William R Barton
With a coaching career that spans over 4 decades and
two powerful countries, and a resume taller than he is, Coach
Barton has placed swimmers in the Olympics, Pan American Game &
many international competitions. Having coached at
Universities with names like Duke & Cornell, and Florida State,
it’s easy to understand why he has so many coaching awards
and honors at so many levels. Even though his personal
accomplishments include National, All American & NCAA
championships, some of the many things his swimmers are so proud of
are his World Records in the 200 & 400 Individual Medley and
his 200 Butterfly events. The other biggie in their minds is
that, no matter what he might forget, he ALWAYS remembers every
single one of their times & splits, for as long as he has
coached them. Parents also love that he believes studies come
first. CBA is thrilled to have Coach Barton as their Head
Dean Peter Kondziolka
Coach Kondo is a
7 Time National Champion and Canadian record holder in the 50 meter
sprint and 100 meter freestyle, and is the first Canadian born
swimmer to break 23 seconds in the 50 meter freestyle event.
His first National Championship was attained in 1990 at the age of
17 and highest rankings in the world were 1st (LC season, 1993
Sprint eliminator meet in Nantes, France) and 4th in the 50m
freestyle (Speedo World Rankings).
Victoria R Rios
Rios was born and raised in Corpus Christi and has been swimming
the majority of her life. Since the young age of five, she has been
swimming competitively. She started swimming in summer league and
continued onward to swim with King High School. During her
High School career she was a state qualifier, and received many
places in local competitions. She has studied under the
advice of Head Coach Barton and Coach Moralez, and is ready to
bring her enthusiasm and expertise to her swimmers.
Victoria’s current career path is to become a Physical
Therapist. Coaching to her is a great joy, and she has many gifts
that she can use in teaching young swimmers.
Coach Wendy is a former pro athlete with almost 30 years of coaching experience. She credits swimming as the key to her success in sports and survival in dangerous ocean conditions. The discipline, focus, and endurance she developed as a competitive swimmer (and gymnast) transferred directly to the sport of surfing where she achieved highest honors first as an amateur: 4-time Texas State Surfing Champion, 4 time NSSA National Team member, 4-time top-seeded female on the UCSD Surf Team (National Champions), top 2 in US Collegiate Surfing, West Coast Regional Champion, Top 3 finishes at National Championships. Consistent swim training was pivotal! Later, Coach Wendy fulfilled her dream of becoming the first female pro surfer from Texas, representing the USA on the ASP World Championship Tour. A bilingual coach (English/Spanish), Wendy encourages her diverse group of swimmers to develop good technique, a strong work ethic, and a healthy lifestyle so that they too may "dream big" and know that almost anything is possible with goal-setting, hard work, and dedication.
James Doug Ellett
Coach Doug Ellett was born and raised in Richmond Virginia, where he started swimming at the age of 10. He was an age group swimmer from 10-18 years old and then received a swimming scholarship to Old Dominion University, in Norfolk Virginia. He was a four year letter award winner during his career at ODU from 1986-1990, where he swam 100/200 Fly and 200/400 IM. After graduation he attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his Master’s degree in Exercise Science in 1993. He then enrolled in Physical Therapy School at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State), and received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. During his physical therapy career he has been swimming to train for triathlons of various lengths from sprint distance to the Ironman distance. He completed Ironman Florida in 2010. Recently he has been swimming and competing in Masters swimming competitions while also participating as a volunteer assistant coach with the Victoria CBA swim team.