Coach Jud started swimming at age 10 and won his first medal at the long course Junior Olympics where he placed 2nd, 5th, and 6th, in three events. He went on to set national age group records and earned a scholarship to University of Oregon, where he lettered all four years. He taught swimming and managed at the Chuck Thompson Swim School in the Silicon Valley for three years. In his 40’s he participated in triathlons for 5 years and competed in long course and open water swim competitions. He currently also is the head coach at Monte Vista Christian High School. His coaching mentors include Coach of the Century, George Haines, founder of the Santa Clara Swim Club where he swam with Olympians Don Shollander, Donna De Varona, Mark Spitz, etc…. He is a certified ASCA and NFHS swim coach.