Born and raised in Scott Valley, my love for the water began as a Sea Serpent at the age of 4. After swimming and playing water polo
in Marin for over 14 years, helping coach along the way, I attended UC Davis, where I played Division I water polo for 4 years
and earned my Teaching Credential and Masters in Education. My love of teaching and coaching has brought me back to the bay area,
and I feel honored to be a part of the Scott Valley community once again. I hope to be able to create the same positive, competitive,
exciting atmosphere around swimming that I was a part of when I began over twenty years ago, while instilling the passion and drive
for lifelong learning both in and out of the water.
Cassidy Lavigne grew up swimming in the Marin Swim League and was in the water year round balancing swimming and water polo.Cassidy recently graduated from Suka University of America with a Bachelor of Arts degree.She was recruited to swim in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and California Pacific conference focusing on the 100 and 200 Butterfly events.She always wanted to be a coach because of how her coaches positively impacted her life in and out of the water.
Bradford learned to swim at Scott Valley at the age of five and joined the Sea Serpents swim team at six.While at Marin Catholic high school
he was the captain of the water polo team from 2008-2009 and Marin County Athletic League MVP in water polo in 2009.He also swam all
four years.He continues to enjoy participating in and around the water while fly fishing, surfing, and teaching swimming at Scott Valley.
Swimming has always been a part of Greg’s life. He started swimming in his youth at the Tiburon Peninsula Club and swam locally through
his first two years of college. His first coaching experience was at TPC and coached summer league for over 12 years, both in Lucas
Valley and Scott Valley. Over the years he also coached with Don Schwartz at the Marin Aquatic Club and high school swimming at
both Terra Linda and Redwood. Most recently he coached at North Bay Aquatics. It was his love of swimming and kids that got him
involved in coaching and teaching. He taught and headed up the middle school at Ross School for many years. After retiring as an
educator, Ken DeMont and Don Schwartz lured him back to coaching for North Bay Aquatics and a couple of his former Scott Valley
swimmers encouraged him to consider being the assistant at Scott Valley. He is thrilled to be back to have the opportunity to coach
in such a positive and healthy environment. Greg got himself back in the water about 20 years ago after not being able to run the
trails on the mountain. He has been doing open water swims since, with the most notable to date being an English Channel crossing
in 2011 with four buddies from the Olympic Club. His favorite open water swims are the Maui Channel Relay and Trans Tahoe Relay
(which include former Scott Valley Swimmers Greg coached). Greg thinks it is fantastic to have the opportunity to come back and
coach a second generation of Scott Valley swimmers.
Lucy Daro began swimming with the Sea Serpents at the age of six and since that time the team ignited her passion for swimming.Lucy
competed for North Bay Aquatics National Team in high school and is currently competing at Emory University in Atlanta.Lucy loves
coaching at Scott Valley and feels like it is her home away from home.All of the friendly faces and enthusiastic swimmers every
day remind her why she loves the sport of swimming so much.