Director, Age group Coach
Janine Simioni began swimming at age 7 for the Santa Barbara YMCA
and continued her competitive career with the SBCATS where she held
the most age group team records and senior records. She became the
first Age Group Swimmers in Southern California to hold the most
records and hold the number #1 slot for age group swimmers 5 years
in a row. Coach Janine also held all the High School team records
in every event for 3 years in a row. She went on to train for the
1980 time trials at the age of 15 as she excelled in the 50 and 100
Freestyle as well as the 200 IM.
all her training for the 1980 Olympics and then being boycotted
that year, Coach Janine was offered NCAA and Divison I scholarships
but decided she did'nt want to swim competitively but just for fun.
So Coach Janine decided to continue her education by attending SBCC
where she double majored in accounting and EMT schooling. She then
decided she loved the medical field and went to Paramedic School
where she excelled in critical care for patients. After being hired
on with Mobile Life and going out on a call to the beach with a
scuba diver call she decided to learn to scuba dive. It was then
that Santa Barbara Sheriffs department asked her to join there
scuba search and rescue team.
Janine has been Head Coach and director of the RMLS Seadogs Swim
Club now MESA Swim Club for the past 12 years where she helped
develop a successful competitive year round program while
continuing to coach summer recreational and Pre-Competitive
programs. She carries a Level 4 ASCA certification and
has taught over 300 kids and adults to swim. Coach Janine enjoys
teaching the swimmers each day and see the progress they make and
see the smiles on their faces when they accomplish new things and
can prefect their technique.
Janine retired from being an Air-vac Paramedic working out of
a trauma level 1 and level 2 hospitals. She also retired from the
Sheriffs scuba search and rescue team after 14 fun filled years.
She and her husband Mark along with their two children, Cody 20 and
Jennifer 26, have lived in Mesa for the past 15
Chris M Robinson
Coach Chris first started competitively
swimming and playing water polo in high school where he was the
school’s first freshman varsity water polo starter, as
goalie. He set the school single game save record with 25 saves,
was captain, all-league player his senior year and was a varsity
starter all 4 years. In swimming Coach Chris made varsity all four
years, set two school records in the 200 Medley Relay and 200
Freestyle Relay, Invitational Champion 100 Butterfly, League
Champion 100 Backstroke, captain 2 years, received numerous
accolades for swimming and academic performance from various school
and service organizations. Chris went on to swim for the bulldogs
at the University of Redlands, Redlands CA where he help lead the
bulldogs to their first SCIAC Championship. Coach is appreciative
of his in the water and out of the water success and contributes
his success to his family, hard work and club swimming.
Coach Chris has coached for 16 years, he has
coached at different levels from YMCA, USA Age Group, high school
and USA Masters. He has been able to start 3 aquatics programs in
his 16 years of coaching, one women’s water polo team (who
are now back to back state champions), recreation swim team and
Higley High School’s swim and dive team where he is currently
the head coach. He has coached in California, Arizona and Minnesota
and has enjoyed every experience he was given to build on his own
coaching philosophy (technique, technique, & fun). Coach Chris
has coached school record breakers, state finalist, regional
champions, and All-American swimmers.
Chris also focuses on academics as seen by
Higley High Swim and Dive program being the only team in the state
of Arizona to receive the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches
Association Scholar Team Award three years in a row. His knights
also are the first Higley High team to receive the AIA Scholar Team
Award 3 years in a row. So come ready to swim and keep your
academics up when you come and train with Coach Chris at MESA Swim
“Your athletic talent will only help you
so far in life, your education will help you all through your
Sabrina T Newell
Age Group Coach
Age Group Coach Sabrina has
lived in Arizona for 19 years. She has been married for 18 years
and has 2 girls currently on MESA swim club. Coach Sabrina is
currently working at Kerr Elem. School as the special education
Coach Sabrina was always at
her daughters practices watching and observing what they were doing
and how she could help them when not at swim team. She was
approached by Coach Janine and asked to be her asstistant.
Coach Sabrina has gone to swim classes and has done everything to
learn how to teach the swimmers to improve for the last 9
Coach Sabrina loves to learn
and is always there for the swimmers. She carries her ACSA level
one certification and her USA swimming Certifications.
Jennifer Renee Simioni
Age Group Coach
Coach Jennifer started swimming when she was 12
years old. She first trained with Coach Traci Hering at Red
Mountain Country Club. She continued onto High School swimming
where she swam for Red Mountain High School and excelled
in the 50 and 100 free. After High school she then joined her Mom's
team RMLS seadogs where she then was introduced to teaching other
swimmers to swim.
Jennifer enjoys working with the 6 and unders
teaching them to swim and have fun.
Coach Jennifer graduated in May 2010 with her
assosiates degree in Interior Design.
Coach Jennifer currently has her Asca Level 1
certification and is working on her Level 2.