Jesuit High School Tampa
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In the fall of 2017, Jesuit became the first Hillsborough County school to capture a swimming State Championship in 71 years. Under 22-year head coach Bill Shaffer, the Tigers were propelled to the 2A title by their extraordinary depth, taking second place in three relays and racking up 271 points to outdistance runner-up Pinecrest Gulliver Prep by 27. Brendan Driscoll '19 (pictured at top right with Shaffer) claimed Jesuit's lone individual State title in the 500 freestyle, and he earned the prestigious Hicks Award as the county's Outstanding Swimmer. A slew of other Tigers earned points at State, most notably seniors Sam Sands '18 and Chris Jennings '18, who finished in 3rd place or better in 7 of their combined 8 events. Jesuit swimming has been one of Florida's elite programs for decades, producing numerous All-County, State Champion, and collegiate swimmers. The Tigers have claimed a remarkable nine consecutive Region crowns, 21 straight District titles, and finished Top 3 at State each of the past four years, including runner-up finishes in 2014 and '15 before winning the 2017 crown. In 2015 and 2016, the Tigers won the State Championship in the 200 freestyle, and in 2015, Tommy Shaffer '16, who now swims at Army West Point, claimed the 100 freestyle gold medal at State and was named the county's Outstanding Swimmer. Byrne Litschgi '16, who now swims at the University of Chicago, and Tommy Shaffer led two relays to gold at State in 2015, the 200 freestyle and the 200 medley. In 2014, Austin Sellers '15, who now swims at North Carolina, capped a historic season at the State Meet with three individual silver medals and a gold, winning the title in the 100 breaststroke and coming within 0.18 of a state record.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach
Bill Shaffer

  • Head coach since 1996 (2018 is his 23rd season)
  • 160-7-1 record in dual meets through 2016
  • Class 2A State Champions - 2017
  • Class 2A State runner up - 2014, 2015 
  • 21 consecutive District titles
  • 13 Region titles in past 14 years
  • 9 consecutive Region titles
  • Top 10 at State 14 of past 15 years
Assistant Coaches
Charlie Hahn '87 (since 1997)
Kathie McNeil (2005)
Nathan Stibrich (2009)

Meet Schedule

This schedule might not be updated. Always check the Athletics Calendar section of this website for the most updated schedules.

2018 Jesuit Swim Schedule
Sept. 5Wharton6:30 PMAHN
Sept. 8City Relays9:00 AMBobby Hicks
Sept. 13Bloomingdale6:30 PMAHN
Sept. 20Steinbrenner6:00 PMAHN
Oct. 3Plant ("Spike & Splash")6:30 PMAHN
Oct. 11Tampa Catholic, TB HEAT6:00 PMAHN
Oct. 17Robinson (Senior Night)6:00 PMAHN
  6:30 PMAHN
Nov. 3District MeetTBAAHN
Nov. 10Region MeetTBASt. Petersburg
Nov. 172A State MeetTBAStuart


2018 Jesuit Swimming Roster - COMING SOON

2017 Jesuit Swimming Roster
Alvarado, Lucas9
Caceres, Alex11
Carreja, Tyler11
Close, Connor11
Close, Patrick11
Driscoll, Brendan11
Garcia Gil, Rodrigo11
Harris, Daniel12
Hughes, Daniel10
Jansen, John12
Jennings, Christopher12
Kirchner, Anthony10
Lennartz, Michael12
Navar, Eric12
Nuyianes, Andrew12
Paman, Milo10
Perez, Diego12
Petitt, Tyler11
Prabhakaran, Sam9
Sands, Sam12
Sfeir, Georges9
Shaffer, Nick9
Shaffer, Robbie11
Sjobeck, Fynn12
Stanislow, Jack11
Talbot, Collin10
Talbot, Joshua12
Tappan, Reece11
Thomson, John9
Trieloff, Geoffery9
Yatsula, Christian9
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