Jimi Kiner is in his second season as the head women's swimming coach after serving 14 years as an assistant coach with the UT swimming program following a storied career in the pool for the Spartans. Kiner was promoted to associate head coach in 2016.
In his first season at the helm of the Spartan women's team, Kiner led his squad to the 2019 Sunshine State Conference Championship while being named the SSC Coach of the Year. He also guided UT to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Division II Championships in Indianapolis where a total of seven Spartans earned All-American distinction.
Kiner was a national champion in the 100 breaststroke for Tampa in 2001 and holds the school record in that event. During his career with the Spartans, he was a four-time All-American in 18 total events, a two-time national runner-up, and a four-year letterwinner. In 2000, Kiner was an Olympic Trials Qualifier.
He was inducted into the UT Athletics Hall of Fame on October 16, 2014 as one of greatest swimmers in program history.
Kiner has been the head coach of the Greater Tampa Swimming Association since 2001 and has mentored numerous top ten national swimmers and high school state finalists.
A Tinley Park, Ill., native, Kiner currently resides in Tampa.