Head Coach/Age Group Elite
Cristian competed for the South High School Varsity swimming team where he lettered all four years and was named MVP for two of them. He was also the team captain his senior year in 2013. That same year he was awarded the Bakersfield Jockey Award for outstanding athletic performance. After high school Cristian attended Bakersfield College and competed on the BC Men's Swim team where once again his leadership earned him the title of team captain. During his second year at BC he qualified for the All-Conference Team at the Western State Conference Championships in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke. Before joining BAC he coached with multiple Bakersfield City Recreational squads, one of them winning a City Championship in 2014. Cristian has been a part of the coaching staff at multiple Junior Olympic teams, 2017 South West Age Group Regional Team, 2016 & 2017 Age Group Western Zone team, 2017 Central California Swimming All-Star Team, and the 2017 Central California Swimming Catch the Sprit Camp. Furthermore, Cristian has coached multiple swimmers who have qualified for finals every Junior Olympics he has coached, Southwest Age Group Regionals, and has helped swimmers achieve Age Group Western Zone cut times. Cristian has experience working with all levels from beginners through the high school level. Cristian says his passion for the sport was solidified the first time he experienced the excitement of competition in the pool. His love for coaching young athletes is infectious and shines through in his enthusiastic coaching style. He will soon earn his Associates Degree in Physical Education and plans on pursuing a career in education.