Rick came to the Corvallis
Aquatic Team in September of 1990 with a master’s degree in
exercise physiology from the University of Northern Colorado and a
bachelor’s degree in psychology from Willamette University.
He swam competitively for 10 years and has been coaching swimmers
Rick began coaching for the Hickam Hurricanes in Honolulu, Hawaii.
After a year in Hawaii, he moved to the University of Northern
Colorado to work on his master’s and gain collegiate coaching
experience with their women’s varsity swim team. Upon
completing his degree in December 1989, he moved to the Las Vegas
Gold Swim Team in Nevada. There he served as assistant coach in
charge of the developmental team and team recruiting. Rick has been
a licensed massage technician since April 1994. In his life beyond
swimming, Rick enjoys family adventures with his wife and two boys
along with surfing, skiing, and paddle boarding.
Coaching Achievements: 4-time National Junior Team
Coach; 2-time National Team Coach; 2011 USA
Swimming World Junior Championships (Peru) Coach; 1995
Oregon Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year; 1996, 1997, 2005,
2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 Oregon Swimming Senior Coach of the Year.
Age Group Coach
Greg moved to Corvallis in
1996 to work on a Masters degree in Oceanography. He has a
bachelor’s degree in secondary science education from the
University of Northern Colorado.
Greg began coaching a summer club team in 1988 in Cortez,
Colorado. From 1990 to 1995 he was head coach of a year round
program in Eaton, Colorado. He joined the CAT coaching staff
in the fall of 1998 and began working with the Novice and Junior IA
groups. In addition to his duties as CAT's Age Group Coach,
he currently coaches the Junior 1B and Junior 2 groups.
During his time with CAT Greg has completed parts 1 and 2 of the
National Age Group coaches college through USA swimming and level 2
and 3 through the American Swim Coaches Association.
was selected as an assistant coach for the Oregon Swimming Zone and
All-Star Team for 2002-05 and the head coach for 2006-07. He
was also nominated for the OSI Age Group coach of the year for 2005
and 2006. Greg has served on the Oregon Swimming board as the
chair and as the
chair for the NW Region Age Group Championships; and is currently
chairs for Oregon Swimming.
Clemens Division Coach
Marissa is a former swimmer (started with the Novice squad in
1993) and current coach of the Corvallis Aquatic Team. After
competing 12 years as an age group swimmer, she went on to compete
with the Oregon State University women's swim team from
2005-2009. She started she helping with coaching
of the Novice groups with CAT starting in 2007, during her
days at OSU. After graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor's of
Science in Exercise Sport & Science, Physical Education,
Marissa began coaching CAT's Senior 1 program.
Since March of 2014, Marissa has been the coach for the
Corvallis Aquatic Team Clemens Division in Philomath. She
coaches the Novice, Junior, and Senior squads at Clemens.
Additionally, Marissa is the Philomath High School head swimming
coach and OSU Nike Swim Camp Director.
Georgi joined CAT in the
fall of 2013 and served as the Osborn Novice coach until the summer
of 2015. He returned to the team as Osborn Junior 1A and
Clemens assistant coach in the fall of 2016. He has been
employed at Osborn Aquatic Center as a swim instructor since 2004.
Georgi swam for CAT from 1998-2005 and for Crescent Valley
High School from 2002-2005.
Akari moved to Corvallis in September of 2015 to pursue a Bachelor
of Science degree in biomedical engineering at Oregon State
University. She began working at Osborn Aquatic Center as a
lifeguard and swim instructor shortly after her arrival to
Corvallis. Akari joined the River Road Swim Club of Eugene in 2005
and continued to swim through high school, when she joined the
North Eugene High School swim and water polo team. She helped coach
the club novice swimmers her junior year, and continued until her
graduation in 2015. Akari came to the Corvallis Aquatic Team in
January of 2018 as the novice coach.