Daiki is a Southern California native. He began swimming competitively at the age of 7 with East Valley Hurricanes and COLA. Daiki swam all 4 years on the Varsity Team with Van Nuys High School, swimming the 100 breast and the 50 free. After High School, Daiki began College at Los Angeles Valley College, swimming Breast Stroke and IM and attending the Conference Championships in his division every year. Daiki has helped coached for several high schools and is currently the Assistant Coach for Burbank High School. He is committed to stroke technique and swimmer development.