Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Mark Bennett Head Coach / Program Manager

Background:  I grew up swimming with Santa Maria Swim Club, then moved on to swimming at University of Nebraska.  National level swimmer and Division 1 NCAA All-American while at UNL.  Bachelors of Arts in English from University of Nebraska.  Teaching Credential earned at Cal Poly SLO.

Coaching:  I've coached for 5 different teams, including stops on the Central Coast, Virginia, Oregon, and coaching for Clovis Swim Club since 2013.  During that time, I have coached LSC Team and Individual Champions and record holders, National Top 10 swimmers, National and Olympic Trials qualifiers, also including a few #1 ranked age group swimmers and a National Age Group Record Holder.

Personal/Hobbies:  Travelling, hiking, fishing, and spending time with my wife, two kids, and dogs.

Kacy Ota Head Age Group Coach / AAG West

Kacy Ota grew up in Selma, CA and swam for Raisin Country Aquatics. He was a coach for the Selma Aqua Bears and Raisin Country Aquatics and was the Diving Coach for Immanuel High School. He soon became the Head Coach of Selma Aqua Bears, Selma High School, and Raisin Country Aquatics. During that time Kacy also became the Pool Manager at the Selma Pool and was a contributor to the group that built the new pool in Selma.

In 2010, Kacy moved to Simi Valley, CA where he became Head Age Group Coach at Conejo Simi Swim Club. He later became Head Coach of Conejo Simi Swim Club. During his time in the Simi Valley Area he was Head Coach of Grace Brethren High School and Royal High School, was the elementary school swim coach for Sierra Canyon Schools, and an assistant coach for Cal Lutheran University. Also during this time in Southern California he owned and operator Swim America in Moorpark, CA.

In 2021, Kacy returned to the Valley to be the Head Age Group Coach for Clovis Swim Club, Recreational Supervisor for Clovis Unified School District and Head Coach of Clovis Community College Swim Team. Currently Kacy is still serving those roles, but is now an assistant coach at Fresno Pacific University and no longer coaches Clovis Community College.

During his career he has multiple age group Top 10 athletes and has coached multiple swimmers to the various national level meets. He has had success of developing swimmers at all levels including learn to swim, age group, high school, college, masters, and even a couple of Iron Man participants.

He is married to his wife Jennifer Ota, A former Fresno State Swimmer, for over 10 years and has 2 sons, Koa and Kian.

Jim Bossert Senior Assistant
Gary Ota Senior Assistant / Masters

Background:   I graduated from high school in 1967. I completed 1.5 yrs of college at Reedley college.

Coaching and Teaching:   I’ve been coaching for more than 50 yrs. I’ve coached summer rec league for 25 yrs in both Selma and Kingsburg. I coached Immanuel High School for 26 yrs.. I’ve coached club swimming for 42 yrs in Selma for RCA/TNT

Personal:   I’ve enjoyed bowling, fishing, scuba diving, golfing, going to concerts

Jordan Capper Senior Silver

Background:   BFA in Graphic Design Swam for CSC for 8 years. Swam at Clovis West and University of the Pacific.

Coaching: I have been coaching for about 5 years now.

Personal:   I am currently working on my teaching credential for Physical Education.

Kirill Baron AAG East, Masters
Katie Amendt Age Group Coach - North

Background:  I graduated from Buchanan High School in 2018, graduated from Clovis Community College in 2021, and am currently attending Fresno State. I started swimming in 8th grade and finished my swimming career this past spring semester at Community.

Coaching:  I’ve coached for our Summer League program for 5 years and this is the start of my 3rd year year round coaching.

Personal/Hobbies:  Outside of coaching, I’m normally working on school work or spending time with friends and family.

Brooklyn Wong Age Group Coach - East

Background:   I recently graduated high school and I am continuing my education at Clovis Community College. I did competitive swimming for Clovis Swim Club for six years.

Coaching: This is my First year coaching for Clovis Swim Club I started late January, and over the summer I coached summer league and taught lessons.

Personal: In my spare time I like to swim, spend time with my family and friends and bake.

Anna O'Meara Age Group Coach - North
Jaylee Fullenkamp AAG Assistant West / Masters

Background:   I have been swimming for my highschool since 7th grade, joined club the summer going into my junior year of highschool. I now swim for fresno state.

Coaching:   I have been coaching for almost 8 months. Also assisted the Reyburn girls waterpolo team.

Personal: My interest outside of coaching are going for hikes and painting

Tom Schab AAG Assistant West / Masters
Nadia Dwidar-Margison Age Group Coach - North

Background:   I graduated from Clovis West and swam for CSC throughout my junior high and high school swim career to which I went on to swim on scholarship at UCSB, finishing my senior year as the team co-captain. I was the assistant coach for the University of Redlands for two years and currently am one of the Westside Novice coaches, going into my second year.

Coaching:   I coached Novice and Masters at CSC for a year, along with coaching a season for Kastner Intermediate before leaving to obtain my master's degree at University of Redlands in 2010. While at Redlands, I was the assistant coach for the university for two years and currently am one of the Westside Novice coaches since a year ago.

Personal:   I love working out, whether it be lifting weights or running (shocking as a former swimmer, I know). Otherwise, I love spending time with my 4 year old son, our pets, and enjoying doing anything outdoors (we love the zoo!)

Camryn Phothavong Age Group Coach - North

Background:   I am currently a student at Clovis Community College and have been swimming for about 6 years now.

Coaching: This is my second year of coaching!

Personal: My interests outside coaching include swimming and decorating my crocs.

Brooke Chuhlantseff Age Group Coach - Clark
Randi Johnson Age Group Coach - East
Parker Pokorny Age Group Coach - North / Masters
Ethan Trotter Age Group Coach - Clark
Graham Hauss Masters / Substitute Coach
Blake Adams Substitute Coach

Background:   Graduated from Clovis North in 2011 and currently pursuing a degree in history from ASU. Swam competitively for recreation, club, and school programs in the Bay Area, Oregon, and Clovis since the age of 5.

Coaching: I have coached with Clovis swim club since the summer of 2016. Starting with the then Junior group and eventually becoming the prep track director. This will be my 3rd year with advanced age group and first at the silver group coach.

Personal:   I work for CUSD in the transitions department for the Clovis west area. When I’m not coaching or working I love to travel, read, write and eat good food! My favorite professional teams include the golden state warriors and the San Francisco 49ers.

Braxton Wong Substitute Coach
Board of Directors
Bethany Marinovich President
Bree Wilber 1st Vice President
Theresa Linville 2nd Vice President
Douglas Lambert Treasurer
Tiffany Villard Secretary
Jennifer McDougal Member At Large
Abrana Naranjo Member At Large
Gina Crough Member At Large
Scott Rodda Member At Large
Amanda Hamilton Member At Large
Josh Stork Member At Large