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Our club swims at four 'site pools' around Portland. Our swimmers, through swim practices, mentor practices, swim meets, and social outings, benefit from exporsure to different styles and strengths of each individual coach! 

 

Westley Mejias - Head Coach

Coach Westley joined PAC in January 2021. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he began swimming at the age of 8 and continued through college at Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico. In 2002, during his senior year in college, Westley tried his hand at coaching his club team’s 12 and unders and sent 3 swimmers to the national age group team and winning a club national championship. He was hooked! 

He served as the assistant coach for the age group national team for the Caribbean Island swimming championships in 2002 and 2004; and coached the 11-12 national group to compete in the Central America and Caribbean championship in Mexico City in 2003. By 2004, he struck out on his own and started his own age group team and by 2008 was awarded the national excellence award for coaching having placed multiple swimmers on the national team, breaking national records.
 
In 2012, Coach Westley returned to his roots and joined the Albergue Olímpico age group team.  That same year he built the first ever swim program at the Interamericana University of Puerto Rico.  Working with an established age group team, building a new university level swim program, he had the honor of also being named Team Puerto Rico head coach for the 2014 World 25 meter championship in Doha, Qatar.  By 2017, after only 5 years, the men’s team won the first ever championship with the women’s team coming in an amazing second place having only 7 swimmers on the roster. These successes earned him Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017 by the Interamericana University.
 
After the devastating hurricane Maria in 2017, Coach Westley moved to the mainland and began coaching the LaCamas Warriors where he worked with age groups ranging from beginning to masters, and helped manage to qualify the team’s first ever swimmer to swim at Winter Junior Nationals.
 
“I coach because I am passionate about helping swimmers discover their own path and goals in life. I feel blessed to be able to help them find their passion in the process, not just the end result.”

 

Scott Miyako- Associate Head Coach

Growing up in Southern California, Scott began swimming at the age of 6 with the Valencia Summit Seals. His love for swimming continued with the Canyons Aquatics Club for the next 10 years. Scott specialized in freestyle and butterfly sprint events and held multiple club records. In high school, Scott got his first taste of coaching with the Summit Seals. While attending UCLA, Scott continued to swim recreationally and graduated with a mechanical engineering degree. Over the last 13 years, Scott has been an entrepreneur; starting, operating, and selling 6 businesses. He is currently the CEO of Portland Razor Company, LLC.

This past year, Scott decided to get back to the water and he currently works as a swim instructor, lifeguard, and swim coach for East Portland Community Center. He finds so much happiness working with swimmers and is honored to be joining the PAC coaching staff.  

 

Jesse Raskauskas

Jesse has led our program at Mt. Scott since 2002. His favorite thing about working with swimmers is that it doesn’t feel like work at all! Sharing in swimmers joy when they achieve personal records in the pool is a highlight. Growing up, he swam with the Corvallis Aquatic Club and Corvallis High School. He excelled in multiple events including freestyle, backstroke, and relays. He finished his senior year as team co-captain. Jesse then spent a few years working as a lifeguard, camp counselor, and swim instructor,before he realized his talent for teaching. He moved to Portland and received a master’s of teaching from Concordia and now teaches in the David Douglas School District.   

Jesse and his wife, Jamie (they met through their shared love of swimming - both lifeguards), their two small children, and two enormous labradoodles named Winchester and Macguyver, live near Mt. Scott. When not sleep deprived or changing diapers, they enjoy lazy days on the river and spending time outdoors with the family.