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Senior Age Coach
Patricia P Smith
Senior Age Coach
Patty Smith grew up in Sacramento, California and began competitive swimming at age ten. In high school, she was nationally ranked in the 100 breaststroke and almost made the 1972 Olympic team. She attended Sacramento State University where she qualified for Nationals in the 100 breaststroke and the 100 butterfly. Patty discovered her love of coaching in high school where she worked with younger age group swimmers at a local swim club. While in college, she became the head coach at a local high school and also moved up to the head coaching position at her local swim club. Coach Smith's dream was to coach at the college level. While working on her Masters Degree at Arizona State University, she became one of the assistant coaches for the nationally ranked Arizona State University Swimming Team.
After graduation, Coach Smith went to the University of Arkansas as the head coach for the women's swim team. In her four years there, the team moved up to 10th in the nation. Missing the sunshine of California and the energy of the high school athletes, she returned to California. Before joining the staff at Mesa, Coach Smith taught science and coached swimming at Savanna High School in Anaheim and at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana.
During her tenure here at Mesa, the boys swim team has never lost the league title, the girls have only lost once, and both teams have qualified numerous swimmers for CIF. In addition to her duties as swim coach, Mrs. Smith currently serves as the Senior Level Head Coach for Surf City Aquatics and has just joined the Penguins Swim Team. She and her husband, Russ, live in Huntington Beach with their two children, Chris and Nicole.
President - Kyle Tague
Team Secretary/Communications - Catherine Bennett
Concessions - Karen Joyce and Nichole Duffy
Hospitality - Jennifer Earle
Volunteer Coordinator - Jaymie Lagana
Fundraising - Catharine Hulsy
Computer Support - Kris O'Connell and Steve Schulz
Apparel - Paul and Fernanda Kelly