Coaches & Directors
Coaching Staff

Dave Zapp

Head Coach


Dave Zapp – Head Coach, Site Director & Aquatics Director


Dave started swimming at age 5 for the RWC Recreation Sharks and stayed with the team for 15 years. After that, he began his coaching career there after finishing his last year of swimming.  Dave also swam competitively for the Woodside Hills Aquatics year round program and captained for the Hillsdale High School swim team.  He coached with the RWC Sharks for 7 summers (Head Coaching for 5 years), and then moved on to coaching the year round swim team at Alpine Hills. His next coaching position was the Head Coach of the Covington Critters summer team and began to build the team through the SCRA year round program (the team Scott Shea, Amy Lehr, and Stephanie Fryberg started). SCRA grew and became very successful and later merged with the other programs to become PASA.  Dave has also enjoyed coaching the Crystal Springs High School team for 4 years.  For PASA, Dave has coached numerous Junior Olympic, Far Western, Western Zone Qualifiers and top 16 in the nation swimmers (a couple swimmers reaching 1st and 2nd in the nation), has had several swimmers make the National A list, and also has had multiple swimmers break Pacific & National Records.

Dave is married to his lovely wife and has 2 wonderful boys that love to swim on the PASA.  He attended Christian Heritage College in San Diego and received a BA in Business Administration, with an emphasis on personal finance.  He played soccer and was captain 2 of his 4 years, and later went on to play soccer all around the world.