At the start of 2014, Barb is heading into her third season as the Masters Swim Coach for Minnetonka Swim Club. She is certified as Level I and II Masters Swim Coach and is a current member of ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association).
As a Master's swimmer, Barb was a National Record Holder and All American in the 50 Butterfly (2008-2009). She continues to compete in Masters Swimming, where she remains nationally ranked in the Top 10. Barb also competes in local triathlons and open water swimming events.
A high school and collegiate All-American, Barb has been inducted into Southern Illinois University's Hall of Fame; in high school she also was a four-time Illinois High School State Champion. With a B.S. in Community Health from Southern Illinois University (1985) and as a graduate from the College of St. Catherine, MN as a Physical Therapy Assistant (1996), Barb balances family, work, and coaching with officiating at meets as a United States Swimming Starter and Stroke and Turn Judge.
Masters Assistant Coach
Originally from Naperville, Illinois, Carrie swam for a YMCA team and won numerous state championships; she also was a top eight finisher at Nationals in the 100 and 200 fly and 200 IM. Carrie competed for Naperville Central High School, where she held school records in the 100-200-500 free, 100 fly and 200 IM and placed at state.
While at Vanderbilt University, Carrie was a Division II All-American in the 200 fly and 400 IM and four-year letter winner and was Vanderbilt’s Academic Athlete of the Year in 1986. She graduated from Vanderbilt with a double major in Economics and European Studies. Carrie also has her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Carrie gained coaching experience by coaching summer league teams in her hometown and coaching at the Courage Center. She is a Minnesota Masters swimmer.
Masters Assistant Coach
Tom grew up in Crystal, MN and attended Cooper High School. He is a 1983 graduate of St John’s University where he was an All American swimmer. Tom graduated from St John’s with a BS in Math.
Tom is also a two time All American water polo player and played with the National Water Polo Team in the 1989 and 1990 Olympic Festivals. He has coached water polo at St John’s for the last 10 years.
Tom brings a strong background in strength and dryland training to his Minnetonka Masters coaching position.
Tom’s son, Joe, swam for Minnetonka and St John’s for 4 years where he was the MIAC Elite 22 award winner.