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. Alex has
achieved American Swim Coaches Level 5 accreditation in both
Achievement and Education. This puts him in the top 3% of coaches
in the USA according to ASCA. 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.
Head Age Group Coach
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.
Assistant Age Group Coach
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.
Assistant Age Group Coach
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.