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 CM.Meet Director


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".

Erik Collins

Assistant Coach



Southern Maryland Aquatic Club- Prince Frederick, MD

  • Head Coach, August 2010- April, 2014
  • Grew the club from 37 student-athletes in 2010 to 122 in 2014
  • Coached MD LSC “Swimmer of the Year,” LCM, 2013 (12 year old boy)
  • Two SMAC student-athletes were selected for an LSC training camp at the OTC, Sept. ‘13

Independent Coaching of Unattached Swimmers- Rochester, MN

  • Head Coach (“Coach of Record”) for seven athletes, February, 2008 – August 2010
  • All seven student-athletes attained their Sectional cuts, 4 achieved Jr. Nat’l cuts and 2 went their National cuts. Graduating HS senior earned a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American (2009)
  • Two student-athletes were ranked Top Ten nationally & selected for USA Swimming Zone Select Camps; 13 year old boy won a Bronze Medal @ 2009 World Maccabi Games
  • Worked as a consultant for two area teams (mentor & technical planning)

Rochester Swim Club Orcas- Rochester, MN

  • Head Senior Coach, January 2007-February 2008
  • Developed several Sectional qualifiers & two new Jr. Nat’l qualifiers
  • Men’s Team was Top Ten at LCM Sectionals (Minneapolis), 2007

Maverick Swim Club, LLC- Landover, MD

  • Head Coach/CEO, June 2004-January 2007
  • Developed two Sectional qualifiers, one Sectional Champion & one Jr. Nat’l qualifier
  • Jr. Nat’l qualifier was named Swimming World magazine’s Age Grouper of the Month (2006)

Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club- Bethesda, MD

  • Senior Assistant Coach, National Training Group, February 2003-March 2004
  • Co-Coach of Record, Michael Raab, 2003 Pan Am Games Gold Medalist, 200M Fly (1:57.3 was Pan Am Games record; in 2003 Raab was the 3rd fastest American ever)
  • Served in a managerial capacity for the RMSC Women’s Team for 2003 Summer Nationals, held at College Park, MD (responsible for entries, relays, etc…)
  • Supervised the RMSC “Senior II” program


Niagara University, Class of 1991

Bachelor of Arts, English

Dean’s List, Spring 1990


  • Awarded ASCA Fellowship, 2000 (Inaugural class)
  • Coached 1999 Jr. National Champion, Men’s 200 Backstroke (SCY)

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”

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."

Teresa M Pliuskaitis

Owner - SNOW Swimming


Founder SNOW Swimming 17 years ago

33 Years of Business and Financial Management Experience

GM, Stratford Sea Otters Summer League Team
Secretary, Old Dominion Swim League

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