USA Swim Team Head Coach & Director of Aquatics
Coach Nabeta has been the head coach of the USA Swim Team and National Junior Team for over a decade. He has more than 30 years of swimming experience at the US Level as a swimmer and a coach. He was a National qualifier for many years in the Bay Area. Brian’s coaching experience includes stints at BYU for the men’s and women’s programs, San Jose State University and UC Berkeley. At UC Berkeley he worked under the world-renowned coach Nort Thornton for five years. He coached at the US level for the Blackhawk Swim Club for five years and before coming to Arden Hills. He was also the Head Coach for the Golden Bear Swim Club in Berkeley. As head coach for the Golden Bears, in less than four years, Brian doubled the size of the team and transformed the team as a whole from average age-groupers into National and International competitors earning college scholarships. He also assisted swimmers in measurably improving their academic performances. Brian has coached swimmers of all levels including Far Western Champions, Western Zone Champions, Junior National Champions, US National Finalist, International Qualifiers, National Junior Team Members and Olympic Trial Qualifiers. He also has been assigned coaching stints for USA Swimming at the Gold Medal Camps, Zone Select Camps and National Select Camps.
Brian’s other interests include working out with the trainers at Arden Hills and practicing taekwondo. Brian and his wife Cherie have two very active children, Kailee and Kaleo.
USA Swim Team Assistant Coach, Pre-Senior Group
A former competitive swimmer who was born and raised in Southern California, Oshiro went to Pepperdine University on a swimming and water polo scholarship, graduating with a degree in communications with a broadcast emphasis. Chris has been an integral part of the building of the Arden Hills USA Swimming program. Chris came to Arden Hills Swimming in June 2005, after eleven years as head coach of Vallejo Aquatic Club (VJO). At VJO he developed a Junior National qualifier, several Sectional qualifiers and Far Westerns champions. The team grew from having 25 regular members during winter months to more than 160 members in 2005.
Coach Brian Nabeta had known Chris over the years when he was working for his former team. Chris coming to Arden Hills was a breath of fresh air as he was able to help with many different technical skills that swimmers need at a very young age. Chris helps swimmers think about how their strokes develop and work, which frees their thinking. Not every swimmer is the same. Each and every swimmer has their strengths and weakness and Chris allows them to work on each aspect during practice. He also teaches lessons at the club to swimmers of all ages and helps with water polo skills for many young polo players in the area.
Prior to coaching swim, Chris worked for fifteen years in radio as a DJ as well as a couple of stints as program director. That career took him to Livermore, Sacramento, Monterey, Boise, Honolulu and Oakland. In Sacramento, he was fortunate to be part of a team that became the number one station [KSFM, “FM-102”] in the spring of 1986. In August 2006, he was hired as a Jazz Host for Capital Public Radio. In December 2006 they gave him the Saturday evening program, “Blue Dog Jam.”
Outside interests include a passion for golf, golf shops, bookstores, used CD stores and driving aimlessly without a destination in mind.
Head Otters Swim Coach
Adric is currently studying Finance at Sacramento State in the Business Honors program. He swam competitively for 14 years, which includes 9 years at Arden Hills from 2000-2008. Adric earned many honors and championships as a member of both Arden Hills’ USA and Otters teams. He has also played both soccer and football at the collegiate level. After many successful years as a swimmer, Adric made the transition into coaching in 2010. Starting as an assistant coach with the Otters, Adric has excelled and expanded his role at the Resort. He is now a USA certified swim coach, Head Coach of the Otters, an Assistant coach with multiple USA groups, conducts and coordinates swim lessons, runs swim clinics, and also has experience with the clubs Learn to Swim and Otter Pups programs.
Coach Cortney Martellucci
Cortney has been involved in athletics since she was young. Growing up in Sacramento, she began swimming in her community recreational program. Until high school she played many sports including basketball, softball, and club volleyball. Her sophomore year at St. Frances High School she decided to try year-round swimming. With hard work and dedication, she received a scholarship to Drury University in Springfield, MO, where she was a member of three NCAA-II National Championship teams and earned both athletic and academic All-American honors. Cortney was also an NCAA champion in the 200 Breaststroke.
Throughout graduate school, she spent minimal time at the pool, but she always knew that she wanted to come back to the sport. Arden Hills gave her the opportunity to jump in with both feet. Her knowledge and experience is an asset when teaching and inspiring our athletes. She especially enjoys working with young swimmers and encouraging them to pursue success athletically as well as outside the pool. She enjoys giving back to the sport that gave her so much. She currently helps out with the National group in the mornings and runs the Gold Group in the afternoons. She has helped several swimmers and relays along to National Top 16 rankings.
Outside of work, she spends time with her family and friends. She enjoys joining the pre-senior workouts and suffering through spin class. Cortney has been involved in athletics since she was very young, swimming being just one of her endeavors. She takes opportunities to share her knowledge and experiences through coaching national level athletes as well as teaching and inspiring developing athletes.