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Coaching Staff

Paul Murphy

CEO & Head Swim Coach

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Coach Paul Murphy began his long tenure in 1980 with the Berkeley Swim Team in Berkeley, Missouri. Since then Coach Paul has developed and coached many swimmers from summer league, age group to high school, senior swimming and Masters.

This has been a banner year for several of Coach Pauls swimmers at Olympic and NCAA level. Texas relay swmmer Brett Ringgold set several American Relay records representing the University of Texas. Meanwhile former NTN and Colombia swimmer representing Swimmac Katie Mieli won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in the 100 meter breast. Former swimmer Luke Mankus earned All American honers representing the Unversity of Missouri. During coach Paul Murphy's career, he has coached one former swimmer who swam her way onto the 2016 USA Olympic team, three foreign Olympians, several USA Olympic trial qualifiers and finalist, USA Open finalist, USA Senior National and USA Swimming Junior National Qualifiers and finalist along with several USA Swimming Grand Prix Qualifiers and finalist. Along with the above coaching achievement Coach Paul had the opportunity to work with USA National Resident team based out of the USA Olympic training Center in Colorado Springs featuring Olympic Swimmers Amy Van Dykan, Misty Hyman, BJ Bedford, Jeff Commings and others.  He has also coached several Top 10 National Age Group swimmers. record holders, Sectional Champions (Team and Individual), high school state champions (Team and Individual), NCSA Junior National finalist, USA Swimming Masters Nationals Champions including several World Masters Swimming Record Holders. Paul has also coached DI, DII, DIII NCAA and NAIA All Americans and record holders in individual and including relays respectively.

Paul Murphy competed for the Sugar Creek Swim Club National Team in St Louis, Missouri while setting Berkeley high school records in both swimming and water polo. Paul then then went on to compete at the University of Missouri-St Louis (Conference Finalist) and South Carolina State Collage where Paul Murphy was a letterman and All American in the 100 and 200 Breaststrokes.

 

Jason Wong

Lead 12 & under Coach

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Jason Wong began swimming competitively at the age of 7 on MSJA in Fremont. He has extensive experience competing in every level of youth competition: from summer dual meets, to Far Westerns and NCS. He was the captain of Mission San Jose High and De Anza College's water polo and swimming teams, and is still the 100 IM record holder for Kennedy Seals Swim Club.

Jason began coaching in 1999 with MSJA. Beginning in 2002, he coached Mission San Jose High for two years, leading them to consecutive undefeated seasons and setting 14 league records in the process. After taking a few years off to earn his degree, Jason returned to coaching at Piedmont Hills. During his tenure at Piedmont, his swimmers have broken 7 school records and qualified for CCS every single year.

Jason previously taught or coached at MSJA, Happy Fish Swim School, and Milpitas Star Aquatics. He has a degree in psychology from UCLA.

Mark R De Guzman

Assistant Coach

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Kumhee Lamb

Director of Swim Lessons

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