Coach Patrick Ota who currently trains swimmers in the Selma program as well as coaches the Fresno Pacific college program has been voted 2010 Central California Swimming Senior Coach of the Year. In addition to being a successful senior swimmer himself, he now has helped a number of swimmers develop to the National and Olympic Trial levels of competition. This week, Pat is accompanying swimmers who he trains to USA Swimming Nationals meet held in Irvine, CA. Undoubtedly, once the Olympic Trial time standards are published, he will have qualifiers for the meet which will take place two years from now.
Shauna Rhea is one of several parents in Tulare who are instrumental in the operation of the program there. Along with other parents, she has taken on the responsibility of coordinating officiating efforts among our various groups. At the CCS level, Shauna has taken on the responsibility of Records Chair and is instrumental at ensuring that swimmers across Central California Swimming receive the recognition they deserve.
Congratulations to both Patrick and Shauna for the recognition that is so well deserved.