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 and she is the coach of Age Group #2 and Bronze
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 Age Group #1 and Senior #2. 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 works as the Team Registrar for Temecula Swim Club and as a Medical Assistant at a Podiatry Medical Office in Encinitas, CA. Outside of work Nicole loves to be active outdoors with her son.
Gold #1 and Gold #2 Coach
Coach Lauri was born and raised in Wisconsin. She began competitive swimming at age 12 and swam in High School and College. Her swimming events were backstroke and freestyle in High School (held backstroke and relay records)- breaststroke and freestyle in College (held records in 100 and 200 breast and medley and free relays in college) Coach Lauri coached in college and has coached for over 17 years total in Wisconsin, Illinois, and for the past 10 years in Southern California. She is married with 3 grown children. All 3 swam competitively. Her 2 daughters have graduated from UCLA and UCSD. Coach Lauri's son is currently in college. She enjoys hiking, painting, gardening, crafting and spending time with my family.
Senior 1 Coach
Coach James Reynolds has been with the Temecula Swim Club for over one years and brings over eighteen years experience to our program. Coach Reynolds is an associate coach of TMEC and he runs Bronze and Senior #1. Coach Reynolds athletes have earned Junior Olympic, Sectionals and higher. He has also attended the USA Swimming Leadership summit, has help run Southern California All Star Festival for the past 16year, coached Southern California North American Challenge Cup for 7 years, coached and help run Pacific Coast All Star for 3years, and Selected to be the Head Coach for Western Zones. Coach Reynolds is a USA swimming Coach and he is certified in American Red Cross lifeguard, First aid, CPR, AED, Oxygen administration and WSI. In the past has worked for City Aquatics Programs for 14years.
Stroke School, Pre Competitive and Fitness 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.
Senior 2 and High School 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. He would also be selected to the SCS All Star Festival Coaching Staff twice, in 2016 & 2018. 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.
Fitness and Stroke School Coach
Current Stroke School, Fitness, and Pre-Competitive Squad Coach. This is Ben's first year at Temecula Swim Club. Before Temecula Swim Club Ben was a Division II NCAA athlete at Wingate University in North Carolina. Ben also swam at Olympic Trials in his home country England where he finished in the top 20 in both the 400m Freestyle and 400m IM. Ben's coaching experience comes from his time at Thanet Swim Club and Wingate University where he would help out coaching with the younger swimmers helping the younger generations reach their goals. At Wingate University he coached at the Wingate Aquadogs when help was needed while he was also pursuing his own college swimming career. He also worked taking on lots of private lessons for kids aged between 5-18. Now finished with his swimming career Ben is excited to be a part of Temecula Swim Club and give the athletes the same sort of opportunities he was able to have within his swimming career.