Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Brad Allen Head Coach

Often referred to as the heart and soul of Park Pool, Head Coach Brad Allen has been coaching OPP for 21 seasons.  He is back for his 13th year as head coach and 32nd summer at Park Pool.  Brad had an illustrious career as a PARK swimmer -- just last year seeing his 6&under Freestyle Team Record finally get crushed (5 times!) by a young PARK swimmer -- and is known for his all-around athleticism, developed by years of attempting to throw projectiles from OPP onto the tiled roof of Orinda County Club.

Quinn Cavalli Senior Coach
Quinn has been teaching or coaching swimming since she was 14 years old. She grew up in Oakland, swimming for Bishop O'Dowd High School and went on to swim at Oregon State University. Her City of Oakland record in the 50 free held for over 10 years! She currently works in the Moraga School District and spends her free time eating peanut butter, running on the trails with her dog, and laughing with her kids... not necessarily in that order.
Hector Chao Senior Coach

Hector is a firm believer that sport provides children opportunities to develop valuable life skills. He joined a USS swim team when he moved to the U.S. at the age 13, was a member of UCLA's men's swim team, and participated in national and international competitions in the U.S. and abroad. He is an active member of a local masters swim team and continues to compete in local and national pool and open water competitions. Hector also served on the boards of St. Perpetua’s CYO and the Walnut Creek Masters swim team. Hector has three teenaged children and he coached their soccer, basketball and volleyball teams. Hector is often found on the pool deck, field or gym as an official, coach or parent encouraging children to play or swim smart and to have fun. Hector is a Managing Director with Hamilton Clark Sustainable Capital where he provides corporate advisory services to technology companies. 

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