Frank Comerford Coach

Frank Comerford is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area.  He grew up as a football, basketball, and baseball fanatic.  At age 16, he got hurt in football, so he started swimming in response to a challenge from the kids on the local swim team.  He took to it, and became a butterfly specialist. He then started coaching just before he enlisted into the US Air Force.

After the Air Force, Coach Frank returned to school at Solano College in California and then on to University of Calgary, Canada, majoring in Physical Education and specializing in exercise physiology, kinesiology, coaching psychology, biomechanics along with physics, fluid dynamics, swimming and water polo coaching.

Coach Frank has been coaching for over 40 years all over North America, with swimmers going on to Senior Sectionals, Futures, Nationals, college/university teams, Olympic trials, and international games in the US and Canada. He has also coached swimmers who became national age group record holders, including a swimmer ranked No. 16 in the world.

Frank definitely knows his way around a pool -- designing swimming pools, managing them, and maintaining them. He has also been a lifeguard, swim instructor, and swim school director. Additionally, Frank is certified by the American Swimming Coaches Association as a “Distinguished Professional Coach, International.”

In his free time, Coach Frank likes exploring.  He is a self-described "history freak," who loves reading, attending live theater and music events, riding his motorcycle, and watching sporting events.

Jessica Coats Coach

Coach Jessica has been swimming competitively for Oregon Swimming from the age of 5 to18. She started swimming at the Salem YMCA. From there she swam on the Bearcat Swim Club, Canby Gators, Sweet Home Swim Club, and finished her club career with Corvallis Aquatic Team. She attended Sweet Home High School where she was a four-year varsity performer and four-time district champion in the 100 Fly. Jessica helped her team capture the 2016 and 2017 state championship title as well as the district title four years in a row. She is also a 15 time OSAA 4A/3A/2A/1A state placer. In 2017, Coach Jessica was the state champion and school record holder in the 100 backstroke and two-time state record relay member in the 200 freestyle relay.

Jessica has been the Head Junior and Age Group coach with an emphasis on stroke technique, competition readiness and fun!  Jessica took on the role of interim Head Coach during the transition between coaches and did a wonderful job.  Her experience has made her a better coach and a mainstay for Courtside Aquatic.

Coach Jess is excited to share her love for swimming and will continue to share her swimming knowledge with all of the Courtside swimmers. 

Kevin Anderson President
Brian Knowles Treasurer
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