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Staff Bio's

MARK WAGNER: HEAD COACH

Mark serves as the Head Coach and General Manager for the Redding Swim Team. He is a former College All-American Swimmer who has been coaching since 1985. He has coached all levels of swimming in the areas of recreational, high school and U.S.A. swim teams before coming to Redding in September of 1996. He is the Shasta College Swim Coach since 2005.

Since arriving in 1996, our swimmers have set over 100 new team records and has qualified swimmers for the Age Group Western Zone Meet, Junior Nationals, and Senior Nationals.

In addition, the American Swimming Coaches Association certifies Mark as a level 4 coach. His certification places him in the top 5% in the nation. Mark also serves on the Board of Directors of Sierra Nevada Swimming and is the Head Coach of Swimming/Diving at Shasta College.

 

AARON TURNIPSEED:  AGE GROUP & JUNIORS HEAD COACH

Aaron Turnipseed is the head coach of the Age Group and Juniors team and coaches the morning practice for the Juniors, Seniors and Master swimmers. He swam on the Redding Aqua Ducks during his childhood and through much of his high school swimming career. He graduated from Shasta High school and swam in both community college at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz and at Morningside College, an NAIA school in Iowa. Here he received a number of meet records in Breast Stroke, Butterfly and 200 IM.
Aaron values hard work and a positive attitude and exemplifies these qualities with his swimmers every day. As a coach he is constantly researching the most up-to-date stroke technique and skills training. He loves to see his swimmers succeed, beat goals and is always cheering them on with positive and constructive feedback.  
Aaron intends to further his coaching career with the Ducks and is currently working toward his Level 2 Coaching License through USA Swimming and looks forward to obtaining future licenses. Aaron has a rich love and respect for the sport of swimming and is devoted to bringing the best knowledge of coaching to the pool every day.