Head Coach / National Development
Coach Brown began as
the Head Coach of FAST in 2011 bringing over 25 years of experience
to our deck. Coach Brown has developed multiple National Record
Holders, National and Junior National Champions, and more than a
dozen first-time Olympic Trials qualifiers. Between 2004 and
2015 he placed 10 swimmers on the U.S. National Junior Team in
the 50 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free, 800 Free, 100 Breast, 200 Breast,
200 IM, 400 IM, and Open Water 10K. In 2017 he placed 2 swimmers on
the World Championship Team and U.S. National Team for Open
Coach Brown was honored in 2011 as USA
Swimming's Developmental Coach of the Year. In 2009 Coach
Brown gave two talks at the American Swim Coaches Association
(ASCA) World Clinic. Articles on his technique and
training ideas have been published in Swimming World, American
Swimming, and ASCA magazines.
Coach Brown earned a
bachelor's degree in English from Columbia University where he was
a member of the varsity swim team. His philosophy for success in
swimming and life is "Work Works".
Pre-Team & Age Group Dev. - Fullerton
Coach Amy began teaching at FAST in 2008. Her own swimming
career began at FAST at the age of 6. She competed throughout high
school at El Dorado where she was part of the League Championship
team in her junior year. Amy's favorite events were 500 Freestyle
and 200 Breaststroke.
Amy holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from Wake Forest
University where she also minored in Linguistics and Psychology.
Sean Honda Kao
Assistant Coach - Fullerton
Coach Sean joined the FAST staff full-time in September 2018.
Sean swam at FAST 2006-2012 graduating from
Diamond Bar High School in 2012 and moving on to Arizona State
University. At ASU Sean was a member of the Pac-12 Conference Team
all four years specializing in sprint freestyle and was named a
captain in his senior year.
Sean's most influential coaching mentors are FAST Head Coach
Brian Brown and U.S. High Performance Director Keenan Robinson who
directed the strength training program for Michael Phelps.
Sean graduated from ASU in 2016 and
continued pursuing his education there earning a Masters Degree in
Exercise Science in May 2018.
Nadia Paramita Kusmajadi
Assistant Coach - Fullerton
Coach Nadia grew up in Indonesia where she swam competitively
with the Almagari Swim Team for 9 years. She began teaching at FAST
in 2009 while attending Fullerton College where she was a member of
the swim team. Now in her ninth year with FAST, Coach Nadia is on
deck with Pre-Team, Age Group, Junior, and Senior.
Coach Nadia earned a bachelor's degree in Photography from Cal
State Long Beach. Outside of FAST she is a professional
Senior & Junior Development - Fullerton
Coach Lauren joined
the FAST staff in 2012. She has over 15 years of experience
teaching and coaching a wide range of levels, from infants to
adults. She coached 14 & Under swimmers in New York City
at the Manhattan Makos and Asphalt Green swim teams. She led the
Columbia University Masters Swim Team for 2 years.
Coach Lauren competed
in the 400 Free and 800 Free at the 2008 & 2012 U.S. Olympics
Trials. She is a 3-time National Finalist in the 1,650 Free
(2) and 10K Open Water (1). Lauren was the 2004 Ivy League Champion
in the 1,000 Free and a 9-time Ivy League Finalist in
college. She was the team MVP
in 2004 and 2007 and a captain in her senior year. Lauren graduated
from Columbia University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in
Lead Coach - Yorba Linda
Coach Nancy has
been coaching FAST's groups at the Yorba Linda facility since
July 2010. She leads all team groups, from Pre-Competitive to
Junior Development. Prior to joining FAST, Nancy coached 10
& Unders at the Swim Team of Placentia for 14 years. For 12 of
those years she also coached high school swim teams at Esperanza
(7) and Valencia (5). This coaching background has given Nancy
a variety of great experience with swimmers of different ages and
abilities. Nancy swam competitively herself for 8 years while
also playing water polo.
Nancy has a Business
Administration degree from Cal Polytechnic-Pomona where she also
completed a minor in Management and Human Resources. She
worked for Kraft Foods for 8 years before making coaching her