Tom Burton heads into his 22nd year as head coach of men's and women's swimming and diving at Colby in the 2019-20 academic year and also is an associate athletic director.
In recognition of his athletes' success, Burton was honored as the NESCAC Women's Swimming Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2005. He has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence eight times by the American Swim Coaches Association, most recently in 2009.
Burton previously served for six years as the head swimming coach at Lake Forest College, where his teams won eight conference championships. He served as the chair of swimming for the Midwest Conference Championships (MWC) for five years, was honored as MWC Coach of the Year three out of six seasons, and was Illinois Collegiate Coach of the Year twice.