Coach Erik was a swimmer with the Dutch National team from
1981 to 1992.
Erik was the captain of the National Dutch team for many years and
participated at European Championships in 1987 in Strasbourg,
France, 1989 in Bonn, Germany and 1991 in Athens, Greece and
competed at the 1986 World Championships in Madrid.
Erik was the former Dutch National record holder in the 100
meters freestyle and 50 meters fly and was recruited by USC where
he swam from 1987 to 1991.
At USC Erik held many relay records and had the 100 butterfly
record and held the 100 free record for over 20 years.
Erik won the 100 free at Pac 10s in 1990 and 1991 for USC and came
in 2nd at NCAA’s in the 100 free in
Erik's father was a former Olympic waterpolo player for
Holland and went to the games in Rome in 1960. In 1984
Erik went to the LA Olympics as a sponsorship provided by
McDonalds and saw the opening and all swimming events as a young 17
year old. In 1992 Erik came in first at Olympic trials for
Hotchkiss has been involved in ocean and pool water
sports his entire life. He swam competitively in college in
the 50, 100, 200 free style. In the 1980’s Steve worked
as a youth swim instructor, youth team coach, and Chief Lifeguard
for Santa Monica Pools helping to manage a multi pool swim program.
past 36 years he has worked
as a LA County Fire Dept. Ocean Lifeguard, working Northern section
the past 26 years. He has been active as a swim parent first
in 2008 with the Malibu branch of Westside Aquatics, and since 2012
with Malibu Seawolves.
He has always been proactive in helping to keep
a swim program in Malibu. His older son Logan started
training and competing in Malibu at age 12 and had success in High
school swimming holding many CIF Division 4 tittles and records.
Logan swam on Div. 1 scholarship for UC Santa Barbara and
holds many of the University and conference freestyle records.
He competed at the 2016 Olympic Trials, and is currently
training for 2020 trials. In the summer, Logan is also an
Ocean Lifeguard on Zuma beach. His other son Kennan (18)
started training and competing at age 8. He is currently
swimming on a Div. 1 scholarship for UC Santa Barbara where he is a
freshman studying science. Steve feels the
Seawolves program has been critical to both Logan and
Kennan’s success in and out of the pool. He swims with
the Malibu Masters at 6:00AM and enjoys being around motivated
swimmers of all ages. Steve is also a Board Member of the Malibu
Aquatics Foundation, 501 c 3.
Coach Max Jaben is the
youngest male swimmer ever to qualify for Olympic Trials. In 2008
he qualified for the Israeli Olympic Team and became the Israeli
National Record Holder in the 200 Meter Freestyle. In 2004 Max
placed 2ndplace at USA Nationals in the 400 Meter
Freestyle. Max swam at the University of Florida. He was coached by
Coach Peter Malone (Kansas City Blazers), Greg Troy & Anthony
Nesty (University of Florida), Dave Salo & Jon Urbanchek
(Trojan Swim Club) & Leonid Kauffman (Israeli National Team).
In 2016 Max became a U.S. Masters Swimming National Record Holder.
Coach Max is a LA County Ocean Lifeguard (Zuma Beach) and was named
2013 rookie school “MVP. Coach Max is a Zuma Beach “B
Group” Junior Lifeguard Instructor and a certified emergency
Max was an assistant coach
at Royal Swim Club in 2010. He was an assistant coach at Harvard
Westlake from 2011-2012. In 2012 Max became an assistant Coach of
Malibu Seawovles Swimming. From 2014-2018 Max was owner and head
coach of Malibu Seawolves Swimming. During his leadership, MSS
swimmers became CIF Champions, CIF Junior National Qualifiers and
Olympic Trials Qualifiers. In 2015-2016 Max was the Aquatics
Directior at the Wise School (Stephen S. Wise Temple) where he
developed a learn-to-swim program and swim team. In 2018 Max
was named the Coastal Club Coaches Chair Representative. His
ownership of MSS ended in December 2018 when Malibu Seawovles
Swimming became a Malibu Aquatics Foundation 501 c3
program. In 2019 Coach Max became Head Swim Coach of
Westlake High School where he led the girls Varsity team to a
Marmonte League Championship and an undefeated season. Max returned
to MSS in the fall of 2019.
Max is an advocate of
functional fitness. Max believes in integrating a variety of swim
training philosophies into his workout plans and training cycles.
It is important to Max that his team offers swim training for all
athletes with different goals; a swimmer may have a goal to qualify
for a Junior Lifeguard standard, qualify for Junior Olympics or
becoming an Olympian. Max assist his athletes to build and
accomplishing their athletic goals and develop valuable tools for
what comes outside, or after, their swim careers. Max
has an in-depth understanding of how to develop young swimmers into
elite athletes while maintaining a healthy balance. When away
from the pool Max spends time with his 4-year old son, surfs, and
writes music. He also works selling credit card processing services
for US Bank.