Varsity Head Coach Jamie Schnick

Jamie has been working with young swimmers and competitors for his entire life, including as an assistant swim coach, junior lifeguard instructor, youth soccer coach, camp counselor and a dad.  He has also been a competitive swimmer for decades.  Jamie started swimming as a U6 swimmer in summer league, and continued as an AAU competitive swimmer in Baltimore Md., he swam 4 years at Calvert Hall high school, and 2 years at SDSU, after college Jamie swam with UCSD masters swim team where he trained and competed in open water competitions for over 20 years.  Here is a list of some of his accomplishments:

  • Lifeguard National Champion (Rescue Relay) -1991
  • 1st place age group winner at Escape from Alkatraz – 1992
  • Successful Catalina Channel crossing – 1993
  • Finisher at 12-mile around the Island Coronado swim – 1992-1995
  • National age group Champion at Seal Beach 10-mile swim – 1994
  • 3rd place age group finisher at Waikiki rough water swim – 2000
  • World Body Surfing Champion – 2022