Our Coaching Staff would like to welcome you to the Temecula Swim Club! Below are biographies of our staff, as well as some of their accomplishments.
All TMEC coaches are background checked through USA Swimming’s Coaches Background Check system, and all have current certifications in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and Coaches Safety Training.
Jenn Beech is a current members of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA.)
We are here to support your needs.
If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact our Head Coach.
Head Coach of TMEC, coach of Stroke School, Pre Competitive, Age Group #1 and Age Group #2
Coach Jenn Beech has been with the Temecula Swim Club for over thirteen years and brings over fifteen years experience to our program. Coach Jenn is our Head Coach of TMEC and she runs Stroke School, Age Group #1, Age Group #2 and Pre Competitive. Coach Jenn's athletes have earned Junior Olympic, Age Group Invitational and SCSRT times. Coach Jenn is a pivotal part of our clubs group progression program. She has also attended the USA Swimming National Diversity Camp as an assistant coach in 2017 and in 2019 was Head Coach for the Southern Zone Diversity & Inclusion Select Camp. Coach Jenn began competitive swimming at age 4 for a summer swim club called the Newport Shores Sharks. From age 10-15 she was a part of the Newport Beach junior lifeguard program; where she was introduced to Open Water Competitions. She competed for Newport Harbor High School four years in swimming and water polo; in her senior year she was awarded the Coaches Choice Award in water polo and Most Improved in swimming. She has 15 years experience as a pool and beach lifeguard. Coach Jenn is a USA swimming Coach and she is certified in American Red Cross lifeguard, First aid, CPR, AED, Oxygen administration and WSI. In the past has worked for City Aquatics Programs and also worked as Pre-school Teachers Aid for two years. For the past 5 years she has also worked as the Head Coach for Murrieta Mesa High School Swim where swimmers have qualified for CIF Division #2 and State meets.
Nicole started swimming with TMEC when she was 12 years old. She continued to swim with the club while swimming for Great Oak High School for her four years. Her Junior and Senior year Nicole went to CIF for the 100 breaststroke and made finals as well as consolation finals for the 200 IM. While on the high school team she also was in the senior group and was team captain. In 2013, she began her collegiate swimming career at Concordia University in Irvine, swimming in the Oklahoma Nationals as a freshman. She transferred out to complete her AA in science at a more suitable school. Nicole coached the Shark Attack summer swim program teaching 4-12 years olds how to swim. She became a competitive age group coach in the year 2016 until she had her son in 2017. Nicole currently works virtually as the Team Registrar for Temecula Swim Club. Outside of work Nicole loves to bake, paint and be active outdoors with her two sons Caleb and Brayden.
Senior Gold, Senior Silver and Senior Bronze coach
Coach Alex began swimming competitively in Hawaii at the age of five. His family moved to Temecula where he swam for the Temecula Swim Club from 2000-2008. Coach Alex swam varsity all four years at Great Oak High School where he was a multi year CIF Qualifier and Finalist specializing in Breastroke. With over 15+ years of Open Water Swimming experience, Coach Alex competes at multiple Open Water competitions throughout Southern California every year. In 2015 he was the La Jolla Gatorman Men’s 3-Mile 19-24 Division Winner, the Coronado Rough Water Men’s 1-Mile 19-24 Division Winner, and in 2016 he was the Oceanside Pier Swim’s Men’s 19-24 Division Winner. Prior to coaching, he was a lifeguard/swim instructor for the Pechanga Band of Mission Indians. Coach Alex’s coaching career began in 2013 where he started as an Age Group/Senior Assistant on TMEC for two years. In 2015, after his first stint on TMEC, Coach Alex would find himself joining MESA Aquatics and coaching there for an additional six years. While at both TMEC and MESA Aquatics, Coach Alex coached numerous SCS Age Group Top Time Qualifiers including having at least one swimmer on the annual “SCS Top 16” list between 2014-2017 and 2020-2022. He would also be selected to the SCS All Star Festival Coaching Staff three times, in 2016, 2018, and 2022. In 2017, at the age of 22, Coach Alex took over as Head Boy’s Swimming Coach at Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore, CA. Under his leadership, the Titan Boys became back-to-back Sunbelt League Champions in 2017 & 2018. In his first year there, he led the Titan Boys to a perfect season (10-0-0 Overall), as well as two 2017 CIF-SS D3 Champion Relay Teams. Due to the success of the program under his tenure, TC Swim went from CIF-SS Division 3 to Division 2 in 2019, where his boys team became Runner-up Rain-cross Conference Champions. In 2020 Coach Alex was selected as an Assistant Coach for USA Swimming’s Western Zone Diversity Select Camp.
Coach Felicia grew up in Central California and swam in summer recreation leagues since she was 4 years old. She was a three sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, and swimming) all throughout high school and was valedictorian and Athlete of the Year her senior year. Coach Felicia earned her B.S. in Biochemistry/Chemistry from UC San Diego and her MA in Education from Pepperdine University. At UCSD, she was the coxswain for the Men's Rowing Team and was a member of the Men's Varsity 8 that won the very first championship title for the school. In college, she also did some open water swimming. Later in life, Coach Felicia joined a masters swimming program at Mesa Aquatics. Coach Felicia has been a chemistry teacher at Elsinore High School since 2002 and she is the CSF, NHS, and ASB Academic Achievement Advisor. She has been the head swim coach at Elsinore High School since 2017 and the boys' team were Ivy League Champions in 2019 and 2021. Coach Felicia has coached many CIF qualifiers and had a CIF Champion in the 100 Backstroke in 2021. Coach Felicia started coaching club swimming in 2018 for Fusion Aquatics and started coaching cross country for Elsinore in 2021. She is also SURGE Strength Dryland Certified. Coach Felicia has three kids that keep her busy. Her son swims D1 for University of Nebraska Omaha and is majoring in computer science. Her two daughters currently swim for TMEC. In her spare time, Coach Felicia enjoys working out, crafting, and online shopping.
Coach Andrea has been a lifelong swimmer. She was introduced to the sport at a very young age through her parents, both swimmers and coaches themselves. Coach Andrea was born and raised in Spain, and came to the US in 2013, at the age of 16, to continue with her education and swim career. She attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School (SMCHS) and was part of the CIF-D1 Varsity Swim team. She also swam for Irvine Novaquatics and attended various sectionals meets. After high school, Andrea attended California Baptist University (CBU) where she swam for 4 years and graduated in 2019 with a B.A. in psychology. Andrea was part of the Conference and National team for her university multiple years, was an All-American athlete, and served as the team captain during her last season. While at CBU, Andrea coached the local Age Group team at the university, with groups ranging from ages 5-18 years old. Following graduation, Andrea worked as a Behavior Interventionist in San Diego. She recently earned her M.S. in Sport and Performance Psychology and currently works as an adjunct at CBU. Andrea will begin her first season as an assistant coach at Murrieta Valley HS this 2022 season. Andrea goes to visit her family at her home country anytime she can. In her free time, you may find Andrea beach camping with her fiancé, training for a half marathon, or going to coffee shops!
Junior Gold & Senior Bronze
I was born and raised in Maryland. I “fell into” swimming around age 8 because I saw all these kids at the pool with the same suit and I wanted that suit too. I only knew how to swim freestyle and backstroke at the time and DQ’d both my first breaststroke and butterfly events. I trained with Curl-Burke Swim Club (now known as NCAP Swim Club) growing up until moving to various other smaller clubs before college. I was a team captain in high school and the overall MVP all four seasons. I routinely qualified and finaled in JOs, Age Group Champs, All Stars and Zones. I attended Vanderbilt University for my bachelor’s degree and University of Maryland for my master’s degree, both in Education. I chose not to swim in college, and Vandy didn’t have a team, but I did take up other athletics. Currently, I run, swim, spin, bike and have competed in running events and triathlons. I live in Murrieta; we just moved here in January. I have a daughter; a freshman at Murrieta Mesa HS who is enamored with Lacrosse. And a son in 7th grade at Harvest Hill Steam Academy, who adores all things computers and engineering. During the day I am a sales enablement manager, previously a high school history/government teacher. We have 5 dogs….no, that’s not a typo. We also have a bearded dragon named Smalls. Throughout my adult life I have coached swimming in a variety of capacities. My husband and I briefly lived in LA after we were married before returning to Maryland. While there I served as the Freshman/Sophomore coach for Palos Verdes HS. I then coached for two YMCA teams in PA and MD and served as the Varsity Boys and Girls Swim & Dive coach at Seneca Valley High School in Maryland. I then moved to working with adults coaching a USA Master’s Swim Team. Since moving to California, I’ve committed to being a co-head coach at Liberty High School in Menifee. I enjoy coaching because I find fulfillment in helping others live their dreams. I see coaching as so much more than training. I was lucky to have amazing coaches that stepped up at critical times in my life. I want to be that for next generation. I am truly genuine when I say I am looking forward to working with the TMEC family and getting to know each family and swimmer.
Stroke School & Pre Comp coach
I started swimming competitively at age five and have been involved in aquatics ever since! I swam and played waterpolo at the varsity level all through high school and then transitioned to swimming with Masters and competing in triathlons and open water swimming throughout college. I have taught private swimming lessons and coached private swim teams all throughout my teenage, college and now adult life. Fun fact: I met my husband teaching and coaching at a swim school in college! It is my favorite to introduce kids to the sport and skill of swimming. It’s opened up so many wonderful doors throughout my life (jobs, friendships, sports) that I love helping kids start their aquatic journey too!
Competitive Readiness coach
Elizabeth Jones started swimming at the age of eight in the Riverside County Swim Conference summer league program. She enjoyed swimming so much that she joined a year round club program at the age of 12. She spent the next 6 1/2 years swimming for Riverside Aquatics Association and 1 year at Redlands Swim Team. During this time, she helped out as an assistant coach for the dolphin and age group squads. She was captain of her high school team at Martin Luther King High School where she competed in CIF finals. Elizabeth was a lifeguard for Riverside County for 3 years and worked at The Cove and DropZone Waterpark. After leaving for college, she ran her own summer swim lesson program working with kids from 18 months-12 years. She attended UC San Diego from 2015-2018 where she graduated with a degree in psychology. Prior to coming to TMEC, Elizabeth worked as a Behavior Interventionist in San Diego.