Bill Barton

Head Coach

 

 

Bio

  1.      Born: Jan 29, 1939
  2.      Indianapolis, Indiana
  3.      HS George Washington, graduated,  Shortridge HS, 1 year post grad
  4.      Indiana University ‘61,, Florida Atlantic University ‘70

Married: Inta Argals Barton, daughters Andra, Krista, (Shari Lynn, Debbie Jo, previous marriage), granddaughter Dillan,

Experience

AAU CLUB: Indianapolis Athletic Club, All-American, National Champion and Record Holder 400IM, Broke world Records in 400 IM and 200 Butterfly. Bill won over twenty high point trophies and finaled in every event he swam in his last five National championships. Broke the National Amerian 400IM record by six seconds.

World professional circuit five years retired as fifth all time money winner. Toured the world with Johnny Weismueller (Tarzan)

Amanda Rivera, Assistant Head Coach

Rachael Crews

Assistant Coach

Coach Crews is originally from Denton Tx. She was a competitive swimmer for 9 years and a competitive water polo for 5 years. During her career in competitive swimming she started in TAAF swimming instead of USA. Within TAAF at age 13 she won 3rd place in the 200-yard IM in the state of Texas and won 5th place in the nation. At 14 she switched over to USA swimming as well as competed in High School. Her Sophomore year of high school she broke the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke from 1984 going a 1:11 placing 2nd in Region and qualified for state. She also played with Thunder Water Polo Club winning 1st in the Armadillo Classic Fall and Dallas Fall Invite. In her junior year she broke the school record again going a 1:10 in the 100-yard breaststroke and qualifying for state in both swimming and water polo. She made second team for water polo at State and went on to play in the National Junior Olympics at Stanford with Thunder water polo. During that time, she and her teammates also played in the Southwest Zone Championship, Dallas Summer Classic, Houston Summer Open Summer, and North Texas Thunder Champions. In her Senior year she became team captain for both the swimming and water polo team and qualified for state in swimming. She won second most valuable player at Region for water polo also making the 1st team as well as winning the Armadillo Classic and Dallas Fall Invite for Thunder water polo.