Aquatics Program Director
Originally from the French Alps, Marc began swimming competitively for a summer league team at the age of 9. At 15, he began swimming year-round when he was recruited to swim in the regional training center with national and international level athletes and was coached by Marc Begotti.
As a swimmer Marc specialized in sprint freestyle events, but developed an affinity for open water swims and eventually for triathlons. At Grenoble University, Marc swam competitively for three years while studying Physical Education.
Marc was a Physical Education instructor during his French military service before moving to Mill Valley in 1991. He spent a few year teaching swimming at the Marin JCC with Jeff Kamler and got his first local coaching job with the Rolling Hills Stingrays, a Marin Swim League team.
Marc began coaching the Marlins in 1994, when the team belonged to the Marin Swim League. With the help of Coach Sonia Nimtz, he quickly turned the team around by focusing primarily on technique.
In July 2000, Marc received the Marin Swim League’s Coach of the Year Award and redesigned the Rafael Racquet Club Marlins to a year-round United States Swimming program. Now called the Pacific Coast Marlins, the team continues to succeed under Marc’s dedication and coaching philosophy.