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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.

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Coaching Staff

Mark Moore

Program Director & Head Coach

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Coach Mark Moore started coaching at the Nadadores Masters in 1996.  His coaching philosophy emphasizes developing team excellence in a positive and confidence building environment. He believes that each person   has an opportunity to use swimming as a life-long activity, while having fun and swimming fast at the same time.  Physical, mental, emotional, and social traits are all aspects of his philosophy.  His  goals include developing team growth, unity and individual excellence.  He has a purpose, a plan, and is persistence and passionate about what swimming can do for  adults who apply themselves to excellence.   He has dedicated a large portion of his life to the expansion and enrichment of Masters swimming.  

Mark is constantly finding new and innovative approaches to make his swimmers feel confident and competent in attaining their individual goals, while at the same time embracing a strong team spirit and unity.  He loves what he does, and he enjoys making swimming and the social activities related an enjoyable and fun experience for everybody.  

USMS BIO Article http://www.usms.org/articles/articledisplay.php?aid=1874
Mark Moore: Making Masters Possible - A coach who is a leader

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Mike Gibson

Masters Coach

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Coach Mike Gibson has been involved in competitive swimming and water polo for over 40 years.  He was a Mission Conference Finalist while swimming for Chaffey College in Alta Loma, CA in the 200 IM, 200 Breaststroke, 500 Free and 200 Fly in 1980.  He played water polo and swam at UC Riverside.  After college Mike competed in many triathlons ranging from Sprint distances to full Ironman races.  Mike joined the Nadadores Masters swim team in 2007 and currently holds  records in the 200 Fly, and the 200 Breaststroke.  In August of this year Mike had (3) top 10 finishes at the Summer Longcourse nationals.

Mike received his bachelor’s degree Liberal Studies from UC Riverside in 1983.  After transferring to Cal State San Bernardino he received his teaching credential in 1985 and his Master’s degree in Reading Education in 1988.  Mike has been a teacher for 34 years and currently teaches at Tesoro High School in Las Flores.  He has coached both the boys and girls swim and water polo teams during his tenure at Tesoro high school which began in 2002.   He led the Boys’ teams to their first league championships in both water polo and swimming.  

In 2018, Mike joined the Master’s coaching staff and currently coaches the evening practices 3 nights a week.  He  truly feels that it is an honor to be a part of  such a respected program and alongside so many  dedicated swimming professionals.

Nicole Kloet

Masters Coach

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Coach Nicole is new to Southern California and the Nadadores team.  She moved here from Wisconsin in May of 2018.  She is currently employed full time as a Lifeguard Manager with Premier Aquatics, where she also teaches Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid, and Water Safety Instructor classes. 
 
Her undergraduate degree is from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania in Secondary Education and French and her Master's Degree is from Western Kentucky University in Facility, Sport and Event Management. She was a competitive swimmer in high school until a knee injury prevented her from continuing to swim competitively.  After 10 years away from competitive swimming, she is excited to be back in the pool. 
 
Recently, she has started competing as a triathlete. Nicole has been teaching swim lessons for about 5 years and has experience coaching beginning triathletes, US Navy swimmers, and age group swimmers.  Her favorite thing about coaching is watching swimmers make progress in the efficiency and technique of their strokes. 
 
She is looking forward to being more involved with the Nadadores swim team and competing in Master's Swim Events.
 

Chris Schubert

TRI/Swim Coach

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Coach Chris was a member of a state high school championship swim team at Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio, and he went on to swim four years at a division one university-Wake Forest. He has always had an interest in lifelong fitness, and has competed in multiple masters swim meets, marathons, and triathlons dating back to the 1980’s. Coach Chris is an eight time member of Team USA, qualifying for and competing in world multi-sport age group championships.  His best team USA finish was seventh at the 2018 Aquabike World championships in Denmark.  

He  received a Master’s degree in physical education from Wake Forest University with an interest in exercise physiology and kinesiology.  He went to medical school and practiced pediatrics and emergency medicine for the next 30 years. 

 

He first coached age group swimmers in Akron, Ohio during his summers in college. Recently, he returned to master’s swim and triathlon coaching. He is excited to join the Nadadores family, and looks forward to establishing the Tri-Nadadores Team. 

 

El Yellin

Masters Coach

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El is from Mission Viejo, California. She swam 13 years for the Mission Viejo Nadadores, reaching their senior-level national team. She then moved to Texas to swim for the SMU Mustangs for all four years of college. She was the SMU Women's Team Captain and scored at the AAC  Championships every year. She also served as SAAC President and led her fellow student-athlete body in community service events, and as a voice to the administration.

El earned her B.S. in Sports Management and B.A. in Psychology from SMU in 2019, and an M.S. in Sports Management in 2020. El has held various coaching positions from MVN satellite to Dallas summer league to Masters!   El started coaching for Dallas Aquatic Masters in 2019 and has returned home to her MVN roots to embrace the Masters team.   

El is pursuing a career in the Olympic/Paralympic Movement through marketing partnerships. Of course, she will always stay in the water and helping out on deck whenever possible.