Ken DeMont began swimming at the age of 5 and was lucky enough to have Olympic Gold Medalist and Sullivan award winner Ann Curtis as his first coach. Ann stressed the importance of good technique that is still the basis of Ken’s philosophy today. In high school, Ken was a High School All American while swimming at Marin Aquatic Club, a national power in the early to mid 1970’s. The team was coached by Don Swartz , an innovator in training principles. Don is currently Ken’s partner at North Bay Aquatics. After high school, Ken attended the University of Arizona, where he was a 4-year All American swimming under the tutelage of Bob Davis and then Dick Jochums. Both coaches had trained Olympic medalists and many of their philosophies are still part of Ken’s training methods.