Christie Lynn Kainz has a life long immense passion for swimming and diving. At the young age of 17, she took on her first aquatics position that lasted for 6 years as a Life Guard and Camp Director for the San Diego County YMCA. Christie studied psychology and child development at Mount St. Mary's University. Currently, she is a USA Swimming certified coach and Head Instructor for the LK Swim Academy. Christie has been under the mentorship of a four-time gold medal Olympian, Lenny Krayzelburg, since 2012. Through these experiences, she has mastered the craft of coaching swimmers of all skill levels, ranging from infants as young as 5 weeks old to Junior Olympians. Coach Christie is incredibly excited to be joining the Royal swim team as the Bronze/Silver coach at the Culver City location.