Isabell Saakian

JO Coach


The RBAC is honored to have Isabell Saakian as part of our Dive Team coaching staff. As a former diver in her native country Armenia, Coach Isabell has been part of the diving world since she was a young girl. Isabell was a member of the Armenian National Team and has participated in numerous National and International competitions in Europe and around the world. After graduating from the Armenian State Institute of Physical Education, Isabell coached for 10 years in Yerevan. She moved to the United States and was hired by the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in 2003. Since then, she has produced numerous Regional and National Junior Olympic champions, CIF champions, Senior qualifiers and National Team members. She is loved, respected and trusted by all of her divers and well recognized by all coaches in the diving community, as a coach and as a judge. Her knowledge of diving skills and techniques are outstanding. Isabell has also run Introduction to Dive sessions for the Anderson Camp at the RBAC for more than 15 years. For her commitment and dedication to not just produce elite divers, but also instill the desire to learn the sport of Diving, Isabell was elevated to Associate Head Coach at the RBAC in 2022.

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