Coach Stephanie Barnes is the Head Swimming Coach at TMI: The Episcopal School of Texas and the San Antonio Splash.  Her impressive resume spans 3 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: The Episcopal School of Texas, the combined boys and girls teams have won the Central Regional Championships two years in a row, 2015 & 2016.  The girls' team are now 3X Regional Champions and the boys won for the first time in 2016.  At the TAPPS State Meet, the ladies have placed in the illustrious Top 4 twice in the past three years finishing 4th in 2014 & 2016.  The boys finished a shocking 3rd in 2015 and in 2016 after scoring over 50 more points then the year before they finished 3rd place in the state once again. 

After six years at Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club and two consecutive AAAA Summer League Championships Coach Barnes created the San Antonio Splash in 2016.  In it's inaugural season the Splash won 3 of its 4 dual meets and came in a close 2nd at the league championships.

 


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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