Head Age Group Coach
Senior Development Coach
Senior I Coach
Coach Chris brings a history of success at all age group and ability levels. Chris is joining us after working with Team Elite-San Diego (assistant coach 2018-2019), University of California, Berkeley Men’s Team (volunteer assistant 2017-2018), and The Olympic Club (Junior Aquatics manager 2012-2017). During that time, Chris worked with World Record holders Ryan Murphy, Kathleen Baker and Irie Ryosuke, 5 other American Olympians and 2 International Olympians. Over his years of coaching, Chris has also worked directly with 13 members of the USA National Team and also coached at 2 USA National Team Camps at the US Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs and Chula Vista.
Chris draws his inspiration from the many mentors he was fortunate enough to coach with over the years. At Team Elite he coached alongside the 2016 Olympic Women’s head coach David Marsh, and at Cal he coached with 2020 Olympic Team Men’s head coach David Durden. While at these two programs, Chris worked with a wide variety of swimmers, ranging from stroke specialists to distance swimmers, along with a large group of international athletes. Under the tutelage of Marsh and Durden, Chris gained experience coaching the full spectrum of athletes and is excited to bring that experience to the club level.
Prior to graduating UC Berkeley in 2013, Chris began coaching a local team in San Francisco, The Olympic Club. There he worked with developing athletes of all ages, and worked primarily with the Senior group. In a few short years, the team went from a single Far Westerns qualified swimmer to 2 Junior National qualifiers, 5 Futures qualifiers, 13 Sectional qualifiers, and with over 20 qualifiers for Far Westerns.
Some of Chris’ athletic achievements include, competing in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Trials in the 100m and 200m backstroke, participating on 2 winning NCAA DI National Championship title teams with the Men’s Cal Berkeley team in 2011 and 2012, achieving Pac-10 Academic Honorable Mention in 2011, and representing the USA at the World Youth Championship in Monterey, Mexico in 2008.
In his free time Chris likes hiking and fishing, and whenever possible getting in the ocean for a swim.