Whitesburg Christian Academy
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Coach:  Joachim Thoenes
Assistant Coach: Lissa Hinely
 
                                                                                      Photo by Shirley Cordell
 
 
 
   Coach Thoenes is a Huntsville native with over 40 years of swimming experience.  He began swimming competitively at age 5 with the Monte Sano swim team and continued to age 18. He also swam for Huntsville High School where he competed at State meet all four of his high school years.  He went on to coach at Monte Sano for the summers of 1987 – 1988. Coach Thoenes swam recreationally in his 20’s and 30’s, returning to competition at age 40 with U.S. Masters Swimming.  In 2013, he changed his focus to triathlon training and actively competes in local and regional multi-sport events.  Coach Thoenes is employed full time by UPS as a Program Manager. He received his Bachelors of Science degree, with a major in Marketing, from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He is the husband of Academy Upper School Principal, Tracey Thoenes, and the father of two children.