Rob has been swimming since the age of 5, when he first learned to swim at summer camp. While attending high school in Southern California, Rob swam four years Varsity, specializing in backstroke and mid-distance freestyle. Currently, he competes in marathon distance (10-kilometer) open water swims, and has placed in the top ten in his age group in recent U.S. Masters Open Water National Championships (9th in 2015; 6th in 2016). Recognizing that often the swim portion of a triathlon can be an athlete’s most challenging leg, he aims to help every Cal Triathlete be a better swimmer, with a focus on stroke technique, body position, breathing, and overall feel for the water. Rob is continually inspired by the energy, enthusiasm and mutual support that each teammate brings to Cal Triathlon. Be Golden.