Monica comes to Temescal Masters from Brazil, having lived in the Bay Area since 2004. She holds a degree in Physical Education from the Federal University of São Carlos. She brings over 20 years of swimming experience to Temescal, including coaching a masters team in São Paulo, coaching children's swim teams, instructing water aerobics, and working as assistant to the head coach of Clube Paineiras do Morumbi, the Brazilian national synchronized swim team. She also has years of her own competitive swimming to give her perspective. She says "I really love what I do and I am very happy for having the opportunity to work at Temescal."