Mary has been involved with swimming for over
26 years, beginning as a youngster and continuing on up to Masters.
She has been involved directly with Masters swimming and this
team for over 10 years. In her younger years, she competed at
the Junior National level with her specialty being distance
freestyle and the I.M. events. Coach Mary is ASCA certified,
a member of USA swimming as well as USMS.
Her emphasis on distance events as a youth has continued
on in Masters. She enjoys participating in the open water
events with swims including Trans Tahoe, Alcatraz, and the
Golden Gate Bridge. She has placed in the top ten in her age-group
in many of the open water and pool events. Her participation
in swim meets includes several Masters Nationals, usually
competing in the longer distance events.
Coach Mary began her coaching career by assisting with a
variety of stroke clinics for Masters. The interaction with
the swimmers and the range in swimming abilities inspired
Mary to pursue coaching on a daily basis. She enjoys working
with the diversity of swimmers that make up the members of
Tri-Valley Masters. She also coaches an age-group USA team
which allows her to keep current with all the latest swimming
techniques. With her work with youngsters, she has coached
the beginning swimmer up to the nationally ranked level. Stroke
improvement is her goal in every workout no matter what age
and ability she is coaching. She is known to give some great
distance sets as well as challenging drill work with a friendly
smile on her face!
Assistant Head Coach
Coach Daniel has over 20 years of swimming and coaching
experience. Growing up in Europe, he competed at the National level
for over 10 years and placed in the top 5 several times. He also
competed in the European Games Lifeguard Championships which
qualified for the World Championships. Daniel's specialty was
the mid-distance and butterfly events.
He is a founder and CEO of Tri
Valley Aquaticstva. USA Swimming Age group
team, quickly gaining reputation for it's quality of high end age
He has been with Tri-Valley Masters for eleven years as a coach
and swimmer. He is known to be a warm water swimmer but has
competed in a few open water swims as well as pool meets. He
began coaching in Europe and has been hooked ever since. Besides
coaching with Tri-Valley Masters, Daniel coaches age-group swimmers
with great success. He has had many swimmers in the top ten locally
and nationally, as well as being selected as a coach for All-Star
teams and elite camps. He has assisted with coaching several ranked
USA National level swimmers as well as a World Record holder.
Daniel also coached National and European ranked tri-athletes
during his coaching experience in Europe. Daniel has great
knowledge in stroke mechanics and is very detail oriented when
coaching. He enjoys working with all levels of swimmers and is very
enthusiastic and passionate about swimming. He is ASCA certified, a
member of USA swimming and USMS. Coach Daniel is known for his
challenging workouts and a no excuses attitude.