Dana J Kirk
Site Director/ Coach
Head Coach Dana Kirk founded PASA-DKS, an affiliate of Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics in the fall of 2008, since that time the team has grown to over 200 swimmers ages 4-18. Dana began coaching with the Greenmeadow’s summer league team in the summer of 2006, leading them to their first championship (summer 2010) in over 25 years. Finding passion and success in coaching the sport of swimming, Dana then took her team year round, creating PASA-DKS. Over the past 7 years, she has produced many top level age group swimmers in Pacific Swimming as well as Junior National Finalists, CCS Champions, Western Zone and North American Challenge Cup qualifiers.
As a swimmer Dana grew up in Bremerton, Washington swimming for Maki Aquatics and then Tacoma Swim Club. At Stanford University (2002-2006), Dana earned 17 All American nods and won 8 PAC-10 Titles swimming under coaching legend Richard Quick and Coach Lea Maurer. In 2004 she qualified for the Athens Olympic Games by winning the 200 meter butterfly at Olympic Trials and finishing 9th overall at the Athens Games.
Site Director/ Coach
Bruce has been coaching swimming since 1993.
Bruce started his swim coaching career as a volunteer coach
for the Stanford University Women's team and the Hall of Fame
coach, Richard Quick. In 1995, Bruce started an USA Swim team at
Alpine Hills (Alpine Portola Aquatics), which, under his
leadership, grew from a small recreation swim team of 25 swimmers
to a top age group program of 150+
swimmers, producing Junior National champions, Senior
national and Olympic Trials qualifiers and Pacific and National
record holders. In 2003 the
Alpine swim team merged with SCRA and PASC to create today's PASA.
Bruce ran the Alpine Hills site of PASA through the fall of 2013,
when he moved from Alpine to work with PASA's senior swimmers at
SCRA. Bruce continues his path with PASA this season at DKS
to continue working with current and future senior level swimmers.
In addition, Bruce spent the 1998-99 season as the assistant
coach for Brown University and was able to work with another Hall
of Fame coach - Matt Kredich. Bruce is currently certified by the American Swim
Coaches Association as a Level 4 coach (the top 8% of the swim
coaches in the nation).
Bruce grew up in New York City, came out to the Bay
Area to attend Stanford University where he majored in Economics
and Biology. He enters his sixth season of co-head coaching
the Stanford University Triathlon Team. He was an avid triathlete for many years, but his
current passions are spending time in Pescadero and riding his
Competition Team Coach
Paul hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he coached all
levels of swimming from Rec League
to Country Club to USA Swimming. In 2003 he decided to pass on the
family lumber business and start
his own USA Club at the William Penn Charter School. He founded and
coached The Penn Charter
Aquatic Club (PCAC) from 2003-2013 and coached the school's High
School swimming and water polo
programs as well. In 2013 he joined the Central Bucks Swim Team in
Bucks County, Pa and became the
Middle Atlantic Sr Coaches Rep. During his time in Pa. Paul coached
numerous Olympic Trials and
Nationals qualifiers as well as National Age Group Record holders
and was named the 2012 Middle
Atlantic Age Group Coach of the Year. Paul moved to the Bay Area in
2017 but still loves his Philly
sports teams and is a self-proclaimed huge comic book nerd but he
also loves exploring and getting to
know all that the Bay Area has to offer so please feel free to
point him in the right directions.
Black, Red, JV Group Coach
Coach Lesley Reid grew up in Palo Alto and went to Paly. After graduating from UCSB with a degree in Business, she went back to school to get her teaching credential. She taught 2nd and 4th grades in Los Altos for many years, and has taught swim lessons since she was in high school. She has coached at Foothills Swim and Tennis Club as well. Her family spends many hours in the pool. Daughter Carly swims in college, daughter Shannon plays water polo, and husband Cam swam for the Canadian National team. Lesley loves teaching younger children and is very excited to be coaching at Fremont Hills!