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Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Joe Perelli

Head Coach

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Steve Mainini

Head Coach

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Steve Mainini and Joe Perelli

BIO

 Joe Perelli and Steve Mainini are both seasoned coaches with extensive knowledge of teaching, learning, training, and motivational techniques. Each coach has over 20 years experience teaching and coaching swimming, and they have the ability to develop swimmers of all ages and abilities. Joe has coached swimming at the Recreational, High School, and Master’s levels, and also has coached High School water polo. Steve has coached swimming at the Recreational, High School, Junior College, Master’s, and USA swimming levels. Both Steve and Joe started swimming competitively at a young age with their local Recreational team and developed a love for the sport that led to coaching.

  Joe and Steve’s coaching philosophy focuses on developing superb technique in every stroke, and in every age group in order to swim fast and efficiently. They believe the result of this type of training leads to faster swims in competition and swimmers learn how to swim smarter races. They believe teaching is a method for engaging young athletes, and use teaching as a way to assist swimmers in setting, and achieving reachable goals.

  Currently Joe and Steve are both teachers in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Joe has taught Physical Education for 12 years in High Schools and Middle Schools, he is currently teaching at Stewart K-8 in Pinole. Steve has taught Art for 11 years in High Schools and Middle Schools, he is currently teaching at John F. Kennedy High School in Richmond.