Bulldog Swim Club

We are a competitive and recreational swim team for ages 5-18.  Our coaches are positive and supportive of all levels of swimming.

Register here! All current and new members please register on Team Unify. This will allow you access to all team communications, calendars, events and detailed information on our team.  Please visit http://teamunify.com/pcbsc to register. Can’t sign-in to Team Unify?  Let’s fix that, please email us to get help

Bulldog Swim Club is a newly formed year round USA swim team that is designed to expose kids to friendly competition and the camaraderie of team meets. Emphasis is placed on stroke technique and developing children and teens who wish to improve their swimming and racing skills.  Practices are offered 4 – 5 days a week so that families can have a flexible practice schedule. Competing in USA swim meets is encouraged but not required.  Whether you are coming from a competitive swimming background or are new to swimming we have something for you.  We are a small team and our coaches give a lot of personal attention and technique advice.

Try us out for free! Click here to schedule your appointment!  Meet our coaches, show us your swimming skills and find out which group would be best for you. No commitment necessary – just try it out & see how much fun swimming can be! For more information please call us at (650) 378-7383 or email us at smac.aquatics@smccd.edu.

Katie Elgaaen

Aquatics Director
Katie has been teaching and coaching swimming since 1990. Her passion for swimming and love of children can be seen in the quality of staff, programs and facilities she has developed for San Mateo Athletic Club & Aquatic Center. Katie is also proud to me a mother of three young children who love the water. Katie Elgaaen is a career swimmer, having swum competitively since 1980. Katie was a finalist in the 1988 US Olympic Trials and won Gold and Silver Medals in the 1987 Pan American Games. She was also an All American swimmer at the University of California Berkeley and was one of the top California women in open water swim competitions.

Jim Stretch

Head Coach
Jim has taught and coached swimming for over twenty-five years and has been a member of the SMAC aquatics coaching staff since May 2012.   Jim leads our staff of seven coaches and is looking forward to working with kids of all ages and abilities as they seek to improve their swimming.  At the age of nine Jim began swimming competitively for the Golden Serpents Swim Club in Michigan.  He has remained in the sport ever since.  Jim began coaching in 1984 at the University Club in Lansing Michigan and began officiating swimming meets after graduating college.  He’s been competing, coaching and officiating ever since.  Jim loves coaching and enjoys working with entry level swimmers focusing on building a solid stroke and technique and developing a foundation that will serve athletes over the course of their swimming career.   Prior to joining the staff at SMAC Jim helped athletes develop at Mavericks Swimming team in Half Moon Bay, the Burlingame Country Club, Carlmont High School and Half Moon Bay High School.

Eric Lucero

Assistant Coach
Eric grew up loving soccer and swimming.  He began swimming competitively in high school. He swam three years at Burlingame High School and swam two years for the College of San Mateo Bulldogs. Eric continues to swim 4 times a week with our San Mateo Masters swim team. Eric began teaching swim lessons since he was 16.  Eric’s favorite events are the 200 freestyle & the 100 Breaststroke.

Make Friends and Build Confidence For more information or to register, please contact our Aquatics Director, Katie Elgaaen at (650)378-7383 or elgaaenk@smccd.edu