Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Eric Thumma Head Coach

10 Years Experience

Eric Thumma started swimming competitively in Texas and competed throughout high school, in Massachusetts. There he swam in the state meet all 4 years and acting as a high school co-captain his senior year.

Eric went to Grinnell College in Iowa were he competed in the Midwest Conference every year in distance events. His senior year, Eric was elected co-captain of the men’s swim team. He graduated with a B.A. in Psychology.

Throughout high school and during the summer while he attended college, Eric instructed swimmers. In 2005 he began working at Fluid Mechanic’s swim camp in Pennsylvania, having been familiar with the company as an athlete (read about them here). After graduating from college, he completed Fluid Mechanic’s training program for Aquatic Consultant achieving one of the highest scores in the company’s history in the training exam. As an aquatic consultant he trained swimmers of all ages and abilities in high performance technique, both in one on one and group settings. After consulting with the company for about a year he went on to train other consultants, and was even selected to write their swimming technique books with the president of the company, John Waldman. Even after moving to Washington to be with his family, Eric continued writing for Fluid Mechanics.

Since moving, Eric has trained and coached triathletes (both adults and children) in conjunction with Blue-Fire Fitness and the Snohomish Tri-Club, in addition to working with a group of Storm swimmers in dry-land practices.

Board of Directors
Samantha Werner (President) President
Jennifer Oden (Vice President) Vice President
Dawn Ryan (Treasurer) Treasurer
Jennifer Christensen (Admin) Admin
Jenelle Erickson Elsa Leal (Fundraising) Fundraising