Jan Thomas founded the Jan Thomas Swim School located in Clovis CA, in 1958. Since then, she and her staff have taught over 61,000 children to swim and have employed over 600 employees. The Jan Thomas Swim School was rated as a 5 Star swim school by her industry, which just begins to explain why her customers have traveled from over 150 cities and as far as Ireland and Taiwan for swimming lessons.
Jan is best known for creating a culture of integrity, love, and loyalty among her customers and employees. She is an amazing leader, has incredible foresight, always principle centered, inspiring to listen to, and possesses a passion that drives her even in her 80th year!
Jan walks the walk and provides more wisdom and insight in running a successful business than one can ever gain in a college classroom or reading the most trendy business manuals. Jan is encouraging, inspiring and knows how to put her finger on what works and what doesn’t work.
- Jan is past President of the USSSA 1994-95
- USSSA Guiding Light Award 1995
- Jan was inducted in the USSSA Hall of Fame 2000
- California Family Business Award 2014
- Top 10 Business Women of the Year 2014
- Clovis Hall of Fame Service to the Youth Award 2013
- Zinkin Award Recipient- Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame (will be honored on Nov 2, 2017)
Becky Thomas has been a partner with Jan Thomas for 26 years but has worked in the business for 31 years. Becky's responsibilities include hiring, training, motivating, and day to day teaching of her staff (that has now surpassed 500 employees). She also maintains the entire facilities. She orchestrates and conducts all staff meetings and social events.
Becky exudes the passion, enthusiasm, drive, humor and love of business and of life that has been engrained in her since the day she was born. She is driven, hard working, and committed to the same level of excellence and standards on which the swim school was founded.
Before partnering with Jan, Becky received a Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and worked in Southern California for six years in sales and recruiting.
Becky has been a weekly columnist for over two years with Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah, and stays busy sharing her talent of public speaking to a wide range of audiences. She is a natural teacher/trainer and loves to build and inspire others.