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Doug Djang

Head Swim Team

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Doug has lived in Seattle for the past 7 years and swam for KING Aquatics and Seattle University. He was a 6x All-American and a World Championship Trials competitor. As an age-group swimmer Doug was ranked as high as 2nd in the U.S. He attributes a large amount of his success to the attention to detail that was given to his strokes (all 4 of them) as they are what truly set the basis for which without his success would not have occurred.

As a coach, Doug wants to provide an atmosphere and opportunity to young kids and athletes that supplies structure, fosters growth and maturity, enables success, and ensures everyone has fun. He believes that the club's combination of coaches, experience, and objectives will ensure that this summer is a fun, captivating, and amazing experience for all involved!

Rachel Kim

Associate Head Swim Coach

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Rachel started swimming on King Aquatic Club in 2003 at the age of 9. She was a WIAA 4A state finalist all 4 years and earned MVP and Ironman status her junior and senior year. She currently holds 8 out 10 records at Todd Beamer High School. While on King, she was a senior sectionals finalist, as well as a Junior and Senior Nationals qualifier. During her freshman year at Northwestern University, she s wam the backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Championships, earning an NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time that ranks second in school history. 

Although she is done swimming competitively, swimming still continues to play a large role in her life. She is now a junior studying Radio, Television, and Film.

This will be Rachel's second year being a part of the Marine Hills coaching staff. She is excited to be back this summer coaching the kids that made her love the sport even more.

Matthew Um

Assistant Swim Coach

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Matthew is a Marine Hills alumni, swimming for Fish & Tree over the last two years of his high school career.   Matthew also swam for KING aquatic club for 13 years. Was a senior sectionals qualifier and got All-American for the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay his sophomore year of high school swimming at Todd Beamer. He currently swims for University of the Pacific and is majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy in hopes to get into a Physical Therapy graduate program. He has swam all his life and has a lot of experience in this sport. His goal is for the Marine Hills swimmers to not only work hard and strive towards excellence, but have fun and enjoy it all at the same time.

Felicity Cann

Assistant Coach

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Felicity swam for KING aquatic club for 13 years and was a national qualifier. She swam summer league for the Twin Lakes penguins for a total of 11 years. Felicity was a 4 time state champion during her high-school swimming career and received All-American titles multiple years in the 100, 200, and 500 freestyle. She now swims for Boise State University where she is majoring in pre-med. In her freshman season at Boise she received All-American honors in the 100,200, and 500 freestyle and helped lead her team to win the 2014 MW conference championships.  Clearly swimming is a major part of Felicity's life, and she has a great passion for the sport. With coaching Marine Hills this summer Felicity hopes to help her swimmers not only improve to be the best they can be, but to have fun doing it. 

Kermit Escame

Tennis Coach

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Kermit has been teaching and coaching tennis in the Pacific Northwest for over 29 years. As a USPRT Certified Tennis Professional, he has been involved in the development of several nationally ranked adult and junior players, over 25 collegiate tennis scholarship recipients and over 50 high school state medalists. As a coach he has won 2 high school state team titles, 14 district championships and 17 league championships. He was the Head Tennis professional at Bally Tennis in Federal Way until its closure in December of 2011.

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