Coach Larry Oshiro
Head Coach Larry Oshiro started competitive swimming as a teenager at Palama Settlement and later swam at McKinley High School, under the legendary coach, Harry Mamizuka. After graduating from McKinley, Larry attended Shasta Jr. College in Redding, California and later the University of Oregon, where he continued swimming.
Larry started to coach swimming at Palama Settlement in 1966 and in 1972, joined McKinley High School staff as a swim coach, of which he is still active in. In 1979, when Harry Mamizuka formed Manoa Aquatics, Larry was asked to join the club.
Coach Kaysha Izumoto
Assistant Coach Kaysha Izumoto started swimming at the age of three. She first competed at district swim meets for Manoa in 1998 before joining Manoa Aquatics in 2000. She swam under both Coach Larry and Coach Chris during her six years at Manoa Aquatics. In High School she competed for Pac-5 and lettered in swimming all four years for Hawaii Baptist Academy. Kaysha was a member of Pac-5 waterpolo team and a member of HBA’s volleyball and cross-county teams. After three years at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas she transferred to Hawaii Pacific University to pursue a career in Nursing. Coach Kaysha joined Manoa Aquatics coaching staff in June 2009.
Coach Tim Loo
Coach Tim started competitive swimming when he was eight and attended Maryknoll Schools from Pre-Kindergaten through High School. He was on the Varsity Pac-5 team and went to Hawaii State Championships and placed 7th in the 50 freestyle both his Junior and Senior year. Under Coach Larry’s tutelage, he was able to achieve a sectionals time in the 50 freestyle. In 2009, he became an assistant coach for Pac-5 High School Swimming and is still active with it today. Coach Tim joined the Manoa Aquatics coaching staff in June 2011.