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Coaching Staff

David Tourigny

Head Coach

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Head Coach: David Tourigny

ASCA Level 3
WSCA Member
17 Years Experience

David began competitive swimming with the Lake Stevens Swim Club and the Cascade Swim Club. David attended O'Dea High School, where he became the first O'Dea freshman to go to State in swimming. He scored points at State all four years, and became the co-captain for two years. During high school, David got his first coaching experience as a volunteer assistant coach of a summer league team, the Greenlake Gators.

David went to college in Bellingham at Western Washington University. He graduated with a BA in General Studies with minors in Psychology, Sociology and Economics. While at Western, he swam for and coached the Western Washington University Swim Club and competed on Western's Water Polo Team. During the summers, David coached the Sudden Valley Sharks. After college, he continued his coaching career with the Lynnwood Sharks, a summer league team, and in 2004 David started coaching for WAVE Aquatics.

In June of 2007, David started coaching for the Greenlake Aquaducks (GLAD), a competitive master’s team, where he is currently the head coach. GLAD practices Monday through Friday from 5 to 6 in the morning at Evans Pool in Seattle. In September of 2007, David became the head coach of Storm Aquatics. Since he has been with Storm, David has coached swimmers to Age Group Sectionals, Zones, and Senior Sectionals. David has also coached swimmers who were finalists at PNS Champs (both Short Course and Long Course), Age Group Sectionals, and Senior Sectionals.

Eric Thumma

Assistant Coach

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Assistant Coach: Eric Thumma

9 Years Experience

Eric Thumma started swimming competitively in Texas and competed throughout high school, in Massachusetts. There he swam in the state meet all 4 years and acting as a high school co-captain his senior year.

Eric went to Grinnell College in Iowa were he competed in the Midwest Conference every year in distance events. His senior year, Eric was elected co-captain of the men’s swim team. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology.

Throughout high school and during the summer while he attended college, Eric instructed swimmers. In 2005 he began working at Fluid Mechanic’s swim camp in Pennsylvania, having been familiar with the company as an athlete (read about them here). After graduating from college, he completed Fluid Mechanic’s training program for Aquatic Consultant achieving one of the highest scores in the company’s history in the training exam. As an aquatic consultant he trained swimmers of all ages and abilities in high performance technique, both in one on one and group settings. After consulting with the company for about a year he went on to train other consultants, and was even selected to write their swimming technique books with the president of the company, John Waldman. Even after moving to Washington to be with his family, Eric continued writing for Fluid Mechanics.

Since moving, Eric has trained and coached triathletes (both adults and children) in conjunction with Blue-Fire Fitness and the Snohomish Tri-Club, in addition to working with a group of Storm swimmers in dry-land practices.

Beth Vickery

Assistant Coach

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Assistant Coach: Beth Vickery

Beth is excited to be joining the coaching staff of Storm Aquatics.  Beth has been a recreational swimmer since childhood and has more recently discovered a renewed love of the sport.  Since moving to the Marysville/Lake Stevens area, she has been involved with several area swim clubs, as a parent and as a participant.  In addition to being involved as a swimmer, Beth has also been actively involved as a volunteer both for club and school swim programs.

This summer marks Beth’s second season of training and successful completion of triathlon competition at both Olympic and Sprint distances.  As a triathlete she maintains a strong training schedule in the pool and in open water swimming (as weather allows) throughout the year.  In addition to walking and biking, swimming has become an integral part of her weekly exercise regimen. 

When Beth is not in the pool she is busy with her four children, as well as working as a teacher, most recently in the Marysville School District.  In addition to teaching during the week, Beth works part time as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Hope Covenant Church.

Beth brings a dedication to health, fitness, and sportsmanship, and personal growth and development.  She is passionate about her work with students in our community and looks forward to sharing her unique skill set with the athletes and families of Storm Aquatics.

Board of Directors

Kari Fleischmann (President)

President

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Shana Brown (Vice President)

Vice President

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Deborah Marceau (Treasurer)

Treasurer

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Colleen Winston (Secretary)

Secretary

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Jennifer Christensen (Admin)

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Heather Coe (Fundraising)

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Jenelle Erickson (Fundraising)

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