Coaches

Coaching Staff (year-round)
Milo Cavic Head Coach (KCAC & CAC)

After taking on the responsibility Interim Head Coach in January 2019, KING Aquatic Club welcomes back Milorad “Milo” Cavic in his second season with KING, as Head Coach.

 

Milo's swimming resume is too long to list here but fans will know that he is a Cal alum and four time Olympian - 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. At the Beijing Olympics, where he earned a Silver medal, Milo was a central figure in what is still considered one of the most epic races in Olympic history.

His coaching career began with the conclusion of the 2012 Olympic Games. He has coached every level from beginners to professional athletes. He attributes his coaching philosophy to his mentors of 19 years, Dr. David Salo, Andrea di Nino, and Mike Bottom, with a focus on technique, organic development, teamwork, and keeping it interesting.

Anthon Rasmussen Lead Age Group Coach (CAC) & GM

Coach Anthon (born in Denmark) joined KING in January 2017 to assist on deck with the entry-level groups. His background includes over 18 years in Aquatics, 3 years head coach for summer league, and coaching Masters. In April 2017, he was promoted to Age Group coach in Covington. His passion for team bonding and ensuring each of his swimmers is prepared for their meets, including his two KING swimmers (Tamar and Kai) has shown his dedication to KING Aquatics.

In September 2019, Anthon became the Lead Age Group Coach and General Manager of KING bringing his 25 years as a manager and business owner experience to KING. He is motivated by pride in this Club and his swimmers. His motto, "every swimmer, no matter the level, deserves our professionalism, drive, and passion for this sport but never forget that it is the work given that shows the results. Never forget to push every moment and every breath to achieve your goals...and that this Club, these groups of swimmers and parents are simply, one big family"

In his spare time, he is a father first, husband always, coach all his life, cook, and a person who finds time to build or create new projects in between it all.

Svetlana Karpeeva Age Group Coach (KCAC)

KING Alumna and Olympian Svetlana "Svet" Karpeeva has been swimming at a competitive level for nearly two decades. She has an illustrious track record of accomplishments ranging from being an Olympic semi-finalist in 2008 and four-time World Cup gold medalist to holding the title of Russian National Champion five times over. Her career also has a strong emphasis on education, with coaching experience at numerous swim schools both in Russia and the US. With post-graduate work in physical education and sports training, she complements her swimming achievements with 13 published articles in scientific journals and students winning titles around the world after training under her leadership. The powerful combination of personal swimming excellence and academic achievements make Svetlana a uniquely valuable asset to King Aquatic Club.

Tori Head Age Group Coach (KCAC)

Tori Head is our KING Pre-Senior 1 Coach, she is in her 3rd year of coaching but is no stranger to the water. She swam competitively for 11 years and is a KING alumna (last name was Schermacher). Tori has a passion to work with students, she loves to watch them grow in the water and as young adults. This will be her first year coaching for KING and is looking forward to meeting the returners as well as the newcomers! Tori’s main goals are to teach swimmers how to swim properly with speed and endurance as well as teaching every swimmer to be the best they can be while giving them the KING experience. See you in the pool!

Roman Rybin Age Group & Substitute Coach

Roman has been doing swimming since he was 6 years old. His best achievements so far are medals at Russian National Championships (2011-2014) and Russian Cup (2014). He was also 4th at World Cup in Moscow (2015) and won a couple of International Swimming Meets in Spain (2012) and Slovenia (2015). The latest achievement is a silver medal at 2018 Speedo Sectionals, Federal Way, WA.

He has graduated from Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture. Roman is experienced in giving private lessons at the pool and in the gym for kids and adults. 

Other than swimming his passion is lifting and developing strength. Roman has a swimming family of his wife and two sons (Sasha and Viktor).

Jinxin (Joey) Xiong Age Group Coach (KCAC)

Coach "Joey" started swimming in China at 9 years old and qualified for her first China National Championship at age 14. She swam in high-performing teams in China from 2007-2010 and coached the High-Performing team in the summer. She moved to the United States in 2010. She started to coach again in Oregon (Tualatin Hills) in 2016 but moved back to Seattle in 2018.

Coach Joey recently earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Development from Eastern Washington University.

Prior to KING, Joey has coached for several swim teams and most recently with Metro Aquatics in Tacoma as the Lead Age Group coach. Her vast experience and technical knowledge with all strokes, makes her a welcome addition to our coaching staff.

Anthony Mastroianni Pre-Comp Coach (CAC)

Anthony swam competitively for six years from ages 12-18, swimming for King Aquatic Club (KING) from ages 12-13 (Age Group). Anthony rejoined KING again from ages 17-18 to improve his swimming ability in the hopes of qualifying for the WIAA state championship his senior year. His hard work at KING paid off as he qualified for WIAA State Championship.

In addition to being a KING alumnus coach, Anthony is also a water safety instructor (WSI) at the Covington Aquatic Center for over four years. His experience with teaching and coaching for the Covington Seahorses for the last 3 years makes him uniquely qualified.

Anthony firmly believes that the “separation is in the preparation. How hard you work and how much you prepare yourself (mentally and physically) is what will separate you from those around you. His job is to ensure that swimmers are as prepared as they can possibly be for the many challenges that lie ahead of them, both in and out of the pool."

Jett Gonzales Age Group Coach (CAC)

Jett swam for many years with KING reaching National level before entering the Army. He started coaching with KING in 2017 assisting in Covington. The following year after returning from the Reserves, he took on the role of Development 1 and 2 coach at KCAC. Starting in September, he transitioned to CAC again to coach the Age Groups.

Becca Kawaoka Dryland Strength & Fitness Coach

Becca comes to KING with a plethora of experience in multiple levels of performance excellence. She is a force to be reckoned with an eye on the goal of making top-tier athletes. Like our other coaches, she strives for perfection in order to grow a proper foundation that rounds out athlete’s swimming needs. Her expertise in rehabilitation & senior training, sports performance, endurance & functional training for over 8 years brings next-level performance for KING.

Certifications: ACE Health Coach, ACE Personal Training, Ironman Certified Coach, TRX Professional, SCHWINN Cycling Instructor, Barre Certified, Lifetime Metabolic Coach, NPTI Level 1 & 2 Instructor, NPTI Kettlebell Certified

Training Philosophy: There is no greater feeling than being whole. Intentional movement fills spaces, fixes chronic issues, relieves pain, and improves performance. It has been my greatest joy to help athletes perform their best, adults move better, and seniors gain resilience. My philosophy is lifestyle improvement and individual adaptation. This looks different at every stage of life and with every new goal!

Elizabeth Yen Team Administrator & Billing
Seasonal Coaches
Isabella Hackney Assistant Coach
Timothy Yen Assistant Coach
Jewel Springer Assistant Coach