A message from the coaches

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact the team coordinator.

We are happy to announce that Head Coach Anna will be returning this summer! Along with some new and familiar faces to our coaching team!

If you would like to organise private swim lessons with any of our coaching staff, please email them directly. They are very excited to help your swimmer grow.

Coaching Staff

Anna Hutchinson

Head Coach



My husband Scott and I have been Thornwood residents since 2003.  We have three wonderful children - Kirsten 22 (UIC), Loriel 20(Truman State) and Stephen 18 (McKendree University).  I have a couple of part-time jobs.  I teach preschool at St.Marks Preschool in St.Charles; and I am a swim lesson coordinator/swim instructor at the Norris Recreation Center.  Additionally, I coach the Pre-team for the St.Charles Swim Team.  I have 12 fun-filled years of swim-coach experience starting out with the YMCA and then moving to the St.Charles Swim Team.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends and serving the community through our church.

My coaching philosophy: As a life-long athlete, I prefer to take an athlete-centered approach to coaching.  With an educational focus and an emphasis>

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Brittany Nicole Veto

Assistant Coach


Hi my name is Brittany Veto and I am 20 years old. I swam for Thornwood Thunder for several years when I was younger, then continued to swim for St. Charles North. I am now at Iowa State University studying graphic Design. This is my 5th year beign a part of the coaching staff and I am excited to see what this summer has in store for our team. 

Team Coordinator

Karen Freeland