Heat Friends

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.

Coaching Staff

Dow Stewart

Head Swim Coach


Dow is currently a math teacher at Monte Vista High School and was most recently the head swim coach for Rudgear Estates swim program in Walnut Creek. Prior to that he was the Varsity swim coach at Monte Vista High School. Dow grew up in this area and competed himself in recreational swimming since the age of eight on Indian Valley Swim Club. He swam for Las Lomas High School and Diablo Valley College. Over the past 20 years, Dow has coached at various levels from recreational to high school across Contra Costa County. We're proud and excited to have him on board!

Peter Cromelin

Asst Swim Coach


Peter has fifteen years of experience coaching and teaching pre-schoolers through high school students in the area. He was most recently assistant coach of the Crow Canyon Sharks, and before that spent five years as the head coach of Indian Valley Swim Club. He is also a substitute teacher in the Walnut Creek school district. Peter is currently spending the year in Bali, Indonesia traveling and teaching scuba diving. He'll be back this spring and we can't wait to have him join Team Heat!