Age Group Coach - Senior Coach - Masters Coach - Swim Instructor
26 El Toyonal
Mobile: (510) 778-4458
2020 – 2023 - ASCA Level 1-2-3-4
2017 – 2023 - Coaching and Swim Instruction Courses from USA Swimming
2018 – California College: Early Childhood Education: 12 units
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 - 4
Since November 2019 – USA Swimming – USAD Coach’s Advantage Tutorial
Since November 2019 – USA Swimming – Athlete Protection Training
Since 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
Since February 2018 – USA Swimming - Maintaining a Positive Culture
Since February 2018 – USA Swimming -Preventing Bullying
Since 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
2023 - June/August - Pleasanton Seahawks Age Group Coach
2022 – 2023 – WCAB 10 & Under Assistant Coach
2021 – Present – OCC Assistant Coach
2017 – Present – Private swim lessons
2020 – 2021 – Shadowing OA swim team
2019 – 2020 – Emeryville Aquatic Club – Age Group Coach
2019 – 2021 – 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
2015 – 2017– AAA Swim Team Volunteer
2004 – 2022 – Coaching my two kids.
1999 – 1991 – Assistant Director, Post-Production, Announcer, News Editor - TURKEY
Age Group Coach - Senior Coach - Masters Coach
Orinda, CA, USA
Patrick has 10+ years of swim teaching experience and loves empowering children, teens and adults with the confidence swim education instills. He was a competitive swimmer for 17 years, rising from neighborhood summer league to a club swim record holder to a top swimmer on the University of Denver's Division One swim team. Patrick is passionate about swimming. He believes that swim coaching takes patience, listening and a good attitude. Patrick has helped people from all walks of life move through the roadblocks of fear and self-doubt to become better people and swimmers. He seeks to share valuable insights gained from his life and swim career to your team
My experiences come from coaching four years at the Highschool level, as well as five years at the club level and finally making the move to coaching at the collegiate level for DePauw University for three years. Many of the experiences that I have come across came from the fifteen years of swimming competitively, my years as a high school swimmer, and my years as a collegiate athlete in swimming and water polo.
Throughout my years as an athlete I have been able to experience many different styles of coaching, techniques and understanding of new ways to teach certain strokes. I have had the pleasure of working with many different coaching styles as well as coaches who have brought a new way in looking at the sport. Through my prior experience as a teammate and as an assistant coach, I have learned many lessons and techniques that have helped me be an excellent and proficient coach - all of which I employ in my coaching duties today. Among others these include teaching proper stroke technique, instilling a winning work ethic, running drills to maximize conditioning, helping maintain a healthy mental attitude and explaining race strategies for many of the events.