Coaching Bios

Shelbi Oskolkoff-Campbell, HEAD COACH

Lead Silver Coach, Lead Platinum Coach

Coach Shelbi is an ASCA level 5 coach and a USMS level 3 Coach.

Coach Shelbi was born in Anchorage, Alaska, but grew up in South San Francisco. Her dad started teaching her to swim when she was three months old. Shelbi has been a water baby every since! She started swimming competitively at eight years old and then quit swimming in middle school to try basketball and volleyball. Shelbi was later diagnosed with scoliosis and started swimming again to help strengthen her back, keeping her away from major surgery. Shelbi swam through the beginning of her junior year in college and was a Butterflier and IMer. She had to retire early due to a broken wrist, but finished as an All-American for College of San Mateo 2011 & 2012.

Shelbi’s coaching career started when she was 17. She has coached Competitively for multiple USA Swim teams including; South San Francisco Aquatics Club, Sunnyvale Swimming, Santa Clara Swim Club, and Quicksliver Swimming. She has diverse exposure both inside and outside of the pool being a part of so many great teams and brings that knowledge on deck. She loves coaching Age Groupers and Master Swimmers.  She is serving on the 2020 Masters Pac Swim Coaches Committee, a 2020 Masters online workout coach for limited mobility and is working towards her level 4 Masters Coach.    Her goal is to share the same love and passion for swimming. She wants to help swimmers achieve their goals both inside and outside of the water regardless of their age, ability or talent level by coaching using multiple learning styles.

She graduated with a B.A in Humanities from SJSU in 2014 and is currently finishing up her M.A. in Athletic Administration and Coaching. Shelbi has a three-year-old Catahoula dog named Kenai, and they love going to the beach their free time. She likes to craft and work on cars. She is also a huge Dallas Cowboys and San Jose Sharks fan.

 


Samantha Roque, ASSISTANT COACH

Lead Mini Coach, Lead Gold Coach

Coach Sam was born in Modesto, CA and has been involved in competitive sports since the age of 4. Her love of competition led her to try every sport imaginable until she finally found her niche with aquatic sports. At the age of 10 she joined a local swim team in her home town and never looked back. She swam and played water polo competitively through the first two years of college. 


Sam began coaching Age-group swimmers in 2008. Over the last decade she has coached competitively for two USA swim teams, Pirate Aquatics and Quicksilver Swimming. She has worked with many young swimmers of all ages, skill levels, and abilities. She loves working with age-group swimmers because have a wealth of potential and they typically have a genuine, untarnished love for swimming.


She has a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University and is currently completing the necessary prerequisites to get an M.A. in Occupational Therapy. In her free time Sam loves to read, Crossfit, and hang out with her husband.


Giuliana McClean, ASSISTANT COACH

Lead Junior Coach, Lead Senior Coach

Coach Giuliana was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but has spent most of her life in California. At 10 years old she moved to Los Gatos and joined the Los Gatos Swim Club. She has been swimming ever since, competing with Santa Clara Swim Club and high school swimming at LGHS. Her favorite events were the 200 and 500 freestyle.

This is her first year coaching swim team, but she loves working with kids and has had experience teaching swim lessons and coaching age group gymnastics teams. She is excited to be back at LGSC where she first learned to swim!

In June of 2019, Giuliana graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Oregon with minors in psychology and chemistry. When she is not coaching, she is working at the front desk or traveling.


MASTERS COACHES


JOHN SCHAEFER, MASTERS COACH TTH 7:00PM-8:00PM, SATURDAY 7:30AM-9:00AM

John has over 25 years experience as a Masters coach and swim instructor in Los Gatos, Santa Clara, as well as Almaden Valley. He was a distance swimmer and played Water Polo for West Valley College. 

John looks forward to helping athletes stay or get in shape, improve their technique as well as achieve their swimming goals


BILL OLIVER,  MASTERS COACH MWF 5:30AM-6:30AM

Prior to joining the LGSRC Staff, Coach Bill was owner and Head Coach at Rio Mesa Swim Club in Ventura County, California from 2004-2017.  While with Rio Mesa, Bill worked with swimmers age 5-22, developing successful student-athletes at all age levels.  His athletes included JO Finalists and Champions, CIF Finalists, Sectional Qualifiers, and an Olympic Trials qualifier.  Coach Bill developed student athletes who went on to swim in the NCAA at the Division I, II, and III levels, including an NCAA Division III event finalist and champion.  Prior to his time with Rio Mesa, Bill was Interim Head Coach and Age Group Coach at Pleasant Valley Swim Team (Camarillo, California) from 2003-2004, Assistant Head Coach/Head Age Group Coach/Masters Coach at Buenaventura Swim Club (Ventura, California) from 2000-2002, and Head Coach at Temecula Swim Club (Temecula, California) from 1998-2000.

 

Coach Bill has worked with several Masters Clubs as well, including Lynbrook Masters (San Jose, California) from 1997-1998, Pacific Athletic Club (San Carlos, California) from 1992-1996, and Los Altos Masters (Los Altos, California) from 1989-1993.  His time with Los Altos Masters was particularly successful.  As Head Coach and Program Director, Bill managed over 350 swimmers.  Los Altos Masters were crowned USMS Short Course Division II Champions in 1993 and included 10 masters world record holders.

Coach Bill is a native of the Bay Area, competing as a student-athlete with Santa Clara Swim Club and San Jose Aquatics.  A High School All-American and 4 year Varsity Letter winner at Bellarmine College Preparatory, Coach Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University.  When not on the DACA Pool Deck, Bill is a masters swimmer, stamp collector, chess player, and auto/motorcycle enthusiast.