Kaye Henderson-Zoolakis enters her third season as an assistant coach with the CMS men's and women’s swimming and diving program in 2023-24.
Henderson-Zoolakis helped CMS achieve a program first with a national champion in both men's and women's swimming and diving in 2022-23, when Frank Applebaum won the 200-yard butterfly for the Stags and Augusta Lewis earned the 400-yard individual medley title for the Athenas. Both teams also won conference titles, with the Athenas taking a narrow 10-point victory over Pomona-Pitzer to take back the league title in a tight battle. She also helped the Stags finish eighth and the Athenas finish 11th at the NCAA Division III Championships in her first season.
Henderson-Zoolakis came to Claremont with over a decade of experience as a swimming coach with various age groups. Most recently, she has served as a coach with the South Pasadena Sea Tigers since 2019, and as the owner of TaskSwim Performance, where she develops and personalizes swimming workouts for individual athletes with one-on-one and semi-private lessons.
Before joining the Sea Tigers, Henderson-Zoolakis spent two years as a swimming coach with the Gators Swim Club in Mission Viejo, training 11-18 year-old student-athletes five days a week. From 2016-17, she also served as the lead swimming coach for the 13-and-older age group with the Pacific Swim Team in Poway, California.
At the scholastic level, Henderson-Zoolakis served as a high school swim coach at Carlsbad High School in 2015, after previously spending five years working for the city of Carlsbad as a masters swim coach, where she trained nationally ranked masters swimmers and elite tri-athletes. She was also the lead swimming coach for the 10-and-under age group at North Coast Aquatics in Carlsbad from 2010-2014.
Henderson-Zoolakis is a USA Swimming Certified Swimming Coach, a US Masters Swimming Certified Coach, and is certified by both Swim America and the ASCA.