Our Coaching Staff would like to welcome you to the Temecula Swim Club! Below are biographies of our staff, as well as some of their accomplishments.
All TMEC coaches are background checked through USA Swimming’s Coaches Background Check system, and all have current certifications in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and Coaches Safety Training.
Carol Wilson and Jenn Beech are current members of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA.)
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 our Head Coach.
Coach Jenn Beech has been with the Temecula Swim Club for over eight years and brings over thirteen years experience to our program. Coach Jenn is our Head Coach of TMEC and she runs Age Group #1. Coach Jenn's athletes have earned Junior Olympic, Age Group Invitational and SCSRT times. Coach Jenn is a pivotal part of our clubs group progression program. She has also attended the USA Swimming National Diversity Camp as an assistant coach in 2017.
Coach Jenn began competitive swimming at age 4 for a summer swim club called the Newport Shores Sharks. From age 10-15 she was a part of the Newport Beach junior lifeguard program; where she was introduced to Open Water Competitions. She competed for Newport Harbor High School four years in swimming and water polo; in her senior year she was awarded the Coaches Choice Award in water polo and Most Improved in swimming. She has 8 years experience as a pool and beach lifeguard. Coach Jenn is a USA swimming Coach and she is certified in American Red Cross lifeguard, First aid, CPR, AED, Oxygen administration and WSI. In the past has worked for City Aquactics Programs and also worked as Pre-school Teachers Aid for two years.
Coach Tripp is Associate Head Coach of TMEC and is in charge of our Senior and Senior Elite Groups.
South Carolina's 2014 - 2015 Age Group Coach of the year, Tripp Montgomery was the Head Coach of Carolina Aquatics, a team that grew from 38 swimmers to over 250 in seven years. Tripp is a motivator who looks to the future, both in and out of the pool. Tripp is a motivator who has learned to coach by looking "outside of the box." He believes, and has been taught by others, that the best swimmer isn't necessarily the one with the most talent, but instead, it's the athlete who consistently does the most things right, both in and out of the pool. Coach Tripp has coached swimmers of all age groups and skill levels from Learn-To-Swim programs, Club Swimming, Summer League, High School, Youth Fitness, Masters, NCAA Division I, II, and III athletes. Coach Tripp attributes his positive life learning experiences and accomplishments, both in and out of the pool, to the continuous forward thinking support of his family. (East Coast, Midwest and West Coast). Coach Tripp swam for Division I Auburn University from 1991 - 1995. From a walk on to a scholarship athlete, he earned All American honors, both in and out of the pool. His coaches include some of the most recognized swim coaches in the swimming world, specifically recently named 2016 Olympic Swim Team Coaches David Marsh and Mike Bottom. Coach Tripp uses his career experiences while competing at Auburn University, as a Manager at Recreational Equipment Incorporated, as a Head Clerk Trader on the New York Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange, as well as, numerous other life experiences to build upon his coaching career.
Carol Wilson began her aquatics career as an age-group swimmer and continued swimming competitively thru high school & college at UC Berkeley.
Carol also played water polo in high school and was a founder of women’s water polo at UC Berkeley. More recently, Carol competed in the U.S. Masters Water Polo Nationals in 2008, 2011 and 2012 and Bay Area Senior Games in 2013. Swimming competitions have included the 2006 FINA Masters World Championships and the 2013 US Masters National Swim Championships, where Carol medaled in every event she entered (100, 200, 400 and 1500 meter free). She has competed in triathlons since 1981 and is a two-time finisher at the Ironman Hawaii World Championship, with a swim time of under an hour for 2.4 miles. Carol is always among the top finishers in Open Water competitions that have involved swimming in lakes, oceans and rivers both in the United States and Europe. In addition, Carol holds a 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is a Level 2 ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association) certified coach, and is certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Safety Training for Coaches.
Hi! I'm Taylor. I have been an athlete all of my life.
I played soccer for 12 years until I had a knee injury. I ended up switching to water polo my sophomore year of high school. I was a three year varsity water polo starter for Vista Murrieta High School. At Vista, I was named 2nd Team All-League twice, 1st Team All-Riverside County, and 1st Team All-Californian. I received a scholarship to Azusa Pacific University where I was a four year starter for them. I was the leading scorer all four years and currently hold four school records: Most Career goals, most multi-goal games in a season, most assists in a game, and most goals scored in a tournament. I graduated in 2015 with my degree in Graphic Design and I have 5 years of teaching swim lessons experience.
My name is Kenny Nelson and I have been swimming since I was two and a half years old.
I am currently a high school senior and a Varsity swim athlete. I am an experienced lifeguard, and a coach for the swimming division of the Special Olympics program. I look forward to helping TMEC, and these young athletes to be the best they can be.
Hi my name is Sasha Zychowicz. I've been working in aquatics for 11 years now and swimming is a huge part of my life. My first job when I was 15 years old was life guarding and teaching swim lessons for the City of Temecula. I swam for Chaparral high school and taught swim lessons in the summer. In April of 2011 I started coaching for TMEC. I taught the stroke school program for 4 years and some of the competitive groups as well. Currently my role is coaching the junior high/ high school group which mainly focuses on technique and stroke endurance for high school swimmers during their off-season. My favorite part about coaching is creating bonds with my swimmers and acting as a role model and mentor in their lives. I hope to make a positive impact on each and every swimmer I coach; In & out of the water. TMEC has been like a second family to me and I know whoever joins will love it just as much as I do !!
Nicole started her swimming career at age 12 with TMEC.
She swam for Great Oak High School all four years as well as continuing to swim for TMEC. Her Junior and Senior year Nicole went to CIF for the 100 breaststroke and made finals as well as consolation finals for the 200 IM. While on the high school team she also was in the senior group and was team captain. At the end of her senior year in high school Nicole started coaching the Shark Attack summer swim program teaching 4-12 years olds how to swim. In 2013 she went to Concordia University Irvine and swam for the school, making National cuts and swimming in Oklahoma as a freshman. Second year she transferred to an online university to finish a major more suitable for her and will be finishing her AGS soon. In addition to coaching at TMEC she is a private swim instructor for Sunsational Swim School. Outside of work she loves to spend her time with her husband and family, as well as hiking, cooking and taking walks with her puppy.
Coach Mia is the Age Group Transition Coach and a former TMEC swimmer who swam for Head Coach Jenn.
She has coached at Carolina Aquatics and the University of South Carolina. Mia instructed with the Carolina Boys and Girls Club of Midlands. Coach Mia also does volunteer work with USC, Cocky Cares which is a variety of weekend work through the university. She has volunteered as assistant Head Coach for TMEC Summer programs. Coach Mia is a Certified swim coach with USA Swimming, CPR Certified, and a Certified Life Guard.