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Jim McGinnis Named Assistant Swimming Coach

Aug. 17, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson head swimming coach Bruce Marchionda announced today the hiring of Jim McGinnis, the 1999-2000 Georgia Age Group Coach of the Year, as the Tigers’ assistant swimming coach.

“Clemson swimming is very fortunate to add Jim to the staff. He brings a wealth of coaching experience, and his personal athletic experience from his career at the University of Pennsylvania has furthered his expertise,” Marchionda said.

McGinnis has served as the Age Group coach at the Dynamo Swim Club in Atlanta, Georgia, since September of 1995. From September 1997 through March 1999, McGinnis also served as the masters coach. While with the Dynamo Swim Club, McGinnis coached three swimmers who won the Schlueter Stroke Award National Championships in 1998. Several of his swimmers have achieved Olympic Trial, Senior National, Junior National, and NAG Top 16 Qualifying standards, as well as setting state and team records.

He has also served as the coach at the Georgia Blue Ribbon LSC Camp in Athens, Georgia, in May of 1998, and was the assistant coach at the Wolverine Swim Camp in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the summer of 1995.

McGinnis was a four-season collegiate varsity letter winner and swim team captain (1994-95) at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1995.