Ed Carrera began his aquatics career at 7 years old in Irvine. He was a four-year letterman at Irvine High School and qualified for CIF by the time he was a sophomore. In 1995 Carrera began his water polo coaching career as the assistant coach at Woodbridge High School for both water polo and swimming and was named head water polo coach at 19 years old. After a 2-year coaching stint, he decided to get back in the water as an athlete and attended his 2nd year at Saddleback College. He was recruited by Chapman University where he was named captain.
In 2006, Carrera took over the Northwood High School head water polo position and was the assistant swim coach. At the same time, he joined the Concordia University Irvine Water Polo Coaching staff where he finished his undergrad. In 2010-2012, Carrera was the Aquatics Director at Vanguard University, where he was the Head Coach for both Swimming and Water Polo (Men’s and Women’s).
Ed was the Head Boys/Girls Swim Coach and Head Girls Water Polo Coach at Orange Lutheran High School. He also coached a season at Portola High School in the fall of 2019. He is a member of the Ecuador SR. Men’s National Water Polo Team and competed in the Pan American Games in Toronto in the summer of 2015. Carrera is also the Program Director of Speed Aquatics (USA Swimming Club) and has been the head coach for the Woodbury Waves (Irvine Swim League Team) for the last 8 years, and guided the Waves to several championships.
Carrera is a graduate of Concordia University Irvine where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Business and Leadership. He has a wife, Kaylen, and 3 children; Kyson, Fiori, and Isla.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
ryan tunstall - assistant coach
Ryan Tunstall is a Crean Lutheran Alumni, Class of 2017, and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2021 with a degree in Kinesiology. He played on the Crean Lutheran Golf Team and was an actor in many Crean Lutheran performances. Ryan is extremely excited to work for his alma mater; he is the assistant coach for boys water polo and also works in IT at Crean Lutheran. His favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28, "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,for those who are called according to his purpose."