Eddie Lee has been involved with rec swimming for
the last 33 years. This will be Eddie’s 9th season as the Head
Coach for MSC. Prior to his coaching in OMPA, he was the Head Coach
at Club Sport Valley Vista for seven years and for Forest
Hills Swim Team for two years. In his years at Valley Vista, his
team consistently placed in the top 6 overall in the County Swim
Eddie also has coached high school and college
swimming/water polo. In this time, he led his teams to top 3
finishes at the NCS and State level.
Eddie swam locally at Gehringer Park in Concord as
a child. In high school, Eddie swam for De La Salle and Walnut
Creek Aquabears where he was a North Coast finalist in the 100
breast, as well as an All-American in the Medley Relay. He
swam three years in college competitively for Cuesta College and
Cal Poly SLO where he was an All-American breast stroker as
He is also currently teaching junior high math.
When he is not teaching and coaching, he enjoys spending time with
his wife and 2 daughters.
Junior Gator Director
Sugeera started off her
swimming career at the age of 10, on a summer league team in
Westlake Village, CA. She would later swim for Westlake High
School and a local club team, her junior and senior year.
After competing on her varsity team for three years and
making a CIF appearance in her senior year, Sugeera went on to swim
at UC Santa Cruz. She is a top 10 time holder on the team for
both the 100 and 200 breaststroke and was awarded PCSC athlete of
the meet for the 2009-2010 season. She competed for the
Banana Slugs all four years. Before graduating high school,
Sugeera began running and coaching her former summer league team,
where she was the head coach for 4 years. After graduating
from UCSC, she went on to coach for Cal Lutheran University and was
also a club age-group coach during the college off-season. Sugeera
is excited for another great summer season with the
Kelly and her family have a long and cherished history with MSC.
When she was 7 years old she started her swimming career with the
Gators. During a few of the six summers that she swam for
Miramonte, her dad served as the president of the team! When she
turned 13 she started swimming year-round for the USA Swimming
team, Orinda Aquatics, until graduating from high school. In
addition to swimming for Orinda Aquatics, Kelly swam on the
Miramonte High School varsity swim team for all four years of high
school, and was a captain during her senior year. Each summer
during high school Kelly came back to coach for MSC.
Kelly went to college at UC Santa Barbara, and she continued
coaching for MSC in the summers after her first and second year at
school. After graduating from UCSB, Kelly taught swimming at the
YMCA in Berkeley where she was the Swim Instructor of the Year. At
the YMCA, Kelly also started swimming with the masters' team. She
is beginning to participate in long distance open water races, and
will be swimming in a race from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park in June!
In addition to teaching swimming, Kelly is a certified lifeguard
and yoga instructor.
Kelly is also excited to be starting the Master of Public
Health/Registered Dietitian program at the University of Washington
in Seattle in September 2018. Kelly strongly believes
swimming is a life-long practice that fosters self-confidence and a
Claire has been competitively swimming in the Lamorinda area
since she was 4 years old. She started her swimming at Moraga
Valley Pool. She participated in a winter swim program at
Campolindo called, Polar Bears, where she qualified for the Junior
Olympics for the 100 breast stroke. Claire quit swimming when she
was 14 to focus on water polo. She played for 680 Drivers and
Lamorinda Water Polo Club. Claire decided to stop when she
graduated high school due to a shoulder injury. In the total
of 9 years Claire played water polo, she played in the Junior
Olympics 8 times and helped her high school team win the North
Coast Sectional championship game for the first time in 17 years.
Claire graduated from Miramonte High School in 2016 and is now
studying nursing at Diablo Valley College, with Coach Nick! Claire
thought she was done with swimming until Coach Eddie and his family
moved in across the street from her and Eddie asked if she wanted
to swim and coach for his team. She could not be happier with her
decision to come back to swim. This will be Claire’s
4th summer at Miramonte and she is so excited for
another summer with her gator family!
Kate has been swimming with Miramonte Swim Club since she was
seven years old. Kate has been coaching since she was 14 and has
enjoyed every moment of being a Gator. During her swimming career
with the Gators, she has qualified for County in IM, Fly, and
Freestyle for many years and has been a finalist at both the OMPA
and the Contra Costa County Championship Meets. Being on the team
for so long, Kate has learned everything there is to know about the
Gators and has loved watching the team grow and evolve. Kate swam
for the Orinda Aquatics Polar Bear program along with the
Campolindo High School Swim Team for all 4 years of High School.
Additionally, she has coached the East Bay Sea Serpents Special
Olympics Swim Team. Kate will be attending the University of San
Diego starting in the Fall of 2018 and hopes to continue to
swim recreationally there as well. Kate’s looking forward to
another awesome season at Miramonte! Go Gators!