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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

Jon 360-909-2749 

 

Coaching Staff

Sophia N Stone-Holmbeck

Head Coach

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Coach Sophia was born and raised in Grinnell, Iowa. Her swimming experience began at the age 7 on the Tigersharks swim team. She swam for the Tigersharks until the age 16. She continued her swimming career all the way through high school and then through college for Beloit College in Wisconsin where she was the Captain of the team in the 2007-2008 season.  In 2008 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and minored in Ancient Mediterranean Studies. Beloit didn’t offer a major in coaching so Sophia took as many courses in coaching as they offered.  Coach Sophia's best swim team memories are swimming with her best friends, long car rides to meets, playing cards in between events at meets, and more recently as a coach and participating in road trip scavenger hunts!  Her most memorable DQs are swimming the IM out of order and finishing a 50 breaststroke event in a different lane than she started in when she was about 8 or 9 years old.  She was the assistant coach for the Beloit Aquatic team (USA team in Wisconsin) for a one and a half years.  Sophia moved to Washington state in September of 2008 and has been coaching for the Tornadoes swim team, first as an assistant coach and now as head coach.  She has coached all ages and levels from Novice to Masters.  She has also continued her swimming career by swimming for the Tornadoes Masters swim team.  In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors by rock climbing, white water rafting and hiking.  Coach Sophia lives in Vancouver,  Washington with her husband and daughter, with another child expected in 2015.

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.

Jon C Anderson

Assistant Coach

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Coach Jon grew up in Portland, Oregon and began taking swimming lessons at the Northeast Portland YMCA when he was seven or eight years old.  At age eleven, Jon’s parents signed him up for the YMCA swim team as a way to channel his energy and meet new friends.  As a 13 year-old, Jon received the team’s Most Improved Swimmer award and has many great memories of swimming for the YMCA.  Jon swam for Benson High School for four years and was the team’s captain as a senior.  In college, he played water polo for two years at Portland State.  Jon’s coaching experience began while he was still in high school; he assisted his high school coach while he was still on the team.  After that, Jon taught swimming lessons for three years for Portland Parks and Recreation.  Jon has been coaching the Tornadoes for the last seven years when his daughters joined the team.  During the day, Jon works full time as a chemist in research and development for Intel.  Jon is also swimming on, and coaching the new Tornadoes Masters’ Team, which he started.  Jon and his wife, Tiffany, are very busy with their three girls, who have all been on the Tornadoes Swim Team.

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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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

Board of Directors

Lynnette Moore

President

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Sean Beghtol

Vice President

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Maria Oja

Secretary

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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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