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Coaching Staff

Eric Nagoshi

Head Coach

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Eric Nagoshi is a 2008 graduate of Punahou School. He started swimming competitively at the age of 6 for Aulea Swim Club located in Kailua, Hawaii and finished his swimming career with Rainbow Aquatics located in Palolo, Hawaii. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science with a focus in strength and conditioning and program design.  Eric began his coaching career with Rainbow Aquatics in 2007 starting with the beginner group, working his way up to the intermediate group and eventually the senior group. He also served for four years as the lead instructor for the City and County of Honolulu learn to swim program at Palolo pool. He is currently an assistant coach for the Punahou Varsity/JV and Intermediate Swim Team. In addition to his coaching, Eric is the Assistant Director of Aquatics with oversight of PAQ as well as the daily operations of the pool.

Dustin Fukuda

Assistant Coach - National

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Dustin swam for Mililani High School and swam at the Kamehameha Swim Club throughout his high school years. He continued his swimming career at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he qualified for USA swimming national championships and was at four year conference finals.  After finishing his collegiate swimming career, Dustin spent two years as the Head Coach of Aloha Aquatics Association.  He has spent the last four years at the Kamehameha Swim club as the Senior Coach coaching national high school record holders, USA swimming age group national record holders and USA swimming top 20 national age group swimmers. His influences are his coaches he had growing up. In his spare time he likes to surf, play guitar and read.  

 

Katsuyuki Fujii

Assistant Coach - Senior I

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Sarah Jenny

Assistant Coach - Senior II

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Sarah Jenny is a 1984 graduate of Punahou School.  She started swimming competitively at the age of 8 on the big island, prior to moving to Honolulu and joining Punahou Aquatics at the age of 12.  She continued her swimming career at the University of New Mexico, where she was also a Team Captain of the Women’s Team.
She moved back to Honolulu where she competed successfully at the inaugural North Shore Swim Series and various biathlons.  Coach Sarah began her coaching career at Iolani Swim Club, working with beginner swimmers.  In addition to that, she was also began coaching the Punahou ILH JV/Varsity Swim team in 2001-were she has continued to coach till present.  She began coaching Punahou Aquatics in March 2017 with our Mano swimmers and currently is with Junior 2.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling to see her daughter, who is attending college in California and is an avid reader of many genres.  

Adam J Kealiher

Assistant Coach - Junior I

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AJ is from Boulder, Colorado.  He grew up swimming in a local summer league (BVSSL) until age 17 when he started swimming high school and club at Monarch High School and Rally Sport respectively. AJ competed for UH for 4 years as a breaststroke and sprint free style specialist, and was elected captain 2 years. He has taught swim lessons in Colorado, and here in Hawaii for Swim Hawaii and Hawaii Aquatics Academy. AJ graduated in 2018 with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree specializing in pre-medical. In his spare time AJ enjoys body surfing, surfing, reading, climbing and shop class type work. 

Stacy Matsui

Assistant Coach - Junior II

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Stacy Matsui grew up on Maui, and swam for Maui Swim Club and Baldwin High School. There he won consecutive state titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle events his Junior and Senior years. He earned a scholarship to swim at the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he finished up his swimming career. While in college, he spent summers back on Maui working for the City and County teaching beginning swimming and water safety instruction. After college, Stacy started his teaching career which now spans over 20 years. He has previously coached swimming at La Pietra School and Kaimuki High School. In his spare time he enjoys cheering on his three children at their many sporting events and dance performances, as well as spearfishing whenever he can.

Sarah Robinson

Assistant Coach - Mano

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Sarah grew up swimming age group in Minnesota, arriving on Oahu just this past year. Sarah was an All-American Division III swimmer for Middlebury College and an All-American Triathlete back in her high school years. Sarah is a former head coach of the University of Utah Women’s Swimming and Diving Team, and more recently head coach of St. Margaret Episcopal School’s Boy's and Girl's Swimming and Diving Team in San Juan Capistrano, CA. She is happy to be back on deck helping Punahou swimmers reach their goals.

Jayson Hagi

Assistant Coach - Honu

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Jayson Hagi is from Kapolei, Oahu where he grew up and swam for Hawaii Swim Club. He continued his swimming career at the University of Hawaii Manoa for the Men's Swimming and Diving team, where he was part of the 2011 CUSA Championship team where he also qualified for the 2012 Open Water Nationals. He has taught for Swim Hawaii, working with children and adults ranging from beginner to competitive levels. Jayson was appointed 2013-2014 Team Captain his senior year and graduated from the University of Hawaii Manoa with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Resources. Jayson currently teaches aquatics at Punahou School and is an assistant coach for Punahou Aquatics and the JV/Varsity swim team.

Lenora Lai Nor Lee

Swimming Coordinator

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  • Began working at Punahou 1998
  • Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, attended Farrington H.S., University of Hawaii – Manoa, Business Management Degree
  • Previously worked at First Hawaiian Bank as an Real Estate Compliance Officer
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