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
Daniel has been with Tri-Valley Masters for 17 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 swimmers in the top ten locally
and nationally. He has assisted with coaching several ranked USA
National level swimmers as well as a World Record holder. 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.
He is a founder and CEO of
Tri Valley Aquatics
. USA Swimming Age group team, quickly gaining reputation for it's
quality of high end age group swimming.