Head Coach - Canyon Blue/Senior
Marius was born in Sibiu, Romania. He began swimming at
the age of 4 at a local club. At the age of 14, Marius joined
the Romanian National Swim Team where he competed in European
Championships and in 1996 and 1997 became the National
Champion in the 200 meter butterfly .
In the spring of 2002, Marius was recruited by the University of
Louisiana at Monroe and received a full swimming scholarship.
At that time he also qualified for the US Senior Nationals in
Minneapolis in the 200 yard butterfly. During his four years
in college, Marius was an NCAA Division 1 qualifier, where he
advanced to the Championship Finals at the Conference Meet and
broke program records with personal bests in the 100 yard
butterfly, 200 yard butterfly and 200 yard freestyle. In
2003-2004, Marius competed against US Olympians such as Aaron
Peirsol, Ian Crocker and Brendan Hansen. Competing against
these great swimmers motivated Marius to qualify for the Olympic
Trials in the 200 meter butterfly. In 2005 Marius was
selected and initiated as an elite member of the University of
Louisiana Club for Outstanding Achievement in Athletics.
Marius joined Anaheim Aquatics Association as the Assistant Head
Coach in September 2008. He was promoted to Head Coach in
September 2012. Prior to joining AAA Marius worked with the
Indian Aquatic Club in Monroe, Louisiana where he assisted the Head
Coach in developing and mentoring swimmers who competed in State
Championships, Sectionals, and Junior Nationals.
“Achievement and victory is what happens when
ten thousand hours of training meet up with one moment of
opportunity.” – Author Unknown
Age Group Coach - Canyon Red
Katrina started taking swimming lessons at the age of three and
began swimming competitively for a YMCA swim team when she was four
years old. Later on she swam with the BIOLA swim team. She swam on
the varsity team for all four years at La Serna high school. During
her time in high school, Katrina competed at CIF's three times for
100 backstroke. After high school, she went on to swim at Fullerton
College where she competed at the state championships.
Katrina spent two years working as the secretary for the Whittier
YMCA swim team. She has also lifeguarded and taught swim lessons.
She is currently going to school to become an elementary school
Age Group Coach - Canyon White 1/3
Cesar began swimming when he was 11 years old at the local YMCA
in Hacienda Heights. He learned the basic strokes and basic water
safety at the Y and swam there till he started High School. Cesar's
joined the Nogales High School as a freshman and made it to the
Junior Varsity team. As a sophomore Cesar moved up to the Varsity
team and continued swimming till he graduated. After graduating
Cesar went to Fullerton College and swam there for 2 years. Cesar
his freshman year made finals in his 200 back and 200 individual
medley. Sophomore year made finals in the 400 individual medley,
200 back, and 200 free. After swimming for 2 years at Fullerton
College cesar was recruited by his High School coach to be an
assistant coach for the varsity swim team at Nogales in 2016. Cesar
in 2016 was recruited by AAA to coach for the Canyon White group.
Cesar is passionate to help swimmers grow and become strong