Temecula Valley announces hiring of two new Swim coaches

Temecula Valley High School (TVHS) opens the 2014 swim season with two new swim coaches: Maryann McCann and Gerry Item.

Maryann McCann was the Aquatics Director for the City of Perris in 1993 and the City of Temecula in 1995. She has swum competitively since childhood and set several high school and college swim records.

McCann has been teaching at the elementary and high school levels in the Temecula Valley school district for many years. She is currently an English teacher at TVHS and is the Staff Advisor for the school yearbook.

Gerry Item was the National Head Coach for the Indonesian Swim Federation where he trained swimmers for international competitions, including the Olympics. He has been swimming competitively since 1994 and has won numerous competitions in southern California and at the national level in Indonesia.

Item is currently the senior coach for Star Aquatics in Temecula, a USA Swimming member-based swim club.

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