Koung learned how to swim in her early 20s at Laney College with her current swim coach. She swam and played water polo with Laney College for two seasons. Koung is also a lifeguard which help build her confidence as she started her teaching career in swimming. Koung has worked with the Oakland Undercurrents, City of Oakland, UC Berkeley, Berkeley YMCA, City of Piedmont, Claremont club and spa, and Patti's swim school. Koung is currently swimming with a U.S.Masters team and still competing. She is very passionate in teaching swimming and over the past year she has worked with all ages from tiny tot, preschool, youth, adult, and special needs. She had also coached age group and masters. Koung enjoys open water swimming, scuba diving, and camping. Outside of the pool she is a huge pet lover.