Coaching Staff

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Coaching Staff

Brian Marker

Head Coach


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 

Daniel Rico

Assistant Coach


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.

Daniel is 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

Assistant Coach


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.
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