Coach's Coach In Southern California

Coach’s Coach In Southern California

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Southern Pacific Masters Swimming is looking to recognize the best masters swimming coach each year.

Dan Wegner explains, “This person represents the coach’s Coach: an example of someone out their possessing certain qualities the rest of us can use as an example to follow.

This person is not only a coach who has succeeded in the pool, but is also someone who has helped expand the reach of Southern Pacific Masters Swimming

The purpose of this award is to recognize the Southern Pacific Masters Swimming (SPMS) swimming coach who has demonstrated outstanding coaching qualities, club development and overall SPMS participation.

While it takes a great deal of time and effort to sustain pool time, club membership, meet preparations and coaching on deck, there are some coaches that go even beyond what their team requires. These coaches are involved in all aspects if what SPMS has to offer and they give of themselves to see that their love of swimming reaches the widest audience possible

All nominations and information must be received by March 15th and sent to Erika Stebbins via email at

For more information, visit here.

The past recipients include several coaches who are equally passionate about open water swimming:

2013 Mark Moore
2012 Chad Durieux
2011 Mary Jackson Lombard
2010 Ken Brisbin
2009 Chad Durieux
2008 Nancy Reno
2007 Vanessa Mesia
2006 Tom Boyd
2005 Victor Hecker
2004 Mark Moore
2003 Mark Moore
2002 Carole Shigaki
2001 Michael Collins
1999 Brandon Seider
1998 John Kocker
1997 Gerry Rodrigues [shown above] and Rick Goeden
1996 Gary Reese
1995 Philip Hayman

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