Head Coach, National Group
a long history in swimming, together with a fantastic set of
accomplishments. As a Stanford Graduate, Andre was two-time PAC-10
Champion in the 100 Breast, and was a three-time Collegiate
Andre arrived in 2007: QSS and ALMA swimmers have achieved
4 Olympic trials cuts, 4 CCS victories, dozens of National Age
Group Top 10 times, a medium size sectional 1st place finish, and
several JO and Far Western champions. Quicksilver and ALMA hosted 5
Far Western Championship meets and 1 JO meet with accolades from
teams around the country for the excitment our style of
championship meet produced with the swimmers. QSS has been the
flagship program for the CSA league and championship meet as well.
CSA is dedicated to the promotion of academics and college
awareness as well as hosting a championship meet that brings music,
awards, and fun to our swimmers. None of this could have been
achieved without a fantastic group of coaches and families who
have been committed to teaching great swimming
Andre was Head Coach and Owner of North Florida Swimming (NFS -
USS), in addition to performing as an Assistant Coach for the
University of North Florida’s Women’s Swim Team. As
Head coach of NFS for four years, his swimmers broke 12 Florida
State age-group records, had 10 short course and 5 long course NRT
top-16 times, and achieved one National Age-Group Record (current
100m backstroke world record holder Ryan Murphy). Andre helped
coach the university squad to two conference championships in the
Southern States conference. He also coached a summer league team to
a 39-3 dual meet record in seven years with the club, and, prior to
NFS, was Head Coach of the Holmes Tigershark Swim Team (USS) for
excited about Andre’s background and knowledge in stroke
technique and conditioning. In addition to having benefited from
working with some very well-known names in our sport, Andre has a
natural desire to continue to learn more about the sport, and to
stay current with the latest ideas in swimming.
Head Site Coach Santa Cruz County
Lucas is part of a coaching family that has
helped produce multiple College, Far Western, Junior Olympic
finalists. He has coached a range of swimming abilities from
beginning to Olympic Trials swimmers.
Lucas' own accomplishments have been:
8 Time Florida State Finalist, 4 Individual
Finals,Masters competitor and Multiple Event Winner, Jr.
Olympic champion. He has 6 years of ocean lifeguarding
experience, placing 2nd in the Swim, Paddle, Run at the East Coast
Regional Lifeguarding Championship. He has also participated
and placed top 10 in multiple open water swim finishes.
Outside of swimming, Lucas has a degree in
Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from SDSU.
He is a small business owner and a Certified Insurance
National Assistant/All Sites Coordinator
Carrie began competitive swimming for
the Davis Aquadarts when she was five years old and continued year
round swimming for 13 years. Her best events were fly and back and
she still holds club records in multiple relays. At the end of
junior high, she began playing water polo and went on to play polo
at San Jose State where she then graduated with a bachelors degree
in nutrition science with a emphasis in sports
Carrie began coaching in the Davis
Aquadarts summer program when she was just 12. She taught private
and group swimming lessons and stroke technique for many years in
the Davis area. Since moving to San Jose, she has organized a
summer swim lesson program in Sunnyvale and was the assistant coach
at the Shadow Brook Swim Team. Carrie also coached for Almaden Swim
and Racquet Club for 7 years, her last two as Head Age Group Coach.
She has now been the Head Age Group Coach for QSS since the team
started. She has coached nationally ranked 10-unders, 11-12’s
and 13-14’s and continues to build our successful age group
Head Age Group and Pre-National Coach
coaches the Pre-National group for QuickSilver Swimming.
She swam at Terrapins Swim Team in Concord, CA and then
trained with NOVA Irvine Aquatics. Liv has also had the
opportunity to train abroad in both Italy and Germany with elite
training groups. Liv has been coaching and teaching lessons
for 15 years. Liv's favorite stroke is breaststroke.
ASRC Age Group Coach
Skylar began his swimming
career when he was 7 joining Santa Clara Swim Club under the Head
Coach Dick Jochums. Skylar swam throughout high school attending
CCS all 4 years for Gunderson High School and was the first to
represent his school in 14 years. Although he doesn’t swim
very often, he enjoys an active lifestyle and is always looking for
ways to improve himself. If he’s not on the pool deck,
he’s in the gym or on the field.
Anne Marie Vargas
Site Director ASRC, Age Group Coach
Vargas’s coaching experience began in 1994, where she coached
several summer league and year-round teams in Washington and
Nevada. Just prior to joining QSS, she coached Sunnyvale
“SUNN” Swimming here in the Bay Area. Anne also
consults for SafeSplash Swim School where she teaches and trains
triatheletes. In addition, she is trained in Functional
Fitness for adults with special adaptations for
swam competitively for 16 years, specializing in Fly, Back and IM.
During that time, she swam for Northview Terrace, Big Bend
Manta Rays, Lake Forest College and University of Illinois at
believes that swimming is adaptable to all body types and
beneficial to all fitness levels.
Coach - Pre-Bronze, Bronze, Silver, Gold
has been coaching and teaching swimming for much of her life.
She is extremely passionate about the sport and enjoys
sharing that passion with all of her swimmers.
growing up here in the Bay Area, Brodie swam for the San Mateo
Marlins, Ladera Oaks and St. Francis High School. During that
time, she swam for George French and trained with John Neighbor, a
4-time Olympic Gold medalist. Brodie specialized in
breaststroke and was one of the top breaststrokers in California.
She also held club records in both breaststroke and
butterfly. In addition, at the age of 13, Brodie’s relay team
was ranked 2nd in the country and was highlighted in Sports
mother of four children, Brodie swims at least one mile every
Coach - Grey
Jose State Womens Swimming Team
started swimming at the age of 5 and swam through college. During
this time she swam for the Redding Aqua Ducks, San Jose State
University and De Anza Cupertino Aquatics in the summer months.
Whilst swimming at D.1 SJSU she acheived 2 Western Athletic
Conference (WAC) Championships and attending Olympic Trials in
started out teaching swim lessions in 2007 before extending her
experience into coaching master swimming in 2011. In 2013 she began
coaching club swimmers for Quicksilver at our Almaden Swim and
Racket Club (ASRC) site. Since starting her coaching career she has
worked for North Coast Aquatics, UC San Diego and also currently
coaches at D.1
Womens Swimming at San
Jose State University.
she is not at the pool, she can be found conducting archaeological
fieldworl, researching or doing photography, going backpacking or
Coach - Junior National
Andrew Johnson has been coaching for 12 years. He was
the head coach for Redwoods Swim Club, head age group coach for the
Marin Pirates and the 10 & Under coach for Neptune Swimming.
He also served as assistant coach for three years and 1 year
interim head coach for College of Marin.
Specializing in middle to long distance freestyle and backstroke,
Andrew swam competitively for 10 years. During that time, he
swam for the Humboldt Swim Club and Eureka High School where he was
Team Captain and was named MVP three seasons in a row.
Andrew is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a BA in
Criminal Justice and Criminology, with a focus on at risk