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Jane Worden Head Coach

This is Jane's 11th year coaching for PASA at Alpine. She was the Head Age Group Coach before taking the position of Head Coach. She also coached at Menlo Atherton High School for 6 years and was named the 2018 California Girls Varsity Coach of the Year. She also coaches the summer league team at Ladera Rec. Before she began coaching she worked in high tech at Sun Microsystems in Marketing and Sales. She is a lifelong swimmer; she swam competitively through college at Stanford and now swims with the Master's team there. She represented the US National Team in the World Championships in Berlin, won numerous CCS titles, and was a four year All American while swimming at Gunn High School. She believes that swimming shows youngsters the value of hard work, discipline, team and teaches life lessons along the way.

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Patrick Ruden Head Age Group Coach

Coach Patrick grew up in Cupertino, CA swimming for DACA and eventually Monta Vista High School. He began his coaching journey after his swimming career was cut short by a shoulder injury and found a way to stay in the sport by assisting his swimming and water polo coach. He taught Pre-Competitive classes at DACA but realized early on that he wanted to make coaching his focus and started coaching at DZ Swim (Formally known as PASA-Foothills) with Dave Zapp. He coached there for 10 years and met some amazing people along the way, including Coach Jane and Eric. After coaching the last year at DACA, he has made his return to PASA - Alpine!


Fun and long term development are the cornerstones of Patrick's coaching philosophy. He is a firm believer that kids who enjoy coming to practice will be more invested in improving and wants athletes who will be able to enjoy swimming their entire lives without suffering from burnout.

In his spare time, Patrick enjoys writing music, and toured with many bands in his early 20's. Besides coaching, it has remained the only other constant in his life and is something he is equally passionate about. 

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Eric Turnquist Age Group Coach

Eric began his swimming journey at Alpine Hills and swimming with PASA as a kid. He started coaching with the team in high school and continued to do so throughout college. Upon completing college at Santa Clara University, Eric went into the tech world. After a quick stint in tech, Eric returned to the pool and his love of coaching. He has been here ever since. When not at the pool he teaches 6th grade math. One of Eric's main goals is to help swimmers reach their highest potential as a person as well as a swimmer. He hopes that they are able find a love of swimming that continues long after they graduate from the program. 

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Chuck Woo Alpine Hills Aquatics Director

Chuck has started his swimming back in 2001 after suffering a ligament tear in his knee and never looked back. Mainly a sprinter, Chuck has swam 100 of all strokes and the 50 free for Chabot College and for San Francisco State University. After graduating from SFSU in recreation and leisure studies, Chuck has devoted his time and efforts in the Aquatic field.

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