Head Coach Garrett McCaffrey is in his 8th year with
Phoenix Swim Club, 6th as the head coach. In that time, he has been
named to the USA Swimming's National Team Coaching Staff, 2 times.
Lead by McCaffrey, PSC has won 2 Arizona Senior State
Championships (Spring 2014, Summer 2015). In 2018 PSC finished 2nd
at Short Course Sectionals and 3rd at Long Course
Sectionals. At the 2015 Summer Long Course Sectional
Championships, PSC won the men's team championship and finished
third as a combined team. PSC also finished 3rd at the 2015 Spring
Short Course Sectional Championship. In McCaffrey's time at PSC,
the team has acheived bronze or silver in USA Swimming's Club
Excellence program, 7 out of the eight years.
Garrett was a Division I swimmer at the University of Washington
and University of Missouri and was 1st Team Academic All
Big-12 in 2006. As the producer of FloSwimming.com from
2007-2009 and SwimmingWorld.TV from 2009-2011, Garrett gained
unprecedented access to many of the best swimmers and coaches in
the world. He covered meets, including the 2008 Olympics
in Beijing and the 2009 World Championships in Rome. He is
owner and co-founder of SwimSwam.com, the most popular swimming
news site in the world.
Head Masters Coach
Masters Coach Takahisa Ide, also known as Coach Taco, came to Phoenix 14 years ago, and became an assistant coach for the Phoenix Swim Club where he has coached our top senior group and Masters. Originally from Osaka, Japan, Ide attended Tenri University and was the captain of the swim team his senior season.
Ide is an excellent stroke technician and student of the science of the sport. Last summer he was invited to present a paper entitled “The Effect of Leg Straightness on Lactate Production and Performance in Butterfly: A Case Study Using the Men’s Asian Record Holder” at the International Convention on Science, Education, and Medicine in Sport in Glasgow, Scotland. In addition, Ide is working on completing his Ph.D. in Exercise Science.
Ide has coached swimmers from numerous countries to 10 national records and one U.S. Open Championship. Additionally, he has led swimmers under his tutelage to seven Asian records, seven Japanese national records, and one Ecuador national record.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities with PSC, Takahisa also is beginning his fourth year working with the Grand Canyon University swimming program.
Noriko Inada came to PSC in 2008. She is a 3 time Olympian for Japan (1992, 2000, 2004) She made her first Olympic team at the age of 16 in Barcelona in the 100 back, finishing 12th (1:03.42) and 200 back, finishing 15th (2:17.68). In 2000, she advanced to the championship final in the 100 back, taking 5th in 1:01.14. Most recently in Athens in 2004, she placed 11th in the 100 back (1:01.74) and led off Japan’s 400 medley relay in prelims. Noriko just missed her fourth Olympic team in 2012 when she placed 3rd in the Japan’s Trials with 1:00.57. The second place swimmer clocked at 1:00.50.
Noriko has much knowledge to share from her experience as one of the world’s premier swimmers. She has a passion for the sport of swimming and is eager to share her love for the sport with those she coaches. In addition to coaching here at PSC, she still competes in both USA Swimming meets and US Masters meets, and she is still World ranked.