West Coast Aquatics Staff
CEO and Head Swim Coach

Paul Murphy ASCA 5,LGI,CAA

Senior and Varsity Group Coach


ASCA Level 5 Swim Coach Paul Murphy began his long tenure in 1980 with the Berkeley Swim Team in Berkeley, Missouri. Since then Coach Paul has developed a long list of accomplished swimmers. from age group to senior level swimmers.

Former NTN and Colombia University swimmer representing Swimmac (David Marsh) Katie Mieli won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in the 100 meter breast.During coach Paul Murphy's career, he has coached one former swimmer who swam her way onto the 2016 USA Olympic team, three foreign Olympians, several USA Olympic trial qualifiers and finalist, USA Open finalist, USA Senior National and USA Swimming Junior National Qualifiers and finalist along with several USA Swimming Grand Prix Qualifiers and finalist. Along with the above coaching achievement Coach Paul had the opportunity to work with USA National Resident team based out of the USA Olympic training Center in Colorado Springs featuring Olympic Swimmers Amy Van Dykan, Misty Hyman, BJ Bedford, Jeff Commings and others.  He has also coached several Top 10 National Age Group swimmers. record holders, Sectional Champions (Team and Individual), high school state champions (Team and Individual), NCSA Junior National finalist, USA Swimming Masters Nationals Champions including several World Masters Swimming Record Holders. Paul has also coached DI, DII, DIII NCAA and NAIA All Americans and record holders in individual and including relays respectively.

Paul Murphy competed for the Sugar Creek Swim Club National Team in St Louis, Missouri while setting Berkeley high school records in both swimming and water polo. Paul then then went on to compete at the University of Missouri-St Louis (Conference Finalist) and South Carolina State Collage where Paul Murphy was a letterman and All American in the 100 and 200 Breaststrokes.

Coaching Camps

·          Texas Swim Camp-Eddie Reese

·          USA Resident Team-Jonty Skinner

·          St Louis University Swim Camps- Jim Halliburten

·          Auburn Elite Swim Camp-Marsh,Brackin,R Gaines, Dave Durden

·          Berkeley Swim Camps-Paul Murphy

·          Speedo USA Swim Camp-Paul Murphy

·          Dragon Swim Camps-Paul Murphy


Coaching Accomplishments:

Ø   Former swimmers

·          3 Olympians (1 American, 2 foreign)

·          Multiple USA National Team Members

·          Multiple USA National Junior Team Members

·          USA Resident Team with Coach Jonty Skinner

·          USA Resident Team Members: Jeff Commings,BJ Bedford,Mysty Hyman,Amy Van Dyken, Tom Phillips

·           USA Pan American Medalist

         USA Swimming Grand Prix Finalist and Champions

·          Multiple NCAA All Americans-All Levels

·          Five swimmers sub 19 in the 50 free

·          Multiple Current and former NCAA National Champions All Levels

·          NCAA Relay and American Record Holders

·          NCAA Record Holders all Levels

·          70 plus Olympic trial qualifiers and finalist (Top 8)

·          Multiple Masters World Record Holders

·          Multiple Masters National Champions

·          Several Junior national qualifiers, finalist and champions

·          Sectional Team Championship

·          Coaching Staff of the year-Rockwood Swim Club

·          Several Sectional qualifiers, finalist and record holders

·          4 National Age Group Record Holders

·          1 National Age Group Relay Record

·          Ozark Swimming Age Groups Champions-Rockwood Swim Club

·          Ozark Swimming Record Holders

·          Missouri State High School Champions

·          Ozark Swimming Open Water Zone Champions


More Coach Paul facts

-Noted in two books

-4 swimmers inducted into sports Hall of Fame







Jason Wong

Lead 12 & under Coach


Jason Wong began swimming competitively at the age of 7 on MSJA in Fremont. He has extensive experience competing in every level of youth competition: from summer dual meets, to Far Westerns and NCS. He was the captain of Mission San Jose High and De Anza College's water polo and swimming teams, and is still the 100 IM record holder for Kennedy Seals Swim Club.

Jason began coaching in 1999 with MSJA. Beginning in 2002, he coached Mission San Jose High for two years, leading them to consecutive undefeated seasons and setting 14 league records in the process. After taking a few years off to earn his degree, Jason returned to coaching at Piedmont Hills. During his tenure at Piedmont, his swimmers have broken 7 school records and qualified for CCS every single year.

Jason previously taught or coached at MSJA, Happy Fish Swim School, and Milpitas Star Aquatics. He has a degree in psychology from UCLA.

Mark R De Guzman

Assistant Coach


Kumhee Lamb

Director of Swim Lessons


Coach Kumhee is dedicated professional with over 25 years of experience in coaching.

She has been involved in swimming for almost her entire life. Kumhee is former Korean National Champion in the butterfly stroke and won a gold medal in Jr. Olympic. She is also an internationally recognized synchronized swimming coach and judge. Over the years, she has helped produce numerous regional, state and national swimmers all age levels.

Coach Kumhee's coaching philosophy is one of excellence achieved through encouraging athletes to develop a healthy self-image, personal accountability, goal setting, and achievement of personal goals. “It is the journey, not necessarily the end result that is most important. Winning is not everything, but striving for excellence is."

Coach Kumhee has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education.

When Kumhee is not coaching, she enjoys doing interior design and decoration.