USMS LEVEL 4 COACH
Terry started coaching in 1982 and built multiple successful swim programs in Colorado before moving to Arizona in 2020. In Colorado, Terry was named Coach of the Year and won the Colorado Masters Swimming Service Award. He also served on the US Masters Swimming Coaches Committee, and has created numerous articles and videos for USMS. Terry won his age group in the USMS 10K Open Water National Championship and has competed in the Olympic-distance National Championship for Triathlon. His philosophy is that swimming should always be fun and he loves helping swimmers at every level achieve their own personal swimming goals.
USMS LEVEL 3 COACH
With more than 50 years of coaching experience, Doug is a legend among swim coaches. After more than 17 years as head coach, building this club and spearheading improvements to facilities and club infrastructure, Doug is now focused on enjoying swimming while continuing to serve as a valued resource for the club and an example of excellence in leadership. Doug’s philosophy has always been that swimming is an excellent all around exercise for older adults and should be an enjoyable activity. He believes in the goal of individual improvement and states that “if a person stays with swimming long enough, he or she will become an All-American.”
USMS LEVEL 2 COACH
Jay is our DECK Coach and also assists with the "Let's Swim" clinics.
Jay parlayed a one-year competitive swim season at SUNY Stony Brook
into a 30+ year "unintended" career as a swim coach. As a new academic
teacher at Hewlett High School on Long Island, NY, Jay started and coached a Boys' Jr. High swim team and later coached the Varsity Girls' Swim Teams. After 33 years
as an educator and swim coach, Jay retired to Santa Fe, NM, before moving to Saddlebrooke. Once here, he promptly volunteered to assist Coach Springer, obtained his level 2 USMS coaching certification, became a certified USMS stroke/turn official and starter, and was elected Vice Chair of the Arizona Local Masters Swim Committee.
USMS LEVEL 3 COACH &
USMS ADULT LEARN TO SWIM INSTRUCTOR
Coach Lyn began her long coaching career as a stroke coach for the Allentown, PA, YMCA swim team in 1965. Since then, Lyn spent 50+ years coaching AAU swim teams, summer league teams, and high school and college teams in California. She now coaches Saddlebrooke swimmers of all levels and facilitates the "Let's Swim" clinics. Lyn holds a BA in sports exercise and kinesiology and a master's in leadership. She is certified as an Adult Learn to Swim Instructor through the USMS. Lyn believes strongly in the health benefits of swimming for all levels of swimmers and was integral in starting the "Let's Swim" clinics which promote swimming for exercise and enjoyment.
Currently President of the Saddlebrooke Swim Club, Mark was a competitive swimmer from his youth through college. During college he was the Head Swim Coach at the local YMCA and assisted his college coach with running youth swim clinics. After college Mark was an age group and Masters swim coach on a USA team for eight years. After being away from swimming for a number of years, Mark joined the SaddleBrooke SwimClub in 2018 and now assists with various coached practices and at competitive swim meets. He also assists with the “Let’s Swim” clinics.
USMS LEVEL 2 COACH
Steve swam competitively in AAU and on his high school team in San Diego and now enjoys swimming and competing with the Saddlebrooke swim team. His coaching career began during his high school years. He returned to coaching in 2017 after moving to Saddlebrooke. Steve enjoys coaching and encouraging our swimmers and helping with the "Let's Swim" clinics.
USMS LEVEL 1 COACH
Larry started swimming competitively in high school where he also played water polo. He continued competitive swimming in college while coaching a high school girls team. Several years after college, Larry helped start and coached a USMS team in his small, remote town in California. A busy life kept Larry away from the pool for several years, but he happily began swimming and coaching again shortly after moving to Saddlebrooke in 2021. He is currently a level 1 USMS certified coach and a Level 2 ASCA certified coach.