Coach TJ was first introduced to the world of swimming at the age of 3-months-old when he took his first swim lessons. At 3-years-old he began swimming competitively for the YMCA and continued to swim with them for the next two years. After the YMCA, TJ swam for the Mallory Country Club and year round with ODAC for the next 13 years. He joined the Norfolk Collegiate Varsity swim team when he was in 7th grade and swam with them until he graduated. Now he feels that it is his time to pass on his knowledge and love for the sport, just as his coaches had done for him.