Coaches & Directors
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 one of the board members.
Coaching Staff

John Vasbinder

Executive Director, Gold/Senior Coach


John Vasbinder is our Executive Director and Head Coach with over 35 years of competitive aquatic experience. He started his coaching career in Australia. John has been a three time National Coach for three different teams (Australia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the United States), as well as a two time YMCA National Coach of the Year. John has coached 18 YMCA Team National Championships, 12 Olympic Swimmers, 6 National Record Holders, and 52 USA All Americans. He is excited with the continued development of our swimmers and is looking forward to a very successful year with the St Thomas Swimming Association.

Susan Andrews

Bronze and Silver Coach


Susan Andrews is the Assistant Coach at STSA. Competitive swimming has been a major part of her life, including attending and competing at the University of Michigan, and competing for and graduating from Lehigh University. Coach Susie is an ASCA level 4/5 coach with more than 30 years of experience. She has coached children of all ages and levels, from novice to Olympic trial qualifiers. After coaching at Sommerset Hills YMCA, in New Jersey, coach Susie moved to Lehigh University, a division 1 collegiate level school. After 16 years there, and one at Princeton University, Susie is very excited to be here with us in St. Thomas bringing her knowledge and expertise to the St. Thomas Swimming Association.