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Name: Dennis Baker
Position: Head Coach
Email: bakeswim@yahoo.com
Cell Phone: 503-679-4601

Biography: Dennis has been coaching Masters swimming for the last 6 years since his return to the Great Northwest from Arizona. He has taught thousands of hours of private lessons for all different levels of swimmers. He is a certified USA Swimming Coach for the David Douglas Swim Club and will continue with them in a smaller capacity as his primary responsibilities will be with the newly formed Oregon Reign Masters. He also coaches the MAC Masters two days a week.

Along with this, Dennis is in pursuit of being the oldest swimmer to qualify for the USA Olympic Trials. He trains with both David Douglas Swim Club and Multnomah Athletic Club. Dennis already holds the distinction as the oldest qualifier ever for the USA National Championships. He primarily competes with younger USA swimmers in meets throughout the year and in major Master meets around the country. His stable of current swimmers have many World, National, Northwest, and State Records and Championships. He has worked with many of the top Tri/Open water swimmers from all over the country. When asked what his favorite coaching or swimming accomplishment was in the last few years he replied, "Teaching the beginning and novice swimmers and seeing them get fit and move through the water more efficiently. Their transformations in physique and overall attitude for life is incredible".

High School Swimming All American 4 years. (David Douglas High - Burt Stratton coach)
Multiple time Oregon State High School Champion.
College Swimming All American 4 years. (University of Arizona - Dick Jochums coach)
2 time Pac-10 Conference Champion. (200 Butterfly)
2 time Olympic Trial Finalist. (200 Butterfly)
Multiple time Masters National Champion and National Record Holder.
Current holder of 7 World Records for Masters.
Head Coach OWET Masters 2002 to present.

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