Swim Director/Head Coach
Eddie Lee has been
involved with rec swimming for the last 25 years. He swam
locally at Gehringer Park in Concord as a child. More
recently, he has been the head coach at Club Sport Valley Vista
for seven years and for Forest Hills Swim Team for the last
two years. In his years at Valley Vista, he helped improve the team
from 49th in the county to 6th place overall. Eddie has six
years experience coaching high school swimming and water polo where
he helped improve both programs all the way to 2nd place finishes
in the section. In addition, in 2005, he was named section
NCS coach of the year for Varsity Water Polo. He was also the
assistant coach at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA where he
helped lead the team to a second place finish at the state
championships. In high school, Eddie swam for De La Salle and
Walnut Creek Aquabears where he was a North Coast finalist in the
100 breast, as well as an All-American in the Medley Relay.
He swam three years in college competitively for Cuesta
College and Cal Poly SLO where he was an All-American breast
stroker as well. He holds his teaching credential in math,
and he is currently teaching math at Dorris-Eaton in Walnut
Creek. When he is not teaching and coaching, he enjoys
spending time with his wife and 2 daughters. Eddie is very
excited to join the MSC Gators.
Quinn has been teaching
and coaching swimming since she was 14. Growing up in
Oakland, she swam for Bighop O’Dowd High School and went on
to swim at Oregon State University, a PAC 10 team. After
graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology and travelling
for a bit, she returned to Oregon to coach swimming full
time. She coached Crescent Valley High School swimming for 3
years, leading their boys’ team to a 2nd place finish in the
state championships. Moving on to be age group coach for the
Corvallis Aquatic Team she traveled with her swimmers to Junior and
Senior Nationals. After moving back to the Bay Area in 2000
she continued to coach in Oakland and teach private lessons.
Quinn is currently employed by the Moraga School District as a
teacher’s aide. She lives in Moraga with her husband
and 2 boys. She enjoys running on the trails with her dog,
laughing with her friends, playing with her kids, and eating peanut
butter (with a spoon) by herself.
Jeremy became a
Miramonte Gator at the age of 7 when he had just learned how to
swim. He remembered how he always came in last place in every
single meet but he was never discouraged because he aspired to
achieve a Gold time in one of his strokes. Year after year,
Jeremy worked hard on improving his techniques by listening to his
amazing coaches Daisuke Watanabe and Arya Alami (THANK YOU).
He came to all the practices and slowly but surely, his hard work
paid off. When he was 12 and 14 years old, he received the
high point trophy for his age group and made it to the finals or
consolations at OMPA every year since then. His fondest
memory as a Gator was fulfilling his dream of getting a Gold time
not only in one stroke, but in all three of his strokes (freestyle,
breaststroke, and butterfly) when he was 14.
Swimming has been, and
still is a very large part of Jeremy’s life. As a
coach, he is determined to help every swimmer get faster times and
learn to love swimming. More importantly, he would LOVE to
see the smile on swimmers' faces when they have reached their goal,
because memories like these last a lifetime. Jeremy strongly
believes that every swimmer has the potential to be great if they
listen, work hard, and follow their goals. His advice to
every Gator: Don’t be discouraged and don’t worry if
you aren’t the fastest right now. By learning the
correct technique from the coaches at a young age, you will be one
of the fastest swimmers at OMPA as you get older and as your body
Jeremy will be attending Purdue University this coming Fall,
BOILER UP! He loves basketball and is an avid fan of the
Golden State Warriors. This season will be Jeremy’s
fourth year coaching at MSC and he’s very excited and
can’t wait for another amazing season to start.
Alicia started swimming with Miramonte Swim Club in 2000 at the
age of 6. Miramonte has been a part of her summers ever since.
Alicia remembers her first year on the team and doing the team
cheer. At the end of the cheer, the coaches would lead the team in
spelling out Go Gators. They would scream out each letter so loudly
to the point that Alicia couldn't even understand them. Unable to
spell yet, but still wanting to participate in the cheer, Alicia
would scream out random letters.
Alicia is entering her second year at UC Davis. She is excited
to come back to coach again this summer.
Kelly swam with the gators from age 7 to 13, and she has been
coaching at Miramonte for 5 years now. She swam with the
Orinda Aquatics year-round team for 5 years and the Miramonte High
School varsity swim team for 4 years. During her senior year,
she was a co-captain for Miramonte. Kelly will be a sophomore
at UC Santa Barbara in the fall studying biology in UCSB's College
of Creative Studies. At school, Kelly plays intramural
innertube water polo and ultimate frisbee, dances, practices yoga,
surfs, and hikes. The recreation center's pool is her favorite
place to go after a long week of studying.
Kelly always looks forward to coaching the gators during the
summer and is excited for another fantastic season.
Steven, although having
not been a part of Miramonte for very long (4-5 years), has grown
in the short time to love the family spirit of the Gators.
Each summer has provided a different set of memories, from the ever
fluctuating team cheer one year, to the well anticipated coaches
video, the surprise end of year coaches gifts, the continued spirit
despite many losses... As a junior coach, Steven hopes to spread
and strengthen the team bond that the Gators have, in addition to
training and installing the swim spirit in new swimmers.
Steven is currently entering his junior year at Miramonte High
Brian joined the
Miramonte gators in 2000 at the age of 5. At the time he was only
able to swim a few feet. With the help and encouragement of then
junior coach Arya Alami and other great coaches Brian worked hard
and was able to swim across the entire pool for the very first time
at Orinda Park Pool. He has been a proud gator ever since.
Brain’s favorite stroke is breaststroke. His favorite gator
memories were when he placed 5th in the fifty breaststroke as a 14
year old at the OMPA and last year when he received the perpetual
Brian came off of a successful swim season this past spring with
the Campolindo Cougars and will be entering his junior year this
Beginning his second year of coaching, Brian looks forward to
helping every swimmer achieve their goals and improve their times,
all while learning to love the sport. He can’t wait for his
12th fun filled season with MSC.
Kelly started swimming
at the age of 4. She joined the Miramonte Swim Club 9 years ago and
says this is the best team she has ever been part of. Kelly
is looking forward to her 4th summer of coaching.
Kelly swam on the Miramonte high school team as a freshman and
sophomore. Her favorite strokes are freestyle and
backstroke. She is currently finishing her senior year at
Miramonte, and is looking forward to studying psychology at San
Diego State University next fall. Kelly can’t wait for
another fun summer at MSC! Go Gators!
Megan K Liang
Megan has been with the
team since she was 7 years old.ý She left to swim with
Orinda Aquatics at age 13, currently in her third year.ý
Megan has wanted to come back to MSC as a coach and loves being a
part of MSC.ý She is looking forward to an exciting summer
of coaching.ý Meganýs favorite stroke is
freestyle.ý Her favorite memory of being a Gator was at the
age of 10 when she got on the 9-10 medley relay as the backstroke
leg for the first time at OMPA.
Megan will be starting
her junior year at Campolindo High School in the fall.ý She
had just finished her second season of junior varsity swimming and
will continue to swim with the Cougars next season.ý Megan
enjoys eating a lot of different foods, especially chocolate
Stefani M Henderson
Stefani swam for many teams since she started swimming at age 6,
and joined Miramonte at age 13. She enjoys every minute she spends
with the Gators, and falls more in love with the team every day.
She has had many amazing and inspiring coaches over the years, and
hopes to become just like them and help lead Miramonte to the top!
Stefani started Campolindo swim team and water polo Freshman year,
and plans to excel in both until Senior year, and become the top
15-18 butterflyer. A few of her favorite MSC memories were her
butterfly race in OMPA 2010, when she dropped 3 or 4 seconds, Date
Night 2010, and the numerous after-swim meet parties with the
Gators! Outside of her life with the Gators, Stefani enjoys hanging
out with her friends and family, watching geeky movies like Lord of
the Rings, and volunteering at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. You
might also find her climbing trees, doing some animal activism, or
eating her yummy vegan food! I’m ready, MSC, let’s do
this! GO GATORS!!
Maggie has been swimming
with the Miramonte Gators since she was nine years old. She
has enjoyed being a part of the team and looks forward to swimming
each and every summer. Maggie has always looked up to her
coaches and her goal has always been to follow in their
footsteps. She loves working with kids and is looking forward
to her first year of junior coach this summer. Maggie sees
herself coaching the Gators throughout high school and during the
summer when she’s is home from college. Her love for
the water has lead her down a path that includes Miramonte High
School swimming and water polo along with club polo. Maggie
is a very dedicated swimmer and her favorite stroke is
freestyle. Her best memory as a Gator was at one of the shave
downs Coach Natalie baked a birthday cake for Maggie and smashed it
in her face, a moment she’ll never forget. She knew
that the Gators were her summer family from then on. CHOMP!
Cat started swimming
with Miramonte Swim Club when she was 11, in the summer
transitioning into sixth grade. She was the new kid, having
just moved to California, and was hesitant to join a team where she
knew no one. She soon, however, was overwhelmed by the family
spirit and has been a loyal Gator ever since. She loves MSC and
looks forward to the summer each month of the year so she can swim
with such a great team. Her favorite event is IM, but her
favorite stroke is either butterfly or backstroke. Out of all
the memories from MSC, her favorite would have to be when, last
year, she swam IM weeks into the season after only swimming it once
in time trials, and ended up dropping seven seconds.
Other than swimming, Cat
plays water polo in the fall and is considering doing crew in her
sophomore year of high school. Her favorite school subject is
science and English, and she spends her free time drawing, reading
and writing stories. She is excited to be surrounded by other
loyal Gators and knows that this season is going to be
Laura has been swimming
in the OMPA for fourteen years. She joined Miramonte Swim
Club at the age of 11 and has many wonderful memories. Her
favorite moments have been socials, especially bowling with Dice
and the 13 and up sleepover, winning high point at Sleepy Hollow B,
and getting the workhorse and most improved awards last
summer. Laura swam for Campolindo High School for four
years. Her favorite strokes are backstroke and
butterfly. This is Laura's third year coaching and she is
looking forward to a great season!
Kevin first joined MSC
in 2004, when he was eight years old. Since then he's looked
forward to every summer with the gators. As a coach, he
strives to help each swimmer improve to their best. Kevin
swam for Campolindo High School for four years. His favorite
swimming memory was when he first achieved a gold time in 2008.
When out of the pool, Kevin can be found programming his computer
or doing other stuff.
Colette Melissa Wright
Amanda Josephine Ratcliff
Nick D Tran
Sara started swimming on
MSC as an 8 year old, and it has been her favorite sport
since! She comes to almost every practice determined to get
better! She has won most improved more than three times and
Sara always looks forward to the summer because of Miramonte Swim
Club! Sara's top two favorite strokes are butterfly and
freestyle and she loves the joy of dropping her times that seemed
nearly impossible to drop. Sara always has a smile on her
face and lightens the mood in any situation! She also does
Campolindo Swimming and will be a sophomore next year.
Outside of the pool she enjoys riding her bike, and art! Go
Gators! Chomp chomp!