Age Group Coach
SRVA Pre-Senior and Age Group 1
Coach Larry has 10 years experience as a swim coach. He Graduated from University of Wisconsin with a BS in Computer Science and Film.
His coaching experience includes:
2002-2006 Head Coach at McFarland High School (Top 4 team finish each year and many NISCA All Americans).
2006-2009 Asst. Coach at UCSC, in charge of Brst. and IM (NCAA All Americans), as well as Santa Cruz Masters and Pre-Seniors at Cabrillo Threshers.
2009-2010 Senior Asst. at Santa Clara Swim Club
2010-2011 Head Coach at La Crosse YMCA where they finished 4th as a team in the state of Wisconsin.
Senior Development/Varsity Coach
Coach Andy is an ASCA level 4 coach who led the Vacaville Swim Club as Head Coach from 1988 to 2011. He then continued as the Head Age Group Coach through 2014.
Coach Andy grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and swam there as a youth. He was greatly influenced by the coach at the University of Memphis, Dick Fadgent. After college he coached at the West Seattle YMCA while also working at Boeing Aerospace as an engineer. Coach Andy then went into coaching full time by moving to Texas to work with the world-record-producing coach Jack Simon before coming to Vacaville Swim Club.
Coach Andy’s coaching philosophy involves getting the swimmers to challenge themselves and to mature from the challenge. He likes them to learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable.
Coach Andy likes using swimming as the vehicle to learning life’s lessons including, but not limited to, having respect for one another, integrity, discipline, and presentation of self. He wants the swimmers to always set high standards and have high expectations.
- Graduate University of Memphis with Engineering Degree?
- Masters level work in Biomechanics and Physiology?
- Coach at numerous All-Star and Altitude Camps at the Olympic Training Center?
- Served on Sierra Nevada Swimming LSC Board for 12 years?
- Climbed both Mt.Rainier and Mt. Shasta?
- Eagle Scout