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City of Surprise Aquatics Supervisor
Buster H Thompson
Associate Coach - Gold Group
Buster Thompson started his involvement in swimming in 1992 as an official for both the AIA and USA Swimming working his way up to a USA Swimming Starter and National level Stroke and Turn official as his Daughter and Son were both athletes of the Arizona Swimming Gauchos. He became the Head Coach of Westview High School in 1992 through 1999. He was the Head Coach of the Westside Silver Fins from 1999-2001.
Buster is an American Swim Coaches Association Level 3 Certification and Achievement Coach. He continued to coach for the Arizona Swimming Gauchos from 2001-2010 and began coaching in March of 2016 for the City of Surprise Storm Team. Buster is a student of the Posture, Line and Balance and Parametric Training Pradigmn.
Associate Coach - Silver Group
What’s a Michigan girl who grew up around a lake doing here in the desert? I’m enjoying the warm weather and following my dreams. I was born and raised in a suburb outside of Detroit, MI where I began my swimming career at 10 years old. I started swimming on my summer rec team and then continued on to my YMCA team. I swam throughout high school as well as continuing over the summer and during the winter for my USA team. Swimming was my life and I loved it! I ended up qualifying for my high school state meet every year and making it to Nationals in Florida for my YMCA team. I ended my swim career when I went to Grand Valley State University to receive my Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Elementary Education. I moved to Arizona with my husband, Taylor, and our pit bull, Dexter, after graduation to become an elementary school teacher. I currently work for the Dysart Unified School District teaching 8th grade Math at Rancho Gabriela. Over the past 10 years, both in Michigan and Arizona, I have been a lifeguard, swim coach, and swim instructor. I feel as if sometimes I am part fish! Can’t keep this girl out of the water!
Associate Coach - Senior I Group
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