Roland King, Program Director/ Head Coach
Tualatin Hills Dive Club is very pleased to announce the hiring of a new Head Coach and Program Director. Roland King has accepted this position and will begin on January 4, 2016. Roland comes to us from Sierra College in Northern California and brings over 25 years of diving experience at the national and collegiate levels. We received letters of recommendation for Roland from many of the biggest and brightest members of the diving community. These strong and compelling endorsements convinced us that Roland is abundantly qualified for the position. Roland’s past diving programs have generated over 100 national qualifiers, 2 national champions, 2 national-champion runner-ups, 7 state champions and 21 All-Americans. THDC is excited to have such an accomplished dive coach joining us and we plan to utilize his experience to benefit every level of THDC diver. Please join me in welcoming Roland King to THDC.
Crystal Hazes, Coach – Team/Dryland
Alexis De Mond, Coach – Team/Dryland
Alexis De Mond has been involved in the sport of diving since the age of 5 years old, first starting out at her local summer pool on their dive team, while still participating in many other sports. After stopping gymnastics, she moved from the gym to the pool and began diving year round. Alexis continued to dive through high school competing at the national level and eventually in college, landing her a spot on the University of Southern California’s Dive Team. Alexis competed on all three levels (1 meter, 3 meter, and 10 meter platform), but her specialty was platform. She was a Pac-10 Conference finalist all 4 years at USC, but her diving career did not end when she graduated. Alexis went on to perform in diving shows for Royal Caribbean on the world’s largest cruise ships. She spent 5 years performing in big production aqua shows while traveling the world on a cruise ship. Alexis became the Aqua Captain for her cast members and would teach new cast members the dive show. When she retired from the cruise ship, Alexis became certified in teaching Pilates and now shares her skills and experience from both diving and Pilates with the divers of Tualatin Hills Dive Club.