Mitch was named the Head Coach of the Palm Desert Swim Club in March, 2016
Over the past 4 years Mitch has been the Assistant Head Coach of the Palm Desert Swim Club and has over 15 years of experience successfully coaching athletes of all ages and abilities. As an age group swim coach he has guided dozens of swimmers to the Junior Olympic/Southern California Level. Coach Mitch is an American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 3 Coach and a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance. Mitch Brings an extensive background in physiology and sports psychology, as well as an elite level structured and positive coaching style to the Palm Desert Swim Club.
During a breakout season in 2015, Mitch proudly took four athletes to the Southern California Swimming Club Championships earning two medals (Erin Shen/50 breast and Lucas Brunett/50 back with a National Top Ten Time). Mitch also had 8 swimmers qualify for the Winter Junior Olympics in 41 events and earned 12 medals, including the crowning of a Junior Olympic Champion in the 100 IM (Lucas Brunett).Mitch also took 19 of athletes to the June Age Group Championships and Summer Junior Olympics.
Mitch brings a wealth of coaching experience to PDSC. Before joining the PDSC staff, Mitch filled the Head Age Group Coach with the Palm Springs Piranhas. Mitch also served as Head Coach for Palm Desert High School Boys Team.
An athlete with a National caliber running background, Coach Mitch is also a multiple USAT All-American, 13-time World Triathlon Championship Qualifier and two-time Armed Forces Champion of the World Triathlon Championships.
Mitch is retired Marine Officer and University of Maryland graduate, currently pursuing a M.S. in Sports Psychology from California Southern University.