Pacific Swimming

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Gaku Ito Head Coach

Coach Gaku has worked with hundreds of athletes, including Far Western champions, Jr Olympic champions, CCS champions, CIF State finalists, Junior Nationals finalists, Pacific Swimming Record setters, Nationally Ranked Top 10s, US Olympic Trials qualifiers and swimmers who’ve gone on to compete at NCAA DI and DIII Championships. His experience also spans across YMCA Leagues, Summer Leagues, he has served on multiple volunteer boards and he has been Meet Director for an array of competitions.

Mary Germano Associate Coach

Mary Germano has long history with our team; she has been with the City of Pacifica's Aquatics staff for 35 years and is a well known swim instructor in Pacifica. Mary has served as a PSL Assistant Coach since 2002 and has been part of the team for 17 years. She swam for the Sea Lions in high school and to continue the tradition, so did all three of her children.


Tim Andonian Associate Coach
Vicki Russo Associate Coach

Vicki Russo's coaching background is extensive and based with the PSL. After swimming age group for over 9 years herself, she started as a PSL assistant coach in 1987, moved to head coach in 1991, and continued until 2000 when she was promoted to head the Aquatics Division for the City of Pacifica. Vicki has also had two opportunities to coach Pacifica Swimming Western Zone all-star teams (1993, Santa Clara and 2001, Hawaii) and has coached numerous Pacific Swimming age-group camps. Several swimmers that she coached went on to swim and compete at college level.

Manuel Jaime Elepano Assistant Coach
Board of Directors
Amy Andonian Secretary
Gerald C Lion Mascot
Stephanie McMichael Board Member at Large
Matt Patout Treasurer
Mark Sessler Board Member at Large
Dana Wilson Volunteer Coordinator
Jenson Wong President
Darryl Woo Meet Official