JACKSONVILLE, Florida, October 2. THE American Swimming Coaches Association has received its first commitment from a speaker for the Sept. 8-14 World Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., as Coach Tony Batis of PASA has committed to being the Instructor for the ASCA Level 3 Physiology School — The Planning and Execution of Training!
“We’re thrilled to have a coach of Tony’s expertise and experience to lend his voice to our Level 3 School, which is the second-most attended ASCA School in our history of required Certification courses. I am sure he’ll have a huge audience,” said ASCA Executive Director John Leonard.
The Batis Resume:
1988 graduate from the University of Southern California where he swam for legendary Coach Peter Daland. Started as Head Age Group Coach for the Salinas Valley Aquatics from 1988-1992 where he developed nationally ranked age group swimmers and a national age group record holder.
In the fall of 1992, Tony was hired as the Head Coach for the old Palo Alto Swim Club (which is now part of Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics). In his 20+ years with the club he has helped to develop athletes at every level of the sport and been a part of PASA’s development into a nationally and internationally recognized swim program. Along with junior national and national champions, Tony’s athletes have gone on to be NCAA champions and represented the US internationally.
Tony has also represented the US as a coach, including Head Women’s Coach for the Junior World Championships in Lima, Peru and Assistant Men’s Coach for the Short Course World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.
Tony continues as coach for the Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics and aquatics manager for the Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World. He has been married for 20 years to his wife Tisha and they live in Newark, CA.