Coaches

Lobo Coaches

Head Coach / Senior Coach Doug Forbes

Doug has been head coach for Lobo Aquatic Club since August, 2006. At Lobo Aquatic Club, he has coached 11 Junior National qualifiers, 3 Senior National qualifiers and 2 Olympic Trials qualifiers. Doug has a BS in Education from NMSU, plus additional graduate hours with an emphasis on Biomechanics. From 1990 - 1999, he taught Biology and coached swimming at Odessa High School in Odessa, Texas, also coaching the Odessa Aquatic Club. Doug coached the Las Cruces Aquatic Team from 1999-2006.

Email: headcoach@swimlobo.com. Phone: 505-417-7807

 

Masters Coach Bobby Goldie

Bobby Goldie has been our Masters coach since 1995. He swam for the University of New Mexico in the early 90's under Bill Spahn and during his time there swam with then world record holder, Tom Jager for 4 years. Bobby’s coaching style is a hybrid which he developed between his own years of swimming, the acclaimed “Total Immersion” techniques primarily for efficiency and body positioning, and the mechanical/physiological techniques learned during 5 years total with Jager. He coaches swimmers of all abilities ranging from fitness training, triathlon training (Jay Benson, Milkman, Spring Fling, Xterra, Storrie Lake, etc.), and elite training (the English Channel, Escape from Alcatraz, Manhattan Island, Maui Chanel, Gatorman, etc). He is committed to helping each swimmer achieve their personal goals whether it be as simple as swimming 3 times a week for health or conquering a 12+ hour swim in 60 degree water!

Platinum Coach Jack Feeley

Coach Jack was born and raised here in Albuquerque, New Mexico and swam for Lobo Aquatic Club starting at age 10.  During his time on Lobo he competed at the state, sectional and junior national level.  While swimming under Coach Doug, Jack attended St. Pius High School where he graduated in 2012 as an NISCA 2-time High School All-American and New Mexico High School State record holder in the 200-yard freestyle.  After high school, Jake attended and swam for Grand Canyon University.  He graduated in the spring of 2016 with a degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in physical education.  During his time at Grand Canyon, Jack swam at the Division II and Division I level and served as a team captain his junior and senior year.  He was a U.S. National qualifier and participant and is the current school record holder in the 1000-yard freestyle.  While in college Jack coached with a summer league team for 5 years where he coached and taught lessons to kids from ages 5 to 18 years.

 

Gold Coach Ian Walker

Ian is an Albuquerque native that began swimming with the Sundance league in 2001 and transitioned to Club swimming in 2002.  He swam for multiple club teams across the City and competed for Eldorado High School.  Ian was a 4-time State qualifier and State champion in the 100 backstroke in 2011.  He finished his club swimming career with Lobo Aquatics prior to committing to the University of Utah.  He swam for the University of Utah from 2012-2014 and competed at the PAC12 Conference Championship in 2013 and 2014 in the 100 and 200 backstroke.  While attending school in Utah, Ian was head coach of the Fairmont Swim Team, which was comprised of kids ages 6-15.  Ian is currently finishing his degree in Exercise Sports Science.

 

 
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