MEET OUR COACHES!
Bryon Reidenbaugh - Club Founder
Swim Conditioning Coach, 10U Mixed, 12U Girls & 14U Girls Teams
Born in Whittier CA, Byron discovered his love of swimming at the age of 8, excelling on various teams throughout Southern California. Swimming with relentless focus and determination, Byron was named All-American in swimming two years in high school, and two additional years at Fullerton College. He went on to qualify for the Olympic Trials in swimming, and received a full scholarship to swim and play water polo at Colorado State University. There, Byron reached Division One NCAA Championships two years. He placed in the top 20 in both the 100M backstroke and 200M individual medley for two consecutive years, and was ranked in the top 25 in world in the 100M backstroke.
In 2002, Byron established Capistrano Valley Aquatics (now Alliance Aquatics Water Polo Club), building a career from his success and passion of swimming. A self-proclaimed swimming geek, Byron works out daily, and continues to swim competitively in open ocean races. His passion, success and unique swimming background give him singular insight while working with his students, allowing him to instruct students with insight and precision. Although he specializes in all four competitive strokes as well as streamlining and flip turns, he works with all levels of swimmers, including beginners. His method of combining instruction with enjoyment offers a unique approach to coaching, one which has afforded success to his coaching staff and students alike. Byron inspires his students daily to reach their full potential, while his humorous nature and ready smile endear him to all. Equally important, Byron makes time throughout the year to support charitable causes such as the Susan Komen Foundation, and Swim for Life. Byron's expertise in the water, easygoing nature and charitable contributions have made him an icon in the community, and a shining example of conduct and virtuosity.