Terry swam from 1965-1970 for Cordova Swim Club, 1971-1979 for Arden Hills Swim Club, 1980-1982 for American River College, was High All American all four years at Cordova High School and Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame in 1982.
Terry’s coaching background includes 1978-1980 Age Group Coach, Arden Hills Swim Club; 1980-1981 Head Coach, Southland 6000; 1981-1999 Head Coach, Cosumnes River Aquatics; 1982-1983 Head Coach, St Francis HS, 1983-1985 Head Coach, Christian Brothers HS; 1985-1986 Head Coach, Laguna Creek HS; 1986-1991 Head Coach, Valley HS; 1991-1993 Asst. Coach, Sacramento City College; 1992-1996 Head Coach, Sacramento Masters; 2014-2015 Head Coach, Laguna Creek/STAS; and has been Head Coach for Parkway Swim Club & Sacramento Aquatics Club since 2016.
Terry was also a Board Member Sierra Nevada Swimming from 1990-1999; USA Swimming Safety Committee Member from 1992-1994; Sierra Nevada Swimming All Star Coaching Staff from 1991-1998; and a Stroke & Turn Official Nor Cal Swim League from 2005-2012.
Terry retired from coaching in 1999 to raise his two children and returned to coaching in 2014. He has owned his painting business, Peyton’s Painting Plus, since 1993.