Ron Heidary: Co Varsity Head Coach
Twenty-six years of “rec” coaching (ten County Championships). Ron is Co-Head Coach and Founder of Orinda Aquatics. Ron was voted Pacific Swimming age-group Coach of the Year in 1998, NCS Honor Coach in 2005, and California Coaches’ Association High School Swimming Coach of the Year in 2006. Under Ron and Don’s guidance, OA has won Junior National and Far Western Championships and many of his swimmers have ranked among the best in the United States. This will be Ron’s 29thyear coaching high school aquatics: 6 years at Pinole Valley coaching varsity swimming and water polo and 23 years at Campolindo coaching swimming. Campolindo, under Ron, has won 14 North Coast titles, 5 women and 9 men. Ron is a 1984 graduate of UC Berkeley with a major in economics.
John Studebaker: Co Varsity Head Coach, Jr Varsity Support
John graduated Campolindo High School in 2004. He then went to California State University, Sacramento where he received a BS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in physical education and concentration in adapted physical education in 2010. While at Sacramento State John was a member of the men’s rowing team for 4 years. This will be John’s 3rdsummer as the Assistant Head Coach at Moraga Ranch. Before moving to Ranch, last summer John spent 13 years coaching at Moraga Country Club. He has also coached the with Orinda Aquatics high school preseason group the past 6 years as well as the Polar Bears Program. This will be John’s 9th season coaching at Campolindo. In John’s time at Campolindo the men’s team has won 5 North Coast Titles. John has also helped oversee the success of the JV program for the past 4 years as well.
Dominic Baldwin: Junior Varsity Head Coach
Dominic started swimming at Las Trampas Swim Club where he swam until after his sophomore year in high school. Dominic then moved to year-round swimming where he swam under Ron Heidary at Orinda Aquatics. After Graduating from Campolindo High School in 2013 he went on to swim at Diablo Valley College. While at DVC Dominic was a member of the 400 Medley Relay team that set a new National Junior College Record. Dominic was also a All-American multiple times while at DVC. Dominic is excited to be returning to Campolindo Swimming as a member of the coaching staff.
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