Coaches

The Claremont Club Coaching Staff takes pride in working with all ages and abilities.  We focus on making each swimmer the best he/she can be both in and out of the water.

Meet the TCC Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff
John Ries Head Coach

I have been a swim coach for over sixty years.  I started my career in 1960, with my father-in-law, in his backyard swim center, the Pomona Swim School.  We were members of the Cal Novice Swim League, which was the first organized swimming league east of Los Angeles. When the Pomona team grew rapidly, I moved the club to El Roble Junior High in Claremont, becoming the Claremont Crocodiles (coached future Olympian Doug Northway).  Once again, numbers outgrew the facility, so my wife, Deanna, and I moved the club to a 50-meter facility at Chaffey High School.  Chaffey Aquatics became a top team in the Inland Empire where we had our first SCS record holder and Junior National swimmer (coached future Olympian Jeff Kostoff).  While at Chaffey, I had the opportunity to take a coaching position at the new and extremely impressive Industry Hills Aquatics Center in Industry Hills.  I eventually became the Director of Aquatics at Industry, and was proud to be part of such a successful national program.  After a brief retirement, Stan Clark persuaded me to be the new Head Coach at The Claremont Club.  The Claremont Club experience has been incredible:  Olympic Trial athletes, USA National Junior Team members, SCS records, National Age Group relay records, Junior and CIF champions, USA Top 10 times, RW winners - WOW!   I can't thank the Clark family and CEO Mike Alpert for allowing me to be part of such a special family business. Throughout the years, I have been incredibly fortunate to work with such supportive and loyal coaches - Herb Weightman, Don LaMont, Jim Moore, Tressa Ries.  I thank the countless parents who have given their time to motivate and encourage their athletes.  Most importantly, I have been blessed to coach so many talented and terrific young people.  I look forward to working with the new owners and staff and hope the team continues to wear our lime green swim caps for many, many years.

Madalina Vosloo Assistant Coach

Madalina has been both a competitive swimmer and age group swim coach.  While swimming in Romania,  Madalina established a National Record in the short course 50 breaststroke as well as a National Age Group Record in the 100 breast.  Sne competed in muliple National and International competitions, winning both 100 and 200 breaststroke championships.  Madalina attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas, graduating in 2003, with Bachelor of Arts degree and then furthered her education with a Masters of Education degree in 2006.  While swimming at Nevada Las  Vegas (1999-2003), she was team captain and All Mountain West Conference Student Athlete.  She finished top 3 in the 100 breast and top 8 in the 50 free, 100 free, and 200 breast at the Mountain West Conference Championships.  Madalina was part of the school-record setting relay teams in the 200 free, 400 free and 400 medley.  Madalina became part of the Team Rebel Aquatics coaching staff in 2003.  She coached swimmers that finished top 3 at the Junior Olympic Championships as well as top 8 at the Nevada State Championships.  Madalina has 3 children and she with her husband live in Rancho Cucamonga.

Clayton Lauba Assistant Coach

Clayton began swimming for his local club team in high school. After high school, he spent his summers lifeguarding and swim coaching while in college. Clayton wanted to learn how the human body worked and moved so he studied Kinesiology and graduated with his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in that discipline. Clayton uses his understanding of body mechanics and physiology to teach correct exercise form to developing athletes. He understands the massive impact coaches have on young swimmers. Clayton hopes his influence will help make young athletes be the best human beings in and out of the water.