Tom has had a lifelong passion for water. He grew up in Bellevue, Washington where his father taught him to swim at age 2. From age 6 to 18 he swam competitively. At age 7 he discovered his true passion… Water polo. He earned High School First Team All-State Honors as team captain. He was a starter for Brigham Young University in college and played at the highest level in Water Polo Masters for more than 20 years. He competed in many Masters National Tournaments around the country and ultimately played for Seattle Masters in the 1998 Nike Masters Olympic Games in Portland, Oregon.
In 2014 Tom rediscovered competitive swimming thanks to triathlon training and the South Davis Masters team. He quickly set goals, qualified, and competed in the Masters National Swim Meet in San Antonio, Texas in April of 2015.
Tom spent most of his career at Microsoft as a software engineer and strategic initiative leader. He is married to his beautiful wife Sandra and they have 6 kids.