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.