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
and 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.

   
Aquatics Manager & Swim Coach
Kyle Accornero 
(650) 493-2375
Kyle has been coaching Masters and teaching lessons with University club since early 2017. He has recently joined on full time to work with MCAC and the Sharks! Prior to joining, Kyle was coaching with SUNN Swimming’s Age Group program. He has also coached with Henry M. Gunn High School since 2013. In that time the boys’ Team claimed three Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) championships as well as winning the Central Coast Section (CCS) championship in 2016. The girls’ Team were SCVAL runners up in 2018 by way of winning the SCVAL meet in route to also winning the 2018 CCS championship. Kyle started coaching in late 2011 at Fremont Hills Country Club and PASA-DKS. A 2011 graduate of the University of the Pacific, Kyle holds a degree in Civil Engineering and was teammates with Coach Sarah on the Swim Team. Growing up in Livermore, Kyle played a multitude of sports before narrowing down to swimming and water polo towards the end of his time at Livermore High School. The local Rhonewood Sharks summer league team was Kyle’s first foray into swimming way back in 1994. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys attending San Jose Sharks’ games, noodling around on guitar or piano, and going to concerts.