Celine Dong (1st Year)
Celine is a recent graduate from Biola University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and received double minors in Human Biology as well as Biblical and Theological Studies. She was a four-year NCAA Division II swimmer and primarily competed in the 100 yard breaststroke and 200 yard breaststroke. She and her team clinched 3rd place at PCSC Conference Championships in 2020. The following year, the team was crowned undefeated PCSC Conference Champs.
Outside of Mater Dei, Celine has worked at various swim clubs such as Irvine Novaquatics (NOVA), Orange County Regional Aquatics (ORCA), and Fullerton Aquatic Sports Team (FAST).
Diego Pombo (1st Year)
Coach Diego is currently head coach and owner of CMAC Masters swim team in Costa Mesa. A team he started in 2020. In 2022, his team was the largest US representation at the Pan American Masters Swimming Championships, achieving several gold medals and an individual Pan American record.
Diego’s coaching career started 12 years ago as Masters head coach at Riptide Aquatics in Huntington Beach. He achieved Level III coach certification with US Masters Swimming and has attended several clinics on Biomechanics and Swim Technic.
Coach Diego was born in Bogotá, Colombia where he swam age group. He’s now a Masters swimmer, competes regularly and is top 5 in his events in the Southern Pacific Region. Diego is married and has three grown kids.
Bio coming soon...
Cynthia Trigueros (1st Year)
Bio coming soon...
Kylie Eggers (2nd Year)
Coach Kylie Eggers is entering her 2nd year as a part of the MD coaching staff. A recent graduate of the MD class of 2020, she currently attends California State University of Northridge as a Deaf studies major. During her time at MD, she was a team captain for the 2018-19 & 2019-20 seasons and the recipient of the 2020 Orange County athlete of character award. Prior, she was a volunteer swim coach at FAST working with age group swimmers.