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Alex Silver

Head Coach

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 Alex has been coaching swimming since 1999.  From 2005-2007 he was the Associate Head Coach with the Oakland Undercurrents, where he was instrumental in helping the team grow to over 150 swimmers, including Junior Olympic and Far Western Champions, and Oakland City League Record Holders.  While working in Oakland, Alex was a volunteer assitant coach for the UC Berkeley Men's Swim Team.  Alex also served as Head Coach of Montgomery High School, where he coached a National Record Holder, and as assistant coach with the Santa Rosa Neptunes.  Alex has been Head Coach of LAC since 2008.  In 2010 he was one of 10 coaches nationally to be selected into the American Swim Coaches Association Fellows program.  In this program, he was involved in a study of Club Swimming in the USA, and ultimately wrote a paper which was published in the ASCA magazine.  Alex has had the opportunity to coach JO Champions, Far Western Champions, Junior National Finalists and an Olympic Trial finalist at LAC.  LAC has consistently been in the top 10% of teams in Pacific Swimming when rated on number of National Qualifiers per swimmer.  In 2014, he achieved ASCA level 4 recognition, which places him in the top 15% of coaches in the USA.  Alex also has International and Collegiate coaching experience as a coach at Plivaj's Najobli Swim Camps in Croatia  
 
As an age-group swimmer for the Neptunes, Alex was a Far Western Champion and nationally ranked swimmer.  At UC Berkeley, Alex was the Captain of the 1999 4th ranked men's team, was a Pac-10 Finalist and NCAA qualifier, was ranked 11th in the Nation and 50th in the world in the 400 I.M., and competed at the 2000 U. S. Olympic Trials.  Alex lives with his wife Genii and their sons Ari, Isaiah and Sayer in Livermore.  He feels extremely fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated coaching staff to work with at LAC.  

Lisa White

Head Age Group Coach

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    Lisa has been coaching for over 10 years. She has coached JO Champions and Far Western finalists, Pacific All-Stars, and the developing athlete. Lisa's passion is to use swimming to help each individual grow to their fullest potential; she inspires young athletes to excel in and out of the water. 

As an athlete, Lisa swam for the University of California, Davis. She was a 3-year captain, NCAA D2 Qualifier, and a Top 10 Times swimmer. As an adult athlete she is a 2 time Masters Champion and an Ironman Triathlon finisher. Lisa currently lives in Livermore with her husband and 2 boys.

Theresa Davis

Assistant Age Group Coach

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Coach Theresa works with the pre-comp and novice swimmers.  She was a scholar athlete in high school excelling in both Volleyball and Softball and is a life long recreational swimmer, with a passion for the water.  At the age of 16, she was certified as a scuba diver and this lead to her desire to study marine biology at UCSC. She became a certified research and rescue scuba diver landing her a job that required her to swim in rivers all over northern California counting salmon. 
She'll never forget her first day on the job where she got to swim with Salmon that were about as big as her and being able to reach out and touch them. 
 
With her love for working with children and 16 years of teaching/coaching experience, she brings vast amounts of skills and knowledge to our developmental swimmers. Not having the opportunity as a child to swim competitively, she has now joined the USA Masters and enjoys the sport while sharpening her techniques. Being an active swimmer and an experienced coach, she knows the best methods in helping her swimmers improve and be great at swimming. That dynamic combination is where her groups benefit and many advance to become better athletes. She loves being a mom and watches her children swim and grow at LAC.

Rich Ellis

Assistant Age Group Coach

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Alex Hamza

Assistant Age Group Coach

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Alex is in his third year as a swim coach with LAC.  He is and has been an avid masters swimmer for over 30 years. His daughters, Haley and Gabi, swam in the LAC program and Haley swims for the UC San Diego swimming and diving team. His wife, Wendy, can be found swimming at Masters workouts as well.  He is a scientist with LLNL in the fields of materials science and surface science. Currently, he is learning about the applications of 3D printing.

Board of Directors

Tricia Gomez

President

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Katie Hendrick

Vice President

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Gabe Herscu

Secretary

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Kat Riba

Treasurer

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Heidi Robinson

Membership

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Lisa Patel

Events

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Michelle Kleman

Fundraising

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Mark Gravestock

Service Hour Coordinator

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Bridget Holt

Meet Director

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