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Head Swim Coach: Ken Alfonso

Coach Ken started swimming competitively at the age of six for his neighborhood summer team in Stockton California. He lettered in swimming and water polo all four years at Lincoln High. After graduating he went on to swim and play water polo all four years in college and graduated from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo.

Ken has over 25 years of coaching experience and began coaching swimming at age 18 for a summer league team. He has coached club and high school swim teams. Ken has also coached water polo for club, high school and collegiate teams along with two years in USA Water Polo's Olympic Development Program as the Central California Zone coach. 

Ken moved here in 2009 and lives in Des Moines with his wife Yuki, daughter Ayden and sons Ethan and Isaac. 

While not coaching or spending time with his family, Ken is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.

 

Assistant Swim Coach: Ameena Bouzerktoune

I am very excited to be coaching for Olympic View this summer!! Ever since I started swim lessons, when I was a little girl, the water became my second home. I started competitive swimming when I was seven years old for the West Seattle YMCA Dolphins and at the end of my sophomore year of high school I switched to CAAT (Central Area Aquatics Team) and swam for them until the end of 2016, when I left for college. I also swam on the varsity team at Chief Sealth International High School in West Seattle all four years. I currently attend the University of La Verne, in Southern California, and swim on the women’s team.  I love swimming and it has been my passion for as long as I can remember and I can’t wait to spread that and share my knowledge of the sport with others who are excited to learn it. My goals are to get know all of the swimmers, both in and out of the water, along with their families, and to gain some real life skills and experience. Go Maddogs!

 

Assistant Swim Coach: Tristan Miles