Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Gary Cheevers CHAWP Chino Hills CA
High School Assistant Coach Enrique Barajas
Primary Position Center Defender
Secondary Positions CF
Career 79 78 55 90 100 134
Season 65 63 46 89 74 107
Career 9 2.00 21 -
Season 7 2.00 12 -
Wins Losses
57 22
Physical Attributes
Water Polo Honors

CHS Frosh/Soph Team Captain 2016-2017; CHS Frosh/Soph Team Coach's Award March 2017; Varsity Swimming Letter 2016-19; First Place CHS Polo Tournament vs 12 teams Dec. 2017; Second Place Diamond Bar Polo Tournament 1-27-18 of 24 teams. Only loss was to Div. 1 Team Schurr in the Final (we are Div. III). Won our league title undefeated 2-6-18! First time in CHS history.

Water Polo Additional

I am usually the sprinter and rarely get beat to the ball. She scores 1-2 goals minimum per game. She likes swim, but loves water polo. She started the summer of 2016 with summer league and now that she sees what water polo is all about, has done Club polo. Her current fortes are getting the ball each sprint and stealing the ball 7-10 times each game. She's getting better at using her left hand. Joined USA Waterpolo 6-1-17, and CHAWP Club Team. Is also playing CHS summer & fall polo with JV/Varsity, and preseason Varsity. Is now usually on defense, but also fills in as goalie 1-2 quarters per invitational game. Made JV team 11-15-17. Am a sophomore. 1st Place Trophy 1-6-17 CHS JV Tournament of 12 teams, was acting Team Captain;
I've decided to take a break from water polo and concentrate on swimming Club and High School...


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High School
Claremont High School
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Guidance Counselor
Paula Herbert
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Military Studies
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Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
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Protective Services
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
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Is considering a career in crime scene investigation or criminal investigation; probably in military as well. Looking at US Coast Guard or Navy, hopefully Maritime Law Enforcement then investigations.
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Personal Highlights

Currently Swims for The Claremont Club 7 years. Swam for the Chino Valley Dolphins for 5 years prior. Is a sophomore this year. Loves to read and write. Is very strong. At a USC swim camp 2014, age 13, she held a plank during a contest between all attending athletes, and held it for 10 minutes, finally falling after several minutes of being required to alternate legs/arms. She came in second to a senior male. She is very tenacious! She is an excellent track sprinter as well; 100, 200 & 400. Ran for the Claremont Cougars at age 12 and was one of their fastest. Too bad she prefers swimming, and now water polo. She started her first 2 summer programs and now high school program last year. Is a sprinter, rarely losing the ball, and plays 1, 2, and 5. She was the CHS Frosh Girls Team Captain as of 1-9-17. She got the Coaches Award for the year. She is a rule follower and very helpful, and very assertive. She made Varsity swim as well in the butterfly and 500 free. Her sister was a senior and swim team captain, Katrina Strash, who is now attending UVA on a rowing scholarship. Talya is a Junior Olympian many times over in swim. Swam in Palomares League Finals, placing 7th in the fly and 11th in the 500 free. Will try the 200 free next year. Got her first varsity letter for swimming May 2017! Joined CHAWP Waterpolo last summer. Mom was a gymnast and Dad a hurdler. Member of Federation of Christian Athletes 2016 & 2017. Starting to be interested in ROTC, Military and Law Enforcement? Sprinter for the JV Waterpolo team at CHS. Best 50 fly split 28.03 3-17-18. Medals 3-17-18 in the 100 fly -5th, 500 free -8th, and 200 medley relay (fly) 1st at Raiders Invite in Rowland Hts. 7th at Palomares League Finals in Fly and 12th in the 500 Free. Went to CIF Div II Finals for 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay. Our team took 14th in Free and 23rd in Medley. Rejoined TCC Swim Club last week and have been practicing every evening since and Sat. mornings. Have my first TCC Invite LC this weekend since 2016. Volunteered 2 hrs this morning, 9-22-18 at TCC "Art of Giving", a fund raiser for the families of cancer victims. Collected 40 pairs of shoes for Angel Bins 1-26-19. At Mt. SAC Invite 3-16-19, swam my leg of the 400 Free relay 3 secs faster than ever. Swam in the JO's and did well individually and in two relays. My last one.
Am deleting my interest in Rowing unless there is no swimming at the college I am interested in. Thank you!! Was early accepted into the Cal Maritime Academy in Vallejo and was appointed CHS Varsity Swim Team Captain 2-26-20!!

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Natalya’s Volunteer Hours

  1. The Art of Giving The Claremont Club to raise $$ for cancer patients; set up and lead synchronized swimming show to raise funds. June 28, 2014.

  2. February 21, 2015- 3 hours doing beach cleanup with Diakoneo Club (CHS) at Will Rogers' State Beach in Pacific Palisades with "Heal the Bay".

  3. Winter 2015- helped raise foods for several cancer stricken families at Christmas through TCC Swim Club.

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Blog Posts

CHS Varsity Swim Team Captain 2-26-20!!
February 27, 2020
I was appointed Varsity Swim Team Captain last night!! I am so excited to see what is in store for this senior and last high school swim season! We start this Saturday with the Palomares League...
January 2020- Cal Maritime Academy Early Acceptance!!
February 11, 2020
I have accepted an offer by Cal Maritime Academy in Vallejo, CA to become a first year Corps of Cadets in the Fall 2020! I am majoring in Global Studies & International Affairs. I hope to walk on...
100 and 200m fly
March 29, 2019
Qualified for the 2019 Summer Junior Olympics in long course meters 100 and 200 flies
RAA Sr. Qualifying Meet at Riverside College 1-19-19
January 20, 2019
Beat my best times in the 100 breast and the 200 fly (twice) and took 7th in 200 fly finals. Qualified for Mission Viejo Sr. Meet Championships in Feb 2019
Palomares League Varsity Swim Finals and CIF Division II Finals
June 3, 2018
Well, I placed in League Finals in the 100 yd fly (7th) and the 500 yd freestyle (12th)! I also went to CIF Div. II Swim Prelims and Finals in the 200 yd free relay and 200 medley (fly) relays. We...
TCC Long Course Invite 6-2-18
June 3, 2018
Swam in my first Club Long Course meet in 2 years after rejoining Club Swim. PR'd in the 100 m free and 50 m free split in the relay! I was close to my PR in the 100m fly. Tomorrow I swim the 50 m...
Won final league game vs Diamond Bar 9-6. 2-6-18
February 7, 2018
We won tonight and I had the privilege of scoring the final goal of the undefeated season for CHS. Our Frosh, JV, and Varsity all went undefeated and won League- the first time ever in CHS history!...
Played Ayala HS tonight 1-31-18, won 18-2
February 1, 2018
Played our second to last game of the season. We are undefeated in League. Our last game is next Tues against Diamond Bar HS.
Bonita HS vs Claremont HS 1-30-18
January 31, 2018
We won tonight 14-2. We play Ayala HS tomorrow eve.
Diamond Bar HS JV Polo Torunament vs 24 teams 1-27-18
January 28, 2018
Today we played Chino Hills, Tesoro, and Schurr. We only lost to Schurr in the Finals, taking 2nd Place. Good job Pack! They are Div. 1 and we are Div. 3.
Diamond Bar Tournament 1-26-18
January 27, 2018
Played Monrovia and Etiwanda tonight. Won both. Go to semi finals and hopefully finals tomorrow. I scored 3 goals tonight, 7 attempts, and 4 blocks.
Glendora L vs Claremont W
January 27, 2018
Played Glendora HS Tuesday. Won. Got one assist and one goal attempt. Big tournament this weekend.
Claremont HS Tournament. 1-20-18
January 21, 2018
Played 5 more games today vs Ayala, Canyon, and Chino Hills. We won all 5 and won the tournament. We were exhausted! Got 10goals, 8 assists, 18 saves, 10 blocks.
Claremont vs Upland
January 20, 2018
Won tonight 13-4 and 8-3
Claremont 13 vs Ayala 3
January 17, 2018
We won today but was kind of sloppy...
Versus Troy HS
January 15, 2018
Played THS from Orange Co today, won 15-3. I sprinted twice and got it both times. Troy was an aggressive team. Tomorrow we play Ayala at their pool in Chino Hills. Then Diamond Bar on Thurs at our...
Claremont vs Bonita rivals 1-11-18
January 12, 2018
We played Bonita tonight, 17-2, our win. We played Rancho Cucamonga Monday and won 17-2 as well. Season’s going strong. Have tryouts for Varsity Swim tomorrow.
CHS 12-team Tournament 1-6-18
January 7, 2018
We played 5 games and won all 5! Some tough teams. One team didn't show, so we split our team in half and played separately, winning a total of 10 games. We played ourselves for the Final, and tied...
Claremont 10 - Glendora 5 12-21-17
December 22, 2017
Had a good game tonight. Glendora has great swimmers. I made a goal ;-0 finally!
Won 13-2 tonight
December 21, 2017
At home game. Played 3.5 quarters and sprinted. Good game! Another one tomorrow.
3 Games at Claremont HS Invite
October 30, 2017
We played 3 games today at Claremont; won all three. I sprinted and got the ball all but once. I played goalie again for 2 quarters in game 2 and 3. Only 2 scores against me, and 9 no scores. I...
CHAWP Invitational 10-15-17
October 15, 2017
Played two more games today for varsity preseason. Sprinted and got the ball 3 out of four times. Played goalie for a quarter each game since we were without one. First game had 2 scored against me...
Norco Fall HS Invite. 10-8-17
October 8, 2017
Played two games today. Sprinted once and got the ball. Played goalie the last quarter of the 2nd game for the first time. It's tough!!
CHAWP Norco HS Invitational 9-24-17
September 24, 2017
Played two games today in Norco, against Riverside Poly and CHAWP. I was on Claremont HS team. Sprinted and got the ball each time I did. Played defense first game, and driver second game. Not used...
CHS Swimming Banquet May 2017
June 2, 2017
Got my first varsity letter! Swam in League Finals in the Fly and 500. Came in 7th in the Fly and 11th in the 500.
Mt Sac Invitational 4-16-17 Finals
April 16, 2017
Swam a 1:01.4 100 free today; swam the 200 and 500 free yesterday in prelims.
In the last 2 weeks, swam in two dual high school varsity league meets- won both. Also played on varsity spring waterpolo today.
April 2, 2017
Beat South Hills and Bonita HS in swim. Took second in the 100 fly, 100 free, 500 free, first in several relays, and second in several others. Played on varsity spring water polo today. We lost,...
Swimming Relays
March 2, 2017
This weekend I swim in my first Varsity Swim Meet at the Diamond Bar HS Relays. I think I'll be swimming in a butterfly relay and a freestyle relay.
Water Polo Banquet tonight
March 2, 2017
We had our polo banquet tonight. We placed 2nd in League. I was awarded the Coach's Award tonight! It was a very good year, especially for my first!
18-team Tournament
February 18, 2017
We played in the San Gabriel Valley Championship Tournament last weekend. We won both games on Friday, then won 1 of 3 on Sat. We took 5th place of 18 teams. It was a long tournament and I was not...
Last game of the season
February 8, 2017
For the League Champs, we lost to Glendora 5-4. They are the only team to beat us. I stole the ball a lot, scored one goal, and got the ball all 4 sprints. Good season for my first! Thinking of...
Vs Diamond Bar HS
February 2, 2017
We played again today against a team tied for first with us. I got the ball all 4 sprints, made two goals, 3 saves, 2 blocks, and we won 7-4. Good game! Go Pack!
Ayala HS Today
February 1, 2017
Well, we won again 6-3. I scored a goal and had 3 assists and one block. I'm finding that my fortes are sprinting and stealing the ball!
Big 2 Weeks!
January 27, 2017
Last week we played 7 games, 5 of them in a tournament. In one game I scored 4 goals with 4 assists. We won 4 of 5 games in the tourney. This week we played Los Altos, non-league, and lost by one...
Diamond Bar High School game 1-17-17
January 18, 2017
We won 7-4. I scored the first goal in the first 15 secs of the game from an assist by Sophia. I got all 4 balls on the sprint. Good game. Tiring! Coach wants me to join Club Polo...
Ayala HS game today
January 12, 2017
We won 6-5. Great game! Made one goal. Got the ball all 4 times as the sprinter. Was a rough game.
First Palomares League Game
January 11, 2017
We played Bonita HS last night. We won 11-1. I scored 2 goals and threw 2 in the corner per the coach. I had one assist that lead to a goal. It rained part of the game. Tomorrow we play Ayala HS....

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