Kent Frederick Morales
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
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
Tadpole Head Coach, Assistant Coach
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 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.