Kevin Chatham was born and raised in Colorado and attended Gateway High School in Aurora. He participated in both football and swimming for two years and then decided to swim year-round, joining Aurora Aquatic Academy (AAA) after his sophomore swim season. After graduating, Kevin went to the Colorado School of Mines on an academic scholarship and was a member of the men's swim team. The academic requirements at CSM forced Kevin to step down from the men's team, but he continued to swim recreationally for the next several years. He graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1995 with a degree in mathematics and his secondary teaching license. A few years later Kevin earned a master's degree in secondary education from Adams State College. Kevin has been teaching math now for over 20 years and is also the Women's Varsity Swim Coach at Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora.
In 2010, Kevin started a USA Swimming Seasonal team called Red Rock Swim Club. The small team had swimmers qualify and participate in the Seasonal State Meet in 2010 and 2011. At the 2011 meet a Red Rock swimmer shattered the Seasonal State Record in the 100 and 200 backstroke. For the past few years, Red Rock has shifted to a developmental program helping swimmers of all ages and abilities to prepare for the next step if they choose to continue with the sport of swimming. Several Red Rock swimmers have gone on to swim for ACES as well as their high school and summer teams.
Kevin is a member of U.S. Masters Swimming, the American Swimming Coaches Association and USA Swimming. When he is not coaching, he loves to take to the water himself and has competed in a few masters swim meets and sprint triathlons. He currently resides in Aurora, Colorado with his wife Colleen and his two boys, Keegan and Kaden. Both Keegan and Kaden currently swim for ACES while dad enjoys coaching the Kings group at Cherokee Trail.