Coach Jim


Jim Smith
Senior Coach

Coach James “Jim” Smith is ASCA Level 4 certified (ASCA Level 5 Education) with experience coaching at the club and high school level.  Throughout his career, Coach Jim has been able to successfully develop athletes to achieve –

  • US Olympic Trials
  • USA-S National Championships
  • USA-S Junior National Championships (finalists)
  • NCSA Junior National Championships (finalists)
  • USA-S Senior Sectional Championships (finalists and event champions)
  • USA-S ES Southern Zone Championships (finalists and event champions)
  • ESSZ Age-Group Sectional Championships and TAGS Championships (finalists and event champions)
  • Numerous LSC Champions and record setters
  • Nationally ranked swimmers including Top-10/100 All-Time
  • USA-S Scholastic All-Americans
  • USA-S National and Southern Zone Select Camp participants

Coach Jim was recently head coach and owner of Riptides Racing Team in Myrtle Beach, SC where he built the team to achieve Level 3 Club Recognition and earn two Bronze Medals for Club Excellence, despite a program of less than 50 athletes!

In 2012, Coach Jim published an article in the Journal of the International Society of Swimming Coaches based on his observations in developing swimmer efficiency and implementation of Tempo Trainers for a variety of training aspects.

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