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COACHES

We are here to support your needs. If you have questions about workouts, competitions, events, goal setting, and other team related needs, please contact one of the coaches. At Paso Robles Aquatics, we encourage individual and team ethics, sportsmanship and being an example for all other teams to follow.

COACHING STAFF

Jennifer L Brown

Program Director

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Coach Jen has spent most of her life at the pool, learning to swim at the age of three and beginning her competitive swim career at age seven. During her tenure as a swimmer, she set multiple club and school records, earned several All-American Honors, two state titles, one national title, and was awarded Cuesta College's Female Athlete of the Year in 1988. She began her coaching career in 1989, first as the JV girls coach for SLO High and then working her way up to Head Age Group Coach for the SLO Swim Club. From there she went on to become the Head Coach for North County Aquatics as well as the Varsity girls coach for Paso Robles High School. Her professional aquatic experience also includes a stint as Aquatics Director for Kennedy Club Fitness in Atascadero, Swim America Director at multiple locations, and she owns a successful swim school in Templeton. At this time, Coach Jen is the Head Coach and Program Director for Paso Robles Aquatics and Swim America at Kennedy Club Fitness in Paso Robles. As a member of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA), she continues her education in order to stay at the forefront of coaching techniques and philosophies. Her current certifications include Coaches Safety Training, Lifeguarding, FIrst Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.  Coach Jen is also an ASCA Certified Level 3 coach and is working toward Level 4. Throughout her career, she has guided swimmers to team titles at Coastal Section Championships and Los Padres League Finals, she has coached nationally ranked individual and relay swimmers-including a national age group champion, she has taken swimmers to Junior Nationals, placed swimmers on the Western Zone All-Star teams, coached CIF champion swimmers and a Southern California record setting relay. Coach Jen has received recognition from her coaching peers by being selected as a staff member for USA Swimming select camps, Southern California all star teams, and was honored to receive the Southern California Age Group Coach of the Year Award in 1995. Coach Jen continues to share her passion for swimming by instilling desire, commitment, and integrity into the athletes she works with both today and in the future.

Spencer Sznejkowski

Swim Coach

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Spencer has a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Cal Poly and Teaching Certificate in Science from Chapmen University. He also has done coursework in anatomy, physics and physiology strengthening his knowledge of successful swimming strokes and injury prevention. Spencer swam competitively for 15 years. He has also taught and coached all levels of swimming from swim lessons to adaptive aquatics to competitive swimming. He has been a head coach for 15 years and has attended ASCA World Swim Clinics for 9 of the last 12 years. Spencer's philosophy of keeping swimming fun for the younger swimmers so they stay with swimming throughout their lives. Many of Spencer's swimmers have gone on to swim for various colleges around the country. They include, BYU, Cal Poly, San Diego State, University of Maryland, Colorado State University, Yale, Cal Luheran, Illinois Technical College , Concordia University in Irvine.and Cuesa College. Some of these swimmers still hold school records.

Amanda M Hughes

Swim Coach

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Coach Amanda’s love of coaching began with a passion for teaching.  She earned her B.A and M.A in Education from the University of California at Santa Cruz.  After earning her California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at UCSC, she went on to earn her Early Childhood Education certificate at Cuesta.  In addition, Amanda has earned ASCA Level 2 Coach Recognition. Her  background in educating toddlers through middle school age children has given her valuable insight into age group swim coaching. Amanda has over 10 consecutive years of experience coaching lessons, summer league, and year round club swimmers. She has worked with children from the very beginning stages of lessons, and coached competitive age group swimmers to Junior Olympic, JAG, and Far Western times.  She believes that teaching children the lifelong skills of being comfortable and confident in the water, and loving swimming, are vital aspects of her job as a swim coach. A Central Coast native, Amanda grew up taking lessons and lap swimming at Cuesta College, and swam for Morro Bay High School. In her spare time, Amanda loves to run cross country, lap swim, and engage in water sports with her surfer husband and three children, who are all competitive swimmers. 

Collin J Moore

Swim & Water Polo Coach

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Coach Moore began his aquatic career swimming for Paso Robles High School. Collin was a member of the varsity team three years for both the water polo and swimming teams.  Collin finished inside the top 15 at CIF Southern Section Division 2 Finals.  As a senior, Collin was a recipient of the Bearcat Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and was a captain of both the Men's Swimming and Water Polo teams.  In college, Coach Moore earned a full-ride athletic and academic scholarship to compete on the Men's Swimming and Diving team at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), a Division I university.  In 2014 and 2015 Collin was the Winter Eastern College Athletic Conference champion in the 200 Butterfly.  In his two years at NJIT he set school records in three individual events and three relay events.  Coach Moore then transferred to Fresno Pacific University (FPU), a Division II school, to compete for the Men's Swimming and Diving team on an athletic and academic scholarship.  Collin was top 5 all time in FPU's program history for both the 200 fly and 1000 free.  In the Pacific Coast Swim Conference, Collin had several top three finishes.  As a Senior in Kinesiology at Fresno Pacific, Coach Moore earned the Academic Achievement Award: Highest Honors.  He graduated Magma Cum Laude in 2018 from Fresno Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology: emphasis in Physical Education Teaching.  Coach Moore was the Flamson Middle School Boys' Water Polo Head Coach in the 2018 Spring season.   He will be joining the Paso Robles High School Varsity Boys' Water Polo program as an Assistant Coach in the 2018 Fall season.

Grant M East

Water Polo Coach

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Grant East has been coaching water polo for six years now and has coached swimming for ten. He first started his coaching career at North County Aquatics, then went to Paso Robles Swim Team, then Paso Aquatic Club, and now is the Head Water Polo Coach for Paso Robles Aquatics. He has coached at Paso Robles High School for three years and has run a summer water polo program at Kennedy Club Fitness for six years. Grant was also a Bearcat and graduated in 2008. He was a member of the PRHS water polo, swim, and dive teams between 2004 and 2008, where he earned the role of captain of the swim team his senior year. Grant participated at the CIF championships in all three of his aquatic sports achieving multiple top ten finishes at CIF finals during his high school career. He went on to swim for California Lutheran University where at one point he held seven school records, breaking records ten times overall as captain of the CLU swim team. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from CLU in addition to being part of student government and other extra curricular activities. When he isn’t at the pool, Grant is surfing and hiking around the central coast and sometimes foreign countries! You can also find him occasionally in the classroom as a substitute for the Paso Robles School District.

Board of Directors

Alyx A Truax

Executive Director

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