Please Welcome KACY OTA as our New Head Age Group Coach!

Mark Bennett

Clovis Swim Club would like to welcome aboard KACY OTA, as our new Head Age Group Coach!  Kacy has served Conejo Simi Swim Club (Simi Valley, CA) for the past six years as their Head Coach and also the years previous as their Head Age Group Coach and an assistant coach with Cal Lutheran University.  Kacy has coached swimmers to LSC championships and records, as well as Junior and Senior National, and Olympic Trial levels. 

Kacy is a native of the Valley, growing up in south Fresno county.  He began club swimming late in his teens, under the direction of his father, and current staff member of Clovis Swim Club, Gary Ota.  Conversely, Coach Kacy began his coaching career very early, coaching summer league while in high school, coaching high school swimming just after high school, and coaching club with Raisin Country Aquatics (now TNT, Selma) through his 20’s. 

Coach Kacy’s coaching philosophy works well with the Clovis Swim Club ideals of consistent long-term improvement, training for all strokes and events, and focus on development of character first.  He has a great passion for learning about the sport and instilling the love of the sport for young people. 

Kacy is a graduate of Fresno State University (Bachelor of Arts in Video Production), as is his wife, Jennifer Ota, who is a former Novice and Developmental Coach for Clovis Swim Club, and currently a coach for Conejo Simi Swim Club (learn more about Coach Jen, when she joins our staff this winter).  In addition, Kacy and Jen will also be bringing their two young preschool-aged boys.

Coach Kacy plans to begin coaching with us on Tuesday, September 7 and will be available for introduction at our Back to Swim Night (at Clovis North, Wednesday, September 8).  He will be taking the reigns of the Advanced Age Group Gold Group, but will be spending some time in the upcoming months evaluating the whole of our age group programming.  Please take a minute to welcome him, when you have a chance, beginning next week.  We look forward to making this great addition to our coaching staff, our team, and our family.