Coach Max Jaben is the Head
Coach and Owner of Malibu Seawovles Swimming. Max has coached
Olympic Trials Qualifiers & CIF Champions. Max has served as
the Aquatics Director & Head Swim Coach at Wise School, an
Assistant Coach at Harvard Westlake Middle & High School, and
an Assistant Coach at Royal Swim Club. Coach Max is also a
Zuma Beach Ocean Lifeguard.
Coach Max is the youngest
male in US history to qualify for Olympic Trials- at 14 years
old. Coach Max has finished runner up at the United States Swimming
National Championships in the 400 Meter Freestyle. He is the former
200 Meter Freestyle Israeli National Record Holder and qualified
for the Beijing Olympics. In 2013 he was part of a 4 X100 Freestyle
Relay team that broke the United States Masters Swimming National
Record. In 2017 Coach Max was the USMS National Champion in the 500
Coach Max attributes his
coaching style and swimming knowledge to his past coaches, whom
included USA Swimming Hall of Fame Coaches: Dr. Dave Salo, Jon
Urbanchek, Greg Troy & Peter Malone. When not at the pool,
Coach Max enjoys spending time with his son, making music and
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. For
the past 34 years he has worked as a LA County Fire Dept. Ocean
Lifeguard, working Northern section the past 23 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 is currently swimming
for UC Santa Barbara and competed at the 2016 Olympic Trials.
Logan is also an Ocean Lifeguard on Zuma beach in the summer.
His other son Kennan (16) started training and competing at
age 8, is a Junior at Malibu High, and swimming very fast with a
goal of also swimming for a Div. 1 school. 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 Brad is an aqua-fitness
enthusiast with chlorine in his blood. He has been involved
with swimming since he was a toddler. He began competing as a
skinny kid in grade school, was varsity captain in high school, and
was the highest placing freshman on the University of Delaware swim
team. He began coaching and instructing as a teenager.
His degrees in Psychology and Communication expanded his approaches
to instruction, and his experience teaching private lessons to
swimmers from ages 2 to 42 since 2009 have honed his skills
considerably. Brad had an 11-year career working at Disney
Theme Parks and if you ask him for his Aladdin impression,
and you might just think you're in a whole new world.