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Head Coach:  Mariska Field

Email:  coach@bsrswim.org

General email:  beniciastingrays@bsrswim.org

After teaching myself how to swim in my family’s pool at 3 years old, I started club swimming at 7 and fell in love with the sport.  I swam with the Walnut Creek Swim Club for 11 years during the summers, Walnut Creek Aquabears and the Terrapins during the off seasons.  I swam all four years in High School and also competed in Water Polo for two years.

My coaching career began at college in Monterey for the Seaside Dolphins in 1996.  I married a Naval Officer in 1999, and moved to San Diego and coached there from 1999-2005, with the Scripps Ranch Tsunami Swim Team.  After this, the next duty station was Japan.  In Japan I coached with the Yokosuka Seahawks for 1.5 years.  Moving back to the Monterey area, I was able to coach with the Seaside Dolphins for three more years.

After a few years off for deployments and my masters, I began coaching in Northern Virginia in 2014 where I coached for the year-round team, OCCS, the Ashland Stingrays Summer team and for Gar Field High School in Woodbridge.  After leaving Virginia I moved to my husband’s last duty station, Stuttgart, Germany.  While there I was the assistant head coach for the Stuttgart Piranhas who were a part of the European Forces Swim League.  After leaving Stuttgart at the end of May 2019, my husband retired from the Navy after 23 years.  My husband and I and our three children moved into a home in Benicia last summer and were very excited to finally set down roots. 

I hold a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Masters in Education as a Reading Specialist and am currently a Kindergarten teacher for WCCUSD.