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Our team has head coaches and assistant coaches that work 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! 

Danny Weinberg

A Midwesterner at heart, Danny grew up in Illinois and has been swimming since the age 8. Danny specialized in butterfly and IM and was a 2-year captain and all-sectional water polo player at Highland Park High School (HPHS). After graduating from college, Danny began coaching at HPAC in the club’s maiden season and eventually became the head coach in 2010.  Throughout his tenure, Danny was able to grow the club from 70 swimmers to over 200 swimmers. Danny coached several Illinois State Age Group Champions, swimmers in the National Age Group Top 10, Speedo Sectional Qualifiers, and Junior National Qualifiers.

Looking to climb more mountains and pursue more challenging bike rides, Danny relocated to Bend in 2016 and then Portland in 2018. When Danny’s not on the pool deck, you can likely find him up skiing, hiking, or paddling on one of the nearby lakes.  

 

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.

 

Scott Miyako

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.  


Margaret Preston

Margaret is no stranger to the PAC family!  She swam her 8th-grade year at Columbia and her junior and senior year at Mt. Scott and Dishman. While attending Oregon State University in Corvallis, her love of the water continued and she played club water polo.   

Along with coaching for PAC, Margaret is keeps plenty busy. She works at Portland Parks and Recreation as a lifeguard and swim instructor. She is also completing her degree in Human Development & Family Sciences at the OSU Portland campus and coaching the Grant High School water polo team!