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Jane Worden Head Coach

This is Jane's 9th 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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Eric Turnquist Head 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 Pre-Comp Group Coach/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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Travis Jensen Age Group Coach

Travis is an experienced swim instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area, currently teaching at Alpine Hills in Portola Valley. A native of San Jose, he has been in the water almost all of his life from the age of three.

After swimming competitively in school, he became enthusiastic about passing along the knowledge he gained over years of training and competition. He became a swim instructor and has been teaching swimming skills to children and adults since 2007.

He teaches people of all ages (minimum of eight months old) and there are no individuals, regardless of age, personality, or condition, that he cannot train. He accommodates his clients and works at their paces and his utmost focus is their comfort level in the water.

He is capable of teaching anything from basic strokes to fine-tuning skills for advanced and competitive swimmers. His background has made me well-versed in all swimming techniques, traditional and modern. Through swimming competitively and instructing, there is no style or skill which he has not learned or performed.

Swimming is his passion an to him there is nothing more rewarding than seeing hi clients learn, succeed, and have fun in the water.

We're excited to use his skills for our year round team. He'll be a great addition to our staff. 

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