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Coaches & Directors

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 administration, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Eddie Lee

Head Coach

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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.

Sugeera Eckley

Assistant Head Coach

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Sugeera started off her swimming career at the age of 10, on a summer league team in Westlake Village, CA.  She would later swim for Westlake High School and a local club team, her junior and senior year.  After competing on her varsity team for three years and making a CIF appearance in her senior year, Sugeera went on to swim at UC Santa Cruz.  She is a top 10 time holder on the team for both the 100 and 200 breaststroke and was awarded PCSC athlete of the meet for the 2009-2010 season.  She competed for the Banana Slugs all four years.  Before graduating high school, Sugeera began running and coaching her former summer league team, where she was the head coach for 4 years.  After graduating from UCSC, she went on to coach for Cal Lutheran University and was also a club age-group coach during the college off-season.  Sugeera is very excited to find a place on deck with MSC Gators and looks forward to great summer season!   

Alicia Glidden

Sr Assistant Coach/Jr Gator Director

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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 fourth year at UC Davis. In her free time, Alicia works as a UC Davis Tour Guide and swims with the UC Davis Swim Club. This is her 6th summer coaching and she is excited to be back!

Brian Lien

Senior Assistant Coach

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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.         

Brian’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 in 2010 when he received the perpetual Miramonte Swim Club Workhorse award.         

Brian  attended  Campolindo High School where he swam for two years.  In the fall, he will be entering his junior year at UC Santa Cruz where he studies economics.       

Beginning his 6th 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 15th season with MSC.

Go Gators!

Zach A Tran

Senior Assistant Coach

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Zach, 22, is back coaching at MSC after a 4-year hiatus.  He first started swimming competitively for MSC when he was 12 years old, and was a gold swimmer from ages 14-18.  His favorite stroke is butterfly, but also likes freestyle and backstroke.  Zach came back to coach this summer mainly because he loves to coach the wonderful and rambunctious young swimmers on MSC.  He enjoys seeing swimmers work extremely hard in practice and swim fast during meets.  But most of all, Zach loves to see the smiles on kids’ faces when they get their best times at the OMPA swim meet.  
 
Zach’s fondest memory of his swimming career was when he placed top 10 in freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly at the 2011 OMPA meet, which was his very last OMPA. He also swam 3 years at Campolindo High School, where he graduated in 2011.  He hopes to pass on the valuable lessons that he learned when he was younger to the kids he will coach this summer.
 
Zach will be entering his senior year at Fresno State University this fall, where he is majoring in sociology, minoring in criminology, and also receiving a certificate in applied research.  However, he strives to have a fantastic time with MSC this summer.

Claire Manrique

Assistant Coach

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Connor J Henderson

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Cameron Patricia Home

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Ania Kossakowski

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Sara Motamenzadeh

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Janet S Lee

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Erin Waters

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Kate Skwarecki

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Nick D Tran

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Kristan G Henderson

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Lynnette Voong

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Emili S Tiedemann

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