Blairwood Aquatics Director



  1. ASCA Level 3

  2. NISCA member

  3. US Masters Swimming member

  4. Collegiate Swim and Water Polo at Ohio State University

  5. Age group swimming with Cincinnati Marlins

  6. Head Coach of Sacred Heart Academy Swim Team since 2007, coaching team to 5 KHSAA State titles, 3 runner-up titles

  7. Coached Sycamore Flying Fish

  8. Coached Lakeside Swim Team, including Assistant National Team Coach

  9. Swam in 2015 FINA World Masters Championships

• Tim Cahill Outstanding Coach 2017

• NHSCA National High School Girls Coach of the Year 2018

• 2-time Region II Coach of the Year

  1. JoAnn Tingley Spirit Award

  2. Lakeside Masters Outstanding Swim Award

• B.A. Ohio State University

• Masters of Education, Xavier University


  1. 6 Kentucky State USMS swim records

  2. 2018 PanAmerican Masters Championships - 1st place 50 Breaststroke, 1st place 100 Breaststroke, 9th place 100 Freestyle, 12th place 50 Butterfly, 12th place 200 Freestyle

  3. KY State Records - 50 Breaststroke, 100 Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly (at 2018 PanAmerican Masters Champs)

What I love most about swimming is the pride I feel being connected to people and to a sport.

My favorite thing about being on a swim team having made some of my closest friends and developing the skills I needed to be able to swim at the high school and collegiate levels.

The best thing about being an Aquatics Director is my interaction with swimmers. I love sharing what I learn and giving feedback on how a particular technique is working.

            - Jim