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College of Marin Swimming and Diving Coaching Staff

Coach Lager begins his 27th campaign at the helm of the Mariners.  During this time the team has recorded 8 top 3 conference finishes and 2 conference championships. The team has been ranked in the top ten in the state four times and in the top 20 four additional times.   Coach Lager has guided 31 team members to all American rankings.  Twelve Aquatic Mariners have been awarded the Bay Conference swimmer of the Year during his time as coach.

He is a member of the Pacific Swimming Board of Directors and past Chairman of Pacific Swimming Zone 3.  He is the past President of the California Community College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association and has served as the Swimming Coaches’ Representative to the Bay Valley Conference for the past 20 years.  Warren’ s swimming career included qualifying for the National Championships while on the Marin Aquatic Club and two years of Varsity Swimming at UCLA.
Warren and his wife Amy have lived in Novato for 19 years.  They have two children, Jordan age 18 and Rachel, age 14.  Jordan is on the U.C. Davis Swim Team. 

Coach Lager can be reached at 415 883-2211.  His e-mail address is lagersmith@comcast.net

Head Coach Warren Lager

Coach Lager


Assistant Coaches:

Head Diving Coach Mike Klunk

Coach Klunk, a graduate of Sacramento State University, Competed in diving at Terra Linda High School, Sacramento State, various Armed Forces competitions and at the 2006 Masters World Diving Championships. Coach Klunk joined the aquatics staff 5 years ago after retiring as a Lt. Colonel following a 25 year career in the United States Army.  Coach Klunk has been a huge asset to the aquatics program by leading athletes to the State Championship each of his 5 years on the staff.  Two of these divers made the United States Community College All-American Diving team.

Assistant Swimming Coach Jillian Ruppenstein



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