Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coach Tijmen  [email protected]

Tijmen has been involved in coaching for the past 7 years. He is a head coach at   Kahuna Water Polo club. He was born in the Netherlands and played   waterpolo and swam since he was 8 years old. He moved to the United States to further his education. Currently   Tijmen is a water polo player and swimmer at Concordia University – Irvine, where he is working on a degree in Sports Management and Coaching. As a coach,   Tijmen thinks it is his job to get everybody enthusiastic about not only their own, but also other peoples performances. He can’t wait to continue as a Deerfield  Bluefin!

Coach Jessica  [email protected]

Coach Jessica has been apart of the Deerfield Bluefins summer swim team as a swimmer and coach since 2000.  A compassionate educator, Jessica employs her natural teaching ability on the pool deck to help each Bluefin succeed. Jessica swam and played water polo for Woodbridge High School, where she lead both teams as Captain her senior year. Jessica attended Concordia University in Irvine where she swam with the Eagles for a year and studied to be an elementary school teacher. She graduated in May 2012 with her bachelor’s in Liberal Arts and a concentration in Child Development and earned her teaching credential. She is currently a second grade teacher for the Irvine Unified School District. 




Coaching Staff