Tom Himes, Head Coach
Tom Himes rejoined NBAC in 2009 after a six year hiatus. As Head Age Group Coach, Himes spent 17 years at NBAC, beginning in 1985, and during that time produced 11 consecutive American Swimming Coaches Association Age Group National Team Championships. He has coached swimmers to 425 National Top 16 rankings, including 74 number one rankings, 37 National Age Group Records and more than 350 Maryland State Records. Himes coached Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Beth Botsford as age groupers in the NBAC system and has produced countless other National Team Athletes. The Maryland Swimming Age Group Coach of the Year award has been named for Coach Himes to honor over 20 years of service to Maryland Swimming. He was inducted into the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2015, Tom was named Age Group Coach of the Year by the American Swimming Coaches Association.
Paul Yetter, Head Senior Coach
Paul Yetter became NBAC’s Head Senior Coach in November 2016. Prior to the Fall of 2016, Paul was the Head Coach of T2 Aquatics (Naples, FL 2010-2016), an Assistant Coach at Auburn University (Auburn, AL 2009-2010), NBAC’s Head Senior Coach (2004-2009), and NBAC’s Harford Site Lead Coach (2002-2004). During the 2001-2002 season, Paul gained experience assisting National Coach of the Year Bob Bowman with a variety of NBAC’s training groups.
A 7-time member of USA Swimming’s National Team Coaching Staff, Paul has represented the USA as an Assistant Coach at the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2007 Japan Open, the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships, and the 2005 World Championships. Additionally, Paul has served as the Head Women’s Coach of the 2007 Pan American Games, and most recently as the Head Men’s Coach for the USA’s Youth World Championship Team at the 2013 Youth World Championships in Dubai, U.E.
Coach Yetter's athletes have represented the USA in every major International Competition, winning medals at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, World Championships, Pac Pacific Championships, World University Games, Pan American Games, Junior Pan Pacific Championships, and the FINA World Youth Championships.
Since 2004, Eleven athletes under Paul's guidance have qualified to represent the United States in Senior-Level International competition. Most recently, T2 Aquatics’ Michelle Konkoly set 2 World Records within the S-9 Classification on her way to winning 2 Gold Medals, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
Yetter was Katie Hoff's coach in 2004 when she qualified for the Athens Olympics at age 15, and again in 2008 when she qualified for the Beijing Olympics. From 2005-2008, under Yetter's guidance Hoff set 2 Long Course World Records and 18 American Records, while earning 3 Individual Olympic Medals and 6 World Championship Gold Medals. During the 2007-2008 season, Hoff set at least 1 American Record in 9 different events.
Following the 2008 season, Yetter guided 15 year old Elizabeth Pelton to the 2009 USA Rome World Championship team, where she finished 6th in the 200 Backstroke. Pelton qualified for the US Team in 3 individual events -- more than any other female swimmer from the United States that year.
Yetter has guided 12 different athletes to a No. 1 National Age Group ranking, setting over 75 National Age Group Records in the process.
For his efforts in coaching, Yetter was named the 2007 USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year as well as the 2007 United States Olympic Committee Developmental Coach of the Year for all Olympic Sports.
John Cadigan, Director Of Swimming, Coach
John Cadigan began working at North Baltimore in 1980. John is a senior coach who also serves as the director of the NBAC Swim Camp and was appointed Director of Operations, later Director of Swimming, in 2010.
Beginning in 1980 assisting Murray Stephens, John has coached at every level of NBAC from stroke clinic to Masters. In addition, John has coached and won championships as an assistant at Loyola High School (1982–84; 1989–1994), head coach at Archbishop Curley High School (1986-1990), and assisted at Calvert Hall College High School (2006). He has coached Summer League at the Roland Run Club (1983-1987) and Meadowbrook Swim Club (2005–2006).
John serves on the Board of Maryland Swimming as chair of the Maryland Swimming Hall of Fame Committee. John works as the general manager of Meadowbrook Aquatic & Fitness Center. An alumnus of Loyola College (B.A. English 1986), John and his wife Connie have five children, two of whom compete for North Baltimore.
Tony Lindner, Challenge Coach
Tony returned home in December '07 to begin his second stint with the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. He is a Senior Level Coach.
Tony began his coaching career as a Varsity and Junior Varsity coach for Archbishop Curley High School with John Cadigan from 1987–1990, during which time they won a dual meet title, a league championship, and advanced to a higher conference.
Tony's first tenure with NBAC began in 1991 when he initially began working as a Stroke Clinic instructor. He also assisted Head Coach Murray Stephens with the Senior Elite group from 1993–1997 which included Olympians Anita Nall, Beth Botsford, and Whitney Metzler.
After completing graduate school and relocating to San Diego, Tony became a Varsity coach for Cathedral Catholic High School [CCHS], formerly known as University of San Diego High School (Uni). During his time at CCHS/Uni (2000–2007), the girls were five-time CIF regional champions and two-time runners up. The boys finished CIF runners up once. In 2006, the CCHS girls' team finished the season ranked #8 in the country for independent (private) schools. Over eight seasons, the team had multiple All-Americans.
Tony is an alumnus of Archbishop Curley High School, the University of Baltimore (B.S., Finance), and the University of South Carolina (Masters, International Business Studies - MIBS).
Solomon began coaching at NBAC in 2009. Solomon's experience includes teaching swimming at the JCC and three years of teaching at the Michael Phelps Swim School, where he is among the most requested instructors. He has coached the summer league team Meadowbrook Tomatoes in 2009 as an assistant coach and as head coach in 2010 & 2011. He has also runs the NBAC Stoke Clinic.
Kathryn Violette - High Performance and Challenge Coach
A native from Westbrook, Maine, Kathryn swam for the Westbrook Seals, at age 11. She continued her swimming career at the University of New Hampshire, a division one institution in the America East Conference. During her tenure at UNH she was a part of two consecutive championship teams; 2012-13, 2013-14 and helped the team reach an all time high ranking of 14th on collegeswimming.com’s Division 1 national poll in February of 2014. Kathryn was voted to captain her team. She graduated with a B.S in Dietetics and minor in Psychology. During an internship in Baltimore she worked at MPSS for four months before starting with NBAC as a High Performance/Challenge level coach.
Brian Horan - Discovery/Imagination Level Coach
Brian began coaching for Chelenham Aquatic Club, outside Philadelphia, from 2005–2007 before moving to Baltimore. Since moving, he has managed and coached the summer swim team at Otterbein Swim Club from 2008–2013. In addition, he has been a swim instructor at the Michael Phelps Swim School since 2008 and a coach at the NBAC Stroke Clinic.
Robert Kesler - Discovery/Imagination Level Coach
Rob’s passion for teaching and swimming began as a youngster, swimming for the South Carroll Serpents and the Green Terror Aquatic Club. He easily found a knack for teaching swim lessons and working with young people in his teenage years. After high school, Rob began working at a sports camp and after-school program that offered swimming as one of many activities. He left the sports camp in 2008 after being the director for several years and moved to Hawaii where he taught kindergarten physical education at a local elementary school. After an amazing experience there, he returned to Maryland and finished his college degree at Frostburg giving the commencement address for the college of education in 2011. Rob returned to the Serpents in 2015 as the assistant coach and was a successful age group coach at the Carroll County Y for the 2015-16 season. He joined NBAC in 2016 and is a fifth grade teacher in Baltimore County.
Charles Nyasae - Discovery & Imagination Coach
Charles’s desire to be a swim coach started when he swam for Goucher College Gophers from 2002-2006 and graduated with a degree in Economics. Two years ago, 2014, ICharles was given charge of the first Developmental Swim Team at Brick Bodies to help young swimmers learn proper stroke technique. He is now looking forward to using this experience as part of the team of coaches at NBAC responsible for the continued stroke development of all the young swimmers in the program. When not coaching or swimming, Charles works at Brick Bodies Fitness Services as a Membership Counselor.
John Malloy - Challenge & High Performance Level Coach
John is a science teacher and swim coach at Archbishop Curley High School. John graduated from UMBC and is pursuing his masters at Notre Dame University of Maryland. John grew up swimming for Annapolis Swim Club.