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 – Shane Nunes