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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 am Coach Micaela. I just moved out to Volusia County, Florida last July 2017. I swam

competitively from age 6 to age 17 in my hometown of Bakersfield, California.  At age 16, I began working at a pool as a lifeguard and swim instructor. From there, I became an Aquatics Manager, Swim Lessons Coordinator and Aqua Aerobics Instructor. I continued working at pools for the next 7 years. I received my Bachelors in English and Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara and my Masters of Education from John Hopkins University. I taught first grade in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and now teach third grade at Volusia Pines Elementary in Lake Helen, Florida! I love not only working with children, but learning from them. I believe in persistence, determination, discipline and kindness.

 

 

Hi, I'm Coach Jordan. I have been a part of the Killer Whales since I was 16. I grew up in DeLand and graduated from Stetson University in 2017 with my Bachelors in Sociology. I swam competitively for the Killer Whales for five years and have been coaching for over three years now. The swim team has always felt like a family to me and showing up to practice, where to swim or coach, has always been the best part of my day. It has been the best influence on my life and I am happy I get to be involved with the Killer Whales on a daily basis.