Technique is the top priority to maximizing potential in the water. Reducing drag while maximizing propulsion in the water and fine-tuning the many skills for fast swimming is the key to achieving top speed. Teaching attention to detail is one of Coach Troy’s most important missions.
Fun with the Process- swimming is a rewarding long-term commitment that is very challenging at times. Learning to have fun with the daily approach is key to success.
Goal-Oriented: swimmers should constantly be setting short and long-term goals to stay engaged and break up the process.
Teamwork: there is more to swimming than getting a personal best time. When a group of athletes comes together under a unifying mission of pursuing excellence, everyone gets better. Coach Troy works to foster an environment of lifelong teammates.
Commitment and Self-Discipline are crucial to finding long-term success in this challenging and rewarding sport!
Olympic & Pro Swimming: Coach Troy spent the last two years working with Olympic and Pro swimmers from USA, Greece, Israel, Germany, and Belarus
USA Swimming: For over 12 years, Coach Troy has coached athletes of all ages in competitive swimming. From individual Junior Olympic Champions to 2020 Olympic Trials Qualifiers.
High School: Over 6 years of experience, 3 as a Head Coach. Several individual CIF Section Champions, CIF State Finalists, and All-American Student-Athletes.
Recreational: Coach Troy has more than 5 years of experience teaching athletes to swim all legal competitive strokes.
Masters: Coach Troy has 2+ years running fun and challenging workouts for masters swimmers of all ages and backgrounds.
Learn to Swim: Coach Troy has worked with athletes as young as 3 and as old as 60 years teaching water safety and basic swimming technique. It’s never too early nor too late to start hopping in!
In the Pool:
Consistent National Top-16 ranked swimmer as an age-grouper
Former 17-18 Male LSC Record Holder in 100 (SCY) & 200 (SCY + LCM) Breaststroke
3-Time CIF Sectional Individual Champion, 2-Time CIF Sectional Team Champion
Junior National and Senior National finalist
Olympic Trials Qualifier 2008
USA Swimming National Junior Team Member 2006
Formerly World-Ranked 200 Meter Breaststroker
4-Year NCAA Division I Student-Athlete at UC Berkeley (’79, ’80, ’11, ’12, ’14, ’19 NCAA Division I Team Champions)
David Marsh (International Swimming Hall of Fame , 2016 USA Olympic Head Coach)
Nort Thornton (Legendary Collegiate and Internationally Renowned Coach)
Mike Bottom (Current Head Coach of University of Michigan Swimming)
Dave Durden (Cal Men’s Swimming Head Coach, 2020 USA Men’s Olympic Head Coach)
Greg Meehan (Stanford Women’s Swimming Head Coach, 2020 Women’s USA Head Coach)