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Chris E Dahowski

Head Coach - Senior II

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Coach Chris is an ASCA Level 4 Swim Coach. In a relatively short span of time since founding Paseo Aquatics Club, Coach Chris has had unprecedented amounts of success. He has coached several Paseo swimmers into USA Swimming's Top Ten rankings in the Nation, USA ALL Time top 100 swims, as well as producing three Junior National Qualifiers at the young ages of 13 and 14 years. Coach Chris as well has played a major role in placing 1 Athlete to their World Trial Cut and Olympic Trial Cut.  He has placed multiple swimmers TOP 3 at Speedo Sectionals.

 

Alexis Kearns

Senior I & Bronze Coach

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Coach Alexis has been a member of Paseo Aquatics since August of 2015. She has worked extensively with the majority of the club's age groups from Beginner I to Bronze, and is the current Advanced I & II group coach. Coach Alexis brings an extensive background in competitive swimming, as well as over 4 years of swim lesson and coaching experience. She was a varsity member of the Quartz Hill High School swim team, qualifying for CIF High School Swimming Championships three years in a row. She achieved the honor of team captain her senior year. Currently Coach Alexis both swims and dives for the College of the Canyons, where she competed at state and broke the school record in the 200 yard butterfly.

 

Daiki Sato

Silver Coach

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Paseo Aquatics is proud to announce Coach Daiki Sato as our new Silver Group coach.

 

Coach Daiki has been involved in the sport of swimming since the age of 8, when he competed as an Age Group swimmer for the East Valley YMCA Hurricanes, CCATand COLA teams. His greatest racing achievement was qualifying for the WSC Finals in the 400 IM while swimming collegiately.

 

Daiki has spent the past 6 years earning his coaching stripes, conducting clinics to lower income/under privilegedand handicapped swimmers through LA City Lifeguard, and working directly with the LA84 Foundation as a Youth Swim Coach and mentor to local residents.

 

While at San Diego State University, Daiki took, Daiki took on a coaching job at Patrick Henry High School, where he quickly assumed control of the Junior Varsity group, overseeing 35 athletes. He began learning the process of season planning towards that Championship Meet while honing his skills as an on-deck coach at meets and the diversity of varying techniques.

 

In 2015, Coach Daiki moved to Burbank, CA, where he was instantly grabbed by Burbank High School as an Assistant Swim Coach. Daiki’s responsibilities included developmentof a seasonal training regimen, daily workouts, Dryland/strength conditioning, taper, on-deck meet coaching and team bonding for 70 plus swimmers.

 

Wanting more, Coach Daiki rose to club swimming-- becoming the Assistant Swim Coach at Golden Rebels Swim Team in Burbank. Daiki was awarded the entire Age Group Program, with his primary role as LeadCoach to the JO Group. His duties included season planning, writing daily workouts, taper, meet travel, team goals, team bonding, new swimmer evaluations and injury prevention. While educating swim families on nutrition, maintaining a healthy athletic environment and understanding the inner workings of competitive swimming.

 

I am looking forward to bringing my expertise to Paseo Aquatics in a more intimate group with common goals and values. Being able to focus on a smaller group is something the really excites me. I feel the training profoundly grows when you have a solid coach-athlete relationship and smaller groups are the seeds tosuch success. I feel honored that Paseo Aquatics was open to hiring me to a long termcontract. I live by the rule that johnWooden once said”--. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

 

Coach Daiki comes to us as an ASCA Level 2 and fully Certified USA-Swimming Coach. We are honored and fortunate to add Daiki to our staff—and eager to watch his love and energy for the sport translate to enormous success for our Silver swimmers in the many years that follow.

Daniel Neswald

Advanced Coach

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“I absolutely love coaching and seeing each student have fun in a team setting while improving their individual goals. I look forward to this new opportunity and working hand in hand with the great staff at Paseo Aquatics”

In 2010-2013 Daniel became the Assistant Swim Coach at Golden Valley High School. It wasn’t long after that Canyons Aquatics Club hired him in 2011. From the years of 2011-2016 Daniel coached both their Age Group program and their Varsity Group. Striving to be a bigger part of the community through coaching in 2012 and 2013 he became the Head Coach for the Northbridge Bluefins. In both years the “fins” placed 1st for Santa Clarita Valley. At age 21 Coach Daniel became head coach for Canyon High School’s Division I swim team. At Canyon, he was fortunate enough to be able to coach his athletes to make it to CIF Division I two years in a row from 2014-2015. In 2016, Coach Daniel left Canyons Aquatics to move>

Christy Lin Burton

Beginner I & II Coach

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Christy Burton swam for the coveted NOVA Aquatics in Irvine under the tutelage of USA Olympic Head Coach Dave Salo. During her 12 years of competitive swimming Burton won countless titles including finishing first overall in ever so tough Southern California Junior Olympics. After she hung up her goggles. She decided to take her training and passion for swimming to empower and teach kids how to swim. She can teach kids of all levels and abilities but specializes in teaching kids with disabilities and other special needs.

Burton is also the Beginners coach for Paseo Aquatics as she looks to start her new chapter in swimming career.

Breanna Hummitzsch

Asst. Coach - Beginner I & II

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Kim Brown

Nutritionist

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Kim Brown is a Registered Dietitian. She received her B.S. in Nutritional Science from California State University, Los Angeles in 2002. For the past 14 years she has been working in Long Term Care as a Consultant in the San Fernando Valley. In her spare time she works side by side with Personal Trainers developing diets for their clients to ensure they reach their personal fitness goals.

Kim has been a competitive athlete for most of her life, excelling in team sports such as volleyball, basketball, softball and track and field. Last year she had her first series of swim lessons and completed her first triathlon. She now exclusively trains for triathlons and is diligently increasing her distances to compete in more challenging races.

Kim understands firsthand the importance of good nutrition for athletic competition.  She periodically attends seminars and reads ADA-approved literature focusing on sports nutrition to keep up with the latest evidenced-based research. She is currently working on earning a certificate as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Board of Directors

Jay S Wolf

General Manager & Co-Owner

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Chris E Dahowski

Head Coach & Co-Owner

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Rebecca Soni

Co-Owner

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Mike Leathers

Webmaster

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Charlie Cusumano

Member at Large

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