2018-19 KSC Coaching Staff

(From left to right) Jan Rumble, Thaddaeus Gunther, Rebecca Hardy, Elysha Chapple, Dana Jaworski

Thaddaeus Gunther - Head Coach; senior, gold and silver coach

Thad is a corn-fed Iowan who grew up swimming for his local YMCA and high school before going on to swim at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.  He has extensive swimming knowledge from his years as a competitor and as a coach of club and high school teams in Minnesota and in Alaska.  


Jan Rumble

Jan began coaching in 1991 where she coached at Skyview High School and with the Southcentral Sea Serpents for 2 years, both in Soldotna.  Jan moved to Juneau for graduate school and coached Glacier Swim Club 1994-2012; she coached the Juneau Douglas High School Swim team in for 6 years.  She has been coaching Masters swimming on and off since 1991.

Jan has been swimming since she was five and competed in a recreational league from 6-16.  She swam and competed in the Masters category but now swims for fitness 3 days a week all year. Jan’s most noted achievement as an adult swimmer was swimming with Steve Vick (Haines coach) in Lynn Canal and swimming across Kachemak Bay 2 times. She won the USMS 3,000 yard national race for her age group one year.