ABOUT OUR COACHES
The Santa Fe Seals is run entirely by volunteer coaches who just want to help people learn how to swim and love swimming. We have four coaches who are passionate about their job and would love to help!
Head Coach Vivian
Head Coach Vivian Gundzik has been a lifelong swimmer, a gold medal Senior Olympian, and an All American Masters Swimmer! She has taught or coached swimming to both children and adults in Santa Fe for over 45 years. She has coached the Santa Fe Seals, Children's Adventure Company, Monte Del Sol, Gonzales Elementary School, Santa Fe High School, Wood Gormley Elementary School and more. Many of Vivian's former students go on to be life long lovers of swimming and choose to swim in both competitive and non-competitive environments.
Vivian is dedicated and passionate about coaching. Her goal is to ensure that everyone can swim and swim well!
Coach Stephan Marquez has been a long-time lap swimmer. He has been an open water swimmer for over 20 years. He has been swimming in a variety of lakes including Cochiti, Abiquiu, and Heron lakes. Additionally, Stephan has 20+ years of learning about and teaching swimming. He works as a life guard at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.
Stephan is a passionate coach who helps teach Seals how to swim.
Swim Team Fees
Swim Practice is Monday through Friday from 4:30-6:30 at the Genoveva Chavez Center.
Swim Meets occur at various pools around New Mexico. There are two swim seasons. Typically, Short Course is September to March and Long Course is April through July.
Santa Fe Seals is dedicated to making swimming available to everyone. To that end we do have a sliding scale. One day a week is $40/month. Two or three days a week is $60/month. Four to five days a week is $100/month. Additionally, scholarships are available.