Arcadia Max Aquatics Swim Coach Marco Antonio Flores Arrested for Unlawful Sex Act with a Child

Acadia resident Marco Antonio Flores (25), a swim coach at Max Aquatics, was arrested for violations of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, lewd and lascivious acts involving children, and other sex crimes.

According to Arcadia police, a representative of Max Aquatics contacted the Arcadia Police Department to report an inappropriate relationship between an adult Max Aquatics swim coach and a juvenile athlete. Max Aquatics is a private swim club that uses the pools in the cities of Arcadia, El Monte, and Monrovia.

Arcadia Police Detectives investigated, obtained an arrest warrant and a search warrant for Flores. On September 16, 2021, Detectives served the search and arrest warrants at his residence.

Marco Flores was a swim coach at Max Aquatics since 2017, and detectives are concerned there may be additional victims. The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or may have been a victim, are encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department Detective Bureau at (626) 574-5160, case number 2103509. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store, or by using the website

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