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Mark Noetzel Head Coach USA Swimming ASCA Level V

Head Coach – Mark Noetzel

I grew up in an age-group team back in Michigan named the Blue Water Swim Club. I will be forever grateful for the family (Dr. and Francis Schwab) for starting the program and providing an opportunity for children to swim. Since the town did not have a pool for a team, they built a pool for aspiring swimmers.  Their efforts have greatly influenced my reasons for wanting to provide a program in Waimea.

My coaching style has been influenced by several coaches over the years (Bob Steele, Dave Salo, Doc Councilman, Dennis Hill, Gus Stager) but most of all by the methods of Jon C. Urbanchek. Jon was my coach at Michigan for my junior and senior years. I also worked for him as an assistant in 1984-85, 1989-92. It has been a pleasure to be able to observe how he's worked with his athletes and other coaches.


Coaching Memberships

  • American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) - Level V Certification , Life Time Member
  • Member Nat’l Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Assoc (NISCA).
  • United States Swimming (USA) Certification

Coaching Experience

  • 1992-Present        Hawaii Preparatory  Academy, Academy Swim Club
  • 1989-1992             University of Michigan Men’s Swimming/Club Wolverine– Assistant Coach
  • 1985-1989             Punahou Aquatics Head Coach, Punahou School Varsity (1986-89)
  • 1984-85                  University of Michigan Men’s Swimming – Graduate Assistant

Over 20 NISCA High School All – America Swimmers.  Coached Swimmers to the US Olympic Trials, Jr. Nationals, Sectional, Zones, Age-Group Champions, Hawaii State Record Holders.

Swimming Background - Competitor

  • Blue Water Swim Club (MI)  - 1975 Michigan AAU State Champion
  • Ann Arbor Swim Club (MI) AAU State Record Holder 
  • Ann Arbor Pioneer High School - Team State Champion, All-America
  • City of Richardson (TX) 1984 US Olympic Trial Competitor
  • Club Wolverine (MI) 1983 US National Sports Festival Team, 1991 Finalist U.S. National Championships
  • Punahou Aquatics (HI) 1988 US Olympic Trial Competitor
  • Academy Swim Club (HI)
  • University of Michigan (Mi) 1984 NCAA All-America, Big Ten Champion, Captain
Barbara Kopra Lead Coach Silver Group
Jane Quayle Lead Coach Bronze Group
Kerry Kamisato Co-Lead Coach Gold Group
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