Taekwondo and Swimming
Mastersing martial arts can provide invaluable skills for becoming an elite athlete, such as balance, mental focus and core strength – essential components to becoming one. Steven Insixiengmay learned this firsthand while juggling Taekwondo with swimming.
Steven swims for Forsyth Country Day School and Northwest North Carolina SwimTyde. In 2022 he committed to swim at University of Georgia.
Early Life and Education
Steven was raised in southern California where swimming pools are abundant. After enrolling in swim lessons with his mother, Steven soon found himself participating in age group championships – something which captured his interest so completely he never wanted to stop!
At Aviation High School and El Camino College he studied swimming and played water polo. Later he founded the Manhattan Beach Swim Team and gave swim lessons; many of his former pupils have become national record holders, Olympic hopefuls, county lifeguards or swim coaches themselves.
In 1988, he established the Club Pool Association – comprised of owners of summer recreational family swim clubs – serving as President and Executive Director until 2001. Through this organization, conferences, workshops, surveys, teacher certification services as well as many other member benefits were made available to its membership.
Steve began his swimming career by diving into water polo; however, once he joined a local club team he quickly fell in love with swimming. Over his high school and junior college careers he earned several All-America honors.
At Morningside University (Iowa), he competed at collegiate level. After earning his bachelor’s degree there, he transitioned into coaching roles at USA Swimming club and high school levels in Minnesota and Florida.
Recent endeavors for Steven include coaching two Ashland University swimmers to conference championships using Alexander Technique training methods. Steven also has experience with mental and technical training approaches that can assist swimmers overcome injuries and enhance overall performance, which he applies when coaching his own swimmers. Steven credits these understandings of technique and mental training with shaping his coaching philosophy.
Achievement and Honors
Steven Munatones has been involved with open water swimming for more than a decade, amassing an immense repository of knowledge through websites such as Openwaterpedia and Daily News of Open Water Swimming. Additionally, he has organized marathon swim events internationally – something which will hopefully continue into future.
In 2022, he was honored to receive the MAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year honor. Not only has he proven himself on the water but his passion is ocean conservation as he has participated in many charity swims.
USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, multiple Colorado state champion, national select camp participant and has participated in the USA Swimming Open Water 5K Championship participant, this is just an impressive list.
Phet, Steven’s mother, encouraged him to join the swim team even though he was afraid of water. Over time he began competing and ultimately fell in love with swimming as an activity.
He competed competitively from age eleven to seventeen but eventually quit due to excessive training and chronic neck and back pain. Subsequently he applied principles of the Alexander Technique to swimming instruction and developed what has come to be known as The Shaw Method for teaching this sport.
He enjoys teaching his swimmers that hard work can make their dreams a reality, while being known for his consistency, loyalty, and honesty in the pool. His coaching style sets an incredible example for his swimmers while helping them earn many college scholarships – an integral component to NCAC’s recent success!
Steven Yeun has become a household name thanks to his role on The Walking Dead and Netflix series Beef, and is estimated to be worth over $5 Million as of 2023.
He holds endorsement deals with leading brands like Nissan, AT&T and Ralph Lauren and is also an acclaimed actor who has appeared in multiple films and TV shows.
He has become well known as both an actor and talk show host; hosting Family Feud for many years. Additionally, East 112 production company has produced popular reality TV shows Little Big Shots and Think Like a Man; in addition to owning its international version.