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Wilfred "Ryan" Garcia Head Coach

Ryan Garcia was born and raised in San Jose, California. Living in the Bay Area, he competed for club programs such as Santa Clara Swim Club, West Coast Aquatics, and Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics. As an age group swimmer, Ryan was a Pacific Record holder and placed high at meets, including Far Westerns, and all the way up to Junior Nationals. Ryan attended Bellarmine College Prep high school, where he was a four year All-American and helped to lead his team to four straight CCS team titles. He then moved to attend UC Santa Barbara, where he competed for the Gauchos and was All-Conference during his time there. Ryan continues to compete at Master’s competitions and won backstroke titles nationally in his age group.

Ryan was the Varsity Coach and Senior Group Assistant for Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics which he started there in 2016. Ryan has had the opportunity to coach various levels of swimmers over the last 6 years. During his time there, he coached the Varsity and Non-Competitive Groups, as well as the Senior Group as an assistant with head coach Tony Batis. While at PASA, during the high school season, Ryan had the opportunity to coach several seasons at Bellarmine as well as Sacred Heart Prep. Ryan also held the position of Head Coach of Mountain View Masters, and Co-Head Coach of Covington Critters, a summer recreational team. He is experienced in coaching all levels, from novice to All-Americans swimmers.

Coach Ryan's philosophy is to focus on the development of the swimmer as a whole. He wants them to learn the fundamentals of swimming and gain the necessary skill sets to be successful in this sport. He wants to create a fun, safe and rewarding environment for the athletes and create a love for the sport. His goal is to foster a foundation of support for these swimmers. 

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Hannah Nusser Assistant Coach

Hannah has been a Marlin since she was 4 and a lifeguard since she was 15. Hannah started her first year at UC Santa Barbara this past fall as a Psychological and Brain Sciences and Environmental Studies double major. She is extremely excited to be returning as an assistant coach this summer and can’t wait to see some new faces! 

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Riley Hill Assistant Coach

Riley has been a Greenmeadow Marlin since she was 5 years old, and a CIT since she was 13. She is a rising Senior at Gunn High School who teaches swim lessons in her free time. As a returning assistant coach from last Summer, Riley is fired up for another fun season!

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Nina Rodwell Assistant Coach

Nina has been a Greenmeadow Marlin since she was 6 years old and a CIT since she turned 13. She is a rising senior at Gunn Highschool and uses her free time to bake and teach lessons. She is fired up for her first year as an assistant coach!

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