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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 Lorraine Valenzuela at lvalenzuela@vcs.net.

Coaching Staff

Kevin Parizi

Head Coach
National Group Coach

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The 2017-2018 Season will be Coach Kevin’s 5th year as Head Coach and 8th year at Valley Splash. In the last 5 years an average of 75 team records were broken per year, Splash has won the DII Zone championships twice! Last season, we placed 2nd in Division 1. Valley Splash has also won the End of Summer Team Championships back to back in 2016 & 2017. Kevin has coached Far Western Champions, Junior Olympic Champions, Junior National Qualifiers, and High School All-American’s. Coach Kevin holds an American Swimming Coach’s Association Level 3 Certification. 

Kevin did most of his growing up here in the Bay Area. Swimming at DACA for nearly a decade, he was too once a Far Western High Point Champion, Pacific Swim Record Holder, and top 16 National Qualifier. Coach Kevin also qualified and swam at the Jr. National and US Open Championships before going on to swim at UC Davis. Through his swimming years, he qualified as a National All-American 13 different times. Some of his best experiences were competing in the lane right next to World Record Holder and Olympic Gold Medalist (at the time) Aaron Piersol and a few races against a swimmer known as Michael Phelps.

Coach Kevin still swims every day, trying new skills before teaching them to the swimmers. He constantly researches the sport and attends stroke clinics to get the most up to date technique and training trends. Kevin was recently part of a presentation at the 2015 ASCA World Clinic in Clevelend, Ohio with Coach Cathy. Coach Kevin is excited to pass on his passion and knowledge for swimming to the next generation of Bay Area swimmers.

You can email Coach Kevin at kparizi@vcs.net

Ryan Gautschi

Head Age Group
Gold Group Coach

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Coach Ryan was born and raised in Morgan Hill, California and has been working with children since 2002. In High school he was varsity in swimming and water polo and earned All American in water polo his senior year. Ryan went on to be a collegiate water polo player and graduated with a BA from UCSB. In addition to my passion for coaching I am also the new Kindergarten & First Grade P.E. teacher at Charter Elementary School.

'I've been blessed in all aspects of my life and hope to continue to follow the path the lord has paved for me. My wife and I welcomed our first child, a baby boy, in November 2016! Skye Beach Gautschi.'

You can email coachryanvs@gmail.com

Kyle Edgar

Silver/Bronze Group Coach

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I have been swimming for 12 years since I was 7 years old.  I swam Varsity for all 4 years of high school at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, CA. In that time period at Live Oak I began swimming the 500 free and got first place in BVAL in the 100 fly. I currently swim at De Anza College where I finished 3rd place in the 1650 freestyle at our last conference championships and our team finished 2nd place. I still love swimming as much as I used to as a child and I am excited to share that with everyone else. I have a strong passion in teaching fundamentals to create a strong foundation for all young athletes. Learning the right technique at an early age is the key to make swimming a life-time sport.
 
You can email kyleedgar.vs@gmail.com.

Naomi Quach

Pre-Comp/Bronze Group Coach

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BIO COMING SOON

 

You can email Naomi.Quach@yahoo.com

Lorraine Valenzuela

Office Manager

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For any questions, please email lvalenzuela@vcs.net

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