Ervin Zador was a 1956 Olympic Water Polo Gold Medalist in Melbourne.  For over 40 years, he dedicated his life to every swimmer with the opportunity to develop their swimming skills.  He spent the last years here in Ripon and left a legacy of extraordinary coaching success.  His influence on swimmers went far beyond the pool, helping them excel their physical and mental strength.  You can read more about Ervin and his amazing life in Wikipedia, Smithsonian Magazine or watch his documentary movie Freedom's Fury.Year round swim team located in Ripon, California, about 12 miles north of Modesto (Central Valley).  We also offer year round water polo team, masters swim program, swim lessons, and extended swimming for recreational swim team (Ripon Sea Lions).  The head coach Ervin Zador has over 40 years of coaching experience and also a gold medalist in water polo.