Dan Worden, Coach
Dan has been a part of the University of Hawaii Swimming program for nine years, coaching the Masters program for the past 6. Besides assisting coaching the Varsity team, his coaching experience extends to having worked with some of the local triathlon groups, open water clubs, and swim lesson programs. Dan also works in the Aquatics Research Lab at the University of Hawaii where he studies swimming biomechanics and uses videography to analyze swim technique underwater. During his own athletic career, Dan both swam and dove at the University of Hawaii, focusing on the 200 fly, mile, and 1m springboard. He also is an experienced open water competitor, with multiple top 10 overall finishes and age group champions at the Waikiki Rough Water swim including 3 where he was the top UH finisher, and was a multi year winner of the Duke Open Ocean Mile.
Christel Simms, Coach
While pursuing her Master’s degree in Nursing, Christel Simms is the current Graduate Assistant coach for the University of Hawaii Men & Women’s Swim team. As a sprint specialist, she provides fresh-forward thinking perspectives for the benefit of the team and at the 2015 MPSF Conference Championships, she helped guide the UH Wahine to their first ever MPSF team title. Prior to coaching, Christel received a full athletic scholarship to attend the University of Southern California where she was a six-time NCAA All-American and USC school record holder. She was appointed 2012-2013 Team Captain her senior year and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and a minor in Occupational Sciences. With double citizenships between the U.S. and the Philippines, Christel is an Olympian who represented the Philippines in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2008 Manchester World Championships.
Conrad Kohrs Jr, Coach
Conrad Kohrs, Jr. learned to swim before he could walk and understands that most learning for swimmers occurs naturally, at a neuromuscular and subconscious level. He swam for the NCAA Division III National Champions for 34 of the past 35 years, Kenyon College. He is a veteran coach who has led many championship teams including the 1994 Hawaii State Championship team, Maui Swim Club with Co-Head Coach Spencer Shiriashi. As the owner of ConKohrs Barracudas in Carmel, California he coached USA Swimming national qualifiers, junior national finalists, high school All-Americans and some of the top age group swimmers in the country. Coach Kohrs recently completed 22 months as the International Olympic Committee expert coach in residence for the Federated States of Micronesia, on the island of Pohnpei. Conrad is honored to join the renowned team at UH Swimming & Diving and is also looking forward to graduate courses in the fall.
Marcus Guttmann, Assistant UH swim coach
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Dan Schemmel, Head UH Coach
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