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Welcome to the Tornadoes Swim Team!!!

Tornadoes Swim Team is committed to developing young swimmers by challenging and motivating them to discover greater potential inside themselves, and to achieve success in swimming and in life.  We focus on each swimmer’s strengths and areas for development in a supportive environment that includes core body strengthening and conditioning, and progressive endurance and technical skills training including racing starts, strokes and turns.  Our swimmers are empowered to attain their fullest potential in a way never thought possible.

  We hope to see and meet you!

Should you ever need to reach your coach, here are the coaches cell numbers:

Sophia 360-609-1030

Megan 503-504-4062

Kim 949-324-4618

Justin 360-635-2619

 

Coaching Staff

Sophia N Stone-Holmbeck

Head Coach

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Coach Sophia started coaching with the Grinnell Tigersharks as a volunteer coach.  She also coached the Beloit Aquatic Team with the beginner swimmers and finally with Tornadoes Swim Team.  She started as a Novice/Silver and Gold/Gold Plus coach and is now the Head Coach working with Pre-Senior and Senior groups.  She began swimming at age 7 with the Grinnell Tigersharks in Grinnell, Iowa. She went on to swim with her high school team and Beloit College swim team in Beloit, Wisconsin. Sophia still swims today as a masters swimmer on our Tornadoes team. 

Sophia loves to see swimmers drop times and enjoys watching kids experience the excitement of overcoming a challenge or accomplishing a goal. Her favorite stroke is butterfly and in high school she earned letters in swimming all four years. She was also the team captain in her senior year at college and won most spirited two years while on the team. In her spare time, Coach Sophia loves game night with friends, and spending time with her family including her husband, Andrew, and their daughters, Amara and Aridne.

All of our Tornadoes swim coaches are held to a high standard of teaching and must posses the following: Background check, CPR certification, Lifeguard certification, Coaching certification, level 1 test certification

Megan Lynn Sherwood

Assistant Coach

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Coach Megan started swimming competitively at 5 years old for Chehalem Swim Team in Newberg, Oregon.  She swam all through High School on the Varsity Swim Team and played water polo.  Her team won state both her Freshman and Sophomore years.  As a swimmer Coach Megan swam at the State and Sectional levels and was chosen to be on the Oregon All-Star Team competing in the Pacific Coast All-Star Meet when she was 12 years old. 

Having grown up at the pool, Coach Megan feels at home teaching kids the love of swimming.  She loves showing them that swimming is more than just laps and her favorite part of swimming are the meets.  She enjoys the competition and being able to help kids see how hard work pays off when they get a best time.  She started teaching swim lessons when she was 15 years old and taught until finishing college at Oregeon State when she was 22 years old.  She has taught all ages, but loves working with younger kids.

Coach Megan's favorite stroke is the back stroke, but says that there isn't anything better than swimming a fast 50 yard freestyle.  In her free time, she spends time with her two girls, her husband, and her black lab.  She also works on-call as an Intake Specialist working with at-risk youth.

All of our Tornadoes swim coaches are held to a high standard of teaching and must posses the following: Background check, CPR certification, Lifeguard certification, Coaching certification, level 1 test certification

Kimberly Call

Assistant Coach

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All of our Tornadoes swim coaches are held to a high standard of teaching and must posses the following: Background check, CPR certification, Lifeguard certification, Coaching certification, level 1 test certification

Justin Natyzak

Assistant Coach

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Coach Justin began with the Tornadoes teaching swim lessons before being hired as a coach. He also taught swim lessons at YMCA. He started swimming in 1998 in Bakersfield, California for the Bakersfield Swim Club. Justin continued his swimming career into high school and throughout college.  When Justin coaches, he loves seeing the passion for swimming ignite in young kid's eyes. Every major thing he learned in life, was from a coach, and in the pool. He hopes to give helpful life lessons to kids as well because he loves working with kids!  

Coach Justin's favorite stroke is backstroke and his best swimming memories are every swim meet with his college teammates.   Justin is more than a swimmer or a coach, and his biggest claim to fame is his max deadlift of 335 lbs and a 205 lb box squat!  He did once eat two double steak quesadillas from Chipotle in one sitting....but that's in the past and he chooses to live in the present and loves that he has become a Tornadoes coach!  In his free time Coach Justin enjoys attending college at WSU, hiking, running, going to the gym, bouldering, boating with his family and friends, skeet shooting, scrapbooking, eating, cooking, and reading.

All of our Tornadoes swim coaches are held to a high standard of teaching and must posses the following: Background check, CPR certification, Lifeguard certification, Coaching certification, level 1 test certification

Board of Directors

Lynnette Moore

President

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Sean Beghtol

Vice President

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Judy Curran

Co-Treasurer

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Lori Jones

Co-Treasurer

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Jon C Anderson

Board Advisor

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Robyn Demaray

Secretary

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