Sean C Hutchison
CEO & Program Director
Sean Hutchison is an
entrepreneur and former US Olympic Coach. He has owned and
built businesses to be recognized as best in the world in their
market, both in quality and innovation. During the same time,
he coached and developed world record holders and world
As director of King Aquatic Club (KING),
Sean translates the following goals to the KING staff in pursuit of
an evolutionary goal to be the best team in the
- Effective teaching
and learning strategies, when executed well, yield extraordinary
- The game of
swimming, regardless of whether the competitors are Olympians or
just starting out, is a game of self-improvement.
- Treat people well,
but don’t confuse this with 'being all things to all people'.
We best serve our members through standing by a commitment to high
- And, most
importantly, DETERMINATION is more important to long-term success
than perceived ‘talent’.
Along with serving
as director of KING, Sean has been the CEO of Aquatic
Management Group, Inc. (AMG) since its inception in March
of 2003. AMG was created to 'keep pools open' in the Greater
Seattle area and currently operates public facilities more
effectively and cheaply for local municipalities. Both Kent
Meridian Pool and Mount Rainier
Pool are AMG run facilities. AMG also offers
consulting services for pools and athletic facilities, which are
either in distress, or looking to expand their current
Sean also heads up IKKOS,
LLC. IKKOS (website: http://www.ikkostraining.com and Twitter: ikkostraining) applies advances in neuroscience
– neuroplasticity – to learning movement
patterns. The patent-pending IKKOS System teaches technique
faster and more effectively than traditional
methods. IKKOS’ clients include some of the top
athletes, clubs and Universities in the United States and, more
recently, South America. IKKOS System translates across all
sports and has been used with high level golfers, basketball
players, swimmers, triathletes and exercise specialists
IKKOS and KING both share in Sean’s personal driving goal of
helping people find ways to achieve what they didn’t think
possible for themselves. He believes when you surprise
yourself in one area of your life, the doors are open to surprising
yourself in every area.
Doug R Djang
Coach - (National) Federal Way
Doug Djang started coaching for King Aquatic Club in 2006. At the start of the 2009-10 season, Djang worked at the Mercer Island/Bellevue site then moved to the Federal Way site. Previously, Djang served as a subsitute coach, filling in where needed within the KING system. In college, Djang competed for three years for the Seattle University Redhawks earning All-American status. As a former KING National group swimmer under head coach Sean Hutchison, Djang will bring a wealth of experience to KING.
Coach - (REG/Age Group) Kent
Keith is the Head Age Group Coach and began coaching with the Kent Area Dolphins, which is now King Aquatic Club, back in the Fall of 1987. Additional coaching experience includes 10 years of High School Head Coaching (Hazen & Evergreen High Schools) and 5 Years as a Summer League Head Coach (Kent Swim & Tennis Club). As a graduate from University of Washington and MBA graduate from Seattle University, Keith enjoys spending his free time supporting the Seattle Thunderbirds and working for the Boeing Company.
- 1998, 2007 American Swim Coaches Association Age Group Coach of the Year - PNS
2002, 2003 Pacific Northwest Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year
2006-07 PNS Technical Commitee Chair
2007 Head Coach, PNS Pacific Coast All-Star Team
- 2011 Assistant Coach, PNS Pacific Coast All-Star Team
Adam J Hendren
Coach - (AG/KING Genius) Mt. Rainier
I have always loved water. Even before joining a swim team, I spent as much time as possible in and around water. My love for the water lead to me join a local YMCA swim team when I was 10. I followed a friend, and I have loved competitive swimming ever since. I swam through high school and qualified for All-American status in my favorite event - the 50 Free.
I then taught swimming lessons at that same YMCA, and soon got invited to help start an aquatic program at Tacoma Country and Golf Club. While working there, I dreamed of creating a summer league swim team, so I went for it. This venture started slowly, but year-by-year, it picked up momentum. We created a strong summer swim program and inspired several athletes to continue to pursue competitive swimming year-round on club and high school swim teams. Just recently, we had one of our first swimmers in the program become a coach for our team. This was a rewarding experience for me.
After coaching the Physical Genius groups at KING's Fife Swim Center and King County Aquatic Center locations for two years, I had a chance to move to Mount Rainier to coach the Age Group and Physical Genius programs; I’m enjoying it! I have loved being a part of the KING team. I am fueled by my passion for the sport and a desire to grow an outstanding program at MR. I absolutely love to share the fun of this sport with the swimmers and their families. It's great to work hard, have fun and continue to improve together.
Catherine M Peter
Coach - (KING Genius) Kent
Catherine started swimming with Husky Swim Club when she was 10 and transferred over to Highline Swim Club. After graduating from Highline High School, she attended Central Washington University on a swimming scholarship. During college, she started coaching Novice and Age Group swimmers at Thunderbird Aquatics in Anacortes. Since then, Catherine has coached for Bellingham Bay Swim Team and King Aquatic Club (before and after the birth of her two children). She also was head coach for Tyee High School and assistant for Kent Meridian High School. In all, she's been on the deck coaching since 1994 and has enjoyed seeing the increased focus on stroke technique over the years. Catherine encourages her swimmer to always put in their best effort at practice, school, and in life. She is also a High School teacher in the Auburn School District.
Dana O Anderson
Coach - (KING Genius) Federal Way
I am a Seattle area native, and what many would term a "pool
rat”. I grew up swimming for my local Summer League
Team (Marine Hills Swim and Tennis Club), my high school swim team,
(Federal Way Eagles), and club team (Highline Swim Club which
Fast forward to "today" where I find myself playing dual roles:
parent and coach. My two children have enjoyed being a part of the
KING program since they were young, and it's been an important part
of their athletic and personal growth and development. Being a
parent of KING, my passion for, and experience as a swimmer is what
drew me to want to join the coaching staff as a PG Coach.
Swimming at KING isn't just about the sport - it starts with
safety, smart training and sound teaching, good sportsmanship, and
fun. The joy that a child experiences when they learn a new stroke,
have their first victory, and finding their competitive spirit are
all reasons and aspects that I valued as a swimmer and for my own
kids; I want to bring those values and methods here to teach this
group of emerging athletes. Swimming is a lifelong skill and sport
that can shape one's character, build solid relationships and shape
healthy competitors. It's an honor to be a part of a great
Outside of swimming, I sing soprano with the NW Repertory
Singers in Tacoma, and I'm completing my degree in Business
Management with an emphasis on Marketing, Law and Finance. The
background in swimming has helped me learn focus, discipline, and