Zach was a former varsity swimmer during in his elementary and high school days in the Philippines. He currently graduated from the University of British Columbia, double majoring in psychology and political science. Zach’s coaching background include over three years of coaching experience with various mentor coaches in the Philippines and here in Canada. In Canada, he has worked with the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club as a lead coach and assistant coach. Zach’s coaching philosophy stresses heavily on hard work and effort, focusing primarily on conducting oneself in the most disciplined fashion in the pursuit of excellence. He is currently NCCP Level 2 trained and hopes to work towards gaining more experience coaching and making a positive impact to his swimmers.