Head Coach Jimmy Rogers Bio:
Tritons Head Coach, Jimmy Rogers, hails from Mill Creek, Washington where he began his swimming career at the age of 12. Jimmy competed at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships all four years of high school (H.M. Jackson HS), taking 3rd place in the 100-yard backstroke event, and 4th place in the 100-yard freestyle event his senior year. Jimmy was also a four-time swimming MVP at his high school, a 4-time 1st team All-District (WESCO), was Swim Team Captain for three of his four years, and still holds 4 school records (100 back, 100 free, 200 IM, 400 free relay). In addition to his swimming achievements, Jimmy ran varsity cross country and track in high school and was even voted Rookie of the Year.
As well as competing for his high school, Jimmy was an NCSA Junior National Qualifier in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke in 2008 (StingRay Swim Club). After high school, he accepted a swim scholarship to California State University, Northridge (CSUN) While competing on the Division I swim team at CSUN, Jimmy’s swim competition results landed him on the All Time Top 10 records list in the 50-yard, 100-yard, and 200-yard backstroke events at CSUN. He was also a Big West Conference Finalist in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke as well as the 200 IM during his freshmen year of college. Unfortunately, during his sophomore season the swimming program was cut. Deciding to focus on his studies and coaching rather than continuing to pursue a competitive career in swimming, Jimmy stayed at CSUN where he completed a B.S. in Environmental Biology in 2013.
Jimmy joined the coaching staff of at TSTT as an Assistant Coach in 2012 and was welcomed as Head Coach in 2017. Jimmy founded the Triton Swimming & Triathlon Team 501(c)3 organization in 2017 and has since gone back to school at CSUN to pursue his M.S. in Kinesiology studying the Biomechanics of swimming. Jimmy brings a wealth of swimming/coaching experience to the pool deck. He is passionate about swimming and is dedicated to assisting all levels of swimmers in accomplishing their personal swim goals, whether they be fitness, competition, or education. He is currently a USMS Certified Level 2 Coach.
Jimmy’s Coaching Philosophy:
A successful coach can coach athletes on a spectrum of different abilities. I pride myself in understanding exactly what it is that an athlete needs and providing that for them. I consider myself skilled in embodying different coaching styles for different types of athletes. At any given practice, the full spectrum of styles may be evident.
As a coach, I seek the proper balance of technique and tenacity. Being able to teach oneself is essential to the sport of swimming. I will present both a philosophical and physiological basis of understanding of the art of swimming in hopes that it will perpetuate one’s improvement in the sport. I hold technique in high regard, and I am a strong believer in perfect-practice. At the same time, I will also provide a highly specialized, rigorous workout regime meant to push your boundaries to new heights.
This may sound somewhat daunting, but I hold everyone to a different standard based on a multitude of factors. I specialize in catering specific workouts to individuals of different ages, skill-levels, experience-levels, and with different goals (open-water/pool, distance/sprint, stroke, military technique, etc.).
Even if you do not have any competitive swimming goals, we welcome everyone to try out a practice! I truly love to teach the art of movement in water. Whether you’re a pool swimmer, open-water swimmer, or new to the sport entirely, there is a place for you on our team. Improvement is guaranteed!