I have been swimming competitively since I was five years old. I swam for one year in college at Transylvania University. I have coached the Landen Stingrays for six years. I started by coaching the mini age group and quickly progressed to being the assistant head coach of the team this past summer. I thoroughly enjoy being a coach and sharing my love of swimming with the next generation.
As far back as I can remember I have always had a passion for developing relationships within communities. I feel that my next step would to be to continue as the Director of Aquatics/Head Coach. This position would allow me to share my passion of aquatics with all the community. I am prepared to perform all the duties and responsibilities that the position requires with diligence and integrity to provide the community best experience possible.
For the last 20 years I have also been running a private swim club of over 175 members that has a yearly revenue of over $400,000. I feel that with my 30 years of experience, which includes coaching high school swimming, football, and lacrosse along with college admissions, college coaching along my athletic advancement experience that I can carry out the demands of the Director of Aquatics/Head Coach position Development. Within a small business, I feel one of the major areas will be to think outside the box and find ways to build relationships within the area while building engagement with the community to improve all programs and funding of programs
Age Group Coach / Assistant Swim Coach / Masters Coach
26 El Toyonal
Mobile: (510) 778-4458
2018 – California College: Early Childhood Education: 12 units
2017 – 2021 Coaching and Swim Instruction Courses from USA Swimming
1986 – 1991 Marmara University, Art Institute Bachelor of Art in Movie and Television Production Istanbul, Turkey
Since January 2021 – Lifeguard
Since February 2020 – ASCA Level 1-2-3
November 2019 – USA Swimming – USAD Coach’s Advantage Tutorial
November 2019 – USA Swimming – Athlete Protection Training
November 2019 – USA Swimming – Club Leadership and Business Management 101
February 2019 – Certified Pool / Spa Operator
Since December 2018 – Masters Swim Coach
Since May 2018 – USA Swimming: Heads-Up Concussion Training
Since October 2018 – Age Group Swim Coach
February 2018 – USA Swimming - Maintaining a Positive Culture
Since February 2018 – USA Swimming -Preventing Bullying
February 2018 – USA Swimming -Safe Sport
Since January 2018 – In Water Safety Training for Swim Coaches
Since December 2017 – Heart Saver First Aid CPR AED
Since December 2017 – Adult Learn to Swim Instructor
2020 July - 2021 April – Shadowing OA swim team
2019 – 2020 – Emeryville Aquatic Club – Age Group Coach
2019 – Present: Albany Unified School District – CA, High School Resource Para-Ed.
2017 – 2019 – Albany Unified School District – CA, TK/K/1-12, Lead Para-Ed., Special Ed.
2018 – Oaklantis Swim Team - Swim Instructor / Coach Subbing
2017 – Richmond Plunge Adult Learn to Swim Instructor – with Coach Carol Nip
2017 – Present – Private swim lessons
2015 – 2017– AAA Swim Team Volunteer
2004 – 2020 – Coaching my two kids.
1999 – 1991 – Assistant Director, Post-Production, Announcer, News Editor - TURKEY