Head Swim Team
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
Associate Head Swim Coach
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
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.
Assistant Swim Coach
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 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 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.