Coaching staff


Head Coach - Daniel Porter

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Daniel was born and raised in Western Kentucky, but has lived in Lexington since moving here to attend Transylvania University in 2006. “Coach DP" grew up swimming and coaching every summer at his local country club, and was a multi year state qualifier for Madisonville North Hopkins during high school. He graduated from Transy in 2010 with a degree in Accounting and Music, where he was also a 4-year member and Captain of the Varsity Swim Team. He’s currently a Realtor in Lexington with Bluegrass Sotheby’s, but is also the head coach for Idle Hour Country Club, and an assistant with the Lexington Dolphins. DP has been coaching at Henry Clay since the fall of 2014. If he isn't out showing properties or on a pool deck, he can often be found indulging his passion for music as a pianist for weddings, local charities & events, by “jamming" with other musical friends, or by volunteering his talents through the UK Art Therapy program.


Assistant Coach - EJ Quijano

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Coach EJ grew up in western Kentucky swimming for the Hopkins County YMCA out of Madisonville, Kentucky and Pennyrile Aquatic Club out of Hopkinsville Kentucky.  EJ’s high school swimming career also started in Madisonville but then moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee where he swam for the McCallie School and Scenic City Aquatic Club. During 4 years as a student athlete in college for Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, EJ served as team captain for 3 years, broke a school record, and was a multiple conference finalist. EJ also taught swim lessons all 4 years at Transylvania Sports Camp, coached the swim team at Winchester Country Club and was a pool manager for Idle Hour Country Club. EJ graduated from Transylvania in 2015 with a degree in Spanish Writing and Literature and a minor in Biology. After a brief stint in the corporate world, EJ is excited to contribute back to the sport that brought him so many awesome memories and experiences. Other than swimming, EJ loves his dog Albus, hunting, and fishing!


Assistant Coach - Lindsey Quijano

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Lindsey has been swimming since she could walk.  A native of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Lindsey started swimming at the age of 6 for the Shelbyville Country Club, and at the age of 12, she started swimming year-round for the Shelby Sharks.  Lindsey graduated from Shelby County High School as a 6-year varsity athlete and proceeded to take her swimming career to Transylvania University.  At Transy, Lindsey was a 4-year varsity athlete, 2-year team captain, multiple conference finalist, and individual school record holder.  After graduating with a degree in political science, Lindsey went on to attend law school at the University of Kentucky and is now a lawyer at a local firm in Lexington.  In addition to swimming, she enjoys triathlons, cycling, and hot yoga.


Dive Coach - Noah Richter

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Noah started diving around age 10. He quickly grew to love the sport and began diving on a national level his freshman year of high school at the Montgomery Dive Club in Rockville, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. While at UK, Noah was also a member of the Men’s Swim and Dive team from 2012-2017. During the summer, he is the head diving coach for Lexington Country Club and also coached the Kentucky Diving Club at the Lancaster Aquatic Center. He currently works in the Athletic Department at UK as a Strategic Communications Assistant. Noah has been the dive coach for Henry Clay since the fall of 2017.