Coaches Page

Aaron Jacobsen– Head Coach

Aaron Jacobsen swam on Rolling Hills for over ten years between 1999-2012. He has been on the team through all of midlakes divisions 5-1 and enjoyed every moment of it. Coach Aaron focuses his coaching of summer teams around technique and creating a fun environment for the swimmers!
He coached RHST for one season in 2017 and has coached multiple High School teams since then and is currently the assistant swim coach at Lindbergh High School. Coach Aaron has a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and Health Education and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Elearning. He has an amazing wife Lorraina and his son Talmage, with another son on the way!

Looking forward to a great season with Rolling Hills! Go Seagulls!

James Buchanan – Assistant Coach

Hello Everyone! My name is James Buchanan and I am extremely excited to be one of your assistant coaches this year. I joined Rolling Hills in 2005 as a little 8&Under. Shortly after joining Rolling Hills I found a deep passion for the sport of swimming as I eventually joined Chinook Aquatic Club to further my career. Throughout the 12 years of swimming I have won 4 Washington State Titles and attended Junior Nationals as a result of my hard work. I am graduate of Pacific Lutheran University from the School of Business. At PLU I placed top 8 in the 100 back and the 200 back at the Northwest Conference Championships. I look forward to being a part of this program again, because it brings me back to when I started here at Rolling Hills. I am super appreciative to have this opportunity to bring my many years of experience by making sure the pool environment is educational and super fun! I can’t wait to be back with the team in a fresh new season!