Lobo Coaches

Head Coach / Senior Coach Doug Forbes

Doug has been head coach for Lobo Aquatic Club since August, 2006. At Lobo Aquatic Club, he has coached 11 Junior National qualifiers, 3 Senior National qualifiers and 2 Olympic Trials qualifiers. Doug has a BS in Education from NMSU, plus additional graduate hours with an emphasis on Biomechanics. From 1990 - 1999, he taught Biology and coached swimming at Odessa High School in Odessa, Texas, also coaching the Odessa Aquatic Club. Doug coached the Las Cruces Aquatic Team from 1999-2006.

Email: [email protected]. Phone: 505-417-7807



Masters Coach Bobby Goldie

Bobby Goldie has been our Masters coach since 1995. He swam for the University of New Mexico in the early 90's under Bill Spahn and during his time there swam with then world record holder, Tom Jager for 4 years. Bobby’s coaching style is a hybrid which he developed between his own years of swimming, the acclaimed “Total Immersion” techniques primarily for efficiency and body positioning, and the mechanical/physiological techniques learned during 5 years total with Jager. He coaches swimmers of all abilities ranging from fitness training, triathlon training (Jay Benson, Milkman, Spring Fling, Xterra, Storrie Lake, etc.), and elite training (the English Channel, Escape from Alcatraz, Manhattan Island, Maui Chanel, Gatorman, etc). He is committed to helping each swimmer achieve their personal goals whether it be as simple as swimming 3 times a week for health or conquering a 12+ hour swim in 60 degree water!


Lobo Belen Head Coach Marissa Candelaria

Platinum Coach Crystal Forbes

Gold Group Coach Terry Casey