MCC SWIM TEAM
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Tiffany Forbes, Aquatics Director, Head Coach
Tiffany started her coaching career in 1988, while interning with United States Swimming in Colorado Springs, CO. She graduated from the University of Colorado - Boulder, with a M.S. in Exercise Physiology in 1992. In 1996, she was named "Age-Group Coach of the Year" while coaching the Boulder Poseidons. Tiffany created the Boulder Swimming Academy in 2003, which she directed until 2011. She combines a mix of knowledge from exercise physiology and human anatomy; a dose of personal experience; years of absorbing information from the greatest coaches in the sport; and, more than 30 years of swim coaching/teaching experience to create the best training programs for the athletes she coaches, regardless of their age. Tiffany has coached adults primarily with Boulder Aquatic Masters in Boulder, Colorado, being part of BAM for more than 15 years. She has also has had some brief coaching stints with the Dallas Aquatic Masters alongside Jim Montgomery and Bobby Patten; at The Olympic Club with Scott Williams; and in Mesa, Arizona. Tiffany is known for her creative, yet challenging workouts that all levels of swimmers seem to enjoy. She created adult beginning swim classes in Boulder and Mesa that were very popular and well-attended. Tiffany has served twice on the USMS coaching staff for the World Masters Championships. In 2004, she was part of the Riccione, Italy staff, and in 2008, part of the Perth, Australia staff. These trips gave Tiffany the opportunity to meet master swimmers and coaches from all over the US and from around the world. Tiffany moved to the Lamorinda area in 2012 and has worked the last six years as Head Coach with Steve Haufler at Orinda Country Club. There she had the opportunity to fully experience the love and passion of the Lamorinda swim community including Swim Team, OMPA and County Swim Meets. Tiffany also has been the Speed Swim Coach for the USA Synchro National Team since 2015.
Cathy Durden, Assistant Coach
Cathy returned to coaching in 2018 after taking 10 years off to raise her two children, Jack and Mia, both of whom will swim for MCC. She spent the last two summers at Scottsdale swim team in Walnut Creek, helping guide the team to a 5th place team finish at the county meet both years. She has coached many different levels including learn-to-swim, summer league and D1 collegiate swimming. Cathy grew up in Ohio and was recruited to swim at Auburn University where she was a 3 time All-American. After her collegiate career she joined the coaching staff at Auburn from 2003-2005 during which the Auburn men won three NCAA team titles and the women won two. Cathy enjoys working with each swimmer to unlock their personal potential in the sport and is very excited to be coaching at MCC this summer!
Sarah Cameto, Assistant Coach
Sarah Cameto is a lifelong endurance athlete who comes to MCC with a lot of excitement to share her passion with the MCC Multisport Team. She was a competitive swimmer and an NCAA qualifier for 4 years at UC San Diego where she graduated with a degree in Economics. She discovered triathlon after having her second child in 2012, and after two successful years as an amateur she started racing professionally until 2018. Sarah has trained under Matt Dixon of Purple Patch Fitness in San Francisco since the beginning of her career, one of the most successful coaches in the sport. She currently lives in Walnut Creek with her husband and two children.
- 3rd Female Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica 2018
- 4th Female Ironman 70.3 Cartagena 2017
- 4th Female Ironman 70.3 Xiamen 2017
- 2nd Female Ironman 70.3 New Orleans 2016
- 4th Female Ironman 70.3 Austin 2014
- Kona World Championships 2019