US Masters Swimming

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Coach Chris

Chris Campbell has been a competitive swimmer since 1973. Coming from a swimming family, Chris swam collegiately at Northwestern University. With experience in every pool event and races in both oceans and many places in between, he likes middle distance freestyle, backstroke and IMs best. A past Head Coach with MVM, Chris was named Pacific Masters Coach of the Year (2010), and has been recognized by USMS with a Kerry O’Brien Coaching Award (2010) and Dorothy Donnelly Service Award (2012), and has his USMS Level 4 Coaching Certification. Currently, he is a member of the USMS Coaches’ Committee. One of the items on his bucket list is to swim a Masters meet in all 50 states. Thus far, he’s hit 19.

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Coach Tina

Tina Whiteside swam in college at the Univeristy of North Dakota while earning her BS in Mechanical Engineering. Being involved with Masters swimming for a number of years, and wanting to take a break from working as an engineer, she became interested in coaching and earned her ASCA Level 2 and USMS Level 3 coaching certifications. Tina reguarly competes in local and national meets, favoring the IM and backstroke events. Away from the pool she teaches yoga, works on her craft projects, and spends time with her husband. She is available mornings for one-on-one lessons on request.

Coach Ryan Ryan Garcia was born and raised in San Jose. He has been swimming for 15 years, and started swimming competitively when he was seven. Ryan broke numerous Pacific age group records as well as placed nationally in multiple events. He swam with a couple of Bay Area club teams; Santa Clara, West Coast Aquatics, and Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics. He swam four years in high school at Bellarmine as well as four years at UC Santa Barbara. Ryan has participated in nationals, U.S. Open, sectionals and Pac-12 conference championships. Ryan is available for one-on-one lessons on request.
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