SWIM TEAM STAFF
A finalist in 2016 for the National Age Group Coach of the Year by the American Swim Coaches Association, Andy Copley has coached some of the fastest young swimmers in the United States and North America. Having coached on both coasts and abroad, Copley has used his diverse background with swimmers to repeatedly train and guide athletes to the highest level.
At three different programs, Andy has guided more than 20 athletes to Top-10 times in the United States and North America. His swimmers have qualified for a wide array of competitions ranging from Junior Olympics and Sectionals at the regional level, NCSA and Summer Juniors at the national level, all the way up to the Commonwealth and CAC Games on the international stage. Most recently in 2017, Copley was awarded Age Group Coach of the Year for Metropolitan Swimming, the governing body for swimming in the New York City Metro area.
Finalist for the 2016 National Age Group Coach of the Year, American Swim Coaches Association.
Winner of the 2017 Age Group Coach of the Year for Metropolitan Swimming (Greater New York City).
Head Coach of the Cayman Islands National Team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2013 Island Games.
Associate Head Coach
Originally from Osaka, Japan, Coach Tomoko Naka brings a wealth of swimming and coaching experience to the Malibu Canyon Aquatics staff. As a teenage swimmer, Tomoko competed at the 2004 Olympic Trials for Athens in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle. She was trained and taught by traditional Japanese coaches in a program that focused on high level stroke technique from the youngest age. She brings a strong
background of discipline with a splash of fun to her coaching every day.
Through the success of her athletes, Coach Tomoko was selected to represent Metropolitan Swimming (New York City) as a coach on the All-Star Staff three times, most recently as the Head Coach.
Chosen three times for the Metropolitan Swimming All-Star Coaching Staff.
Selected as the Head Coach of the 2017 Winter/Spring Metropolitan Swimming All-Star Team
Swam in the 2004 Japanese Olympic Trials competing in the 50 and 100 Freestyle.
Member of the Japanese National Record Breaking team in the 200 Freestyle Relay.
As an athlete, coach Andy participated and competed in many sports. Swimming was his main focus, putting many hours into his training and development. Throughout his youth, he swam competitively for multiple swim clubs in the San Fernando Valley and swam for the Calabasas HS Varsity Swim Team under Coach David Hershman. Coach Andy has vast experience as a swim instructor, which has helped develop his fun yet
firm style of coaching. His passion is driven through encouraging and motivating his swimmers to be great athletes and exceptional people.