Coaches & Directors

othing has a greater influence on the success of a child's sport than the excellence of their coach . . . CBA has an accomplished and talented coaching staff who will guide your athlete to achieve their goals.

Our coaches feel that each swimmer is an essential part of the team. All swimmers are given the same attention and consideration regardless of ability. Every athlete is instructed with respect and then given encouragement which instills a positive environment. The approach of our coaching staff is to provide the swimmer with every skill set needed to succeed on any level of USA Swimming.

We at CBA feel strongly that through the sport of swimming,  young people will learn valuable life lessons which will never be forgotten.

Coaching Staff

William Barton

Head Coach


Bill has placed over 25 athletes in the USA Olympic Trials. As an athlete, he achieved several world records in swimming and was a stand-out in collegiate swimming. He continues to mentor CBA coaches and act as CBA visionary.

Dean Kondziolka

National Elite Coach


Kondo is a 7 Time National Champion and Canadian record holder in the 50 meter sprint and 100 meter freestyle, and is the first Canadian born swimmer to break 23 seconds in the 50 meter freestyle event.  Kondziolka began his swimming career at the Lakeshore Swim Club at the age of 9, shortly thereafter moving to the Mississauga Aquatic Club at age 11. Kondziolka first broke on the national scene in 1986 at the age of 14, making national time standards in the sprint events, 50 and 100 meter freestyle. He was the youngest competitor (by two years) at the 1986 Canadian National Championships in Edmonton. He went on to compete in the Netherlands and Germany as a member of the Junior National Teams in 1987 and 1988.  His first National Championship was attained in 1990 at the age of 17 (Summer nationals in Etobicoke Ontario) and highest rankings in the world were 1st (LC season, 1993 documented at the Sprint eliminator meet in Nantes, France) and 4th in the 50m freestyle (Speedo World Rankings) respectively. He was a member of the Canadian National Team from 1990 to 1996, winning numerous individual and relay medals at national and international competitions, and was the only swimmer to medal at both the World University Games and 1993 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in 1993.   Notable international and national swimming competitions include: (click here to continue reading on Wikipedia)

James Ellett

Victoria Coach


Coach Doug Ellett was born and raised in Richmond Virginia, where he swam as an age group swimmer from 10-18 years old and then swam for Old Dominion University.  He was a four year letter award winner during his career at ODU from 1986-1990, where he swam 100/200 Fly and 200/400 IM.  After graduation he attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his Master’s degree in Exercise Science in 1993.  He then enrolled in Physical Therapy School at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State), and received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.  During his working career, he has been swimming to train for triathlons of various lengths from sprint distance to the Ironman distance.  He completed Ironman Florida in 2010.  Coach Doug leads the CBA team located in Victoria, Texas, and has swimmers from age 9-17 years old.  Coach Doug is able to handle a variety of levels in each practice from first year swimmers to those that qualify for Sectionals by mixing a learning environment with a strong training environment.   He is actively recruiting for new team members in all age groups and wants to grow age group swimming in the Victoria area.