Tom Lebherz has been successfully coaching swimmers of all ages in the bay area for more than three decades, primarily in San Jose. Tom coached for the South Valley Swim Team, and for the Santa Teresa High School swim team. He’s coached along with Debbie Fujji for the past ten years for both club teams and also at Santa Teresa High School.
Coach Tom is a member of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) as a Level Five Coach, and is the Distance Coach for Pacific Swimming. This role involves bringing select swimmers to Colorado Springs to swim in the Olympic Training Center. Tom has had swimmers who have attended Nationals, Junior Nationals, Sectionals, as well as the old Sports Festivals. Some of his swimmers have made it all the way to the top 24 in the Olympic Trials, as well as several swimmers in the USA top 100.
Some additional career highlights:
- Voted as California’s High School Coach of the Year in 1987
- Central Coast Section (CCS)Honor Coach 1990-91
- Involved with numerous Pacific Swimming camps as Assistant Coach and as Head Coach
- And numerous Pacific Swimming All-Star teams as Assistant Coach and as Head Coach
Tom is passionate and energetic about coaching, communicates well with kids, and loves what he does.
Jennifer Reagan is the fourth child in a swimming family. Being the youngest meant many hours of “deck” time as her siblings practiced and competed. She enjoyed her first swim meet at just 5 years old.
Jennifer went on to swim for Golden West Swim Club under the guidance of Coach John Woodling. It is here that she qualified for Junior Nationals in the 1,650 yard freestyle and the 1000 yard Freestyle. As a teenager, she swam for Long Beach Swim Team under the phenomenal coaching of Tim Shaw, World Record Holder and Olympic Medalist. It is under his coaching guidance that she attained Junior National times in the 500 and 200 Freestyle as well as the 400 I.M.
As a two year “Team Captain,” she received All America Awards in the 200 and 500 Freestyle all 4 years of high school. Her 500-yard school record still stands at Mater Dei High School after 20 years.
After High School she received a swim scholarship to Pepperdine University where she swam for Tim Elson and lead the team to many victories. During the summers, she swam under the coaching of Bud McAllister. Jennifer enjoyed being a Pepperdine team captain during both her junior and senior years culminating in 1997 when she earned the prestigious honor of “Swimmer of The Year“ within the Pacific Coast Collegiate Swimming Conference.
Jennifer also served as Pepperdine’s assistant swim coach from 1997-1998 until she graduated from Pepperdine in 1998 with a teaching degree. She further obtained a Masters of Education degree from Pepperdine in 2000.
She resides here in Morgan Hill with her husband and two children Ryan and Jessica. She loves to spend quality time with her family by hiking, biking and outdoor play. She has been a Mako coach for over 3 years and is looking forward to many more years.