Timothy W Leonhart
Tim Leonhart was born in Grand Junction Colorado, he grew up on the
pool deck watching his father Dale Leonhart, a local swim Coach
Legend and his mother Karen Leonhart teaching swim lessons.
Throughout Tim’s early years swimming was part of his life
not unlike walking, the water was second nature to him, a driving
force motivating him to pursue swimming to the next level at the
University of Utah. Alongside his older brother Will, assistant
coach at the University of Alabama, he learned the
professional side of Swimming.
Tim played many team sports as a child which helped mold his
philosophy that places winning in perspective and drives children
to love the sport and have fun, rather than just the end result.
Although his coaching in Utah at the time was only temporary, the
love for the sport remained. After graduating with a BFA in
Graphic Design from the University of Utah, Tim spent a year away
from coaching but it wasn’t long until the swim world came
calling and he was offered a job to work on Grand Cayman as
the Head Age Group Coach for Stingray Swim Club. Under his
management the age group program continued to succeed and produce
fantastic results. Working alongside David Pursley he learned how
to develop a team from learn to swim foundational levels all the
way up to Cayman Olympians. The small island competitive
environment allowed for extensive travel opportunities and
international experience. From Jamaica his first week as
coach, Tim’s calling as a coach was proven by the immediate
influence he had on the kids. Overseas meets were expected
and he sent multiple athletes to The CARIFTA Games (Caribbean Free
Trade Association) within his first year with the program. His
athletes went on to gain invaluable experience which lead to
multiple national records and international medals.
Now Tim is back coaching in Utah with a family of his own, working
to create a legacy that he hopes one day will rival his brother,
currently coaching at University of Alabama, and father, still
coaching in Colorado for Loveland Swim Club.
Brody A Lewis
Age Group Coach
Coach Brody Lewis grew up in Greeley, Colorado and played many
sports throughout elementary and middle school. It wasn’t
until he was 13 that he chose to really pursue swimming. He joined
Loveland Swim Club the fall of my 8thgrade year, and
really enjoyed it and excelled. At the end of his high school
career, Brody obtained several Junior national, US Open, and Winter
national cuts primarily in the breaststroke and distance freestyle
events. He also, won a high school state championship, was a 3-time
team captain, and holds 4 school records at Greeley West High
school. He is currently swimming at the University of Utah,
where he just finished his first collegiate season. This year,
Brody made 2 NCAA B cuts (400IM, 1650FR).
Brody started coaching the summer of his freshman year for a local
summer club team, and then went on to help coach with Loveland Swim
Club for the past two years. He primarily coached the 9-12-year-old
age group, where he taught proper stroke and swimming techniques,
and stressed the importance of having fun within the sport of
Outside the pool, Brody is currently pursuing a degree in secondary
level education at the University of Utah with interests in the
history and geography fields. He also enjoys running and biking in
his free time because he grew up competing in many National level
triathlons, and plans on picking up the sport again after his
collegiate career is finished.
Age Group Coach
Treasa competed collegiately for the University of Utah Swim Team. She was recruited to swim for the Utes from Minnesota. While swimming in Minnesota she was a six-time All-American and six-time letter winner. She still holds numerous school records at Roseville Area High School. She began swimming competitively at the age of 8 and swam with both the Twin Cities Swim team and the Aquajets Swim Team in Minnesota.
?Treasa has been a coach and counselor for the University of Utah swim camps for the past three years. She received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Family Studies. She is currently teaching First Grade at Copper Hills Elementary School in Magna.
Age Group Coach
Tami Johnson joined the University of Utah coaching staff in August 2012. During Johnson's first season with the Utes, she coached the breast and fly groups to five individual NCAA `B' cuts and a school record in the 200 breast. She was a part of the 2012-2013 Utah coaching staff that had three individual NCAA qualifiers and set 12 new school records.
Prior to coming to Utah, Johnson was an Age Group Site Coach with the Bluefish Swim Club from 2006-2012. During this time, she enjoyed watching the development of the swimmers and the growth of the site from 5 to 50+.
Johnson also started a Masters group while at Bluefish and worked under USA National Team coach and Bluefish owner, Chuck Batchelor, who has led many swimmers to national and international success.
Johnson grew up swimming for Schroeder YMCA in Brown Deer, Wis. and was a Junior National qualifier as well as part of the team that captured the YMCA Spring National Women's Championship in 1999. She later went on to coach Senior, Age Group, and Masters groups at Schroeder from 2004-2006.
In the summer of 2006, Johnson coached at the Paralympic World Champ Trials with one of the Schroeder athletes.
A 2005 graduate of Iowa State University, Johnson received Academic All-Big 12 honors and graduated 4.0 Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Marketing.