Our Coach: Tyler Storie
“Tyler brings an unparalleled creativity to build his swim sets and workouts. He focuses on stroke technique as well as endurance training throughout the week. You will rarely, if ever, see a training set duplicated. He devises team goals for workouts depending on the time of year. Whether it is pool season, ocean season, short or long course…..there is always a tremendous amount of creativity and thought that goes into each workout.”
Coach Tyler Storie is in his tenth year of coaching with LAPS. His coaching experience has been built over the last 20 years where he has taught the sport to swimmers of all ages and levels including but not limited to the Swim Torrance, the Oregon State University Faculty Fitness Program, Schubert Swim Camp, and the Corvallis Country Club Summer Swim Team.
Storie began swimming with the Corvallis Aquatic Team (CAT) in Oregon, where he qualified for, and was elected team captain of, the 2002 USA Swimming National Junior Team that competed in Rome, Italy. In 1996, as a 12 year-old, Storie set the National age group record in the 2000y free (20:43.62). During the 1998-99 Short Course Season, Storie was the fastest 14 year-old in the USA in the 1650y Freestyle and still ranks among the Top 50 all time in the Nation for the 13-14 age group in this event. During his time at University of Southern California, he studied Kinesiology and swam under Legendary Coach Mark Schubert as a four year member of the Men’s Varsity Swim Team competing in the distance freestyle and IM events. He was elected “Most Spirited” his Junior year, and “Team Captain” his Senior year.
Storie placed in the Top 16 at USA Swimming Nationals in the 1500m Freestyle, placed Top 8 at USA Swimming Open Water Nationals in the 5K, was a three time Olympic Trials qualifier in 1500m freestyle (2000, 2004, 2008) and volunteered within USA Swimming for over a decade. Recently he has been on the USA Swimming Board of Directors from 2006-2012, and was the Vice President of Athletes on the USA Swimming Board of Directors from 2008-2012. Additionally he has served on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Committee as Senior Chair from 2010-2015.
In addition to coaching swimming, Tyler occasionally works as a Physical Therapy Aide in a South Bay Clinic and continues to train for a variety of endurance sports including Open Water Swimming, Marathons and Triathlons. Each of his parents have been coaching swimming for over three decades, his sister Malia swam for Oregon State University, his Brother Logan swam for the University of Florida and is currently training to be an Olympic Modern Pentathlete, and his Sister Sloan swam for West Virginia University.