Head Coach and General Manager
A 2004 Olympic Torch Bearer and ASCA level 4 certified coach, Tim Hedrick has been the PVST Head Coach since 2007. Prior to joining PVST, Tim had an 8-year affiliation with Buenaventura, where he served the club in various administrative and coaching capacities, including two seasons as the Senior Development Coach, interim Head Coach, three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach, and served on its Board of Directors as Vice President and Meet Director, instrumental in the club garnering its first award for the SCS June Age Group Invitational.
A former Oxnard Swim Club and Oxnard High School standout, Tim was a SCS age group record holder and National Age Group Top Ten ranked swimmer in the 200 Fly , CIF runner up in the 200 IM, and a 7-time NCAA Division II All-American swimmer while attending CSU Northridge, where he earned academic honors en route to a degree in Computer Science. Tim has developed an SCS age group record holder, age group All-Stars, Junior Olympic Champions, Sectionals and Junior National qualifiers, high school league and CIF champions, All-Americans, and age group National Top Ten ranked swimmers. As a Masters swimmer, Tim swam to several USMS National Long Distance records, open water and pool national championships, and numerous FINA world Top Ten Masters rankings.
Tim coaches the Gold, Silver, Masters, and High School groups, and assists with the Bronze group. As General Manager, Tim is responsible for day-to-day operations of PVST and the swim team office. In 2016, Tim coached the undefeated Adolfo Camamrillo High School Boys Varsity Swim Team to it's second Coastal Canyon league title and 6th place CIF Division 3 finish.
Head Age Group Coach
Vicki Hedrick joined PVST in 2007 as the Head Age Group Coach, following a 6-year coaching stint at Buenaventura. Vicki is a full ASCA Level 3 certified coach and has coached Junior Olympic Champions and National Top Ten ranked swimmers.
Vicki has a long swimming history that began with age group swimming, led to collegiate swimming for CSU, Northridge, and continues to this day as a Master’s swimmer with National top finishes in USMS long distance swimming events to her credit. Mother of 4 CIF-finalist swimmers, Vicki is a credentialed teacher with an M.A. in Education, currently teaching Transitional Kindergarten and has taught Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades. She effectively blends her love of swimming and proven teaching techniques for the betterment of PVST swimmers.
Vicki coaches the Bronze group and assists with the senior and developmental groups.
Age Group Coach
Coach Amy Allen joined PVST as an age group coach in 2015 and is responsible for coaching the Red and Blue groups. She has had her coaching certification for three years and has been a USA official since 2009.
Amy holds undergraduate degrees in history and social sciences and a Masters degree in international business. Having swan as a child, in middle school she focused down to just competing in one sport and played basketball throughout high school. Her husband, Rob, has been swimming his entire life and since starting dating him she has gotten back into the swimming world. Her two sons swim for Coach Tim in the Silver and Gold groups. Her oldest son, Spencer, has been a CIF finalist the past two years (as a freshman and sophomore) and was selected to the Ventura All-County Team this past spring.
Coach Amy focuses on technique and stroke improvement to help her swimmers swim more efficiently.
Age Group Coach
Austin Hedrick joined the PVST staff in 2012 and is the team's White group coach and Masters co-coach. A versatile swimmer, Austin was a multiple-time CIF Finalist for Adolfo Camarillo High School in IM and freestyle and was multiple-time Pacific View League champion in both disciplines. Austin is working toward Physics and Chemistry degrees at CSUCI.
Age Group Coach
Katherine Sullivan joined the PVST staff in May of 2014. Katherine swam for PVST and Rio Mesa High School's varsity swim team, during which time she qualified for CIF. Since graduating from Rio Mesa, Katherine has been an active Masters swimmer for PVST. Katherine graduated with Honors from California Lutheran University in May of 2013, receiving a bachelor's degree in Communication/Journalism and Legal Studies. Katherine also gained multiple years of aquatic experience as a lifeguard and swim instructor for PV Recreation and Park District. She will primarily be working with the Green Group
Dryland and Fitness Coach
Seth is the founder and operator of Major Miner Fitness and has been PVST's dryland and fitness coach since 2016.. Seth started his fitness journey riding horses and playing soccer. His physicality led to professional training as a modern dancer. As a professional dancer in New York City, Seth learned the skills necessary to both enhance his physical abilities, and to preserve his body from the wear and tear of dance. This knowledge directly affects his clients and informs their workouts to this day. In 2008, Seth certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). In 2012, he completed extensive training with Power Pilates in New York City to become a fully qualified Pilates instructor. He has completed numerous continuing education courses covering a wide range of subjects such as kettlebells, TRX suspension trainers, cardio training, and balance training.