Our Coaches

Coach Kati is the head coach for the Killer Whales Swim Club and has been coaching with the team for over three years.  In her tenure with the team, she has been fortunate to coach FLAGS, Senior Championship and SE Zone qualifying swimmers.  She is also the head men’s coach for Deland High School, where she has had the honor of coaching state championship swimmers for multiple seasons.  She is a University of Florida alumnus and quite proud of it.  (chomp chomp)  She grew up in West Volusia and lettered in swimming and soccer for Deltona High School where she was one of the first graduating classes.  She directly coaches the senior swimmers and oversees the age group, lessons and master swim programs.  She is also responsible for meet planning and scheduling.


Coach "J" has been coaching high school swimming since 1978. Previous to coming to DeLand, I taught Spanish and French and coached at University High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  For the last eleven years I have coached swim at DeLand High. I also teach Spanish there. My high school teams have been very successful because they are like a family.. always working to improve while having a great time together. My philosophy is that when you have even a bit of success at any task, you will keep trying harder.




Hi!  I’m Coach Emily.  I started swimming competitively when I was eight and began competing as a USSA swimmer, as well as a varsity high school swimmer, in seventh grade.  I then swam two collegiate seasons.  In my senior year of high school, I lead my team as meet MVP to winning the New England Championship- where I was a finalist in the 200-yard medley, 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard free relay and 100-yard breaststroke.  I was awarded the NEPSSA 2014 All-Star Performer in the 100-yard breaststroke, and a former school record holder in the 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle relay, and 400-yard freestyle relay.  Collegiately I was a member of the Rhodes College Women’s Swim Team, winning two SAA Conference Championships.  I became the assistant coach for the Eagle Harbor Swim Team, before relocating to Deland where I began coaching for the Killer Whales.