Camp Director Gregg Wilson is the Head Coach of the UCSB Men’s and Women’s swimming teams. Gregg has led the Gauchos to 40 conference Championships, coached 65 All-Americans, and Olympic Gold Medalists Richard Schroeder and Jason Lezak. Gregg and his wife Carol are also currently managing the Santa Barbara Swim Club.
Gregg’s Associate Head Coach, Matt Macedo will be working with us this year. Matt is a 20 time All-American and a 2 time NCAA champion in the 400 Freestyle Relay for the University of California Golden Bears
We also have Paul Wilson joining us again. Paul has coached with us for ten years, and is the leader of our lunchtime activities. Paul swam and played water polo at Dos Pueblos High School. He went on to play water polo at the University of California at Davis. Paul is currently teaching Physical Education at El Montecito school in Santa Barbara and is the head coach of the 18 and under boys water polo team at the Santa Barbara Water Polo Club. Paul is the technical director at Wilson Swimming, LLC, and has been teaching swimming lessons for 15 years.
Joe Plume, assistant coach for the Gaucho Swim team , will be back with us at camp this year. Joe swam and played water polo at UCSB and worked our camp while he was a student here. Joe has also coached age group swimming for Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics, and is currently coaching 12U for the Santa Barbara Water Polo Club.
We have additional college athletes and post grads helping us with every age group. We think we have the best camp staff in the area. All our coaches are hired because of their knowledge of swimming AND their ability to work in a fun and productive way with your children. They look forward to working with your children at the camp and we have many returning coaches every year.