Announcements and Important Events
With Saints Pride, St. Thomas Aquinas High School announces the hiring of Rhi Jeffrey as Head Coach for the school’s Swim and Diving Team. Ms. Jeffrey brings with her an enthusiastic attitude, strong work ethic, and Olympic-level talent.
Ms. Jeffrey began swimming with a team in 1992 as a young child. She has coached for 11 years both internationally and domestically; she swam competitively until 2016. She was the National High School record holder in the 200 Freestyle in the state of Florida (a record that she broke at the age of 16) and she is the most decorated swimmer in Florida high school history with eight individual state titles!
At the age of 13, Ms. Jeffrey qualified for the 2000 Sydney Olympic trials and went on to qualify four more times in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. In 2003, at the age of 16, she was named the National Champion in the 100 Freestyle and the World Champion in both the 4x100 Freestyle Relay and the 4x200 Freestyle Relay. A year later, she competed in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics where she won gold in the 4x200 Freestyle Relay for the USA! She was also one of the American record holders in the 4x200 Freestyle Relay.
After the Athens Olympics, she attended the University of Southern California where she continued her swimming career and was an All American in the 100 Freestyle her sophomore year.
Ms. Jeffrey currently lives in Rochester, NH with her dog Loki and her husband, DJ, who is also a swimming coach. She owns and operates her own elite-level swim club, Atlantis Aquatics NH, out of Portsmouth, NH.
We welcome her to the St. Thomas Aquinas High School community with abundant Saints Pride!
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