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Coaching Staff

Thomas M Thorum

Head Swim Coach

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Thomas M. Thorum accepted the head swimming coach position with Olympus High school in 2013 and has been the head coach of the Olympus Aquatics (OA) club swim team since its inception that same year. In his first season at the helm, Tom led OA to a top 10 finish in the 2014 Utah Long Course State Championships. In 2018 and 2019, OA finished 1st at the Utah Short Course Age Group State Championships. He successfully grew the team from zero swimmers in August 2013 to more than 180 today. Tom brings over 40 years of competitive swimming experience from multiple levels to OA. He began swimming competitively at age 5 in Salt Lake City at the Fort Douglas Country Club under his father Thomas Thorum, Sr. Tom swam for the Salt Lake Tsunami Swim Team from 1982-1988, for East High School from 1986-1990, and for the University of Utah from 1990-1994. Tom was Team Captain at East High in 1990, where he received the Eric Hoff award, and Team Captain at the University of Utah in 1994. From 1989-1997, he was also an Assistant Coach for the Fort Douglas Summer League team. During this time, the Fort's swim team went undefeated and produced several collegiate swimmers including two Olympic Trial qualifiers and one World Championship qualifier. In 1995, he was an Assistant Coach at the University of Utah and in 1998 he coached at the Salt Lake Tennis Club. This was the first season in over 16 years that the Club’s swim team went undefeated and won the Conference Championship. Tom continued swimming competitively at the Masters level and attended multiple Masters National Championship meets including the US Masters Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2000, where he set the Utah State Masters record in the 100-yard backstroke, Santa Clara, California in 2001, and Honolulu, Hawaii in 2002. As a triathlete, Tom completed five Ironman events in New Zealand, Canada, Hawaii, Brazil, and qualified for the Ironman World Championships in 2004 and 2006. In 2006, he recorded the third fastest Ironman swim in history. In 2009, he was recruited back to the Salt Lake Tennis Club as Director of Aquatics and led the swim team to Conference Championships in 2009 and 2011. Tom is currently an ASCA Level 2 coach responsible for the OA 13-14 Silver Team and Senior Teams. In 2015, he was selected as the Utah Age Group Zone Team head coach, which competed in Hawaii at the Western Zone Age Group Championships in August. In 2017, Tom was awarded Utah Swimming Age Group Coach of the year. Tom is a 1995 graduate of the University of Utah, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree and a 1998 graduate of the University of Utah Graduate School of Architecture, where he earned his Master of Architecture degree.

Charles "Deni" Cullom

Assistant Swim Coach

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Charles "Deni" Cullom began swimming when he was 5 years old and entered the competitive world when he was 7.  He originally swam for Phoenix Swim Club under Pierre LaFontaine and then Denny Pursley before moving to Southern California to swim for Bill Rose with the Mission Viejo Nadadores. There, he began to specialize in distance events, primarily open water swimming.  He was named to the US National Team for open water from 2008-2010.  He competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 400 m and 1500 m freestyle and has attended the US Open and Jr. Nationals in the 200 m, 400 m, 800 m, 1500 m Freestyle, 200 m Fly, and 400 m IM. He has three 18 & Under US National Titles and one overall National Title. In 2014, he began coaching for the Mission Viejo Nadadores, while still pursuing open water and triathlon competitions. Deni moved to Park City in April of 2015 and began coaching for Olympus Aquatics in June 2015.

Steven M Doman

Assistant Swim Coach

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Steve Doman has been involved with swimming for many years. He was an All-American in high school in three events; backstroke, butterfly and freestyle . He swam for BYU from 1982-1986 and was a 3-time WAC champion. Steve began his coaching career immediately after college ans has since coached two athletes to Olympic trials, as well as numerous senior national qualifiers, junior national qualifiers, senior zone champions, state record holders, high school championins, and three state championships. Steve has been awarded coach of the year twice. Steve has coached at both BYU and the University of Utah, as well as Savannah State College, Steiner Aquatic Center, CHAT, and the South Davis Aquatic Team. He also coached the Taylorsville High School team for 3 years and has been coaching the Viewmont High School team since 2014. Steve is a Level 4 American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) certified coach. 

Catalin Paul Ungur

Assistant Coach

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Paul started swimming at the age of six in Romania. He first competed at CSM Baia Mare, then continued with CSM Brasov. He was the junior Romanian national champion in the 50, 100 and 200m back. In 2014, he moved to the US to swim at Carson-Newman University. The following year, he transferred to the University of Utah. At the 2014 Bucharest Romanian Short Track Swimming Championships, he won a gold medal in the 50m back. At the Vojdahunyad Championship, he a won gold medal in the 50m butterfly in 2016 and in 2017 he won a gold medal in the the 50m butterfly and 100m back, won a silver medal with the 4 × 50m relay (Sándor Szilagyi, Florin Coste, Andrei Ungur), and finished third in the first race with a 4 × 50m mixed relay (Szilagyi, Coste, Ungur). At the 2017 European Short Course Swimming Championships held in Copenhagen, Denmark, he broke the Romanian record in the 50m (SCM) butterfly. Most recently, Paul competed in the 2019 European Short Course Swimming Championships held in Glasgow, Scotland. Paul is a 2019 graduate of the University of Utah, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an emphasis in sports management and a minor in animation studies. Paul began coaching for Olympus Aquatics in January 2019.

Mark Maurer

Assistant Coach

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Mark is a USA Swimming Level 2 coach, with 15 years’ experience as a Utah swimming coach working with children, teens, and adults. Swimmers and Triathletes seek him out to improve and refine their techniques to become faster, and more efficient for their future success. He has successfully coached kids from introduction to swimming, to State Champions and Regional Qualifiers to the Western Zone Meet. Mark competed as a member of the AAU Swim Team, “Phillips 66” and they were 2 time National Champions. He set 3 National Junior Olympic records. In High School, his Medley Relay Team finished first and set the California State record. At the Utah Masters State Championships he finished first in his division, 2nd overall in the 100 yard IM, and first in his division, and 3rd overall in the 50 Free. As an open water swimmer, he has twice "ESCAPED ALCATREZ", and swam to the mainland in 27 minutes. He had the honor of being coached by Flip Darr (USA Olympic team Coach), Don Gambril (USA Olympic Team Coach), Dr. Richard Jochums (USA Olympic Team Coach), Peter Daland (USC Coach - 4 NCAA Championships), and Skip Kenney (Stanford Swim Coach - 7 NCAA Championships).  Mark applies all the techniques he has learned over the years from these world class coaches, to refine his swimmers techniques so they are faster in the water. Mark provides more than just coaching to his team, he shares with them goal setting skills so they achieve success outside the pool and in their personal lives. Mark earned a Bachelor’s degree from USC in Business Communications in 1981, and his Master’s degree in Business Marketing in 1992.

Board of Directors

Shawn Stringham

Board President 801-918-5021

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Lee Chamberlain

Board Member

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Steve Johnson

Board Member

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Thomas M Thorum

Board Member

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