Masters Head Coach
Mark Stori
Mark Stori has been successfully leading Santa Barbara Masters Swimming as Head Coach of Santa Barbara Masters Swimming, brinigng a wealth of experience and passion to the role. In addition to being the Head Coach of Santa Barbara Masters, Mark serves as an assistant coach for Men's and Women's Swimming at UCSB. Mark has been involved with Masters Swimming since the 1990's when he coached for the Dallas Aquatic Masters Swim Club and helped develop a learn-to-swim program for Club. Mark moved to Santa Barbara in 2015 where he started coaching masters under the Santa Barbara Swim Club and helped lead the team to a combined top 10 finish at the 2017 Spring Masters Nationals. He helped relaunch Gaucho Aquatic Masters at UCSB starting in 2017. Mark has produced several Destination Masters Swim Camps in Santa Barbara in both pool and open water. Mark is a USMS Level 2 Coach and received the 2019 USMS Kerry O'Brien Coaches Award. In 2023, Mark was honored with the Southern Pacicifc Masters Swimming Coach of the Year Award. He has been an accomplished Masters swimmer and has won 3 Individual Masters National Championships and achieved 67 individual top 10 times.  Mark enjoys open water swimming and loves the Thursday night Reef and Run Series and swimming at East Beach with the Swim Wild Santa Barbara crew. 

As a student-athlete Stori was a four-year member of the University of Iowa Swim team, where he was team captain during his senior year. He graduated with a BBA in Accounting. He achieved All Big Ten Academic honors and swam at the national level in the IM/Back/Breast.

Assistant Coaches

Annie Larsen

Arlette Godges

Dawn Schroeder

Kevin Mendoza

Kian Brouwer

Sydney Rouse

Weston Rowan

Zach Lebovic