Head Coach & 13-18 Age Group Coach
Gordon Crosby has been with the Newark Bluefins for 8 years as head coach and is beginning is 12th year overall as a swim coach for the team. During his tenure with Bluefins, he has seen the club grow from a small growing club into one of the model programs within the East Bay Swim League.
Coach Crosby began his swim career with the Newark Sharks swim club where he swam for six years. He continued his swimming career at Newark Memorial High School, followed by two years with Ohlone College. Coach Crosby is currently the Girls head swim and water polo team coach for NMHS where he also teaches history. He has three children two of which are on the swim team.
11-12 Boys Age Group Coach
Swimming has always been a big part of Coach Victor's life. His swimming career began when he joined the Newark Bluefins as a kid. His love for swimming continued throughout high school where he swam four years of Varsity Swimming under the watchful eye of Coach Tom Crocker. The valuable skills Coach Victor learned in swimming aided him in his other favorite sport, Water Polo. After high school he was able to utilize those skills in his six years of work as an East Bay Regional Parks District Lifeguard. Coach Victor decided to share his love of swimming by becoming a high school swim and water polo coach in 2009. In 2015, Coach Victor returned to where it all started and began coaching with the Newark Bluefins. In his spare time, Coach Victor enjoys cooking, exercising, and hanging out with his adorable daughter.
9-10 Age Group Coach
Coach Kenny started his swim career with the Newark Bluefins in 2003. He started practicing with Coach Crosby when he was 10 years old. During his time with the Newark Bluefins, Kenny had the privilege of being part of something greater than himself. After finishing his final summer league season in 2013, he began coaching for the Bluefins the following year in 2014. Coach Kenny graduated from Newark Memorial High School in 2012 where he swam and played water polo for four years. He continued his swimming career at Biola University where he specialized in the Individual Medley qualifying for three NAIA National Championships. He is currently the JV swim coach at Newark Memorial High School.
8 & Under Boys Age Group Coach
Coach Johnelle graduated in the class of 2017 and was apart of the Newark Memorial Aquatics program for 4 years. He joined the team not knowing how to swim but helped the team reach NCS for two relays his senior year. Coach also played water polo for three years earning MVAL First Team All League and All NCS Honorable Mention. He helped lead the team to the first NCS in 17 years back in 2016! He plans on playing more water polo at Ohlone College. He has been apart of the Bluefins family since 2016 where he joined the team AND coached the 8u Boys age groups
8 & Under Girls Age Group Coach
Coach Noelle is excited to be apart of the team as a coach. She has been on this team for twelve years now and the chance to be a coach is amazing. She is grateful for this opportunity to work with everyone and cannot wait to help swimmers during the season.