Dave Durden – Dave was the Head Men’s Olympic Coach this summer in Tokyo. The men totaled 8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Dave enters his 15th season as Head Men’s Coach at UC Berkeley. He has led the team to 4 NCAA titles & 7 runner up finishes. In 2019, Dave was Head Coach for the World Championships. In ‘16, Dave was appointed Asst. Olympic Coach for Rio with Cal qualifying 6 individuals for the Rio Games. In ’16, Dave was voted USA Swimming & ASCA Coach of the Year. He has been named Pac-12 Coach of the Year 10 times & NCAA Coach of the Year 5 times. In ’12, he coached 3-time Olympic Gold medalist & American record-holder, Nathan Adrian, and coached Anthony Ervin to an Olympic comeback in London. Dave was formerly the Head Coach at Maryland for 2 years & an Asst. Coach at Auburn for 3 years. He was Head Olympic Coach for Panama at the ’04 Games & ’03 Pan-Pac Games
Mike Parratto – Mike is internationally renowned for his ability to challenge swimmers across all disciplines. He is a USA Swimming National Team coach & Head coach & leader of the Riptide staff with 42 years of coaching experience. He has positively impacted the lives & swimming careers of thousands of athletes across the country. Mike is best known for coaching the legendary 4-time Olympian Jenny Thompson. Currently he coaches phenom Regan Smith. Regan has broken 2 World Records in the 100 & 200 Backstroke & is a 3X Olympic medalist. Mike has been a coach for both Jr World Championships & Pan Pacific Championships. He was most recently named 2019 ASCA Coach of the Year, USA Swimming Coach of the Year & was inducted into the ASCA Hall of Fame. We are excited to have Mike as a presenter at our clinics.
Gregg Troy – Gregg retired as Coach of U of Florida’s men & women’s teams after an amazing career at the collegiate level. Gregg turned the program into a powerhouse in the SEC & NCAA. He is now coaching the Gators Swim Club and some of the best professional post grad swimmers. Gregg was voted 2021 ASCA Coach of the Year. He was Head Coach at the ‘10 Pan Pacs, ‘01 World Championships, ‘99 Pan Am Games & ‘95 Pan Am Games & served as an Asst. Coach at the ‘08 & ‘96 Olympics & ’11, ‘07 & ‘04 World Championships. In ‘10 he was the ASCA Coach of the Year, 3-time NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year, 7-time SEC Men’s Coach of the Year & USA Swimming Coach of the Year. In ‘02 & ‘04, he was voted NCAA Men’s Coach of the Year & in ‘97 he was named USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year. Gregg was inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in ’12. Swimmers such as Lochte, Beisel, Dwyer & Dressel are only a few of the 91 Olympians under Gregg’s tutelage.
Mark Schubert– Mark is one of the most recognizable, influential & respected coaches in the world of swimming. He has been Head Olympic Coach 8 times between 1980 through 2008. He was USA Swimming’s National Team Head Coach in ’09 -’10. In his 35 years of coaching, he has placed 33 swimmers on 8 Olympic teams. His athletes have won 20 gold, 11 silver & 2 bronze medals in Olympic competition and have broken 30 world & 148 American records. While at Texas and USC, his teams won 3 NCAA titles. Mark has been named Coach of the Year by 5 different organizations & was inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in ’97
Josh Davis – As an undergraduate at Univ. of Texas, Josh was NCAA champion in the 200 Free & earned a total of 23 All-America honors. In Atlanta ’96, Josh made history as the only man in any sport from any nation to win three gold medals: 400 FRelay, 800 FRelay & 400 MR. In Sydney ’00, Josh was captain of the team and won 2 silver medals: 400 & 800 relays. He also broke the American record in the 200 Free 3 times. Most recently, Josh has set masters records in freestyle and has added college coaching to his resume. In addition to teaching and racing for the last 15 years across America, Josh has been the head coach of Oklahoma Christian University since ’16. Be around him for just a little while and you will want to swim faster! Josh is a dynamic & informative speaker & extremely popular with the swimmers at the pool.
Breeja Larson – At the ’12 Olympic Trials, Breeja won the 100 Breast by beating Olympian Rebecca Soni. Breeja earned her Olympic gold medal as part of the 400MR team & was 6th in the 100 Breast. Breeja didn’t commit seriously to swimming until age 17. Once she did, her talent was immediately apparent. She holds Mesa Aquatics Club team records in every breaststroke event. Breeja chose to attend Texas A&M. As a freshman, she was 2nd in both the 100 & 200 Breast at NCAAs. As a sophomore, Breeja was the ‘12 NCAA champion in the 100 Breast setting a new NCAA, US Open & American record. Her junior & senior year, she repeated as champion in the 100 Breast breaking her own NCAA, US Open & American records again. In ‘13, at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona she won gold in the 400 MR & was 4th in the 50 Breast and 5th in the 100 Breast. In ‘14 she won bronze at Pan Pacs in the 100 Breast. Breeja worked with the swimmers at this clinic in 2019 & was very well liked and received by both coaches & swimmers.