Jimi Kiner is in his first season as the head women's swimming coach after serving 14years 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.
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.