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About our Team

Welcome to our third year of The San Domenico Panthers swim team!  We are a USA sanctioned, year round program dedicated to competitive and recreational swimming.  It is our mission to provide a healthy and supportive approach to competitive swimming, regardless of ability.  We strive to teach our swimmers valuable and transferable life lessons while they master proper technique.  Most of all, we want our swimmers to have fun!

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Gadi Shamah Head Coach

Gadi has over fourteen years of coaching experience and an ASCA Level 4/3 certification. He is rated in the top 15% of coaches nationally. He received a Bachelors of Arts from Dominican University in San Rafael, California. A native of Marin County, Gadi has strong connections to the swimming community in the area. Gadi swam with the Marin Pirates, Marin Water Polo and at Terra Linda High School. Gadi has spent the majority of his professional career coaching multiple levels, including Learn-to-Swim programs, Head Coaching Summer League programs, Head Coaching for Drake High School (4th place at NCS 2006), two years coaching U.S. National Qualifiers at Marin Pirates, interning with Australian National and Olympic Trials Qualifiers, Head Coach at the Presidio Aquatic Club, Head Coach of Piranha Swimming a year round USA Swim Team. Gadi was most recently the Director of Aquatics and Manager at Western Athletic Clubs of San Francisco.

Gadi lives in Kentfield with his wife, Sarah, and two sons. Both boys are avid swimmers.

Phone: (415) 302-4320
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Richard Nicholls Assistant Coach

Richard has over 20 years of experience as a swim coach. Originally from the UK, he has spent time coaching in England and the last 11 years as an elite age group coach and masters/Tri swim coach in Sweden. His athletes have gained district, national and international merits at all distances. He has just finished the Swedish season in July and with great results for his swimmers, with a record number from his club making cuts for district, age group, junior and senior nationals as well as two swimmers being picked for International duty

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Our Pool is a warm 81 Degrees!

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