I'm incredibly excited to be returning as head coach of the Brentwood Dolphin Swim Club. Our coaching staff is very eager to start the season. We look forward to watching our swimmers develop new technique and to continue to improve their strokes and times while having fun.
I currently run the swim program at Knightsen Elementary School. I have previously coached for the Discovery Bay River Otters, Oakwood Water Polo and prior to that, I coached for 6 years with the Brentwood Seawolves. I have also coached the Heritage High School swim team and JV boys water polo, as well as with the Terrapins and Aquaknights.
As a coach I believe technique is the key. It doesn't matter how fast you go if you're not swimming the stroke correctly. What place you get a the end of the race is irrelevant. What matters is that you improve your time. You have to put in the hard work at practice to achieve your goals. Keeping kids motivated to continue improving themselves is something I take pride in, and I hope you'll see that reflected in your swimmer as they work with me this year! I am eager to start our season and look forward to seeing everyone on the pool deck!
I am so excited to start our 2019 Dolphins season! I have a long history with the Dolphins, beginning as a Dolphin swimmer myself at the age of 5. Nine years later, I began my coaching career with the Dolphins, coaching for 12 summers, leading the team as Head Coach for the last 8 of those years. I have also coached 2 years of year-round swimming, 3 years of high school water polo and 2 summers with The Discovery Bay River Otters.
I'm a firm believer in proper technique over speed. I love watching the kids grow as they become more confident and comfortable with their swim skills. I look forward to meeting everyone, seeing our long-time Dolphins again, and to a great 2019 season!