Coach Giacalone started playing water polo at the age of 13 for Del Mar Water Polo Club. His 16U team won the U.S. Club Championship. Vincent went to Cathedral Catholic High School and played on the Varsity and JV Water Polo team and won 3 CIF Championships there. While he studied and played water polo at Concordia University Irvine, Vincent started coaching at Northwood Water Polo Club and later moved to Back Bay Aquatics. Vincent also coached the University High School boys and girls water polo teams.