Russ Van Cleave
Russ is an American Swim Coaches Level 3 certified coach and has
over 20 years coaching experience. During this time, he has
taken swimmers to international meets along with various local
meets and also coached at the Olympic trials.
Brian Fogarty began swimming in 1996 for the Oakdale Gators
recreation. program. He swam for the Gators up through his
senior year in 2002. In addition to this, he swam club for
four years and traveled out of town to do this, as this was before
the creation of the Oakdale Swim Team's year round program.
Brian also swan all four years of high school with the Oakdale
Mustangs swim team.
Brian coached for the Oakdale Gators originally from
2000-2003. He attended college at U.C. Davis where he
continued his career in aquatics for the UC Davis NCAA Division I
Schaal Aquatics facility. Duties here included staff manager,
Colorado and technical operations and event setup and management.
Brian returned to coaching in December 2009 as an assistant
coach for the Oakdale Swim Team. He is now on his second year
as the head coach of the Oakdale Gators as well as an assistant
coach on the Oakdale Aquatics Year Round Club.
He is currently USA swimming Level 2 certified and
is working on his Level 3 Status with the American
Swim Coaches association.
Ronald Ray Thompson
Ronny has swam with the Oakdale Gators, Oakdale High School Swim
Team and Oakdale Aquatics. Ronny has his A.S.C.A. level 1
certification and is working on his level 2.