Profiling Clay Evans
Record breaker and coach
Clay Evans, the current director of SCAQ, was born in South America to Canadian parents. Clay moved to Huntington Beach at 15 and was recruited by UCLA on a swimming and water polo scholarship. Before entering UCLA, Clay represented Canada in the 1972 Munich Olympics. He was a four year All-American and NCAA finalist in the 100 fly and an Olympic silver medallist at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Clay has broken over 40 Masters national and world records. After graduating from UCLA, Clay began his coaching career with Team Santa Monica a 100+ member age group team while he was in graduate school in Architecture. After practicing Architecture in Europe and Saudi Arabia, Clay returned to West L.A. and concentrated on developing SCAQ into the largest Masters swimming program in the U.S. In 1993, Clay was selected as the United States Masters Coach of the Year. In 1999, Clay was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Masters Aquatic Coaches Association.
This story is from the SCAQ website.