Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic

January 6-9, 2022

Location: Napa, California

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Cost for the clinic: $180 on-site.
This cost includes talks and events on:

Saturday 7:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Online registration has been reopened to allow for touch free in-person registration! 

See you in Napa!


Check out the latest schedule of the Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic 2022!

The Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic will take place as planned as of 1/3/22.

Social distancing will be enforced throughout the event and masks will be required in all indoor public settings, as per the state of California mask mandate.

Coach Mike Parratto, CEO of Swim like A. Fish Abbie Fish, ASCA CEO Jennifer LaMont, Swimming Strength and Conditioning Expert Charlie Hoolihan, and Olympic Gold Medalist and Financial Planner Tyler Clary.

Don’t wait to register! Prices will increase on-site!

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Special Paid Schools

ASCA Swimming Strength and Conditioning Certification Workshop (6 hours)
$120 on-site
Thursday 6-8 pm
Friday 9 am-11 am, 12:30-2:30 pm

Participants in the Pacific Swim Coach clinic will be offered the 6-hour ASCA Swimming Strength and Conditioning Specialist (SSCS) live workshop, a hands-on experience consisting of strength, stability, and injury resilience exercises. The workshop helps provide a clear understanding of how these exercises relate to swimming performance and enable the transfer of training from gym to pool.

Session 1 (Thursday 6-8pm): Conduit (core) development exercises to develop a stable and dynamic swimming platform.Band, suspension trainer, kettlebell, and medicine ball exercises will be covered with a special focus on the context of swimming.

Session 2 (Friday 9am-11am): Foundations of strength and explosive power exercises. Keys and cues for the development of the proper techniques for strength and explosive exercises like squats, deadlifts, kettlebell swings, and several upper body exercises.

Session 3 (Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm): Application of strength and explosive power plus injury resilience development through strength. A live session at a strength training facility to follow up on principles covered in session 2 plus techniques and strategies to develop strong and injury resilient swimmers especially during the championship taper period. This stand-alone workshop accompanies the online 12-hour SSCS full certification course which will be offered to enrollees at a discounted fee of $199.

Newly Revised and Improved ASCA Level 2 Certification Course
$85 on-site
Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

LeadHERship hosted by Jennifer LaMont
$48 on-site
Friday 3-5pm

Female coaches, get inspired to lead at the next level! Expand your leadership skills and be ready to recognize and act when opportunity knocks.  During this highly interactive workshop, Jennifer LaMont will open up about the lessons learned on her own journey to become the CEO of ASCA. Joining LaMont will be a 27-year-old Coach Ariel Hodges (ASCA Director of Communications and Online Education) and 32-year-old Coach Abbie Fish (Owner/CEO of Swim Like A. Fish) who will bring their unique perspectives on women in leadership into the discussion. Participants will learn to realize their potential and will be inspired to take that next courageous step forward in their leadership journey.  Coaches of all experience levels will benefit from this supportive and fun workshop.

Coaches- click here to register

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Where to stay and event location:

Napa Valley Marriott
3425 Solano Ave.
Napa, CA

$159/night Includes free breakfast
Deadline to book a room in the block is December 21, 2021!

Use this link to book your room!

Speaker Bios

Tyler Clary- bio coming soon!

Dave Durden
Cal men’s swimming and diving has established itself as the premier collegiate and post-graduate program in the country under the guidance of head coach David Durden, who will enter his 15th season in 2021-22.
For his efforts, Durden was charged with leading Team USA as the Head Coach for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, on July 23-Aug. 8, 2021. The American men totaled 12 medals (8 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze), including four combined medals by Cal greats Ryan Murphy (silver in the 200m backstroke, bronze in the 100m backstroke, gold and world record 4×100 medley relay) and Tom Shields (gold in the 4×100 medley relay).

At the collegiate level in 2020-21, Durden’s Golden Bears totaled a staggering 568 swimming points and earned a runner-up finish at the 2021 NCAA Championships, marking the 11th consecutive championship meet that Durden’s squad has finished first or second dating back to 2010 (’20 NCAAs were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic). The 2021 NCAA Championships featured an individual sweep by Ryan Hoffer and two relay national titles in the 200 free and 400 free relays.

Durden has been named NCAA Coach of the Year five times (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2019) and earned Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors 10 times, including a four consecutive years dating back to 2018.

Abbie Fish:
Abbie started Swim Like A. Fish in 2019 after 25 years of success in competitive swimming and 10+ years and counting of elite swim coaching. During her swimming career, Abbie was a 6x Olympic Trial Qualifier, SEC Finalist, NCAA Qualifier, and 2x USA Junior National Champion. On top of that, Abbie started coaching as she was post-graduately training and it was a natural transition from being the one in the water – to – the one on deck. 

Abbie is a University of Georgia “Double Dawg” – where she swam and graduated with her M.S. and B.S. degrees in Exercise Science. Abbie is a big swimming nerd at heart, and loves everything when it comes to stroke mechanics, underwater video, and swimming technique. Abbie’s goal with Swim Like A. Fish is to help any coach or swimmer (no matter their age) get faster through stroke technique education.

Charlie Hoolihan:
Charlie is the Director of Personal Training at Pelican Athletic Club in Mandeville, LA.

He currently trains more than 80 individuals per month. He has experience coaching all levels of clients and athletes, from stroke survivors re-learning how to walk to collegiate runners, swimmers, golfers, and soccer players.

He has been coaching and personal training since 1971 and holds multiple personal training certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, BioForce Heart Rate Variability, TRX Suspension Training, and Trigger Point Therapy.

His athletic background includes four years as a scholarship D1 swimmer at LSU,   finishing the Hawaii Ironman and several marathons.

He has also been a writer for national training publications such as IDEA Fitness Journal, The NSCA Personal Trainer’s Quarterly, and American Fitness.

He has also been a presenter/instructor at several national conferences for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, IDEA Fitness Association, American Swim Coaches Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and USA Triathlon.

Mike Murray
Head Coach Mike M. Murray is the Victor Swim Club Program Director and CEO. Throughout the 2020-2021 Coach Murray was instrumental in helping guide Victor Swim Club, and assist many other teams in navigating the global Coronavirus Pandemic; Victor consistently participated in both competitions, as well as practice, swimming outdoors from May through December! Victor finished in the top 10 teams at the Eastern Zone Speedo Sectional Meet in Christiansburg, Virginia. 

Over the course of his career, Murray has been instrumental in developing nationally recognized USA Swimming Club Teams. During that time he has developed USA Swimming National Team Members, International Medalists, USA Swimming National Championship finalists, USA Swimming Open Water medalists and coached at every developmental level of the sport. Victor swimmers have represented Victor Swim Club at every major championship meet for past 8 years and many have gone on to swim at the NCAA Division I., II. and III. level. 

Coach Mike has been featured in Swimming World Magazine’s “Morning Swim Show,” with host Jeff Commings and his work has been featured in the American Swimming Coaches Association newsletter and the International Swimming Coaches Association publications. 

Over the course of Murray’s 6 years with the Victor Swim Club, Victor has earned the USA Swimming Club Recognition Level 4 Achievement Award, as well as the prestigious USA Swimming Bronze Medal for Club Excellence in both 2015, 2016 & 2017.

Mike Parratto
Head Coach Mike Parratto is a USA Swimming National Team Coach and the leader of the Riptide staff. Mike is an ASCA Level 5 coach with 42 years of coaching experience. Mike is best known for coaching highly-decorated Olympian Jenny Thompson as well as World Record holder and 2020 Olympian triple medalist, Regan Smith. Mike has been a coach on many National Team trips, most recently on the coaching staff for the 2017 World Junior Championships and the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships. Mike, an American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Hall of Fame member, and the 2019 ASCA Coach of the Year is internationally renowned for his ability to challenge swimmers across all disciplines.

Mike and his wife Amy have worked together as swim coaches since 1984. They have two daughters, Melissa (30) a swimmer and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Jessica (27) a two-time Olympian in diving and Tokyo Silver medalist and graduate of Indiana University.

Eddie Reese
After 43 seasons at the helm of Texas, Eddie Reese is the most-winningest coaches in the NCAA leading Texas to 15 national team titles and 12 NCAA runner-up finishes. With 41 consecutive top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships and 42 consecutive conference titles, Reese’s Longhorns have been one of the most dominant teams year after year. Reese has coaches over 75 NCAA individual champions, 29 Olympians who’ve won gold and has been the U.S. Olympic men’s swimming head coach three times in his career (1992, 2004, and 2008). Reese has also been named the CSCAA National Coach of the Year four times, the NCAA Coach of the Year eight times and ASCA Coach of the Year four times. On top of those honors, Reese has been honored with the Big 12 Coach of the Year Award 19 times in his historic career.

Mark Schubert
Coach Mark Schubert has a variety of achievements. These include:
USA Olympic Swimming Coach
1980, 1984, 1988, 1992 (Head Women’s Coach),
1996, 2000 (Head Men’s Coach),
2004 (Head Women’s Coach, 2008 (National Team Coach)
USA World Championship Coach 1978, 1982 (Head Coach), 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
Mission Viejo Nadadores: 44 National Team Championships
(All-time record still stands), 16 USA Olympians
Mission Bay Aquatic Center: 10 National Team Champions, 3 USA Olympians
University of Texas: 2 NCAA Champion Teams and 2 Runner-up Teams, 3 USA Olympians
University of Southern California: 1 NCAA Team Championship, 10 USA Olympians
Coach of the Year: American Swimming Coaches Association (5 times), NCAA (2 times), USA Swimming
Hall of Fame Honors: International Swimming Hall of Fame, American Swimming Coaches
Association Hall of Fame, International Swimming Coaches Association Hall of Fame

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