Anhton Tran

Head Coach/Senior Elite Coach

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Coach Anhton has coached at many levels around San Diego. He start coaching for Heartland Swim Association in 2013, from head summer league coach their year round Junior gold group. He currently the Head Men’s swim coach at Grossmont College, started as an assistant coach in 2013 and promoted to head coach in 2016.  In addition to Grossmont College, he has been out assisting at UCSD. Coach Anhton has also been a part of multiple San Diego’s All star and zone teams. 

 

Anhton started swimming at the age of 9 for Hillsboro Heat in Oregon. He moved down to San Diego to attend and compete at Grossmont College, where he was All American both freshman and sophomore year. He transferred to San Diego State University and earned an Electrical Engineering degree. 

 

When he’s not coaching, he still likes to swim in the pool and open water, and sometimes even compete at swim meets. 
 
 

Ned Maggiora

Age Group Elite Coach

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Ned Maggiora’s passion for swimming has been influenced by Jack Flannigan of Diablo Valley Junior College and Rick Rowland of Pepperdine University, where he swam and played water polo.  He was an All-American in swimming and water polo in Junior college and an All-American in water polo at Pepperdine University.  

 

Coach Ned started coaching in San Diego-Imperial in1978.  He has been head coach for three different teams before coming to South Bay Aquatics in 2001.   In Ned’s 40 plus years coaching in San Diego, he has coached swimmers from Novice to the Senior National level. Some of his swimmers have held or continue to hold San Diego-Imperial records.

Coach Ned was selected San Diego-Imperial Age Group Coach of the year in 2015. He was ASCA’s Top 50 Age Group Coaches in 2019 and 2020 based on National Rankings data.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Jennifer Mills
Senior Development Coach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andy Randazzo
Bronze & Age Group Development Coach
 
 
I have been involved with competitive swimming for nearly 45 years. I competed in an AAU program as an “age group” swimmer and also in high  school and college in my youth. I have competed in “masters swimming” and I am a parent of swimmers. Now I swim for fitness. I have coached for nearly 5 years.
I have four goals that I try to meet with every swimmer. First, I try to make sure that all of my swimmers want to come back tomorrow. Second, I try to prepare them to move up to the next level on the team. Third, I try to get all of my young swimmers qualified for the Junior Olympics before they move up.  Fourth, and maybe most importantly, I want all of my swimmers swimming well into their old age. 
 
 
Adriana Meza
Age Group Development Coach
 
Adriana started her swimming career at the age of 7 for South Bay Aquatics. She trained at Loma Verde and Mater Dei. She swam with SBA until she was 16. She continued her swimming career throughout high school. She swam on Otay Ranch High School’s varsity team for all 4 years. She attended CIF all 4 years as well. She was the varsity captain for 3 years. After graduating high school, she was an assistant coach at the YMCA. After leaving for college and eventually returning home, she worked as a swim instructor. She began coaching for SBA in October of 2019, where she currently coaches the Mater Dei /Loma Bronze Group. Aside from coaching, she is currently attending school for her bachelor’s degree. 
 
 
Nicole Moran
Bronze & Silver Group Coach
 
Ryoko Gidley
Bronze Coach
 
 

Tom Paradowski

SBA Ambassador

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Tom Paradowski is the South Bay Aquatics Ambassador.  Tom began his swimming career at the age of seven with the National City Swim Club. As a nationally ranked age group swimmer, he broke many records. He was a CIF Champion swimmer for Sweetwater High School and attended the University of Tennessee on a swimming scholarship. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1979.

 

Tom began his coaching career with the Coronado Navy Swim Association as an assistant coach in 1976. In 1980, he became the Head Coach of the Southwestern College Men’s Swim Team. In 1982 he took over as Head Coach of the National City Swim Club, the oldest continually chartered USA Swimming team in San Diego. In addition to his club responsibilities, he was the Head Coach of the Sweetwater High School Swim team from 1984 to 1993. In 2000, he was selected as San Diego – Imperial’s “Age Group Coach of the Year”. Tom's dream of a united South Bay became a reality in 2001 when three teams, National City, Eastlake and Chula Vista, merged to form South Bay Aquatics. Tom has acted as both a San Diego-Imperial Swimming, All-Star and Western Zone Coach. As an active member of the San Diego-Imperial Swimming (LSC) Board of Directors, his dedication to the promotion of swimming is apparent.