Our fabulous LVM coaches are Victor Hecker and Jim Reitz.
Coach Victor Hecker has been guiding Las Vegas Masters swim team to great successes since 2000, including our big WINS at the 2015 and 2016 SPMS Regional & SW Zone Championships.
- Named SPMS Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2014!
- Awarded the Kerry O'Brien Coaching Award in 2015
- Certified USMS Level 3 Masters Coach
- Coaching swimming in the Las Vegas area since 1974
- Former UNLV collegiate swimming coach
- Coached Olympic gold-medalists, Olympic Trials qualifiers, and world record holders
- Coached swimmers include recreational, triathletes, competitive swimmers
- Works with competitive swimmers to set goals and specializes in discerning the critical differences to success
Coach Jim Reitz began coaching Masters early in the summer of 2016. His previous career as the Head Coach of the UNLV Swim & Dive program spanned 35 years! Coach Reitz took a short break from working on the pool deck, and chose his comeback to be Masters swimming!
- Named Coach of the Year in college swimming 16 times
- ASCA / USA Swimming Level 5 Coach
- Coaching swimming in the Las Vegas area since 1976
- Previously the 35-year UNLV collegiate swimming coach
- Coached Olympians, Olympic Trials qualifiers, All-Americans, and led the UNLV Swim Team to 14 Conference Championships
- UNLV Buchanan Natatorium pool named "Jim Reitz Pool" in 2017 to honor Coach Reitz history at UNLV
- Guides Masters swiummers to performance through technical improvements. All levels of swimmers welcome.
Photo Below: Coach Vic writing down splits and notes at SPMS Champs 2013