Head Coach and Senior Group Coach
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.
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
Brigitte Bordenave has been swimming for ten years and participated on the South Bay Aquatics Swim Club for over six years. She swam on the Bonita Vista High School swim team for four years, was varsity captain for two years, and was awarded MVP for 3 years and the sportsmanship award for the Sweetwater Union High School district. She also played water polo and volleyball for the high school. She graduated in 2014 and is currently attending San Diego State University to tudy kinesiology/pre-physical therapy . She has been teaching lessons since 2012 and has been a coach for South Bay Aquatics for over a year.
Brigitte is a dedicated individual who looks forward to helping children become hard working athletes. She loves to pass on her knowledge to all ages so that every person can have a positive experience in swimming. Brigitte enjoys her job and will work hard to make every child the best swimmer they can be.
Silver Group Coach at Loma Verde
Silver Group Coach at Mater Dei
I started swimming when I was 8 years old. I started at Colina Del Sol and later moved onto Golden Wave Swim Team in Spring Valley. I swam through high school where I qualified for CIF all four years. After graduating high school and taking a year off from swim, I realized I missed it. In 2011-2012 I played water polo and swam at Mesa Jr. College where I qualified for the Jr. Colleges State meet for the 200 free , 500 free, and 1650. I started coaching in 2013 in El Cajon for MRA and moved to SBA in 2016. I received my BA in Liberal Arts and my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at San Diego State University and am on track to receive my Masters in Teaching English Language Arts in Summer of 2018. Go Aztecs!!
Bronze Group Coach at Eastlake
Bronze Group Coach at Loma Verde
Bronze Group Coach at Mater Dei
Melanie began swimming competitively at nine years old in Yokouska, Japan. In 2006, her family moved to California; she and her younger sister joined South Bay Aquatics a few months after settling in. Melanie graduated from Eastlake High School in 2014. She was on the varsity swim team for all four years and became swim captain in her senior year. Her favorite events during her high school career were the 100 butterfly and the 200 individual medley. Melanie began giving swim lessons in the summer of 2013 and gave lessons each summer to her neighbors' kids until June of 2016 when SBA hired her. She has been coaching for SBA ever since.
Melanie currently attends Southwestern College and because of her decade long love for swimming and her new-found love for coaching, she is now majoring in Liberal Arts to one day become an elementary school teacher and inspire and help anyone grow and learn to their full potential.