Director, Age group Coach
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.
After 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.
Coach 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 loves watching the swimmers exceed at such a wonderful sportand. 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.
Coach 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 21 and Jennifer 27, have lived in Mesa for the past 16 years.
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
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 assistant. Coach Sabrina has gone to swim classes and has done everything to learn how to teach the swimmers to improve for the last 10 years.
Coach Sabrina helps with our pre-comp. swimmers and our special education athletes. Her years of experience on the team have given her the know in how to work hand and hand with them and teach technique.
Coach Sabrina loves to learn and is always there for the swimmers. She carries her ACSA level 2 certification.
Age Group Coach Sabrina has lived in Arizona for 19 years. She has been married for 20 years and has 2 girls currently on MESA swim club.
Jennifer R 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.