Born and raised in Southern CA, my love for competitive swimming began at the age of nine. As a young swimmer, I swam for Rose Bowl Aquatics, attended Coach Schubert’s extensive USC training camps, competed in the Junior Olympics for breaststroke, and IM relay teams. At the age of 13, I was introduced to triathlons as a relay swimmer. I fell in love with the sport and competed in my first sprint distance at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon when I was 14 years old and the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon at 15. Since then my love of swimming and triathlons has allowed me to compete in the Escape from Alcatraz 8 times, Bridge to Bridge, Swim Around the Rock, and the English Channel Relay. After graduating, Cal State San Marcos, with a Bachelors in Kinesiology emphasizing in Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy, I dedicated my career to coaching. I rebuilt my stroke and started the development of my skill set with technique coaching as a certified director in Total Immersion. I progressed further as my style of coaching changed and improved over time. Throughout my years as a full time coach, I have trained over 2,000 swimmers of all age groups and skill levels through technique clinics, San Mateo Bulldogs Swim Team, Silicon Valley Athletic Club Masters, one-on-one coaching, and now the Head Coach for UCSF Masters in Mission Bay! Eventually, my love for swimming drove me to start my online business, SWIMVICE, LLC which delivers consistent guidance and accessible coaching for a broader audience of swimmers.
My style of coaching is systematic and involves helping swimmers improve their stroke, technique, and conditioning. I believe in working with swimmers in these areas to solve problems and help them reach their goals. I value the importance of always striving to improve through new, innovative ways of coaching to prevent injury and help swimmers enjoy the sport long term. Keeping swimmers motivated and engaged is one of my top priorities and I work to maintain that through fostering a positive community both offline and online. If you are interested in seeing some of my work, feel free to check out my youtube channel at SWIMVICE. Don't hesitate to drop a comment as I provide quick advice and tips every Wednesday to help guide you throughout your training.