Pacific Swimming

Coaches

Coaching Staff
Jake Mefford Interim Head Coach

Jake has been swimming since the age of 5, beginning with the Martinez Community swim team, then with Pleasant Hill Dolfins where he was a county swimmer for three years in a row.  When he was 12 he made the move from recreational swimming to swim year round with the Terrapins, where he was a member of their national team.  Jake also swam for Acalanes High School, making it to NCS each year and earning a spot on the record board for the 100 back.  After a break from the pool, he starting swimming again for US Masters Swimming, and now regularly competes for Walnut Creek Masters.  Since getting back into the sport he has received the Pacific USMS Swimmer of the Year award, made it on the All American list for USMS, placed in the top three for backstroke events at USMS nationals two years in  row. When he isn’t swimming, he is working on developing recipes and exploring all things food related.  He has a big passion for the sport and enjoys the science and physics behind all things swimming related.

Audra Grundy Assistant Coach
  • AA Degree, Cuesta College
  • Southern California Junior College Swimming Champion
  • Coaching experience at High School and Recreation League levels

 

Christopher Guidi Assistant Coach

Christopher started swimming on a summer team back in New Jersey when he was 4 years old. Ever since he moved to California in 2010, he has been a part of SRVA. Starting in the Novice groups, he made his way to the Senior group having been coached by Audra and Jake at times.

During his time in the Senior group under Coach Rich, he became a Sectionals and Futures qualifier, FW, EBAL, and NCS finalist, and developed an unmatched passion for the sport of swimming.

In 2020, Christopher started coaching for SRVA as a Junior Coach, then later a Masters Coach throughout 2021. He has been an Assistant Coach with the Competitive 2 and Varsity 1 groups since July 2021 and has since developed several high-performing athletes in the 10-12 age range, along with helping multiple new swimmers make their way to the Pre-Senior and Senior groups.

Patrick Novak Assistant Coach