Sophia N Stone-Holmbeck
Coach Sophia was born and raised in Grinnell, Iowa.
swimming experience began at the age 7 on the Tigersharks
swam for the Tigersharks
until the age 16.
swimming career all the way through high school and then through college for Beloit College
In 2008 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and minored in Ancient Mediterranean Studies.
didn't offer a major in coaching so Sophia
took as many courses in coaching as they offered.
She was the assistant coach for the Beloit Aquatic team (USA team in Wisconsin) for a one and a half years.
moved to Washington state in September of 2008 with her
fiance (now husband), Andrew.
has since been coaching for the Tornadoes swim team first as an assistant coach and now as head coach.
has also continued her
swimming career by swimming for the Tornadoes Masters swim team.
spare time, she
enjoys the outdoors by rock climbing, white water rafting and hiking.