YMCA Stingrays Coaching Staff
Dan Vale, Senior Head Coach
Senior Head Coach Dan Vale grew up competing in summer league, club, and high school swimming in Northern California. He then went on to compete at the collegiate level for 4 years at Biola University while coaching his forming summer league team and completing an internship with Irvine Novaquatics.
After graduating with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in Biblical Studies, Coach Dan became the Lead Senior Coach with Costa Mesa Aquatics Club (CMAC) and the Head Coach of the Pacifica Christian High School swim team. Coach Dan helped develop CMAC from less than 100 year-round members to over 120 and coached the team’s first-ever Sectional qualifiers. He was also the founding coach of the team at Pacifica Christian and had a CIF-qualifier in his first season.