Coach Stephanie Barnes is the Head Swimming Coach at TMI: The Episcopal School of Texas and the San Antonio Splash.  Her resume spans three decades and includes Head Coach of Lewis University, Assistant Coach at Auburn University and the 2002 Women's National Champions, Volunteer Coach for The University of Texas Men's Team and Associate Head Swim Coach at the University of South Carolina.  

She is also a multiple-time YMCA champion, Junior National and Senior National runner-up and finalist, 2-time Olympic Trial qualifier and an  NCAA All-American. 

As the head coach of TMI Episcopal the swimming team has grown from 6 swimmers in 2012 to being the 2018 TAPPS Boys State Swimming Champions!  The boys team has won 2 Regional Championships, placed in the top 3 at state three times (placing 2nd twice and 1st once), and have nearly rewritten the record books.  The ladies team has won three Regional Championships and placed 4th at State two times and Runner-up in 2017 as well. 

In it's inaugural season the Splash won 3 of its 4 dual meets and came in a close 2nd at the league championships.  This past season the Splash was the AASSL Champions in only their second year!  And in 2018 the Splash did it again and won the CHAMPIONSHIP BY NEARLY 800 POINTS!

 


Stephanie is an outstanding teacher and coach who is great at sharing her knowledge in a fun and easy way.
She truly loves the kids and people she works with and also provides motivation and energy that can change your life.
— Bill Wadley, Head Men's Swimming Coach, The Ohio State University & former coach of Stephanie Barnes
 
Stephanie really cares about my daughter’s successes and is helping us put together a plan for her to swim in college. She is kind, caring, compassionate. More than a coach. Stephanie is a role model and a friend
— Carol Holmes, mother of Elizabeth (state runner-up and sectional qualifier)
 
Hard to find a coach on the pool deck that cares more about their swimmers than Stephanie Barnes. She will challenge your own expectations of yourself and make you realize you have so much more to give. That kind of coaching will never have a shelf life.
— Brendan Hansen, World Record Holder & Olympic Gold Medalist
 
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As a college coach, I have had the opportunity to recruit athletes that Stephanie has worked with and it is evident that she is an incredible technician. As a fellow professional and friend, I have been prvideged to work stroke clinics, camps and coaching a Florida club team with Stephanie. She is an incredible coach that has the unique ability to combine fantastic teaching, great racing and fabulous team chemistry and spirit. Kids love her. Parents love her because of the incredible job she does with their kids. If I have an opening on my staff, Stephanie is the name that always come to mind first. She is that good!!
— Mike Simpson, Head Coach of Gardner-Webb University & former coach of Stephanie Barnes
 
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