Jesuit High School Tampa
Forming young men in the Tampa Bay area since 1899
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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. In 2018, they did it again, repeating as State Champion (photo below), a feat achieved only one other time by a Tampa Bay area school, St. Petersburg High, nearly a century ago in the 1920s. The Tigers finished 3rd in 2019, marking the sixth consecutive season Jesuit has finished in the Top 3 at State.

In 2017 at State, the Tigers were propelled to the 2A crown by taking second place in three relays, and Brendan Driscoll '19 (pictured at top right with head coach Bill Shaffer) claimed Jesuit's lone individual State title in the 500 freestyle. Driscoll also earned the prestigious Hicks Award as the county's Outstanding Swimmer. In 2018 at State, the Tigers earned 1st, 2nd, and 4th in the pivotal relays, Driscoll repeated as State Champion in the 500 free as Jesuit won State again. In 2019, the Tigers won the City Relay title and went 8-0 in dual meets. Nick Shaffer '21 won four events at the Region Meet, while Anthony Kirchner '20 won three. Shaffer led the way at State with four bronze medals (200 IM, 100 back, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay).

Under Shaffer's direction since 1996, the Tigers have been one of Florida's elite programs for decades, producing numerous All-County, State Champion, and collegiate swimmers. Jesuit has claimed a remarkable 11 consecutive Region crowns, 23 straight District titles, and finished Top 3 at State each of the past five years, including runner-up finishes in 2014 and '15 before winning the 2017 and '18 crowns. They are 182-7-1 in dual meets under Shaffer. In 2015 and '16, the Tigers won the State Championship in the 200 freestyle relay, 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. Litschgi set four school records at Chicago in 2018-19 and won the NCAA DIII National Championship in the 200 backstroke In 2014, Austin Sellers '15, who swam 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. Chris Swanson '12 became the first-ever National Champion from the University of Pennsylvania, winning the 1,650 freestyle NCAA DI crown in 2016. Driscoll capped off his Jesuit career with multiple Olympic Trails-qualifying times at Junior Nationals in the summer of 2019, and he now swims for Duke University. The 2019 Tigers featured Anthony Kirchner '20 and Nick Shaffer '21, who both swam legs of the gold medal-winning 200 medley relay at State in 2018.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach
Bill Shaffer

  • Head coach since 1996 (2019 is his 24th season)
  • 174-7-1 record in dual meets through 2018
  • Class 2A State Champions - 2017, 2018
  • Class 2A State runner up - 2014, 2015 
  • 22 consecutive District titles
  • 14 Region titles in past 15 years
  • 10 consecutive Region titles
  • Top 10 at State 15 of past 16 years
Assistant Coaches
Charlie Hahn '87 (since 1997)
Kathie McNeil (2005)

Meet Schedule

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

2020 Jesuit Swim Schedule
Sept. 10Steinbrenner6:30 PMAHN - Win 110-70
Sept. 17Bloomingdale6:30 PMAHN
Sept. 24Hillsborough6:00 PMAHN 
Sept. 29Plant ("Spike & Splash")6:30 PMAHN
Oct. 8Tampa Catholic, Tampa Bay HEAT6:00 PMAHN
Oct. 17Tampa Bay ClassicTBDBerkeley Prep
Oct. 31District MeetTBAAHN
TBARegion MeetTBALong Center/Clearwater
TBA2A State MeetTBAStuart


2019 Jesuit Swimming Roster

Name                                                  grade

Destrade, Armando9
Gan, Odin9
Fiola, Sasha9
Forman, Sam9
Hohman, Brayden9
Hyer, Sean9
Jansen, Jordan9
Lange, Logan9
Lee, Ayden9
Lubrano, Giovanni9
Magalhaes, Erick9
McClain, Charles9
Schindler, Liam9
Finster, Ryan10
Grissom, Brody10
Iler, William10
Kenny, Sean10
Moros, Ezra10
Rozance, Dominic10
Alvarado, Lucas11
Kantor, Frank11
Prabhakaran, Sam11
Shaffer, Nick11
Sfeir, Georges11
Swezey, Wyatt11
Thomson, John11
Trieloff, Geoffery11
Yatsula, Christian11
Kirchner, Anthony12
Paman, Milo12
Talbot, Collin12
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