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2018 Season Coaches


 

Coaching Staff

Marie McSweeney

Head Coach

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Marie McSweeney is the Head Coach of Tidalwaves Swim Team as well as the Head Coach of the Tam Masters, an adult swim team recognized for its excellence in the USA.  Marie has developed Tidalwaves into a great swim and athletic experience for thousands of children in our community.  She has the ability to encourage, motivate, drive and support swimmers, young and old in a POSITIVE way that focuses on transferring her love of the sport to her swimmers.  On top of that, she has an unbelievable memory for names and swim times.  You too will marvel at the way she can tell them all apart even when they are all wet!  This will be her 30ish year with Tidalwaves! 

Trevor Nestler

Assistant Coach

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Trevor Nestler is in his sixth year as an assistant coach for Tidalwaves, and we are thrilled to have him back!  Trevor has earned the love and respect of our Tidalwaves team over the years by consistently demonstrating integrity, sportsmanship, work-ethic, commitment to teaching, swimmers and team.  In short, he embodies all that is good in our sport and community, and is a great role-model for the kids to look up to!   Trevor came to us with 6 years of teaching/lifeguarding/coaching experience in Santa Rosa. He swam competitively with the Santa Rosa Neptunes for 15 years. His warm enthusiasm for swimming and kids is inspiring to us all!   

Lisa Wulf

Assistant Coach

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Lisa Wulfis back this year for her 2nd Tidalwaves swim Season!  Lisa brings with her enthusiasm, energy, and lots of coaching experience.  Lisa started swimming competitively at the age of 8 for the Orinda Aquatics in the East Bay. She continued her competitive swimming career until college when she decided to pursue basketball. During her years of competitive swimming, Lisa began coaching as an assistant coach for the Sycamore Stingrays, a summer league swim team in Danville, CA.  While attending the University of South Carolina, she continued coaching at the club level for the Carolina Aquatics Swim Team.
 
Lisa moved out to San Francisco after college and 2 years ago met up with Coach Marie and Coach Dan to coach for the Marin Pirates.  We knew she would fit right in with our Totally Tubular Tidalwaves Coaching Crew!   Even though Lisa works full time as a Customer Enablement Manager she absolutely loves working with kids and giving back to the community by coaching a sport she is extremely passionate about. We feel very fortunate to have her with us again this season. 

Jasten Clark-Villasenor

Assistant Coach

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Jasten Clark-Villasenor  joins us this year for his first year with the Tidalwaves and we are lucky to have him!  Jasten is a Marin county native, born in Greenbrae, California. He began swimming for the Novato Riptide in 1996 at the age of 3 and finished his 15th year in 2011. His favorite strokes were breaststroke and freestyle. After attending Novato High School and Marin School of the Arts, he went to school at College of Marin while coaching for Novato High and the Novato Riptide for 2 years each. He then attended CSU Monterey Bay for his BA in psychology and now lives back in Marin. He hopes to bring his passion for fun and swimming to our exceptional coaching staff and exceptional TEAM! 

Matt Whittle

Assistant Coach

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Matt Whittle  joins us as a "+" coach as he completes his final year at UC Berkeley where he is currently the captain of the Men's Swim Team.  Matt will join us in April on most Mondays and Fridays, as his busy graduation year schedule allows.  Matt is excited to branch out from swimming into coaching for Tidalwaves. Matt's coaching experience includes coaching the Davis Summerdarts summer league team near his home town of Davis, coaching private lessons, as well as experience as the Cal Berkeley swim camp Head Counselor.  Matt's interest in pursuing swimming seriously started in high school, after a youth dedicated to multi-sport exploration and enjoyment.  His swim times?  How about a 1:46 200 yard IM, and 53.0 100 yard breast stroke?  Not bad. ...Matt, we welcome you to our Tidalwaves TEAM and Community! (Go Bears!)