The Swim Experience Coaching Staff


Stephanie Barnes, Founder & Head Coach


Coach Stephanie Barnes is the Head Swimming Coach at TMI: Texas Military Institute and the San Antonio Splash.  Her impressive resume includes Head Coach of Lewis University, Assistant Coach of Auburn University and the 2002 Women's National Champions, Volunteer Coach for the University of Texas Men's Team and Associate Head Coach at the University of South Carolina.  

She is a 7-time YMCA Champion, Junior National Runner-Up, Senior National Finalist, 2-time Olympic Trial Qualifier and an NCAA All-American. 

The combined boys & girls team at TMI have now won two consecutive Regional Championships in 2015 & 2016.  The girls' team has won the Central Regional three years in a row and finished an all-time high of 4th place at TAPPS State in both 2014 & 2016.  In 2016, the boys' team won their first regional championship and have progressed from 15th place in 2013 to two consecutive 3rd place finished at TAPPS State as well.  In 2017 both the men's & women's team placed 3rd at the TAPPS State Championships!

After six year at Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club and two consecutive AAAA Summer League Championships Coach Barnes has now enjoyed success with her own summer league team THE SAN ANTONIO SPLASH!  In their first season in 2016 The Splash came in second in the AASSSL Championships coming within 125 points of first place.  And in only their second season The San Antonio Splash WON the AASSL Championships by nearly 600 points!  Please go to the Summer League page for more information. 






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