to be a Saint! Before I was at Santa Maria I taught special education and coached swimming at Cabrillo High School. I was happy to get my position at SM because I grew up here and live here. I started swimming around the same timed I learned to walk, and competitive swimming in 5th grade. I enjoyed swimming so much I didn't try water polo until my senior year in high school. However when I learned the game I fell in love with that as well. I wish I had started as a freshman. I truely believe anyone can become a solid athlete in swimming or water polo if they are willing to put the time and effort into it. Every year I have 20-30 girls come out for the water polo team who do not know how to swim at all! Many are even scared to put their faces in water! However those same kids end up being on my varsity swim team (at least practicing) that same year! Well that's a little about me! Any more questions feel free to contact me! I am looking forward to an amazing 2018-2019 water polo and swim season!


Kyle Gustafson
Assistant Coach


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