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Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Penny Bosma

Head Coach

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Coach Penny Bosma has been the head coach of the St. Thomas Jumbo Jets since 1997. Prior to that Penny coached and assisted as a coach for the St. Catharines Swim Club and Brock University as well as the Huron Hurricanes. Penny has a degree in Psychology and Education from Brock University. She had swimmers go to regionals, provincials, nationals and in 2016 to the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.   

Sine Frederick

Assistant Coach

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Steven Rubacha

Assistant Coach

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Coach Steve Rubacha has recently moved to St Thomas. Prior to this Steve lived and worked in Toronto. Steve currently is a teacher in the local school board but has a heavy background in swimming. At one point in his career Steve was ranked first in Canada for his age group in 100 and 200 backstroke. Steve has swam from multiple large clubs including Etobicoke, Mississauga and Toronto. After his age group swim career Steve swam for his university team where he attended Olympic trails for Beijing. We are excited to have Steve bring his experience of swimming at a high level to the Jumbo Jets

Board of Directors

Daniel Leonardes

President

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Jessica Patterson

Secretary

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Megan Bartlett

Equipment manager

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Emma Tucker

Officials Chair

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Amy Morrison

Treasurer

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Mary Meadows

Events Coordinator

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Anna Begemann

Registrar

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Thorsten Begemann

Fundraising Coordinator

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