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Coaching Staff

Rod H Snyder

Head Coach, Senior Group


Senior Group 

Rod began swimming at age 7 with the Downey Dolphins and was consistently ranked as one of the nation’s fastest swimmers during his age group career.   He held the Southern California Swimming record in the 400 meter free as a 12 year old and was nationally ranked in the top 16 in fourteen events. In addition, he was also a two time winner of the 3 mile open water National Championships and was named to the All American Long Distance Swim Team. Rod has coached for more than twenty years. In that time he has coached at Cerritos High School and Downey Dolphin Swim Team as an assistant coach.  Following that he served as head coach at South Coast Aquatic Team in San Clemente for 7 years.  He has coached San Clemente Master’s from 1998-2011.  Currently, he is the head coach and owner of Dolphin Aquatics located in Laguna Niguel. He has coached a wide variety of swimmers from beginners to Olympic Trial contenders, triathletes to fitness swimmers and everyone in between.

Some of Rod’s coaching accomplishments:
2 Olympic Trial Qualifiers
5 National Qualifiers
10 Junior National Qualifiers
16 National Age Group Top 10 Swimmers
14 High School All Americans
5 CIF Div - 1 High School Champions  


Mike Eber

Gold Group


Christina N Santala

Silver 1 & Silver 2 (LNAC)


Steve Querner

Silver 1 & 2 Group (MBRC)