Coach Ross has been a Gilroy resident for 30 years where he has been an integral part of the Gilroy swimming community.    Coach is originally from San Jose, where his life long passion for swimming began at Willow Glen High School.  While attending at Willow Glen, Coach held both school & league records.  Coach Ross earned a B.S. degree in Physical Education at San Jose State University where he swam as a Division 1 college swimmer on scholarship.  Coach Ross speaks at local and state wide conventions on the subjects of swimming & Physical Education, which are his passion. 

Coaching experience includes:Head age-group at San Jose Aquatics, Gilroy Gators Head Coach, Head Swim  Coach at Gilroy High School, Head Swim Coach at Gavilan College, Coaching Olympic swimmer and 6 time world record holder Chris Stevenson, Coaching many high school and college All-Americans.  For 25 years Coach has also owned and instructed at 'Coach Ross Swim Lessons' in Gilroy.