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ThunderBolts welcome new head coach

ThunderBolts hire new head coach Roman Ramirez.
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The Thunder Bay Thunderbolts are excited to announce the hiring of Roman Ramirez as their Head Coach. 

Roman comes to the Thunderbolts with more than 30 years of coaching experience.  He is a Certified Level 3 Coach who has extensive coaching, training, and swimming education. Following his own successful swimming career, Roman began his coaching career in Mexico and moved to Canada to further his passion for coaching. Roman most recently served as Head Coach for the St. John’s Legends Swim Club. Prior to that, he was the High-Performance Age Group coach at the Mississauga Aquatic Club.  

Roman is passionate swimming coach and has dedicated his life and career to the development of swimmers of all ages and abilities.  

“I am excited to coach and lead the Thunder Bay Thunderbolts Swim Club,” states an exuberant Roman Ramirez.  “The team has a great history of creating exceptional swimmers. My goal is to continue to add to this legacy and help swimmers reach their full potential. I have always believed that anyone can be a successful swimmer, no matter their talent - what matters is the swimmer’s, optimism, discipline, and perseverance.” 

His most recent accomplishments include placing swimmers on the Canadian Senior and Youth National Team, as well as mentoring and training swimmers to become top-ranked swimmers in the province and at the national level.  

“The Thunderbolts look forward to seeing Roman create a fun and challenging environment where he can utilize his extensive knowledge and creative energy to motivate the athletes to reach their goals,” stated Thunderbolt President Michelle Luu. 

“Swimming is more than just a sport,” added Ramirez.  “It teaches many valuable lessons that will apply later in life. That is why it’s important to me that swimmers have good habits not just in the pool but also out of the pool.” 

“I cannot express how happy I am to be back at one of the best regions in Canada and help the team excel in the pool,” says Coach Ramirez. 

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