Tom Paradowski is the Head Coach of South Bay Aquatics. Tom began his swimming career at the age of seven with the National City Swim Club. As a nationally ranked age group swimmer, he broke many records. He was a CIF Champion swimmer for Sweetwater High School and attended the University of Tennessee on a swimming scholarship. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1979.
Tom began his coaching career with the Coronado Navy Swim Association as an assistant coach in 1976. In 1980, he became the Head Coach of the Southwestern College Men’s Swim Team. In 1982 he took over as Head Coach of the National City Swim Club, the oldest continually chartered USA Swimming team in San Diego. In addition to his club responsibilities, he was the Head Coach of the Sweetwater High School Swim team from 1984 to 1993. In 2000, he was selected as San Diego – Imperial’s “Age Group Coach of the Year”. Tom's dream of a united South Bay became a reality in 2001 when three teams, National City, Eastlake and Chula Vista, merged to form South Bay Aquatics. Tom has acted as both a San Diego-Imperial Swimming, All-Star and Western Zone Coach. As an active member of the San Diego-Imperial Swimming (LSC) Board of Directors, his dedication to the promotion of swimming is apparent.
Senior Gold Coach
Doug Russell was a competitive swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in three different events.
Russell was born in New York City, but raised in Midland, Texas. He began swimming in high school for Midland High School, swimming in the new 50-meter “Alamo” pool built by the city in 1962. It was later renamed in his honor: the “Douglas Russell Swimming Pool.” He was an all-around swimmer in high school—swimming competitively in butterfly, backstroke, and individual medley events. Other school swimmers of the era remember him as a tough competitor who was hard to beat but who brought out the best in swimmers around him.
He attended the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), where he swam for coach Don Easterling’s Arlington Mavericks swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition.
Doug Russell Park, on the southern border of the UTA campus, was later named in his honor. At the 1967 Pan American Games, he won a gold medal in the 200-meter individual medley. He also won an NCAA national championship in the 100-yard butterfly in 1968, and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) national outdoor title in the 100-meter butterfly.
At the 1968 Summer Olympics, Russell won the first-ever gold medal awarded in the men’s 100-meter butterfly—an event which made its debut at the 1968 Olympics–in an upset over teammate and favorite Mark Spitz. He won another gold medal swimming the butterfly leg for the winning U.S. team in the 4×100-meter medley relay. Russell, together with relay teammates Charlie Hickcox (backstroke), Don McKenzie (breaststroke), and Ken Walsh (freestyle), set a new world record of 3:54.9 in the event final.
Russell was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an “Honor Swimmer” in 1985.
Assistant Head Coach and Senior Development Group Coach
Krissy has been involved in swimming since the age of 7. She began her swimming career right here in Chula Vista. Breaking SD records at age 10 and 12 and ranking top 10 in the nation. She gained experience swimming at the National level and then continued on to swim for the Cal State Northridge swim team competing in the NCAA Division 2 Championships. She graduated from San Diego State University in 1989.
She began her coaching career with the Heartland Novice Summer League in 1986 and then year around coaching for the National City Swim Club in 1987, in 2001 NCSC changed to SBA. She has coached high school for Sweetwater High and Hilltop High. In 2006 Krissy and family moved the the state of Utah where she took over as Head Coach for the Dixie Aquatic Racing Team (DART) and Head coach for the Snow Canyon High, Dixie High and Pine View High. In 2010 she moved back to San Diego accepting the Assistant Head coach position for SBA.
Krissy was selected to the San Diego Zone coaching staff (2005, 2006, & 2011) along with the Zone staff in Utah(2008). She was honored by being voted Age Group Coach of the year in Summer 2011 and therefore acting as Head Coach for the San Diego All Star team in 2012. She has served as technical chair for Utah Swimming LSC board, and is currently serving on the San Diego - Imperial LSC Board as Age Group Chair.
Krissy has been married to her husband Rodney for 25 years and has three boys.
Age Group Coach at Eastlake Community Pool
Ned played water polo and was an All-American for the Diablo Valley Junior College in 1974 and 1975. He continued his education at Pepperdine University, where he swam and played water polo. At the University, he was an All-American water polo player in 1976. Ned has participated on several AAU water polo national championship teams. Even though Ned claims that he is not as fit as he used to be, he continues to swim with the San Diego Swim Masters. He loves to swim in the Rough Water competitions and has won his age group numerous times.
Ned Maggiora has been a swimming coach in San Diego since 1978. He has taught swimmers from Novice to the Senior National level with the El Centro Sundivers, Chula Vista Aquatic Association, and the Eastlake Swim Team. Some of his swimmers have held or continue to hold San Diego-Imperial records. Ned's life-long love of swimming has been passed on to the thousands of athletes that he has touched.
Gold Group Coach at Loma Verde
I started to swim when I was 9 years old in Tijuana, Mexico. At 11 years old, I was part of the Baja California swim team, and practiced at Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR). With hard work and effort, I was able to compete in Nationals in Veracruz, Mexico. Consequently, when I was 14, I joined South Bay Aquatics and swam with them for 2 years. Then, I began school at San Ysidro High and decided to join the school's swim team. I was the varsity captain for two years, was awarded MVP for 3 years, and I currently hold records in 200 free, 200 IM, 500 Free, 100 free; and qualified for CIF 3 consecutive years and placed in top 20. In addition, I played water polo my last 2 years in high school. Lastly, after I graduated high school in 2013, I coached for South Bay Aquatics starting as a bronze coach and recently started working as a head coach for San Ysidro High School's swim team.
Aside from work, I go to San Diego City College and plan to transfer to San Diego State to major in Education.
Senior Silver Coach at Mater Dei HS
Silver Group Coach at Loma Verde
Silver Group Coach at Mater Dei
Bronze Group Coach at Eastlake
Bronze Group Coach at Loma Verde
Bronze Group Coach at Mater Dei