Holly - Head Coach
Holly grew up participating in various sports including swimming. While living in Lake County, CA she swam for the Lake County Channel Cats. After moving to Concord at the age of 15, she decided to get back into the water swimming with the Gehringer Gators. The next year she starting teaching swimming lessons. After that first summer of lessons, she fell in love with teaching swimming and started coaching at Bishop Estates, while also swimming for Bishop. Holly's passion for coaching and tecachnig continued to grow, although not always at Bishop Estates.
Since 2003, Holly's worked with Aquatic Times Swim Academy and Online Magazine and has had the opportunity to meet various Olympians and well-known coaches. In 2005 and 2006, Holly had the opportunity to be coached by UC Berkeley's head men's swim coach (now at Michigan), Mike Bottom and work with his national and Olympic level swimmers.
In 2003, she became an assistant coach for the Walnut Heights Otters. In 2004, the Otters finished their season 7th out of eight teams. In 2005, Holly became head coach, taking the team from 7th in 2004 to 3rd in 2007. They maintained that title in 2008, which was Holly's last season with the Otters. From 2004-2007 Holly also started two private high school swim teams and coached high school swim from 2004-2007.
Danny - Assistant Coach
Danny returns to Bishop estates in 2013 for his fifth year. Danny has been involved with swimming his entire life. He started swimming at age 4 for the Dana Hills Swim Team and swam there until he was 18. From age 16 to 18, Danny was a junior coach at Dana Hills. In high school, he was a four-year member of the Clayton Valley men's water polo and swim teams and was captain of both teams his junior and senior year.
Danny attended UC Davis and played water polo there for a year before attending Diablo Valley College for a year and a half. He played two seasons of water polo for DVC and helped the team win two conference championships, two regional second place finishes, and a spot in the state championship tournament. Danny recently fishied his degree from the University of Redlands where he also swam and played water polo for one season.