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. Greg was honored by winning
the 2019 Oregon Swimming Excellence in Coaching Award.
Chloe M Knievel
Chloe is originally from
Bend, Oregon, but moved to Corvallis in 2010 to attain a
bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Oregon State
Chloe began teaching swim
lessons in Bend back in 2009 and has been teaching ever sense.
She worked at Osborn Aquatic Center from 2012 -
2016, holding various positions including Assistant Program
Coordinator for the swim lesson program, Administrative Assistant,
and several others. Throughout College, she also
interned several times for an organization called Camp Adventure
Youth Services which contracts with the Department of Defense to
provides various services to United States Military children and
youth abroad. She has directed aquatics programs in
Spain, mainland Japan, and Okinawa.
Chloe joined CAT as
the Novice coach from 2015-2016. She then moved back to
Bend and was the Head Coach for the Juniper Swim League from
2017-2018 and also coached for Bend Swim Club. Chloe
returned as the Novice coach for CAT in 2019.