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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Bob Krom

Head Coach

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13 and Over Advanced and Intermediate
11 and Over Intermediate
10 and Under Developmental
Masters Level 2 Coach

 

Coach Bob has over 17 years of coaching age group, high school and Masters swimmers.

In 2011 Coach Bob started the Palm Desert Swim Club with 12 swimmers.  On the team's second anniversary the team had over 120 swimmers.

Coach Bob is committed to making the Palm Desert Swim Club an elite level team that will compete at all levels of amateur swimming while promoting the lifelong values of commitment, good sportsmanship, discipline and team work.

Mitch Gold

Asst. Head Coach

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Head Age Group Coach
9/10 & 11/12 Advanced and Intermediate
11 and Over Developmental

Coach Mitch has a 15 year history of success coaching athletes of all ages and abilities. As an age group swim coach, he has guided dozens of swimmers to the Junior Olympic level including several finalist and a JO Age Group Champion/SCS Club Championship qualifier. Coach Mitch is an ASCA Level 3 Coach (pending athlete achievement to be certified) 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.

Mitch is retired Marine Officer and University of Maryland graduate, currently pursuing a M.S. in Sports Psychology

As 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.

Bill Thomas

Assistant Coach

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Assistant Coach

Coach Thomas comes to us from San Antonio, Texas where he coached high school and age group swimmers at the Alamo Area Aquatics Association.

During his coaching career he has been a part of a Junior National Team Championship, coached numerous Junior National Champions, UIL Champions, USA National Team Members, Olympic Trials qualifiers, a World Championship gold medalist and over 100 high school and collegiate All-Americans.

A lifetime member of the American Swimming Coaches Association and Instructor of the ASCA Stroke School, Coach Thomas has been nationally recognized with a Counsilman Creative Coaching Award. He has also written and published numerous articles in the areas of Coaching and Leadership.

Coach Thomas is a native of Oregon where he was a high school state champion, collegiate All-American and National Championship competitor in the freestyle.  He also played collegiate water polo and holds a Master of Science degree from Southern Oregon University.

Board of Directors

Mark Bennett

Director - President

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Christy Ingle

Director-Vice President

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Mitch Gold

Director-Registrar

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Bob Krom

Director - Head Coach

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Sandi Thomas

Director-Treasurer

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Emily Vogt

Secretary

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Julie Brunett

Parent Representative

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