Coaches

  Dave Zapp – Head Coach, Site Director & Aquatics Director 

Coach of the Pre-Senior Group & Performance Group

ASCA LEVEL 4 COACH & TESTED THROUGH  LEVEL 5 - Email

Dave started swimming at age 5 for the RWC Recreation Sharks and stayed with the team for 15 years. After that, he began his coaching career there after finishing his last year of swimming.  Dave also swam competitively for the Woodside Hills Aquatics year round program and captained for the Hillsdale High School swim team.  He coached with the RWC Sharks for 7 summers (Head Coaching for 5 years), and then moved on to coaching the year round swim team at Alpine Hills. His next coaching position was the Head Coach of the Covington Critters summer team and began to build the team through the SCRA year round program (the team Scott Shea, Amy Lehr, and Stephanie Fryberg started). SCRA grew and became very successful and later merged with the other programs to become PASA.  Dave has also enjoyed coaching the Crystal Springs High School team for 4 years.  For PASA, Dave has coached numerous Junior Olympic, Far Western, Western Zone Qualifiers and top 16 in the nation swimmers (a couple swimmers reaching 1st and 2nd in the nation), has had several swimmers make the National A list, and also has had multiple swimmers break Pacific & National Records.

Dave is married to his lovely wife and has 2 wonderful boys that love to swim on the PASA team.  He attended Christian Heritage College in San Diego and received a BA in Business Administration, with an emphasis on personal finance.  He played soccer and was captain 2 of his 4 years, and later went on to play soccer all around the world.

 

Scott Shea – Senior Group & Prime Group

Email - cscottshea@gmail.com

Coach Scott comes from a rich swim background. Scott led PASA and he was instrumental in growing the team from a recreation team of 20 swimmers (at SCRA) to a strong swimming family of 1200 plus swimmers. He repeated that success with the Sierra Marlins, growing the team 50%, and placing top 5 at Junior Nationals.

His passion and drive to make the team its best is evident in the swimmers success. Under his leadership PASA won 2 women’s national titles, 3 team Junior National titles, and numerous Sectionals and Far Western Championships. Since 2000, his Senior group has produced 80+ Junior National qualifiers, 30+ National qualifiers, 14 Olympic Trial Qualifiers, 4 National Junior Team members, 4 USA University Games Qualifiers and a National team member. In 2004, Scott was named Pacific Swimming coach of the year, in 2009 he was named co-coach of the meet at National Club Swimming Association's (NCSA) Junior Nationals, and 2014 was SN Coach of the Year.

Recently Coach Scott Shea served USA Swimming as the Western Zone development consultant, visiting and helping 80+ teams during his time. Additionally he taught USA Swimming club leadership and business management school.

Scott attended the University of California – Davis, where he received Bachelors of Science in Psychology. In addition to swimming, he has taken Level 1 CrossFit, CF endurance running, CF endurance swimming, and CF Football (all sport). He has earned American Swim Coaches Association Level 4 certification (top 8% of the swimming coaches in the nation).

 

Evi-Lynn Byer Young – Pre-Competitive Coach

Email - evebyeryoung@gmail.com

Eve grew up on Stanford University campus and swam competitively through college. She started swimming for SCRA summer league team at the age of 3 and swam for PASC (now PASA) throughout high school.  Eve swam for Stanford University from 1994 -1998, where they won Pac-10 Championships all 4 years and won NCAA's in 1995, '96, and '98.  Eve also qualified for Olympic trials in 1996 in the 200 backstroke, placing 14th overall.

Eve has taught private swim lessons for ages 2 through adult and was a Head and Assistant Swim Coach at SCRA from 1992 - 2003.  She also taught elementary school (4th & 5th grade) at Slater Elementary in Mountain View from 2001 - 2004.  During the summer of 2004, Eve was the Head Coach for Covington Aquatics. Eve was no longer able to coach swimming when she took a full-time position at the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) at Stanford University.

In March 2012, Eve left her Associate Director position at SCPD to become a full-time mom. She always wanted to return coaching swimming. In 2014, Dave provided her with the opportunity and Eve was able to return to the pool deck and become a coach at Foothills!

 

Alex KosakaSpeed Group and Racers Group 

Alex was born in Los Altos in 1994 and started swimming at the age of five. At age nine, Alex began swimming competitively for SCRA under Dave Zapp. Progressing through the levels, Alex established himself as a butterflyer and I.M. swimmer. In high school, he swam four years of varsity for Bellarmine College Preparatory, making finals in the 100 butterfly and 200 I.M. at CCS. Additionally, Alex played two years of J.V. water-polo and in college played club water-polo.

Alex began teaching private lessons for kids eight through twelve in high school. He began as an assistant coach for PASA in the summer of 2016. Alex is excited to be working with Dave again, this time as a coach, and hopes to bring enthusiasm and camaraderie to the program. In his free time, Alex enjoys body-surfing and playing guitar.