John Thorburn was born in South Africa and was a member of the South African National Team. He came to the USA to swim at SMU where he was a four year All-American swimmer. He was Assistant Coach at SMU and then taught adult swimming at SMU and Richland College. He has been teaching in the DAM Swim Basics program since 2004.
Dallas Aquatic Masters
DAM or the Dallas Aquatic Masters is one of the largest masters swimming teams in the world. Co-founded and co-owned by Bobby Patten and Olympic champion Jim Montgomery, it is a year-round adult swimming team geared towards swimming in the pool and open bodies of water for fitness, fun and competition. DAM offers expertly designed adult group swim programs and adult private lessons to suit the needs of adults of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.