Viking Aquatics, Long Beach CA

Bradley Adamson- Head Coach, Gold Group, Masters, Age Group Supervisor

Coach Bradley grew up in Lakewood, California. He graduated from Lakewood High School in 2010. Throughout his prep-sports years he earned All-Moore League honors in water polo and swimming, including being the Moore League Champion in the 50 and 100 free-style. He continued to compete for Long Beach City College for swim and water polo. While at LBCC he achieved All-American honors. After two years of competition, Bradley received a scholarship to swim for Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Throughout his final two years of competition he earned NAIA All-American honors and was a part of the first National-Runner up team for the university. While at Olivet he completed his B.S. in Exercise Science. Coach Bradley has also been an assistant coach with LBCC Swim and Water Polo Program since 2015.  In 2022, Coach Bradley became the head coach of Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving at Long Beach City College.  During his first season as head coach, he lead both teams to a South Coast Conference Championship and was awarded Coach of the Year.

After completing his swimming career he had the opportunity to coach at Olivet Nazarene University for both the men's and women's swim team. He was in charge of the strength and conditioning program and stroke mechanics. During that year 
of coaching he helped produce National Champions and All-Americans. Following his education at ONU, Bradley completed his Masters Degree in Kinesiology in 2018, with an emphasis in Sport Management, at Long Beach State.  Since starting coaching in 2010 Bradley has coached a wide-variety of age groups and abilities with Viking Aquatics, ranging from beginner swimmers to elite athletes. 

Peter Knapp - Red Group, Masters, Meet Coordinator

Peter has been a coach at Viking since 2013. His two daughters also swam for Viking aquatics. In 2018 he was voted Co-Coach of the Year for the USA Metro Committee, with several JO/JAG/WAG swimmers to his credit since starting coaching the Blue group in 2016. He trains regularly with Viking Masters, and ocean swims 1-2 times a week year-round. He started his swimming career as an adult in 2010 (formerly a competitive runner), working with Dave Kasa and Chris Oeding, and practicing with the college team, to jump-start and advance his training. In 2014, after several open-water races, he swam a leg on a Catalina Channel relay, and in June, 2016, completed the Catalina Channel (20 miles). By day he is a faculty member at LBCC in the Performing Arts Department (Music Theory), and enjoys bringing that teaching experience to swimming and coaching.