We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact me.
Tom Burke is a former swimmer who competed at the national level from 1977-1980. He learned from Hall of Fame coaches Jon Urbanchek , Flip Darr , and Ray Woods. Tom has coached at all levels for over 30 years including YMCA, Age Group, High School, College (UCR) and Masters.
In 1984, he coached a National Champion , Roger Brisbane and was invited to be an Athlete ’ s Assistant at the Olympic Games. Tom has been associated with over 30 Olympic Swimmers including Gary Hall, Tim Shaw, Brian Goodell , Shirley Babashoff and Mary T. Meagher.
Most recently, he has coached with Barracudas, Piranhas, Duke City Aquatics, and SRR. He currently coaches Swimming and Water Polo for St. Pius X High School who won the State Water Polo Championship in 2010.
Ashley Owens has been a huge advocate for swimming as long as she can remember. She got her start swimming on a local swim team and continued swimming competitively into high school even swimming at a varsity level as just an 8th grader. While her competitive swimming career was cut short due to a spinal cord injury, in the time she did compete she acquired a wealth of knowledge in swimming and an understanding of what it takes to perform at optimum levels as an athlete. She has over 9 years of experience teaching swimming.
Christina Newbill has been in and around the water since she was 2. She is an excellent stroke coach and has earned a great reputation around the pool for her ability to teach young swimmers proper technique. She teaches private swim lessons on the side, and often has a waiting list. We are thrilled to have her as part of the Sudden Thunder coaching staff.
|Board of Directors|
John Patrick Newbill
Sectretary / Treasurer