Performance Development Managers

Performance Development Managers

 | Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Performance Development Managers have visited hundreds of clubs as they deliver services to coaches and athletes. Many of USA Swimming's nationally recognized clubs have already taken advantage of these services. It is our charge, desire and privilege to have the opportunity to support you and your club.

Following is a list of the types of presentations that we can do for your coaching staff and athletes.

Coach staff presentations:

  • Using race stats for every day for every swimmer
  • Effective use of video capture
  • Season planning
  • Talking to your athletes about nutrition
  • Analysis of Taper
  • The latest trends in stroke technique and development from the National Team (fly, back, breast, free, starts and turns)
  • Functional strength training and conditioning
  • Top five USA Swimming services for coaches
  • Being a great Head Coach & Assistant Coach
  • Growth & development of the age group swimmer

Athlete presentations:

  • Using race stats to most efficiently swim your fastest
  • Recovery and nutrition-how to gain an advantage
  • Goal setting for maximum success
  • The latest trends in stroke technique and development from the National Team (fly, back, breast, free, starts and turns)
  • Progressions to USA Swimming's National Team

The visit is totally tailored to fit the needs of your club and your athletes. The above list is just a sampling of topics that can be covered and if there is a topic that is not listed please be sure to let us know.

Performance Development manager Bios


Jay has been with USA Swimming since March 2017. Prior to USA Swimming, Chambers Jay Chambersserved as the head coach for the Fishers Area Swimming Tigers just outside Indianapolis, Indiana. Chambers coached several other Indiana native teams over his 41 years of coaching including nationally-renowned Carmel Swim Club where he was honored as Indiana Coach of the Year in 1998 and Washington Township Swim Club. Chambers also previously served as an assistant coach for Ohio University. Jay holds a Masters Degree in Physical Education.

Scott Colby

Scott ColbySince August 2007, Coach Scott Colby had been a Performance Development Manager for USA Swimming. Prior to that, Scott coached in Ohio, Louisiana (Bengal-Tiger Aquatic Club), Texas (Fort Worth Area Swim Team), served as an assistant at Dynamo Swim Club in Atlanta and coached for five years at a YMCA on Long Island (NY). His Bengal-Tiger team places in the Top 10 at Nationals.

His swimmers have placed in the finals at Olympic Trials, won 2 National titles and 7 Junior National titles including all four strokes, set three National Age Group Records, and won the National Meet Bob Kiputh High Point award. Scott has also produced numerous Top 16 athletes. He holds a Masters degree in Physical Education and is an ASCA Level 5 Certified Coach.

Mark Hesse

Mark HesseMark has been with USA Swimming since July 2012. He has 27+ years of coaching experience as a club coach at Fort Washington Township, Sugar Creek Swim Club, Ft. Worth Area Swim Team, Mission Bay, and Burke Barracudas. Mark is an ASCA Level 5 Certified Coach and has placed swimmers in Olympic Trials Semi-Finals and on USA Swimming's National Junior Team.

jaime lewis

Jaime LewisJaime is the newest member of the Performance Development team. She came to USA Swimming in January of 2016 as the Special Projects Manager where she managed online meet entries, the NCAA database and NCAA selections. Prior to joining the national office, Lewis was the head coach for the Gator Swim Club in Gainesville, Florida. She took Gator Swim Club to Gold Medal Club status in less than three years and coached National Junior Team and National Team athletes. As an NCAA athlete, she was a multi-time All-American, U.S. National Team member, Olympic Trials semifinalist and the Gators Most Valuable Swimmer for two years.

Scheduling a visit

Complete the application below and email it to Brendan Hansen.



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