Founding Coach – Kurt Olson
Kurt Olson is the Men’s and Women’s Head Swim Coach at Modesto Junior College. Kurt has coached masters swimming for over 20 years. He has founded and developed three swim programs, two in Davis and one in Modesto (MAAC). Kurt is a level 5 ASCA coach, and has coached over 20 All-American swimmers both collegiate and high school athletes. Kurt founded and developed MAAC in 2004 with 22 members the first year. The team has grown in scope and size to over 180 registered and 120 participating members in 2009.
Head Coach – Tom Kara
Tom has been a member of MAAC since 2005, is the MAAC Board President, and is a Level 2 ASCA certified Masters Coach. Tom has been coaching the morning workouts since 2007 and thinks AM swimmers are the fastest, coolest, and best-looking MAAC members!
Assistant Coach – Lynsey Jespersen
Lynsey has had a passion for fitness all her life. A native of Pleasanton, she swam competitively for 12 years and went on to coach in the Livermore Valley area. Besides swimming, she is also an avid runner who enjoys competing in local races. She joined MAAC in September 2007 and loves to motivate swimmers of all abilities. She is also an age group coach for Blue Tide Aquatics. Lynsey is a certified USA Swimming and ASCA Level 2 Masters Coach.
Assistant Coach – Kate Towers
Kate has been a member of MAAC since it’s inception and involved in competitive swimming since age ten. Whether you swim 500 or 3,000 yards in a workout, Kate’s philosophy is that the feeling of personal accomplishment should be all you need to come to the next workout.
Assistant Coach – Bryan Fogarty
Brian is a native of the Central Valley with a long family history and swimming history in Oakdale. He graduated from UC Davis in 2006 where he also worked as the staff manager at Schaal Aquatics Center. He has been coaching recreational and USA Swimming in the valley since 2000 and is a Level 2 ASCA coach. Brian has himself been a lifelong swimmer and currently enjoys swimming as part of training for triathlons. He especially enjoys the stroke technician aspects of swim coaching and sees a well-rounded swimmer in every athlete.