Brad swam competitively for 12 years. In 1984,
he won the 200 IM at CCS. He also won the 200 IM at Junior
Nationals and qualified for Senior Nationals in both the 200 and
400 IM's. He went on to compete at Senior Nationals the next
three years. In May of 2007, he won three National Titles in
the 100, 200 and 400 IM's at the Masters Short Course Nationals in
Federal Way, Washington. He also broke a Pacific Masters
Short Course record in the 100 IM.
Brad began coaching at SUNN in 2006. He became the Head
Age Group Coach in 2008 and the SUNN Head Coach in 2011.
Before coaching, he was a mortgage broker for 10 years and wore a
suit-and-tie most of the time. He attended UC Davis and
majored in Economics and is currently working on a degree
in Business Management at the University of Phoenix.
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Head Age-Group Coach
Bob began swimming with
San Jose Aquatics at 7 years old. At 12 he and three of his
teammates broke the National Record for the 200 Medley Relay, and
broke Pacific Swimming records in the 200 Free, 400 Free, and 400
Medley Relays as well. He swam for Pioneer High School, qualifying
for CCS all four years, and for West Valley Jr. College placing
4th in the
200 Butterfly at State Championships in both 1989 and
Bob began his coaching career in 1992 and has held Assistant and
Head Coach positions here in the Bay Area and in Washington where
he most recently was head coach for Barracuda Swimming. After
moving back to the Bay Area in May of 2011, he became the
Head Age Group coach with SUNN Swimming. Bob is excited to be
working for SUNN, and with Head Coach Brad Meacham, a former SJA
and West Valley Jr. College teammate.
Elven is an experienced swimmer and instructor who grew up
swimming for SUNN and later at UC Santa Cruz and can still be found
in the water at an occasional SUNN meet or Swim-a-thon. He is an
excellent instructor who has worked with all age groups. Most
recently, Elvin has been teaching our youngest swimmers in the
Seal, Blue and Silver groups and also our high school athletes in
the High School Training Program. Elvin inspires fitness in
and out of the water. You will see him on his bicycle
pedaling to SUNN practices, meets and events everywhere.
Shelbi began swimming at 3 months old in her backyard
pool. As a child, she discovered she had Scoliosis and joined
South San Francisco Aquatics to help strengthen her back,
successfully keeping her away from major back surgery. While
on the El Camino High varsity swim team, Shelbi personally went
undefeated as did her team which won the P.A.L Championship all
four years. She also swam for the College of San Mateo.
She is an All-American and received the Stand-Out-Swimmer award,
M.V.P. and Most Inspirational Athlete of The Year. The last
three years of her swimming Shelbi swam through two surgeries with
a broken wrist. Shelbi wants to teach the same love and passion she
has towards the water despite disabilities and difficulties
ultimately get swimmers to achieve their best.
Shelbi has coached for the Daily City Dolphins and the South San
Francisco Aquatics Club as a senior and age group coach. She
is currently a student at San Jose State University pursuing her
Bachelors’ Degree in Liberal Arts. Once she
completes her degree Shelbi wants to join the Navy as an Officer.