Senior III Coach/Head Coach
Coach Skip Runkle became the head coach at Mt Hood in September of 2008. Skip coached at Multnomah Athletic Club from 1981 – 2008, where he had tremendous success, leading the team to four top 10 finishes at Senior Nationals. During Skip’s tenure, thirteen of MAC’s swimmers have represented the USA in international competition and MAC swimmers have won 8 individual national titles.
In 1998, Skip received the American Swimming Coaches Association’s Silver Achievement Award, given to coaches who have experienced 15 years of placing swimmers in championship finals of the National Championships. Skip is one of 12 coaches who have achieved this level of coaching excellence.
Skip has been on the coaching staff for the USA National Team on 13 occasions, most recently as the Head Women’s Coach for the USA at the 1998 Goodwill Games. This team won the gold medal in the team competition. Skip has been the recipient of the "Ohio Coach of the Year" award two times and the "Oregon Coach of the Year" award three times. He has been very active in USA Swimming, both at the local and national level. email@example.com
Juan P Vidal
Gold & Senior 1 Coach [MHAC]
Juan has been involved
with the David Douglas swim program (now Mt. Hood Aquatics) for
many years. He began swimming at age 10 and was part of
the winning High School State team (David Douglas) last year before
graduating in 2008. Juan has been coaching for MHA while
attending Portland State University. He continues to swim
competitively for MHA as well as Linfield College and has Senior
Sectional achievements to his name. He enjoys coaching and the
opportunity to pass down his knowledge and experience to young
aspiring swimmers. He is an asset to our Mt.
Hood Aquatics coaching staff. Juan coaches at the Mt.
Hood location. firstname.lastname@example.org
Red & White Coach [Reynolds]
Coach Jody grew up in the Okanogan Valley of central Washington, where pools are few and far between. After learning to swim at age 6 in a local lake, Jody spent her summers teaching lessons, lifeguarding, and swimming summer league in a 20-yard unheated pool. Jody continued to teach lessons and lifeguard while in college, graduating from Eastern Oregon University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry.
Although she had originally planned to attend Oregon Health Sciences University to study pediatrics, Jody's love for children led her to a position as a preschool teacher and administrator of an early childhood center in southern Oregon. Jody returned to the Portland area in 2008, and earned her Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from Concordia University in 2009.
Jody began serving as the Aquatic Director of Reynolds Swim Center in September 2010, and is the head coach of the Reynolds High School swim team. In addition to coaching the MHA Red and White squads at Reynolds, Jody serves as the Director of the MHA Swim School, and enjoys helping run swim meets. email@example.com
Red & White Coach [Barlow]
Scott Clark has over 15 years competitive
Swimming and Water polo experience. He started swimming at Sam
Barlow High School and soon after joined the Mt. Hood Swim
Team. After High School Scott swam and played Water Polo for
the University of Oregon.
With a passion for the water and competitive
swimming, he is never far away from the pool. Scott has 10 years of
competitive coaching experience. As a coach, Scott works to insure
his athletes enjoy the sport while always striving to reach their
Should you ever need to speak with Coach
Clark, he can be reached at 503-341-4609. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold & Senior 1 Coach [MHAC]
Terri has a long history with the sport of
swimming in Gresham, OR. She started swimming at age 9 for Eastmont
Aquanauts which later become Mount Hood Swim Team. After a
successful age group swimming career with Mount Hood she changed
teams to swim with an outstanding coach, Skip Runkle, who coached
her at the national level.
University of Nebraska recruited her (Go
Huskers) for a swimming scholarship and she received the first of
two degrees, a B.S. in Family Science. As a Nebraska
Cornhusker she was a conference champion in 200 breaststroke, most
outstanding student athlete, and she was chosen by her teammates to
be team captain her senior year.
Upon returning to Portland she went to
Concordia and received a second degree in elementary education and
is currently teaching first grade at Happy Valley
Terri has been involved in many ways within
the swimming community. She was a swimmer, she has coached
swimming and she currently has 2 boys who swim for Mount Hood
Aquatics. She is excited to be a part of the MHA coaching
staff to work with swimmers and help them become the best they can
be as athletes but also as people.