Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Reid Yamamoto Head Coach

Reid moved to Maui in 1991 after graduating from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Travel Industry Management.  He swam competitively for 12 years (with Hawaii Swimming Club), including swimming 4 years at the University of Hawaii; and has been coaching swimming since 1985.

Reid began coaching Hawaii Swimming Club in 1985 and in 1989 he became head coach of HSC.  Since then, he has coached Hawaiian record holders, state champions, zone qualifiers, sectional and junior nationals qualifiers, a junior national champion, and Olympic Trials qualifiers.   

Reid is an ASCA Level 4 coach and is married and has a daughter.

He is currently coaching the Senior 1, 2, 3 and National Groups

Rodney Hayashi Assistant Coach

Rodney has lived on Maui since 1973. He has a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts
from the University of Hawaii Manoa.

Rodney has had an illustrous career working for the Maui Electric Company until his retirement in 2010. 

Rodney began his coaching in 1985. His daughter Kristine was a 4-year State High School champion in the 100yd breaststroke. She also was a Junior Nationals swimmer and later swam for the University of San Diego where she held some of their school records.

Rodney has had several swimmers who have swam and placed first at the Western Zones Swim Meet.

Rodney has 2 sons and 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

Rodney currently coaches the Junior 1, 2, and 3 groups.


Tyler Orikasa Assistant Coach

Tyler started coaching part time for Maui Gold Swim Team in 1997 after he graduated from high school. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Business and Public Administration in 2001.  After moving back to Maui in 2002, Tyler took a more permanent role for the Maui Gold Swim Team coaching staff. Since then Tyler has coached Hawaii state champions, zone qualifiers, and sectional and junior national qualifiers.  

In 2012, Tyler joined the Hawaii Swimming Clubs staff as an assistant coach. He co-coaches the Senior and National level groups as well as run the clubs dryland/strength program. 

Tyler is married and has a son and a daughter.

Marie White Assistant Coach
Erik Kina Assistant Coach
Board of Directors
Susan Suzuki Vice President