SNOW Swimming Coaches 2014
Coaching Staff

Jim Rumbaugh

Head Coach







SNOW Swimming               Sterling, VA           Head Coach           August 2013 - present 

Pilot Aquatic Club               Knoxville, TN         Head Coach               Sept 2008 - August 2013

University of Tennessee       Knoxville, TN        Vol Asst Coach           Oct 2007 - August 2011           

Lompoc Tsunami Swim Team    Lompoc, CA   Head Coach/Owner      Oct 2004 - Oct 2007

As Head Coach/Owner of this team I handled every aspect of how it was run, including, but not limited to; hiring and firing, lease agreement and payment, developing a training schedule, dry-land planning and implementation, meet scheduling, budgeting, team travel, dues collection, mentoring young coaches, writing workouts and seasonal planning, marketing / advertising, apparel orders and distribution, established a community involvement program and planned fundraising endeavors.

I was able to grow a team of 30 swimmers to over 120 swimmers in four years

Our team earned “Best Under 100 Member Club” on the central coast honors (2006)          

Dynamo Swim Club     Atlanta, GA      Asst Coach/Co National Group Coach      Oct 1997 - Sept 2004

I was able to work with every group on the team ranging from Learn to Swim through National Finalist

In that time I had dozens of Schlueter Stroke Award winners and over 20 Junior National Qualifiers

Our Team won the 18un National Championship scoring the last two years of my tenure

Along with coaching I mentored new and prospective coaches, handled meet information and travel planning and Coordinated the Dry-land training for every group

I was lucky enough to have learned from and be mentored by two of the best coaches in the country Alex Braunfeld and Ed Spencer

Honors and Activities

I was awarded the ASCA Certificate of Excellence (2011)

Was selected to coach the National Junior Team at World Championships in Lima Peru

Invited to join the World Swim Coaches Association for placing a swimmer in the top 25 in the world

Named Irish Olympic Team Coach for their preparation leading into the 2008 Olympics

Selected as Camp Director for the “Georgia Select Camp”

I’ve been a Zone Coach in both Georgia and California

American Record Holder (200 MR), Three time NCAA Champion (all Relays) and Five time All American

Four Year Letterman and two-time Team Captain for the University of Tennessee

Avid Golfer (10 handicap), 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo and Ultimate Frisbee player


University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tn

B.S., Major in Psychology, Minor in Business Administration, May 1997

Christine Vu

Head Site Coach Claude Moore


3rd year coaching with SNOW

6 years coaching experience

Head Coach Ashburn Village Aquajets

Senior at GMU pursuing and Art degree.

" Technique is vital along with working hard to improve."

Jill C. Orton

Head Site Coach Ida Lee



2 years with SNOW (1999 inaugural team), 1st year coaching for SNOW. 

12 years coaching experience in; NVSL, NCAA, PVS, VHSL, and ODSL.

Brambleton Betta Coach, 2010-present.

Swam at Ohio University; 2001 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship Team, two time MAC relay champion, individual finalist.

BA Ohio University & M.Ed Marymount University

"My goal as a coach is to make each swimmer the best they can be by having fun and working on all the 'little' things".

Luke Thomas Trafton

Assistant Coach & Snow Meet Director




2005 and 2006 Maine State Swimmer of the Year

MVP for Morse High School Swim Team 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Numerous team records for Long Reach Swim Club

Numerous Morse High School records

Numerous KVAC (Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference) records

Numerous YMCA and USA State records


Swam at Bucknell University for all four years, SR year Captain

Broke records in the 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 400 IM, 400 free relay, 800 free relay

Bucknell Swimming MVP 2007, 2008, 2009

Patriot League Rookie of the Year 2007

3 Patriot League Individual Titles

Broke Patriot League record in 500 free

First Team All Patriot League 2007, 2008, 2009

Second Team All Patriot League 2010

Senior Nationals Participant 2007, 2008, 2009

Competed with Team USA across Europe in the summer of 2007 for the Mare Nostrum Circuit



Head Coach of Seacoast Swim Club January 2012-May 2012

Head Coach of Spring Lake Dolphins summer 2012 (3rd undefeated season)


"Hard work and dedication can never be undervalued"

Jolenda D Wilson

Assistant Coach


4th year coaching with SNOW

15 years swim instructor expereience

Is an avid fitness enthusiast and triathlon competitor.

"To instill a love of swimming for the young beginner."

Ross C Hawks

Assistant Coach


Susan L Schlemmer

Assistant Coach


Assistant Coach, SNOW Swimming - three years

American Swimming Coaches Association, Level 2 Certification

Head Coach, Cascades Rapids Swim Team, Colonial Swim League - three years

Head Coach, Dominion High School Swim Team - two years

USA Swimming, Chief Judge and Stroke and Turn Certifications - eight years

Co-Founder Masters Aquatics at Spring Hill (MASH) swim team; co-coached MASH for 8 years

1984 USA Olympic synchronized swimming team trials semi-finalist; competed at national level 1984 to 1986

Relief coach Northern Virginia Nereids Synchronized Swim Team - two years

Project Manager, Environmental Consulting - 13 years

"Expiditing the development of young swimmers using positive energy and a focus on technique"


“Expediting the development of young swimmers using positive energy and a focus on technique”

Teresa M Pliuskaitis

Owner - SNOW Swimming


Founder SNOW Swimming 14 years ago

30 Years of Business and Financial Management Experience

GM, Spring Lakes Dolphins Summer League Team
Secretary, Old Dominion Swim League

" To promote the sport of swimming and its’ excellence at all levels in the Loudoun community."

Tamara L. Yaunches

Assistant Coach


16 years of coaching experience all ages; PVS,ODSL,CSL, HS and USMS.

5th year coaching with SNOW

"Looking to share my love and passion of swimming and develop lifelong swimmers."