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We are here to support you. If you have questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches by clicking their email link below. For all questions related to administrative issues, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members at marinwoodwaterdevils@gmail.com.

Coaching Staff

Kent Frederick Morales

Head Coach

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Kent Morales began his swimming career as a youth with the Lucas Valley Waterlogs, under the guidance of then Coach Chris Case.  Kent swam in the Marin Swim League, Terra Linda High School, and collegiately.  As a nineteen-year-old at U.C. Davis, Kent joined the Marinwood Waterdevils as an assistant coach, and worked at that position for two seasons.  Shortly after graduating from Davis in 2000, he joined Coach Barb Wheeler at the Marin YMCA Dolphins, and coached there until starting his teaching career in 2013.  In 2001, Kent was the Head Coach for the Lucas Valley Lightning.  The following season, he joined the Waterdevils as Head Coach, and has been with us since. Kent was awarded the MSL Coach of the Year in 2007, the last year the award was given.  In addition to coaching, Kent teaches Biology and Physiology at San Rafael High School.

Kent lives in Terra Linda with his wife, Amanda, and two kids, Giselle and Forrest.  Giselle is in her first season as a Waterdevil and loves it!

Kent is passionate about swimming, and is deeply committed to bringing a rewarding experience to his swimmers.  He wants the swimmers to have fun, while realizing the enjoyment of achieving goals through dedication and camaraderie.  His greatest thrill as a coach is watching young swimmers mature into fine young adults.  


 

Barb Wheeler

Tadpole Head Coach, Assistant Coach

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Barb Wheeler has been heading the Waterdevil Tadpole program since 1999.  She has been Assistant Coach to the main team since 1999 and has held several board positions as a Waterdevil parent prior to that.

She is mother to four former Waterdevils, including our own Coach Nina, and a competitive Masters swimmer herself.  In the off-season, Barb is head coach for the Dolphin Swim Team at the Marin YMCA and has enjoyed teaching swimming at all levels from Waterbaby to Senior Non-Swimmer.

Prior to joining the Waterdevils, Barb was a buyer for Macys and a graduate from Colorado College with an Art Studio degree.
 
She is currently active as a painter and has had works in several exhibits and collections.

Chris Case

Head Coach

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Chris Case has been involved with the Waterdevils as a swimmer, parent, and coach since 1976.  After swimming as a youth for the team for ten years, Chris went on to swim and play water polo at Terra Linda High School.  At the end of his high school career, Chris began coaching as an assistant coach for the Lucas Valley Water Logs.  Chris served as Lucas Valley’s assistant and head coach for over ten years.  In 2005, Chris rejoined the Waterdevils family as a swim team parent, then joined the board soon after.  Chris served on the board for three years before joining the coaching staff for the 2012 season.  For the 2014 season Chris is joining Kent as the co-head coach.  He plans to bring his knowledge of competitive swimming, enthusiasm, and loud voice together to make this a challenging, exciting and fun Waterdevils swim season for everyone.