Kaitlin grew up in Lake Forest and swam at El Toro High School where she still holds many records and the CIF record in the 500 freestyle. She qualified for the 2000 & 2004 Olympics winning 4 medals- gold, silver and 2 bronze. She is a former World & American record holder and 6-time World Champion. While attending college and swimming at USC, Kaitlin broke 17 school records. Kaitlin was recently named to the Pac12 All-Century team! She is currently the national spokesperson for NEGU and is looking forward to her fourth season as the Dolphin's head coach.
Coach Bryan began his coaching career in 1990 with the Colony Red Hots swim team in the Irvine Swim League. Bryan grew the team by 30% and led them to be league champions in just 4 short summers. In 1999, Bryan took his talent to the world-famous Mission Viejo Nadadores for the opportunity to coach at a more competitive level. He has been the 10 and under division director since 2004 and has since developed many of the top 10 and under athletes in the United States. Bryan was awarded the Southern California Age Group Coach of the Year in 2010.
Bryan has extensive experience with coaching clinics, stroke development, child development and after school program development. He currently holds Certifications in Sports Nutrition Coaching, Functional Movement Systems and Functional Strength Coaching and trains athletes and clients at Functional Sports Performance in Irvine, California. In 2017, he became the Dryland Director for the Nadadores and developed a comprehensive strength program, working directly with the National team to improve overall strength and performance.
Welcome to the Dolphins Coach Bryan!
Coach Asami has been involved with swimming for the last 20 years.
Her athletic career as a swimmer lasted 10 years, starting with the Mission Viejo Nadadores, followed by competing with Capistrano Valley High School and finishing off with Saddleback College swim team.
Her coaching career started shortly after her swimming career, coaching alongside Coach Bryan Dedeaux with the Nadadores for one and a half years She then began coaching with Irvine Novaquatics which lasted 8 years and during that time became Head Bronze Coach; managing a program of about 150 swimmers yearly ranging from ages 9-18 for 5 years. She is currently taking some time away from club coaching however, she hopes to return this fall. She is also on her 5th year coaching at Irvine High School as the senior assistant boys coach.
Coach Asami is looking forward to having fun and coaching all the Dolphins this season!
Meet our Coaching Team
We thrilled to have Coach Brooke back from her 3rd season!!! Brooke has been instrumental for our Red & White groups development and we feel so lucky to have her back before she heads off to University of Utah in the Fall. This season she brought us her sister Bryn Doalson to add to our coaching roster. Excited to have this sister coaching duo.
We have a lot of past and current Dolphins joining our staff this season::
Kylie Van Leeuwen
Along with one of Bryan's past swimmers; Braden Olson and new to the Dolphins pool deck, Brad Engelke