Thomas H Schmall
Masters/Senior Blue/Junior White
Coach Tom is the Head Coach for all groups and coaches the Senior Blue, Junior White, and Masters groups. He is also the primary Dry Land Coach. He started his swimming career during his high school years while growing up in Aurora, CO. He has been a Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor since the age of 15. At 18 he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and was one of the rescue swimmers assigned to cutter Ironwood in Kodiak, AK. During his 20 years of service, he continued to coach and mentor junior members, providing instruction and knowledge required to pass the Aviation Rescue Swimmer program and annual physical fitness swim test. He recently received his Master's degree in Sport Administration from Upper Iowa University. He secured a U.S. Top 10 time for the 400 IM in 2010. He also competed in the FINA World Masters Championships in 2010 and 2014, earning several Top 25 finishes. He still competes today with Southern Masters and loves backstroke and butterfly sprints.