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Coach Jimmy Owens

Coach Jimmy Owens brings over 35 years of extensive experience in the sport of swimming. His career began in 1977 and spanned two distinct periods, during which he worked as a Swim Instructor, Lifeguard pool manager, and later as a Coach. Notably, Coach Jim's coaching journey started with the Simi Valley Swim Team (SVST) under the tutelage of Head Coach Ingrid Daland, a former Olympian. His dedication and expertise led him to become the Head Age Group Coach for the program and later secure the Assistant Coach position at Royal High School in 1982. His coaching prowess was further recognized when he assumed the role of head Coach at Simi Valley High School in 1989.

Coach Jim's contributions to the sport have been widely acknowledged, with notable accolades such as being elected as a USA-Section All-Star Coach five times, including one nomination as Head Coach. Additionally, he was honored twice by the Marmonte High School League as Coach of the Year, reflecting his exceptional leadership and coaching abilities.

After a period away from the sport, Coach Jimmy Owens rekindled his passion for coaching in August 2018 when he joined the staff at Paseo Aquatics.
His recent achievements include guiding three athletes to be ranked in the Southern California Swimming (SCS) top 10 (10 and Under category).
Multiple Junior Olympic (JO) qualifiers, and having several athletes selected to prestigious events such as the SCS All-Stars Festivals.
WAG Qualifiers, and Western Zones Select. Notably, he served as an Assistant Coach for the Western Zone Select team in 2021.

In previous years, Coach Jim has also achieved significant milestones nationally, including mentoring 2 Junior National Level Athletes from CSA. Conejo Swim Associateion.
Also Coaching Multiple Sectional Level Athletes, and numerous JO Qualifiers.
His impact is further underscored by his five-time role as an SCS All-Star Coach and once as Head Coach for this prestigious honor.

Coach Jimmy Owens' wealth of experience and impressive track record make him a distinguished figure in the swimming community, embodying dedication, expertise, and a profound commitment to nurturing and developing athletes in the sport of swimming.

Recent Accomplishments Nationally:

• 2022-2023 3 athletes ranked in SCS top 10 (10 & Under)
• Multiple JO Qualifiers
• Multiple Athletes selected to SCS All-Stars Festivals
• Multiple WAG Qualifiers
• Multiple Athletes Selected to Western Zones Select
• Western Zone Select Assistant Coach 2021

Previous Accomplishments Nationally:

• Junior National Level Athletes (2)
• Multiple Sectional Level Athletes
• Multiple JO Qualifiers
• SCS All-Star Coach - 5 Times
• SCS All-Star Coach- Head Coach (1)

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