THSC welcomes Linck Bergen as our Head Coach. Linck coached a successful year at THSC with 1 swimmer qualifying for the 2008 Olympic Trials, 4 swimmers qualifying for Nationals, and 6 swimmers qualifying for Junior Nationals. For the 5 years prior, Linck was the Head Age Group Coach for Thunderbolt Swimming and helped lead the way to the success of THSC. We are excited to continue on with the commitment to excellence that our club has been striving for.
- Head Coach, THSC, Beaverton, OR 2004-Present
- Head Age Group Coach, THSC, Beaverton, OR 1999-2004
- Head Age Group Coach, Napa Valley Swim Team, Napa, CA 1993-1996
- Head Coach, Cape Swim Team, Cape Girardeau, MO 1991-1993
- Head Swim Coach/Aquatic’s Director, Blairwood Racquet Club, Louisville, KY 1990-1991
- Head Age Group Coach, Etobicoke Swim Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1986-1988
- Santa Ana College, General Education 1982-1984
- University of California, Santa Barbara, Liberal Studies 1986-1987
- California State University, Sonoma, Biology 1995-1996
- American swim coaches association level 4
- Coached four #1 Nationally Ranked swims
- Coached in excess of fifty Nationally Ranked Top 16 swims and more than two-hundred National Top 16 Reportable Times
- Winner of four consecutive Region XII/Northwest Section Age Group Championships
- Winner of twelve consecutive Oregon Swimming, Age Group Championships (2000-2004).
- Coached several Oregon Swimming, Inc. Records (in excess of 30).
- Winner of four consecutive Ontario, Canada Provincial Age Group Championships.
- Assistant Coach on four consecutive National (Canadian) Team Championships (1987-1988).
- Coached two National (Canadian) Age Group Record Holders
- Coached two (Canadian) Olympic Trial Qualifiers.
- Assisted in Coaching six Olympians
- Inge DeBruijn (NED) 50 FR, 100 FR, 100 FL, 400 FR Relay, 400 Medley Relay
- Chantal Grout (NED) 100 FL, 400 FR Relay
- Kaori Hamada (JPN) 50 FR, 400 FR Relay
- Igor Martchenko (RUS) 100 FL, 400 Medley Relay
- Junko Onishi (JPN) 100 FL, 400 Medley Relay
- Dennis Pimankov (RUS) 400 FR
- Assisted in Coaching Inge DeBruijn, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist, World Record Holder: 50 FR, 100 FR, 100 FL.
- Assisted in coaching nine US Olympic Trial Qualifiers (2000 & 2004).