Serge Victor has been coaching, teaching, and
managing aquatic programs for nearly thirty years. He has
coached swimmers ranging in ability from novice level to Olympians
and U.S. National Team members, including Janet Evans and Ugur
Taner. During his coaching tenure with USC, Villanova, and UC
Berkeley he has coached NCAA Champions and numerous NCAA All
Americans, where Serge's coaching style has been influenced by
Mark Schubert and Nort Thornton. Serge has developed numerous
Senior and Junior USA National Champions and USA Junior
National team members. Since recently, Serge has been
working with recreational teams such as Dana Hills, and East
County Stingrays. Serge is the founder of New Wave Aquatics
as well as Team Director. He is Level Five, highest
possible, American Swimming Coaches Association certified.
Hi, my name is Nikki Palmer and I recently graduated from the University of Tampa where I majored in International Business- Management. I swam collegiately at the University of Tampa where I specialized in sprint freestyle and backstroke, as well as 100 and 200 fly. I started swimming locally with Serge at eight years old and I have been coaching Dana Hills Swim Team for numerous years. I swam for the Oakhurst Orcas and Dana Hills while I grew up in Clayton. I attended Carondelet High School where I was a four year NCS qualifier and NCS 400 free relay record holder. My junior year of high school I decided I was going to focus more on swim and joined the Walnut Creek Aquabears. I was a scholar athlete at the University of Tampa and got the privilege of participating on two consecutive Sunshine State Swimming Conference champion teams. I have a passion for coaching and watching the improvement and advancement of swimmers of all levels. ! I am looking forward to assisting Serge this fall!