John L McGough
Head Coach and Program Director
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
Coach Mac has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical
Education, and a Master of Science degree in Exercise
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.
Senior Coach, Buchanan
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
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
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
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
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
Adam J Reid
Senior and Race Club, West
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
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.
Senior Coach, Clovis North
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)
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.
Developmental Track Director, Blue
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)
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)
Tanya N Lane
Silver (West Area)
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
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
Jordan E Capper
Adavanced Age Group (East Area)
Starfish / Tech Team (West Area)
Debra D Wells
Novice/Developmental Coach - East side
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)
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.
Red (West Area)