San Gabriel Sea Gulls

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
George Young Head Coach

  • Swam competitively for 9 years
  • Competed at the National USA level and is a former National age group record holder 4 different times (in the 800 meter 13-14 Boys Relays)
  • Southern California Swimming Metro/Olympic Committee “Age Group Coach” of the year, three times---1994, 1995 & 2007.  Winner of the Service Award for the San Gabriel Valley SCMAF five times---1996, 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2007
  • Coach for more than 33 years
  • Coach all levels of swimming: novice level, top age group level – SCS record holders and USA SR national qualifiers
  • Certified over 150 lifeguards and have been responsible to exposing water safety awareness to over 12,500 participants
  • Winner of the USA Swimming Safety Award in 2001 for his efforts in promoting water safety awareness to over 12,500 participants.
  • Certified American Red Cross Instructor Trainer for all aquatic courses plus CPR & First Aid
  • Certified Pool Operator with over twenty years of pool facility managing experience
  • In depth involvement in the political side of swimming - former age group rep, coaches’ rep, program chair and chairperson of the Olympic Section and currently chairperson for the Metro Section committee
  • Majored in Economics – Yes, you may see George reading the Barron’s or other corporate financial sheets during events @ swim meets
  • Interests: married & father of two boys, following baseball online, live music, being an aerobic gym rat, and reading newspapers @ the local Starbucks
Susan Lai Assistant Coach

> San Gabriel High School, UCLA & San Gabriel Sea Gulls Alumni.

> CIF & Junior Olympic Swimmer - swam competitively for over 10 years

> SGSG Racing Camp Coach for over 10 years.

> Former Assistant Coach for Women's Swimming and Diving Team at East Los Angeles College (2012 - 2017)

> Former Alhambra Dolphins Swim Team Coach - 5 years.

> Former Head Coach for Swimming at Gabrielino High School (2021 & 2022 seasons)

> Over 20 years experience in swim instruction and lifeguarding. Pool Manager for City of Alhambra.

> Fitness Instructor - Senior Fitness, Zumba & GROOV3 Hip Hop

> Entrepreneur

> Interests: Fitness and nutrition (I eat burgers and fries, too!) Snowboarding, surfing, golf and dancing. Former UCLA Triathlete and Masters Swimmer. Competed in many triathlons, marathons and open water swims.


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