Meet our Coaches

We're passionate about swimming and empower people to become stronger swimmers.

Coach Monica Haddad 

Monica brings over 20 years of swimming experience to Temescal in addition to teaching psychical education to Bay Area students. She loves being on deck and is happy for having the opportunity to work with the swimmers of Temescal Aquatic Masters. Always upbeat, Monica inspires her swimmers with her humor and strong work ethic. 

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Coach Dirk Dino

Dirk is life-long swimmer, swimming competitively from the age of 10 through his first year of college, and then several years of triathlons after college. He now swims with Teme, as well as coaching part-time at Teme and at a local fitness club. Dirk also dedicates several months a year to coaching Special Olympics swimming in Oakland.

 

 

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Coach Jovel Quierolo

Jovel is a high school chemistry teacher by day, and swim coach and swimmer by night! They love going out with swim friends after practice to share food and laughs. In the summer, Jovel can be found swimming with fellow TEME-ians in lakes and the Bay, scoring points in open water competitions. Jovel loves long distance freestyle, and hates kicking. 

 

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Coach Dave Hussein

Dave has been swimming his entire life. Starting at seven years old, he was a competitive swimmer until graduating from high school. He has developed a multi-faceted career in aquatics that ranges from coaching high school physical education swimming to managing and supervising pools and even lakes. An avid open water swimmer, Dave often can be found swimming in the Bay. On deck, he engages swimmers with his positive attitude and desire to share pointers about efficient stroke technique.

 

 

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Coach Katherine Suyeyasu

Second only to being in the water, watching swimmers from the deck is a favorite for Katherine at the TEME pool. Okay, maybe third if you add eating snacks on deck with teammates after a good workout. Katherine enjoys learning from what she sees from the deck, sharing those observations with the swimmers she is coaching and, once she's back in the water, playing around with how she might help a TEME swimmer improve or use what she has observed to improve her own stroke.

 

Being a part of TEME brings Katherine great joy. She's grateful to all of her teammates who, from her earliest years as a Tortuga, have inspired her and continue to support her growth as a swimmer.

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Coach Jason Weis

Jason has been a lifelong swimmer, and he brings a diverse range of experiences to the deck at TEME Masters. He served previously on the New England LMSC Board of Directors, and he has been a member of the USMS Rules Committee. While in school, Jason helped found College Club Swimming, and he continues to serve them as an alumni advisor. Jason has previously coached USA Swimming and college club teams. 

Thank You Karin!

Karin Hurley was the head coach of Temescal Masters for 13 years until she retired in 2012. She built the team from a scrappy group of people into a vibrant community of 200+ swimmers.