Teresa swam for Los Angeles Athletic Club, Lakewood Aquatic Club, and the University of Southern California. Her accolades include 5 time All American at USC, Olympic Trial Qualifier 100 Breaststroke, Mountain Pacific Champion in the 100 Breast, Sprint IM and 400 Med Relay, with a new record in the IM. Teresa was also a member of the first Women’s National Water Polo Championship while at USC.
Teresa attended USC on an academic scholarship prior to title 9. She graduated with cum laude honors at USC. She then attended Medical school at UCLA in the Prosthetics field. Teresa then went on and obtained her PhD at TWU. Teresa’s dissertation was published in 1985…The Mechanical Comparison of Terminal Devices.
Previously she coached at Team Santa Monica, Santa Rosa Swim Club, the University of Southern California Women’s Team and several High School Teams from both Southern and Northern California.