Coaches & Directors

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. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact MaryBeth Francis.

Coaching Staff

Tim Oelgoetz

Head Coach


Tim is a nationally recognized ASCA Level 4 coach. He has been coaching high school and at the USA Swimming level since 1996. At the high school level he has been honored with Coach of the Year Awards for 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2008. At the USA Swimming level he has been honored as the 2004 Age Group Coach of the Year for San Diego Imperial County and was the Head Coach in 2005 for the San Diego All Star Team.

Tim's career began as an Assistant Coach at Rancho Bernardo High School back in 1996. He became the Varsity Coach in 1998 and the Head Coach of the entire Swim & Dive Program in July of 1999. In his time he has taken the program from 60 student-athletes to a team of 140 student-athletes. His teams have had a variety of championships. CIF Champions: Boys 1999 and Girls 2003, 2004 and 2008; Palomar League Champions: Boys 1999 and Girls 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2009; CIF Runner-up Girls 2005 and 2009. He has established numerous All-Americans, All- American considerations, 1st Team All-CIF's, and 1st Team All-Palomar League.

During the same year at the high school level, Tim began coaching with Pacific Swim. In his time with Pacific Swim, he taught everything from swim lessons all the way through the Master level. In 2000 he became the Head Age Group Coach. Since that time he was nominated for Age Group Coach of the Year San Diego Imperial County in 2001 and 2003, a Western Zone Coach in 2004 and 2005, All-Star Coach in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2006. He has a track record of producing fast swimmers at all level including many All-Stars, Far Western, Western Zone, National Reportable, Sectionals, Junior National and National qualified swimmers since 2001.

Tim is currently the Aquatics Director at Rancho Bernardo High School where he runs the day-to-day operations for the High School Aquatic Programs. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cal State University San Marcos, awarded in May 2003. He is also a current member with the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) and a Certified Pool Operator by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF).

Tim’s program philosophy, both in and out of the water, enables the SDAC student-athlete to reach one’s highest potential. Tim’s management and administrative background combined with his experience and perspective with the athlete make him an ideal leader to coach and maintain a top-level program at SDAC.

Mary Beth Francis

Age Group Coach


Mary Beth began her swimming career at the tender age of 3 in San Diego. Growing up, she was very good at all strokes though she began to focus on the distance freestyle events. During her swimming career, she was a member of a numerous San Diego Imperial Zones Teams and All-Star Teams. She currently holds SI records in the 1000yd and 1650yd freestyle events for 13/14 girls set back in 2003 and a Junior Olympic record in the 500 free for 13/14 girls set back in 2002. Due to her distance freestyle commitment she decided to move to Mission Viejo to continue her swimming career in 2003. For two years she swam under Coach Rose in Mission Viejo . While in Mission Viejo she earned her Olympic Trials time in the 800 freestyle and competed in the 2004 Olympic trials for the 800m freestyle. She attended Northwestern University and swam all four of her years there under Jimmy Tierney and Nichole Ellis. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English and is looking to teach in Korea.