2016 and 2017 Pacific Swimming Coach of the Year nominee.
2017and 2018 ASCA Coach of the Year nominee. Lucas is part of a
coaching family that has helped produce multiple College, Far
Western, Junior Olympic finalists. He has coached a range of
swimming abilities from beginning to Olympic Trials swimmers.
Lucas' own accomplishments have been: 8 Time Florida State
Finalist, 4 Individual Finals, Masters competitor and Multiple
Event Winner, Jr. Olympic champion. He has 6 years of ocean
lifeguarding experience, placing 2nd in the Swim, Paddle, Run at
the East Coast Regional Lifeguarding Championship. He has
also participated and placed top 10 in multiple open water swim
Lucas has a patient and relaxed coaching style that motivates
each individual to rise to their own best, paired with a relentless
focus on excellent technique.
Outside of swimming, Lucas has a degree in Business
Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from SDSU. He is
a small business owner and a Certified Insurance Counselor
Age Group Coach, Simpkins
Courtney Daley started her swimming career at the age of five,
when she joined her first competitive team in Raleigh North
Carolina where she grew up. Later in high school she moved to
Northern California and swam with the Terrapins swim team.
Additionally she swam for her high school (Liberty Union High) on
Varsity all four years. Courtney also swam for Masters in Portland
Oregon, as her college did not have a swim team.
She coached for two years in Visalia for TNT, within her two
years of coaching the quality of the program evolved to include
swimmers earning championship final performances at the 2014 Short
Course Far Western Championships, and include swimmers who earned
second swims at the Western Zone Championships in Federal Way,
Washington while representing Central California Swimming as All
Star members in the summer of 2014. Courtney's success as a club
coach attracted interest from high school principals, and she
agreed to coach the Mt. Whitney High School team during their
season. Courtney Templeton moved to Santa Cruz in 2015 from
Courtney has taught swim lessons for 10 years, has coached all
levels and started working for Quicksilver in January 2017. Her
ability to connect with kids is apparent not only on the swim team,
but also in the classroom where she is a dedicated elementary
teacher. The love she has for the sport of swimming and for
coaching is evident. Her specialties are correcting stroke
technique and increasing endurance. Courtney currently works as our
age group coach at Simpkins.
She is a graduate of Multnomah University in Portland Oregon,
and earned her B.S. In Theology and Elementary Education.
Age Group Coach, Scotts Valley
swimming competitively at age 4 with the Almaden Swim and Racquet
Club and continued through high school. As a swimmer, she helped
coach some of the younger groups during the summer. Sara also
taught swim lessons throughout high school and college.
switched her focus to water polo in high school and played club
water polo with Stanford and made the Youth National Team Pacific
Region Training Team. Sara attended Archbishop Mitty High School
where she was awarded her water polo team's MVP and earned
individual WCAL and CCS awards in her Junior and Senior years. She
was also named Most Valuable Goalie at the USA Women's Water Polo
National Team Camp her Junior year of high school. After high
school, Sara was recruited to be CAL's goalie. Unfortunately,
multiple knee injuries ended her water polo career, and she
transfered to Santa Clara University to focus on her academics at a
teaching swim lessons in 2006 and went on to coach adults through
QSS Masters 2013. Sara then used her teaching experience and
positive coaching style to teach middle and high school students at
FLEX College Prep. She has been with QuickSilver Santa Cruz since
2018 and was selected as the 9-10 girls coach for Pacific Zone All
Stars this past year.
Sara has a
B.A. in English, attended law school, and has a Master's Degree in
Library and Information Science. In her free time, Sara loves being
in the water, reading, and spending time with her husband and
currently coaches the competitive age group teams at our Scotts
Valley location and functions as the team's manager.
Pre Comp Coach, Simpkins
Stroke Development Coach, Simpkins
Kim started swimming age group at 6 years old and went on to add
surfing and paddling into her life in the cool Pacific. She started
coaching, teaching swimming, and life guarding in high school at
multiple pools and continues to coach and mentor OW swimmers today.
Her dedication to improving strokes, giving lessons to all levels
of proficiency stand today. Currently she coaches for Quicksilver
Swim Team, teaches private swim lessons at Simpkins Family Swim
Center, and coaches marathon, ultra marathon and channel swimmers
in the Pacific Ocean.
Kim's first marathon swim was Seal Beach Rough Water in the
early 1980's and was hooked! Favorite swims include a 25 mile
Monterey Bay crossing (Monterey to Santa Cruz), the 20 mile
Catalina and 12.4 mile Anacapa channels, 28 Miles around Manhattan
Island, 12 Mile Mercer Island circumnavigation, The Strait of Juan
de Fuca, Ice Swims in Lake Tahoe, San Francisco Bay, Semana
Nautica, and daily swims at home in Soquel Cove. Kim is also a
member of the South End Rowing Club.
Sr Technique&Conditioning Coach, Soquel
Allie first started coaching swimming in 2000 where she coached
for Cabrillo College and Soquel High School. She continued to coach
the college team for 3 more seasons. In 2009 Allie began her
age-group coaching career for the Cabrillo Threshers where she went
on to coach for seven seasons. Allie started swimming competitively
at the age of eight for the same team, the Cabrillo Threshers. She
won many local and regional championships and placed at many
National championships. She attended Aptos high school where she
was undefeated all four years in the league and was also a two-time
All-American in the 100 yard backstroke. She is now a part of the
Athletic Hall of Fame at Aptos High School. Allie was a walk on
swimmer at Arizona State University her freshman year, but shoulder
injuries kept her out of the pool her second year. She returned to
the area and swam for the Cabrillo College Seahawks where she was a
six-time Community College All-American, and state champion in the
100 backstroke in 1999. She also has competed at the Masters
swimming level and placed 3rd in both the 50 and 100 meter
backstroke at the World Masters Championships in 2006. For the last
three years Allie has worked in special education as a Resource
Specialist at Main Street Elementary school in Soquel and has also
been the girls head swim coach at Soquel High School. Allie loves
being on the pool deck sharing her love of the sport with the youth
in the community. In her spare time she enjoys spending time
with her family and friends, taking her dog for walks, and
traveling. Allie is also recently engaged and is looking
forward to planning her big day for next June 2020. She is excited
to be a part of the Quicksilver staff!
Stroke Development Coach, Watsonville
Brooke Lynch has been a swim coach for most of her adult life
and has coached all levels of our sport. Her career started with
the original Santa Cruz Aquatics team. She formed the first Santa
Cruz Masters swim team in 1987 when the UCSC pool was built and was
the Coach at UCSC at the same time.
Later Brooke transitioned to high school coaching and has continued
her high school coaching career until this day. Currently Brooke
is the swim coach for the Watsonville High School team.
Brooke joined the Quicksilver Santa Cruz coaching team in
February 2018, and coaches Stroke Development in Watsonville. She
enjoys spending time with these young swimmers and teaching them an
important life skill. Swimming stays with you forever.
Brooke spent years in Masters competition and she still swims.
She is also an avid open water swimmer and has a wealth of
experience and swimming knowledge to share with our young
Juan Pablo Chavez-Guerrero
JP has coached the Ceiba program since its inception a year
and a half ago. He has also worked with the City of
Watsonville as a lifeguard and swim instructor, teaching various
age groups water safety and helping them improve their swimming
skills to become more adept swimmers.
JP swam for Watsonville High School and on QuickSilver with both
Coach Brooke and Coach Lucas respecitively. They have both been a
huge help to him, teaching him a lot of what has gotten him to
where he is now. His experiences with Coach Brooke and Coach Lucas
inspired him to get into coaching himself.
JP is responsible for our Ceiba Charter School program and swim
lessons. He also coaches stroke development groups.