Coach Brian has grown up in the sport of swimming
starting as a 2 year old loving the water. This spring he will join
Forest Hills with 15 years of coaching experience. Previously
Brian has held positions as an Assistant Coach and Head coach on
Dewing Park and Lead Age Group Coach and Assistant Coach for the
Terrapins Swim Team. Two times during his career, Brian has
been named as an All-Star Coach for Pacific Swimming. Brian
has worked with all age ranges of swimmers from 8 and unders to the
High School level. He has a strong love for the sport of
swimming which has had a great impact on his life. He is
excited to bring his love of coaching and team spirit centered
style to Forest Hills Swim Team.
Visiting Team Info
This is Daniel's
15th season as a member of the Forest Hills Swim Team. He started
swimming for Forest Hills in 2003 when he was 7 years old and
continued until his final season in 2014. As a swimmer for Forest
Hills Daniel took the 15-18 breaststroke team records and placed
county in all his other events. During this time Daniel also swam
for his high school team at Alhambra High School where he was Team
Captain for his Sophomore, Junior and Senior year.
currently enrolled at the University of California Santa Cruz where
he is studying Technology and Information Management. He continues
to stay active with his swim career at the NCAA level as a member
and Team Captain of the UCSC swim team. This is now his 6th year as
a coach for Forest Hills and he continues to pass on his experience
to the younger kids. His time with the team as a competitor was a
rewarding experience but Daniel now enjoys encouraging the younger
kids to strive for similar goals. In his free time he also enjoys
hiking, photography, and general tom foolery.
Vanessa Dalpiaz is a veteran of the
Forest Hills community as a member of the swim team from 2005-2017.
Vanessa started coaching for Forest Hills as a volunteer with Kit
Club when she was 12 and became a junior coach during the 2016
season. As a swimmer, she helped break the 15-18 freestyle
relay record and swam at county every year from 2013-2017.
She is also a former member of the Carondelet High School
swim team and swam varsity with them for two seasons. Vanessa
currently attends Pomona College in Claremont CA but is excited to
be back in the Bay Area for the summer, coaching, life guarding at
FHAP, and giving private lessons. She loves returning every
summer to see how all the individual swimmers continue to grow and
improve. Vanessa strives to keep Forest Hills full of spirit, fun,
and fast swimming.