Coaches

Aquatics Director

Matt Schubert
mschubert@ucpaloalto.com
(650) 493-2375
 

 

Coach Matt Schubert grew up in San Jose, CA and began swimming at the age of 5 years old for Los Gatos Swim and Racquet Club.  Matt’s parents introduced him to year round competitive swimming as an activity to participate in while his favorite sport, Baseball, was in its offseason.  As a member of Santa Clara Swim Club, Coach Matt’s swim career took off.  At Bellarmine College Prep he was a four year Varsity athlete for swimming and water polo.  During his time spent in high school Matt was part of six Section Championship aquatics teams with individual honors such as a First Team CCS Water Polo selection and three year CCS finalist.  Coach Matt’s college years were spent at University of California Santa Barbara on a swimming scholarship.  UCSB obtained two Big West Conference Championships while Matt was part of the team.  His commitment to the team and school led to Matt being selected as Team Captain during his Senior Year in 2004.  While finishing up school Matt helped out the UCSB program as a Volunteer Assistant Coach, as well as coaching for the Santa Barbara Water Polo Club.  This would be the beginning of what has been a rewarding and successful coaching career.  Coach Matt’s relocation to Northern California came with position as the Head Varsity Coach for the swim and water polo programs of Saratoga High School, as well as the Head Age Group Coach for Stanford Water Polo Club.  In March of 2009 Matt came to University Club and took the reins of the Sharks summer swim team and seasonal programs. 

 

Aquatics Manager
Associate Head Swim Coach

Sarah Gutierrez
sgutierrez@ucpaloalto.com
(650) 493-2375
 

Sarah began swimming competitively at the age of 11 and continued through high school, where she was part of a three-time Central Coast Section Championship team. She was acknowledged for both her academic and athletic excellence with a scholarship to the University of the Pacific. During summers in college, Sarah discovered the rewards of sharing her love for swimming by teaching others. She continued to coach swimming and offer private lessons after her graduation with a degree in graphic design. Sarah says that when her young swimmers accomplish something they didn’t think possible, or overcome their fears, it is “equivalent to winning a gold medal.” She loves that the kids carry the confidence they gain in the pool into other parts of their lives. When Sarah isn’t on the pool deck, you will find her going to the beach, Sharks games, hanging with friends and traveling.