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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

For more information call: 559-327-9237  

Office hours are 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Coaching Staff

John L McGough

Head Coach and Program Director

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Coach Mac has over 20 years of coaching experience. He is an American Swimming Coaches Association Level 5 coach, the highest attainable level certified by his professional organization.

Prior to his arrival to Clovis, he spent 6 years at Carroll Independent School District, serving as the aquatics director. Coach Mac’s extensive coaching experience includes Auburn University, Fort Smith, Florida, and Texas. In just over a year with Clovis Swim Club, Coach Mac has one swimmer with 2 Olympic Trials cuts.

Coach Mac has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education, and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology.

Coach Mac’s coaching philosophy is one of excellence achieved through encouraging athletes to develop a healthy self image, personal accountability, goal setting, and achievement of personal goals. “It is the journey, not necessarily the end result, that is most important. Winning is not everything, but striving for excellence is.”

When he is not coaching, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie, and his two sons, Jacob, who is a swimmer, and Caleb, who is a baseball player.

David Pickford

Senior Coach, Buchanan

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Coach Dave has over 37 years of coaching experience. He started as an assistant age-group coach for Huntington Beach Aquatic Club at age 14 and ascended to head coach after nine years. This swim club merged with another club to become Golden West Swim Club where Coach Dave was head age group coach for five years before becoming head coach at GWSC. In 1993, Coach Dave joined Clovis Swim Club as head age group coach and aquatics director for Buchanan High School. Coach Dave was twice honored to be Central California Age Group Coach of the Year. He was CCS Zone head coach from 1997-2000.

Coach Dave graduated with a major in history from California State University Long Beach. Later he got an add-on Health Science and teaching credential. He currently teaches World History and Work Experience at Buchanan High School.

Coach Dave coaches with an emphasis on distance base training with a goal of developing the 400 IM for older swimmers. He tries to vary workouts and make sure that the swimmers know why they are doing what they are doing. He also focuses on helping swimmers enjoy the process of becoming better swimmers so that improvement can occur on a daily basis, not just at the meets.

Coach Dave has minimal free time as he also coaches the boys’ water polo team at BHS. But he does enjoy watching sports on TV, reading, and some intermittent cycling as time permits. He also immensely enjoys the experiences of being the father/coach of two great sons, Brian, and Garrett, who are now faster swimmers than he ever was back in college.

Brian Dean Sharar

Senior Coach, Clovis East

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Coach Sharar has over 28 years of coaching experience. In his many years of coaching, at the high school, age group and collegiate level, he received Mid-West Conference swimming coach of the year, Mid-Continent swimming coach of the year (twice), and Mid-American Conference swimming coach of the year and Fresno Bee coach of the year honors.

Prior to his arrival to Clovis, he spent 9 years at University of Toledo as head men’s and women’s swimming coach. He’s also coached at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Western Illinois University, Petersburg, Indiana, and Danville, Indiana.

Coach Sharar has a Bachelors of Science degree from Ball State University in Industrial Arts/Physical Education, and a Masters of Arts degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Human Performance.

Coach Sharar could be described as a very “hands on” technical coach who enjoys testing the limits of his kids physical abilities. He enjoys helping swimmers build and refine their strokes. He build strong relationships with swimmers, finds out what makes them smile, frown, and what motivates them. He believes that the better he knows how his athletes, the better he will be able to push the right buttons for them to achieve success.

Coach Sharar is married, wife Nancy (25 years), and has three children. Jacob (21), Courtney (18) and Kendal (15). Brian teaches Physical Education at Clovis East High School where he also serves as head boy’s and girl’s head swimming coach and aquatics director. He enjoys an rare occasional personal swim workout, golf, and watching his 3 children participate in all their zillion activities.

Adam J Reid

Senior and Race Club, West

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Coach Reid has been coaching since 1997. His coaching positions have included head coach for the Glendora Country Club age group program, head coach for Kastner Intermediate School, assistant varsity coach at Clovis West High School, as well as coaching the senior group, race club, and silver group for Clovis Swim Club.

Coach Reid has a Bachelors of Science degree from Pepperdine University in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Azusa Pacific University.

Coach Reid’s coaching philosophy is to challenge swimmers to succeed by doing the little things right.

Something we don’t know about Coach Reid—Since Pepperdine University did not have a men’s swimming program, Coach Reid competed for the surfing team and his team was ranked as high as 6th nationally.

When he’s not coaching (when is that?), Coach Reid enjoys surfing, wakeboarding, and working out.

Coach Reid competed at the Master's National Swimming Championships in 2009 held at Clovis North Aquatic Complex.

Peter Fecht

Senior Coach, Clovis North

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Daveen Macsata

Senior Coach

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I went to Salem State University in Massachusets and was a member of their swim team.  

I spent five summers working at the Texas Longhorn Swim Camp.  I spent two years as a college coach at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA.  This is my second year with Clovis Swim Club, where I oversee the East Area age group programs.  

Away from the pool, I am training to compete in Muay Tai.

Mark T Bennett

Head Age Group Coach / Gold (West Area)

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Coach Mark has 15 years of coaching experience, including successful experiences in Santa Maria, Arroyo Grande, Richmond (Virginia), and Hillsboro (Oregon).  He has produced LSC, State, Sectional, and Zone champions and record holders with a variety of athletes, events, and age groups, and has been honored by ASCA with a Level 4 rating (with Level 5 being the highest offered). 

Beginning his swimming career at the age of 7 with the Santa Maria Swim Club, Coach Mark gradually climbed the ranks from C swimmer to A swimmer to JO finalist and eventually to Junior National and Senior National finalist.  As a student athlete at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Mark achieved Division I All-American status and Academic All-American status in 3 of his 4 years, and was elected as team captain in his senior year.

Coach Mark enjoys spending his free time with his wife (Joy) and his children, Annie and Nathan, who are both Clovis Swim Club athletes. 

Julie Belflower

Developmental Track Director, Blue

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Julie was born and raised in Bakersfield California. She began swimming at the age of 9. Primarily a backstroker she claimed Central California records, was a top 10 nationally ranked swimmer and Junior National qualifier. Julie was a 4 year MVP  and 2 year team captain at Highland High School. She held several team, Area, and Invite records and was as Valley Champion in the 100 backstroke. Julie achieved All Area honors as well as being a 2 time recipient of the Bakersfield Jockey Club award. After high school Julie attended Fresno State>

   Since then Julie married Ben Belflower and  has had two beautiful boys Ian and Chase. She continued coaching intermittently for the past 18 years. Julie has coached several top 10 nationally ranked swimmers as well as State qualifiers. Julie loves to see her swimmers fall in love with the sport. Her desire for coaching is to create a fun, safe, healthy environment where her swimmers can work hard and achieve their goals.

Jordan C Morillo

Bronze Group (West area)

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Coach Jordan went to college and swam for Fresno State, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.  Jordan was honored with being named team captain of the Fresno State women’s swim team as a freshman. 

Coach Jordan is currently Assistant Mens and Womens Swim Coach for Clovis Community College. Prior to CCC, Coach Jordan has coached at CSC since 2012, and coached the Rec League 2009-2012.  In her time with CSC, she has coached the Stingray, Blue, and Silver groups and assisted with the Elite group, as well.  Jordan was named to the CCS coaching staff for the 2015 Western Zone Age Group Championships in Hawaii.  She also has coaching experience as a volunteer assistant for Fresno State in 2012 under Jeanne Fleck.

In her spare time, Coach Morillo enjoys playing with her dogs and exercising regularly. She is also currently pursuing a Master's in Sport Psychology. 

Omar H Dwidar

White Group (West Area)

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Tanya N Lane

Silver (West Area)

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Coach Tanya Lane joined Clovis Swim Club's staff in June of 2015. She grew up in San Antonio where she swam with AAAA and still holds records in the 10 & under and 11&12 age groups. She is very proud to  currently share the AAAA record board with her son, Hunter, who swam at Northside. Her high school swimming years were spent in Florida where she was a member of the 1986 U.S. World Championship Team and earned a 9thplace world ranking in the 400 IM. She competed in the 1988 Olympic Trials, finishing 5thand 7thin the 200 IM and 400 IM, respectively. 

Coach Lane continued her swimming career at the University of Notre Dame as an All-American and competed in the 1992 Olympic Trials. Many years later, she took up Master’s Swimming and has won National’s in several events. Both Coach Lane and her husband, Will, swim Masters at Clovis Swim Club and have 3 boys, Hunter, Austin and Sean, whom all participate with the club. 

She is excited to be coaching swimming and be able to give back to a sport that has meant so much to her over the years. 

ASCA Certification: Level 2

Michael Blake Adams

Junior Group

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Coach Blake started his swim career at the age of 5 swimming for local clubs in the Bay Area. After moving to Portland Oregon he continued swimming through high school and also began teaching lessons and coaching with the local summer leagues. Finally relocating to the Clovis area he swam and played water polo for Clovis North high school, graduating in 2011. In the summer of 2016 Coach Blake began coaching for our summer league and soon moved to our Junior group with Clovis Swim Club. In addition to this, Blake is the Reyburn Intermediate head boys coach and a Clovis Swim Club masters coach. 

Coach Blake combines years of experience swimming with a love for teaching and learning. His coaching philosophy can be described as character first, joy for the sport, dedication to improvement and the ability will follow. When he is not coaching or teaching Blake enjoys reading, writing traveling, and his Golden State Warriors.

Jordan E Capper

Adavanced Age Group (East Area)

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Hannah Jarvis

Starfish / Tech Team (West Area)

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Debra D Wells

Novice/Developmental Coach - East side

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Deb currently works in our office and has been coaching the Tech Team.  She previously coached back east for the Agawam Piranhas and the Westfield Boys and Girls Club.  She taught swim lessons for over six years at Swim America here in Fresno.  She combines extensive knowledge on stroke fundamentals with a love for kids.  She also was a swim mom herself and now gets to coach with her daughter, Coach Daveen.  

Samantha C Giannetta

Seahorse (West Area)

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Coach Sam currently swims on the Fresno State swim team and is earning her degree in sports administration. She has swam for Clovis Swim Club since her high school career, coached summer league for four years, and has been involved with Novice for one year. Coach Sam loves to spend her free time hanging out with her family and friends, along with eating good food. 

Rylee Radke

Red (West Area)

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