Kimi Davidson

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South Marlin Div Lead, Marlin 1 and Shark 2 Lead Coach

Phone: (843)-425-6448

Education: The University of Akron, B.A. Communications (2008), M.A. Sports Science and Coaching (2011)

Joined SwimMAC staff: April 2014

Kimi was born and adopted in the Philippines. She grew up as a "navy brat," going to school and swimming in Maryland, Virginia, California, and South Carolina. While attending The University of Akron in Ohio to get her bachelor's degree in communication, Kimi swam and lettered all four years. She stayed on after graduating to get her master's in sports science and worked as a graduate assistant in the role of athletic-academic advisor.

Her coaching career began when she worked as a fifth-year assistant to The University of Akron's Division I Women's Team. During the summer she coached for Firestone Akron Swim Team (FAST), was a camp coach at the University at Buffalo, and a camp coach at The University of Akron. Then Kimi moved back to South Carolina and coached at Mount Pleasant Swim Club (MPSC).

During her time at MPSC, Kimi was an age-group assistant coach, senior assistant coach, and the head age-group coach. She was also chosen to be an SC Zone Team assistant coach, an SC Select Camp Camp assistant coach, has both managed and assistant coached at the National Diversity Select Camp, and worked as an assistant coach at the Southern Zone Select Camp. Kimi was selected to attend the Ethnic and Minority Women in Coaching Leadership Conference, and has been nominated for South Carolina Swimming's Age-Group Coach of the Year.
Kimi's coaching experience has allowed her to work with swimmers of all levels, from novice, to state champion, to national finalists at the junior, senior and open water championships. Throughout her career, Kimi has found that hard work, great technique, and enjoying practices aid in developing character traits which will last a lifetime. She believes that learning and understanding specific skill sets are what lead to great races. Kimi says the best thing about being a SwimMAC Coach is "the positive team culture that is fostered and supported by the families."

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