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.  

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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.