Head Coach, Atlantic
This summer marks Tanner Barton’s 7th year as a coach for the
Dublin Atlantic Dolphins and his 5th as the Head Atlantic Coach.
Tanner began swimming for the Dublin Dolphins when he was 6
years old and remained active in the Dolphins and Dublin Sea
Dragons. As a swimmer for the Sea Dragons and for Dublin
Jerome, Tanner was a three-time Junior Olympic State Champion,
five-time OHSAA honoree and a junior national qualifier.
Tanner attended Ball State University and took pride in being an Honors College scholar-athlete. He swam all four years for the Cardinals, securing podium finishes each year at the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship. His favorite event was the 200 yard butterfly and his time in that event ranks 2nd in the 78-year history of Ball State Swimming & Diving. Tanner was a two-time captain for the Swimming & Diving program and honored with the Bob James Memorial Award at the MAC Headquarters in 2017 as the most outstanding graduating student-athlete in the conference.
Following his graduation from Ball State in 2017 with a 4.00 GPA and dual degrees in Health Science and Spanish, Tanner returned to Ball State to embark on a master’s degree and serve as the Graduate Assistant Swim Coach. This past year, Tanner served as the Assistant Swim Coach at Cleveland State University. While working full-time with Cleveland State, Tanner completed coursework from Ball State and graduated in May 2019 with a MS in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Performance.
In April, Tanner became the Head Swimming & Diving Coach at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. He truly feels like he has the best of both worlds, coordinating all components of a co-ed collegiate program while still having the opportunity to coach and mentor age group swimmers. Here’s to a great summer!