Piedmont Swim Team Lessons
Kate is a rising senior at Piedmont High School. She has been swimming with PST since she was 9 years old, starting in the Piranha 0 group which was 30 minutes a week! Eight years later, she now swims in the highest competitive group on the team and has competed at many high level meets including Junior Olympics, Far Westerns, Western Alameda County Conference, North Coast Section and Speedo Sectionals Championships. Kate has experience engaging elementary school aged kids through tutoring and as a teaching assistant for summer enrichment camps, and is American Red Cross Lifeguard certified. She is excited to pass on her love of the water!
Jack is a rising junior and a varsity swimmer at Bishop O'Dowd High School. He discovered his passion for swimming whilst learning to swim in Brussels, Belgium. After a move to the U.S. 9 years ago, he joined Piedmont Swim Team, where he has been swimming competitively ever since. Living in the Bay Area opens up a wealth of opportunities to be in the water, and in recent years Jack has developed a love for open water swimming. Loving this sport, and benefitting from all that it can bring, both physically and mentally, Jack is eager to pass on his love of the water to others. He is American Red Cross Lifeguard certified.
Stefan comes to us from St. Paul's School in London where he as Aquatics Director has successfully started and built an aquatics program from the ground up. Prior to St. Paul's, he was an Elite Swim Coach at TGI Healthworks in New York City.
Stefan's wide experience ranges from teaching beginner, recreational and phobic swimmers of all ages to competitive swimmers competing in US Junior Olympics, US Eastern Zone Competitors, Swiss Age Group Nationals, UK Age Group Nationals. He has also trained professional triathletes and ex-US Olympic Pentathletes.
2015 ASCA Fellow
ASCA Level 5 International Age Group Coach
Royal Lifeguard certified / CPR and First Aid
J+S Manager Identification for Swimming, Switzerland
Swiss Swim Federation Judge C and B
Coach Stefan will give private lessons primarily to adults and water phobic swimmers.
Zoe is a local of Piedmont and swam for the Piedmont Swim Team for seven years. She was a lifeguard, swim instructor, and then the Aquatics Coordinator of the Piedmont Pool. In addition to Piedmont, she has taught swim lessons in Fiji, Montana, the Florida Keys, and throughout the Bay Area.
Zoe brings extensive knowledge from her many years of competitive swim and teaching experience, ranging from instructing scuba divers to lifeguards. Possessing high expectations, she strives for each swimmers technical advancement while encouraging a love for swimming! During the year, she pursues a Bachelors degree in education.
Noah is a rising freshman in college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo who graduated from Piedmont High School, where he was a varsity swimmer. A former water polo player, Noah discovered he had more enjoyment swimming and switched over three years ago. For the 20-21 season, Noah has been the captain of Piedmont Swim Team, a position he earned due to his excellent attitude in the water. He hopes to spread his passion for swimming to others.
Melodie is a Piedmont Swim Team alumna with a decade of experience as a club and high school varsity swimmer. She has been a coach for PST's green and blue groups since the start of the 2021 season, and has over two years of experience as a private swim instructor and lifeguard. She is especially skilled at introducing novice swimmers to the water and preparing to join PST, as well as working with older swimmers to improve their technique and racing strategies. Melodie loves swimming, and is aiming to make it an enjoyable, informative, worthwhile experience for all participants.
My name is Simon Lins, and I've been on the Piedmont Swim Team for almost 6 years. I am an elite, and extremely competitive swimmer. I am one of the top recruits for class of 2023 and have competed at the highest levels for age group swimming. I understand the sport very well, and I have a good skill set for teaching. I work well with all ages, and I am good at communication with parents and students. My schedule may be more limited than others due to my commitment to the competitive side of the sport, however, I am available every Wednesday and Friday mornings. I look forward to following up with you all.
Hi, I'm Parker and I'm going into the 11th grade at Piedmont High School. I first learned to swim when I was 4 years old and loved it immediately. I swam competitively for PST for 9 years (before changing to cross country running), achieved Junior Olympic times and now I'm one of PST's coaches. I've coached kids 5-11 years old and like to help children refine their strokes. I'd love to help your student learn to swim or work on their stroke technique. Looking forward to meeting you and your child soon!
Colby joins us from Concord where he was a seasonal Assistant Coach for the Terrapins Swim Team; an instructor at Little Dipper Aquatic Center; and the Head Coach at Gehringer Park Swim Team. Colby brings a wealth of technical knowledge and a knack for breaking swimming down into understandable terms and fun games for our swimmers! He attended a program in Kinesiology for sports training at Diablo Valley College and was Piedmont High School's Swim Team Head Coach for Spring, 2015, 2016 and 2019.
Giovanni is a PST alumni currently attending UC Santa Cruz and swimming for the Slugs. He has a decade of distinguished competitive swimming experience with both club teams and school teams. He has qualified for a wide range of meets including JO�s, Far Westerns, WACC Swimming Championships, NCS Championships, NCAA DIV3 PCSC Championships, and upcoming CA/NV Speedo Summer Sectionals. Giovanni is a committed swimmer, with an eye for technique. He hopes to encourage younger swimmers to enjoy the sport, help them improve their skills, and promote safe water practices.