Coach Ryan has over 8 years of coaching experience, which includes 5 years as an assistant coach for the Merced Skimmers Swim Team where he started his coaching career in 2010. Ryan has coached 5 years as an assistant with the Merced Skimmers; 2 seasons as an assistant swim coach at the high school level, and 3 seasons as an assistant swimming coach at the community college level.
Ryan grew up in Merced and attended Merced High School. While at Merced, Ryan was voted Varsity MVP by his team 3 years, captured 7 individual Central California League titles out of 8 events, swam multiple top 5 times in school history as well as the Conferences history, and was a part of an undefeated league team from his sophomore year to senior year. After graduating from Merced High, Ryan swam a year for Merced College. His team won the Bay Valley Conference title and Ryan achieved 3 individual Bay Valley Conference titles, swam multiple top 5 times in school history, and gained All-America honors in the 1650-yard freestyle. After graduating from Merced College, Ryan accepted a full ride scholarship to a Division II University in Ohio where he completed his 17-year swim career and received a Bachelor’s Degree in History.
Ryan is a product of the Merced Skimmers Swim Team and has spent 16 years representing the Merced Skimmers either as a year-round swimmer in meets throughout California or as an assistant coach. Coach Ryan is excited about teaching and motivating the next generation of Skimmer swimmers.