Director of Swimming/Head Coach
Lidia Lucaciu Menzies
Lidia founded the Dynamo Swim Club in 1998.
Lidia swam competitively for Romania placing first in National and International competitions. She continued to race at the Masters level and placed first in her disciplines from 1983 through 1990. She also placed first in the Naytikh Ebdomada Competition in Greece in 1992. Since she started coaching in 1982 Lidia has trained a number of very successful swimmers at all levels. Some of her swimmers have reached the international stage and swam at Olympic and Para Olympic Games
A Professional Head Swim Coach with over 20 years of progressive experience in the coaching field. Skilled in talent identification, organizing, working with athletes in all age groups and levels, including disabled athletes. She earned a reputation for developing coaches and swimmers to achieve their maximum performance levels, mentoring responsibilities related to the overall enhancement of coaching knowledge, and promoting enthusiasm.
Assistant Head Coach Luis Dapat
Hi I’m Luis. I swam competitively for 11 years in the Philippines where I competed in national and university level. During my third and fourth year in university, I was the co-captain and captain, respectively. I coached at all level of swimming.
My main stroke was backstroke, but I generally swam well in most sprint events. My favorite workouts include 200 IM sets. My least favorite workouts were 5K runs.
I’ve taught swimming to a lot of kids in different levels, but coaching a swim team has always been a passion of mine.
I am looking forward this season to help you all reaching your goals in swimming.
Assistant Coach- Natasha Prasad