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.
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 assitant coach and as head coach in 2010 & 2011. He has also runst 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.
Kaleb Wylie - Discovery/Imagination Level Coach
Kaleb is excited to begin his second season with NBAC. He is currently a student at Towson University and is pursuing a degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration. Kaleb has been coaching for four years with numerous USA swim teams in Maryland. He has also taught swim lessons for the past four years. He has coached swimmers from the novice level to the age group level. In addition to coaching year round, he spends his summer coaching in the CMSL.
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.