2014: Spotlight on Dana Kirk!

Dana Kirk is the Head Coach and Site Director of PASA-DKS, an affiliate of Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics. Over the past 5Image years, she has produced many top level age group swimmers in Pacific Swimming as well as Western Zone and North American Challenge Cup qualifiers.

Dana worked with local female coaches to start the first Women in Coaching Clinic in 2012, and has served as a leader in creating opportunities for dialogue and mentorship between women coaches.

As a swimmer Dana grew up in Bremerton, Washington swimming for Maki Aquatics and then Tacoma Swim Club. At Stanford University (2002-2006), Dana earned 17 All American nods and won 8 PAC-10 Titles swimming under coaching legend Richard Quick and Stanford Head Coach Lea Maurer. In 2004 she qualified for the Athens Olympic Games by winning the 200 meter butterfly at Olympic Trials and finishing 9th overall at the Athens Games.

Find out more about Dana online!

Women in Coaching: Dana Kirk (USA Swimming)

Dana Kirk on Women in Coaching (Swimming World Magazine)

Morning Swim Show: Dana Kirk (Swimming World TV)

Women in Coaching Clinic 2013 Announces Speakers (SwimSwam)

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