Jimi Kiner, An Aquatic Leader In Tampa
As an outstanding swimmer at The University of Tampa in Florida, Jimi Kiner was a 22-time All-American and national champion in the breaststroke. He culminated his pool swimming career at the 2000 United States Olympic Trials.
But he continued to share his love for the water and passion for swimming as he shifted his competitive zeal to coaching and teaching others how to reach their potential in the water.
Kiner began coaching at the Greater Tampa Swimming Association in 2001 and founded the Triton Masters Swim Team in 2006 where he focuses on the development of adult masters swimmers and triathletes from beginners to the advanced.
While on the competitive side, he has guided many record holders and national champions at national level pool meets, he understands the small details and the overall vision on how to enjoy the sport of swimming.
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Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor – Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming’s Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University’s John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.