Program Director & Head Coach
Coach Mark, who is an ASCA Certified Level
5 Masters Coach has been Head Masters Coach of the Nadadores
Masters Program since 1996.
Coach Mark prides himself on developing team excellence in a
positive and confidence building environment. He believes each
swimmer has an opportunity to use the sport as a lifelong activity
to be successful in life, while having fun and swimming fast.
Physical, mental, emotional and social traits are all aspects of
his philosophy. His goals include developing team growth, unity and
Mark's coaching career started in 1978. He is a member of several
aquatics sports associations and an active member of USMS.
Coach Mark also has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters
degree in Sport Psychology and Psychophysiology, from
Coach Mark is the Southern Pacific Masters
Swimming Vice Chair and Chair of the Meet Operations
Coach Tina Neill is a graduate and
All-American swimmer from UC Davis. She has experience coaching
swimmers of all ages in the pool and in open water. Tina dove into
coaching after college, working with beginners, high school, and
Masters swimmers in Davis. Tina coached a successful high school
program. The team was named Public School National Champions by
Swimming World Magazine.
Tina headed to Minnesota for a collegiate
coaching position. She spent 17 years in the Midwest and started a
Masters swim team. Tina was Chair of Minnesota Masters and
dedicated her energies to spreading the zeal of open water swimming
to the middle of the country. She received the USMS Dorothy
Donnelly Service Award in 2010.
Tina continues to train for the open water.
She has completed long distance swims around the country and
abroad. Tina has completed three Catalina Channel swims, including
a double crossing in 2008 and then completed a single crossing
backstroke two weeks later.
Tina enjoys helping swimmers of all levels
improve in the pool and have fun. She has recently immersed herself
in open water lessons and training and assists future Catalina
Coach T has been
swimming with Nadadores Masters Team since 2009 and continues to
compete at the national level in US Masters Swimming
Coach T Sorenson began
coaching in 1989 with the Burnsville Swim Club. She also coached
high school girls at Prior Lake High School, and most recently
coached with the South Metro Storm Swim Club, all in Minnesota. She
has coached swimmers from the novice level to Junior National
qualifiers including several state and zone record holders and one
national age group record holder. Coach T also served as a high
school communications teacher, K-12 principal, and then district
superintendent. In March 2012 she retired from the superintendency
and focused her career in coaching. She joined the Nadadores staff
in September 2012.
Coach T began swimming in high school and improved quickly;
competing at the national level and earning high school
All-American honors her senior year. She earned all-conference
recognition multiple times while swimming at Iowa State
Kevin has been an enthusiastic member of the
Nadadores Masters team since joining the team 2005.
Since then he has accumulated over 25 relay and individual national top ten
times along with several team records. Kevin also competes in
local 5k and 10k races, open water events and
In college Kevin was the head lifeguard at the
Las Lomas Verdes Swim club in Fullerton where he managed a very
successful Learn to swim program and was also the head coach of the
clubs swim and water polo programs. In addition to Coaching
Masters Swimming he works as a Project Manager for Miller Contracting
in Irvine managing small and large commercial construction projects
throughout Southern California.
Coach Kari has worked for
the Nadadores since 2007. She has coached Novice, 8 & Under, 10
& Under, and Masters. Coach Kari is known for her calm and
patient coaching demeanor; she has a unique ability to relate to
her swimmers. She has also worked as a swim instructor
for Mission Viejo Nadadores Swim School and Wild Child Water
Play. Coach Kari is an avid athlete and enjoys
kayaking, paddleboard, surfing and open water swimming.