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.
Olivia Fountain, Associate Head Coach
Olivia began competitive swimming when she was six-years old as a member of the Orland Otters, a summer swim team in Northern California for which she competed throughout her K-12 years. During her time there, Olivia set numerous team records and won many league titles in both the 50-yard and 100-yard Freestyle.
After graduating as the Class Valedictorian of Orland High School, Olivia attended the University of California in San Diego where she swam as a scholarship athlete for the UCSD Tritons. During her collegiate swimming career, Olivia was a four-year letter winner and an 11-time NCAA All-American. She set the school record in the 100-yard Butterfly as well as the 400-yard Freestyle Relay. She was also among the top five school record holders in the 50-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Freestyle, and 100-yard Backstroke. To this day, Olivia still holds the school record in the 50-yard Butterfly on the Medley Relay.
During her collegiate years, Olivia returned home for the summers to coach her former team --the Orland Otters. During her first two summers as the Assistant Coach, her contribution elevated the Otters to Fourth and subsequently Third Place out of 14 teams in their League Championship. After being promoted to the position of Head Coach the following year, Olivia led the Otters to two consecutive Second Place finishes. During her Junior and Senior Years of college, Olivia also served as an Assistant Coach for North Coast Aquatics, a USA Swimming team for K-12 swimmers in San Diego.
In 2013, Olivia graduated with Honors from UCSD with a degree in Psychology. After relocating to the Bay Area, she joined our MCC Waves Coaching Staff and quickly became one of our most sought after private instructors. Olivia has since proven her value to our team in every aspect of her role as a Coach.
Olivia is delighted to continue her tenure at the Club and eager to step into her new role as Head Coach of the MCC Waves this summer. Olivia is passionate about swimming and committed to member service. With her scholastic achievements, athletic prowess, professional work ethic, and demonstrated loyalty to the Team, Olivia is an outstanding role model for our children.
Olivia is excited to let all of our new and returning swimmers know that "challenges lie ahead, exciting events await, and opportunity stands at the starting blocks!'
'Swimmers--Take your Mark..."
Tori Fountain, Assistant Coach
Tori's swimming experience began when she was four-years old with the Orland Otters - the same summer swim team that her older sister Olivia coached with great success. During her years with the Otters, Tori broke all but one of the team records that had been set by Olivia. While competing for the Otters, Tori also served as a Junior Coach for four consecutive years.
During her senior year at Orland High School, Tori won the 50-yard and 100-yard Freestyle at the Conference Championships and was subsequently named the Female Swimmer of the Year by the Northern Section of the California Interscholastic Federation. Tori was also awarded Subway Scholar Athlete of the Week by Action News Now, a local news program, following her accomplishments at the Conference Championships. Orland High School also recognized her athletic achievements by naming her Female Athlete of the Month in October of 2015.
During her senior year at Orland High School, Tori was recruited by many collegiate swim programs and ultimately decided to attend San Jose State University as a scholarship athlete. She recently completed her first season of collegiate swimming with three lifetime personal records in the 100-yard Butterfly, 100-yard Freestyle, and 50-yard Freestyle. She has declared psychology as her major and is positioned to finish her first year of college on the Dean's List.
Tori is excited to join our coaching staff. As an accomplished swimmer, and current scholarship athlete, she is an excellent role model for our children. Tori is eager to dive into the program and wants all of our children to know that she is prepared to help them reach their fullest potential as swimmers.
"At the end of the season, it is not the medals you won or the times you swam that matter. The only thing that counts is whether you were the best athlete you could be, and only you can answer that question."