Coaches & Directors

The Rogue Sharks is non profit parent governed club.  It is recognized as 501(c) (3) organization and contributions to organization are tax deductible.  We have a stong coaching team that are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact your athletes coach. For all questions related to administrative issues, such as dues or policies, please contact us at Rogue Sharks Billing.

Coaching Staff

J. Thomas Higgins

Head Coach


A competative swimmer since 8 and uncer and still a competative swimmer I have developed strong philosophies about our sport.  As swimming is a technique limited sport, I am as focused on technical development in each stroke as on aerobic and anaerobic conditioning. 

In addition to skill development and training, I am very aware that most of us will not be elites in our sport.  I am a very firm believer in learning life skills through swimming and developing a sporting activity that can be enjoyed for a life time.  Keep swimming fun is important so each swimmer wants to continue participating for a life time of healthy activity.

Tim James Manley

Associate Coach


Coach Tim is the Owner and Head Coach of Rogue Sharks Swimming, he moved to the Rogue Valley in August of 2008 with his wife Char and his two boy's Adon (11 years) and Mason (2 years).  Coach Tim is a science-based coach who believes technical skills and training at the appropriate intensity are far more important than training volume.

  • B.S. in Kinesiology;  Indiana University, Counsilman Center For Swimming Science
  • American Swimming Coaches Association; Level 3 Achievement Certification
  • Student of the AquaPhi and Parametrix Methodology
  • Professional Member of American College of Sports Medicine
  • 12+ Years Experience as a Professional Coach