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October 2020 - Present, Email:  [email protected]
Before joining San Clemente Aquatics in 2020, York served as Head Coach at the Buenaventura Swim Club in Ventura, California, where he grew the club’s footprint enormously. During his 13-year tenure at Buenaventura, the team earned Silver Medal club status and sent several swimmers to Olympic Trials including Solie Laughlin and Junior Nationals 100 fly champion Alex Valente in 2016.
Before Buenaventura, York coached at the renowned Santa Clara Swim Club for 7 years. In his own competitive career, York competed in the 800 freestyle at the 1992 Olympic Trials in Indianapolis. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he competed in distance freestyle events.
ASCA member/Level 3
October 2013-Present, Email: [email protected]
In 1999, Julie was the NCAA Champion in the 1650 freestyle, competing for the University of Georgia. She was an U.S. National Team member in 1997, '98, '99 and '00 and was ranked as high as 4th in the world in the 1,500-meter freestyle. She won three medals at the World University Games-bronze in the 400-meter free in 1997, and silver in the 1,500 free and bronze in the 800 free in 1999. Julie participated in the 1996 Olympic team trials and was a finalist in the 2000 Olympic trials, placing fifth in both the 400- and 800-meter free events.
At the University of Georgia, she was a 12-time All-American, three-time SEC champion and twice a first-team all-SEC selection. She won Georgia's Hardest Worker Award in 1997 and Most Improved Award in 1999, and she was a four-time letter winner. She was a six-time school record-holder in the 500-, 1,000- and 1,650-yard free events and the 800-yard free relay.  As well as winning the 1,650-yard free at NCAA’s her senior year, she helped the Bulldogs win their first NCAA championship team crown.  Julie is excited to be able to give back to the sport that she feels has given her much to her life’s success. She wants to share and teach how fun this sport can be, as well as learning life long lessons.
March 2021-Present, Email:
Coach Dray hails from Cape Cod, MA where he swam with the Cape Cod Makos before swimming Division I at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst as an IM and breaststroker. He graduated with a B.Sc in Biology and minor in Chemistry from UMass in 2018. He returned to the pool to coach shortly after and has worked with multiple teams between Massachusetts and Hawaii before moving to San Clemente, CA to coach for San Clemente Aquatics. He is grateful to have had the opportunity to watch some of his athletes win State Championships, compete at national level meets, and continue to swim in college. Jonny is a Board Certified Psychosynthesis Life Coach and a Certified SURGE Strength Dryland Coach. Joy and fulfillment through the challenge of actualizing one's dreams is at the heart of Coach Dray's philosophy and he believes that success is not defined by achievement but by the dispa of character along one's journey towards it. When he isn't coaching you can find him surfing, rock climbing and mountain biking on one or two wheels. 
June 2019-Present, Email: [email protected]
Dorian joined the club in 2009 and swam for a total of 10 years until he graduated from SCHS in 2019.  In that time, he broke numerous records and still holds the record for both the 1500 meter and 1560 yard freestyle.  Dorian has been coaching since June of 2019.  He is excited to give back to the sport that means so much to him.  Dorian believes that everyone is capable of achieving great things, while having a ton of fun doing it.
May 2017-Present, Email:  [email protected]
Sandy has been around swimming her whole life as either an athlete or a parent of SCA athlete's.  A NCAA Divison 3 All-American swimmer in the 200 butterfly, Sandy earned a B.S. in Microbiology and Economics at UCSD and a masters degree from UC Irvine.  Sandy is a former SCA board president and currently a swim coach at San Clemente High School and the Master's Coach at the Aquatic Center.  Sandy coaches the Silver and FitPrep groups for SCA.
January 2022-present, Email:  [email protected]
Eve is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska. After completing 4 years on the Swarthmore College Division III swim team, she graduated and moved to Kathmandu, Nepal to direct her study abroad startup program, teach high school, and coach youth swimmers. In both in the United States and abroad, she coached youth teams at all levels, from non-competitive recreational swimmers to internationally competitive age group athletes, some of whom represented Nepal at the Asian Games and the 2020 Olympics. 
Eve strongly believes that it is important to help athletes develop an appreciation for hard work, responsibility, and character in addition to working on their physical and technical skills. She is particularly invested in helping younger athletes cultivate a positive relationship with fitness and competition alongside their love of swimming. 
June 2023-Present, Email: [email protected]
During his competitive career, Aidan was a sprint freestyler, breaststroker and IMer. He spent most of his club swimming years in Northern Virginia at Nation’s Capital Swim Club (NCAP), but swam for San Clemente Aquatics and San Clemente High School from 2013-2015. He competed as a four year letter winner at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering. Aidan currently works full time as an engineer in the defense and space industry.
Aidan began coaching in middle school for his local neighborhood summer league team, taught private lessons throughout high school, and helped coach several clinics and camps hosted by the Georgia Tech Swim and Dive team. After graduating college, he moved to Huntsville, Alabama to begin his engineering career, as well as his first USA Swimming coaching job at Madison Swimming Association (MSA). His engineering career brought him back to Southern California, where he is now more excited than ever to continue teaching the sport to the next generation of swimmers at his old club.



Employment Opportunities - If you are interested in joining the team as a coach please contact Jason York at [email protected]

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