BLOOMINGTON JEFFERSON JAGUARS
BOYS SWIM AND DIVE
Welcome to the Bloomington Jefferson Boys Swim and Dive website.
Please stop here to find out information and links regarding practice and meet times and locations, team events, and anything regarding swimming and diving.
The boys were busy the last two weeks with Captains' Practices and their first Pizza Party of the season! Thanks to all that helped provide a fun and encouraging kick off to the season. We are looking forward to meeting all our new swimmers, divers and parents at the pool. It's going to be a great season!
Official swim and dive practices start Monday, November 27th! Please remember that your swimmer/diver must be registered with the school in order to get in the pool. You can register using the following link. We also need the boy's swim suit sizes so we can place orders next week or we risk not having suits in time for their first meet. Please complete the Booster Club registration using this link.
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind:
Nov 27 - Registration must be complete; Official practices begin (Swimming - 3:15pm @ Olson Middle School; Diving - 4:45pm @ Oak Grove Middle School)
Dec 12 - First dual meet @ Delano (6:00pm) ***JUST ADDED***
Dec 15 - First team pasta dinner; sign up to volunteer
Dec 16 - First invitational meet @ home; sign up to volunteer
Thank you to all new and existing swimmers and divers that were able to join us last night for the 2023 - 2024 Season Kick Off Informational Meeting . We were so excited to see all of you and cannot wait to kick the season off. If you were unable to attend, here are Kick Off Meeting Materials we covered. If you have any questions please check out our FAQs page or reach out to email@example.com.
Upcoming Dates to Keep in Mind:
Nov 13, 14, 16, 17, 20 - Captain's practices begin
Nov 15 - Spirit Wear Site closes
Nov 17 - Splash Night / Team Pizza Party
Nov 20 - Booster Club Registration deadline (to ensure suits can be secured by the first meet)
Nov 27 - Official practices begins
All new and existing Jefferson Boys Swim and Dive swimmers and families please join us for the 2023 - 2024 Season Kick Off Informational Meeting at the Olson Middle School Auditorium from 7:00PM-8:00PM CST on Tuesday, October 24th.
All new and existing 9th - 12th grade Jefferson Boys Swim and Dive swimmers and families please stop by the Boys Swim and Dive activity table at Jefferson's Jumpstart from 11:00AM-7:00PM CST on Wednesday, August 16th to get more details on the upcoming season . We hope to see you there!
3/6/23 Congratulations to our 2022 - 2023 MN State Class AA Championships Swimmers
50 Freestyle - Aiden Shermak (Senior)
100 Freestyle - Aiden Shermak (Senior)
200 Freestyle Relay - Colin Hester (Senior), Lucas Backes (Senior), Brenden Lucas (Sophomore) and Aiden Shermak (Senior)
2/21/23 Section 2AA Boys' Swim & Dive Championships have been changed
With the impending weather forecast, the Section 2AA Boys' Swim & Dive Championships have been changed to the following schedule:
Friday, February 24th
Swim Prelims - 6pm Start (Warm-ups @ 4:30pm)
Saturday, February 25th
Swim Finals - 6pm Start (Warm-ups @ 4:30pm)
Tickets already purchased will still work for that specific session, even though the date has changed. Tickets: Can be purchased online for each day here. $5/students and $10/adults each day. Spectator seating will open each night at 5pm.
2/11/23 BSM and JV Champs
This was another great week. We had our dual meet vs. a very good BSM team, and we came out the victors! Then today the junior varsity swimmers finished there season with some very good performances vs. the other kids in the conference. See the results at Meet Results and Stats.
2/5/23 New Prague and Hibbing
We had a very successful week this week. The boys got their first win of the season by defeating New Prague. It was very close and we had to overcome a 13 point deficit to start to the meet due to us not having any divers. Then we narrowly missed 2nd place at the Hibbing Invite (1 point away) - this time starting out 39 points behind due to no divers. We're in the championship phase of the season and the boys have improved a ton since the beginning of the season and we look forward to a strong finish. See the results at Meet Results and Stats.
1/30/23 New Prague Meet will now be hosted by Jefferson
The meet on Thursday, February 2nd will now be hosted by Jefferson. Swimmers should arrive at the pool at 4:00pm with warm ups starting at 4:30pm. The swim meet start time will be 6:00pm at Olson Middle School.
1/12/23 St. Louis Park
Thanks to everyone who came out to support the team in our first meet since last year - 12/17/22. It was great getting to see the guys race again. Our next meet is Saturday at True Team Sections in Chaska. You can see the results at Meet Results and Stats.
12/27/22 Alumni Meet
Alumni Meet results. We had a great time welcoming back 23 alumni last night. They showed that they still got it. I posted only the results (no separate docs for splits or top times) because I'm not sure the relay orders were as shown. Please review so I can make the necessary corrections. See at Meet Results and Stats.
12/17/22 Jag Invite
We had a great meet today. The guys kept progressing forward with their swims, and we had a lot of really great competition. Thank you parents for putting on a great meet. You can see the results at Meet Results and Stats.
Hi everyone - we had our first meet last night, and we got to see some new guys get to swim in a meet for the first time, some guys knock some rust off, and others go surprisingly fast considering how early in the season we are. You can see the results at Meet Results and Stats.
Early Release practice - Due to today's early release, we will only have an abbreviated swim practice for those older guys who have their own transportation for one hour. Students who rely on the bus should take the bus home.
Join the boys for Splash Night!
The last captains practice will be Tuesday, November 22nd. Official team practices begin on Monday, November 28th.
It's not too late to register! If you are having issues with registering please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we would be happy to help you.
To ensure you get your team swim suit and personalized swim cap by our first meet on 12/8, your Booster Club registration must be completed by Wednesday, November 16th.
If you are having issues with registering please reach out to email@example.com, and we would be happy to help you.
All new and existing Jefferson Boys Swim and Dive swimmers and families please join us for the 2022 - 2023 Season Kick Off Meeting at the Olson Middle School Auditorium from 7:00PM-8:00PM CST on Tuesday, October 25th.
Congratulations to Aiden Shermak on his 12th place finish in the 100 free at the state meet. He went in seeded 21st and moved up to 11th in prelims after dropping another .74 seconds from the week prior. In finals he had almost an identical swim (a mere .06 slower) and ended up 12th. Great job Aiden and thanks to those who came out to support him. See the results at Meet Results and Stats.
Congratulations to the Section swimmers on some great swims over the past two days. Last night in finals we had all three relays compete as well as Aiden Shermak in the 50/100 Freestyle (qualifed for state in the 100), Colin Hester in the 100 Fly, Jayden Sieling in the 50 free, and Preston Le in the 200 IM and 100 Back. We have one more week left with Aiden swimming at state prelims at the U of M on Friday 3/4 at 6:00pm and hopefully finals on Saturday 3/5 at 6:00 as well. Tickets will be available for purchase electronically. See the results at Meet Results and Stats.
I want to congratulate all the boys who competed this evening at the section meet. The guys continued to improve, and compete even harder - there is something to be said for swimming against other teams bringing out a person's best performances. I once again want to thank everyone for giving of your time and talents to this organization and helping the boys be the best they could be. You can see the results at Meet Results and Stats.
THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!!!
Tonight we did something that we've never been able to do before and maybe will never do again - had all our guys shave and taper for a meet together. There were lots of great swims and for some guys it was a great end to their season. For the others it was a great first day swim going into section finals on Friday. This wouldn't have been possible without a lot of volunteer work on short notice and I really appreciate all of your support. You can see the results at Meet Results and Stats.
Chaska/Chan Senior Night Recap
We had a nice last dual meet of the season this evening against a strong Chaska/Chanhassen team. Most of the swims were season best or near season best times again and we look forward to seeing what they can do now at the end of the season. See tonight's results at Meet Results and Stats.
Kennedy Meet Recap
Hey - the boys had a great meet tonight. There were lots of season best times and fun , competitive races. It's fun to see the guys beginning to get a glimpse of what we as coaches are able to see in regards to what they can do. See the results at Meet Results and Stats.
Cooper Meet Recap
Hello - the boys took another step in the right direction tonight in our win vs. Cooper. Once again we had over 80% season best times for those who had swum those events at least once already this year. The other 20% were right near their season best. I really can't say enough about how hard these guys are working this year and just what a pleasure it is to get to work with them each day. See the results and Meet Results and Stats.
St. Louis Park Meet Recap
Hi everyone - great meet tonight! We had lots of fantastic swims today - almost everyone had time drops - big ones - in events they had swum earlier this season. It's great to see their hard work paying off. Our next meet is next Thursday vs. Cooper.
Waconia Meet Recap
Hi everyone - the boys made another step in the right direction tonight. See the JeffSplits link to see time drops for the guys who had swum events for the second time this year. We also had a lot of guys swimming some new events. You can see the results at the Meet Results and Stats link.
Our next meet will be next Thursday 1/28 again at home vs. St. Louis Park.
Benilde-St. Margaret's Meet Recap
Hi everyone - I thought we had a pretty good meet vs. BSM on Thursday night. Though the score didn't reflect it, we did very well. This is by far the youngest team I have ever had, and the second smallest in 21 years of being here. But the guys we do have for the most part picked up where they left off last year - even after the long layoff - and I'm excited to see how they all improve as we go forward. You can see the results at the Meet Results and Stats link.
On Tuesday we have our next meet and that is vs. Waconia. The protocols will still be the same as Thursday night - Waconia's team is about the same size as BSM was. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great weekend.
Captains Practice will be starting on November 16th!
. Any questions reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure to complete both registrations no later than November 13th. Any questions reach out to email@example.com.
Congratulations to all the boys who participated in the Section 2AA swim meet this past weekend. We had some great performances, and I'm thankful for all the boys' hard work and dedication over the past season. I am also thankful for the parents' help and support of the boys to help them have the best season they could.
Individually I want to specifically congratulate Sam Wallace on qualifying for the state meet at the University of Minnesota. He not only qualified for state, but he also set the pool record at Chaska/Chanhassen, and he won the event. He begins his competition on Thursday 2/27 at 6:00pm. Tickets can be bought at the box office at the U pool for $7 prior to the meet. The divers will compete their first eight dives, and then the top sixteen will move on to dive in the swimming and diving finals on Saturday night at 6:00 pm. Tickets for that night can be purchased for $10 at the box office. They will go on sale at 4:30.
Congratulations to all the boys who participated in the Metro West JV Championships yesterday. It was a great way to end their season, and I and the other coaches are grateful for their presence on our team this year and look forward to seeing them in the future. See the results at Meet Results and Stats.
We're on our way home from another successful trip to Hibbing. We went into today seeded 6th and finished third (narrowly missing second) following a fantastic team effort from our swimmers and diver. A big thank-you to all the fans who came and those who helped make this trip possible. See the results at Meet Results and Stats.
We had a thrilling meet and came out with a close victory last night against BSM - final score 87-83. We had a LOT of great swims and guys stepping up individually to make for a great team result. See what happened at Meet Results and Stats.
Today the boys swam at the Jag Invite for our second meet of the year. We had a lot of great swims and dives and you can see the results at Meet Results and Stats.
Also, I'd like to give big thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help and put on a great meet today - it makes for a great day.
2/23/19 Section Meet Results
Congratulations to all the boys who competed these past three days in our section meet. We had a lot of really great swims and dives on our way to our 6th place finish. We are moving on to the state meet where our 200 Medley Relay of Preston Le, Alex Johnson, Carlos Andert, and Jon Halaska swam a qualifying time of 1:38.86. Our diver Sam Wallace also qualified and won the diving event. Also of note were swimmers breaking into our all-time top ten. Alex Johnson's and Preston Le's 200 IM times are now 8th and 9th respectively. Carlos Andert's 100 fly was good for 5th all-time, and Preston Le's and Alex Johnson's 100 Backstrokes were good for 4th and 8th respectively. (Side note: Sam Wallace's Hibbing diving score put him at 3rd all time) . Again way to go everyone who participated this past weekend. You can see the complete results at Meet Results and Stats.
The schedule for the state meet at the U of M competition will be as follows.
Preliminary Diving Thursday night at 6:00pm
Preliminary Swimming Friday night at 6:00pm
Finals for Swimming and Diving Saturday night at 6:00pm.
2/9/19 JV Champs Meet Results
Congratulations to all of the boys who swam and dove today at the JV Championships. In spite of some challenges like not being able to practice for four days last week and one day this week, the guys did great today, and it was a nice finish to their season. Check out the rest of the results at Meet Results and Stats.
2/2/19 Hibbing Meet Results
I'm on the bus home from Hibbing right now and the boys had a great day. It started out with Sam Wallace winning the diving and then our 'A' 200 Medley Relay winning that event. We ended up third but swam up 40 points from where we were seeded with great swims down the lineup. Check out the rest of the results at Meet Results and Stats.
2/1/19 Benilde Meet Results and Upcoming Events
Hi everyone, last night we had a very good meet against Benilde-St. Margaret's coming away with 97-73 victory to move us to 4-1 in the conference. I would again like to thank everyone for their flexibility and help getting the meet to happen as it was pretty hastily thrown together - none of this happens without your support. You can see the results at Meet Results and Stats.
Going forward, the varsity goes up to Hibbing today to swim tomorrow in the annual Hibbing Invite. Next week we have our last dual meet and senior night vs. St. Louis Park. It should be an exciting meet.
Saturday is the JV Championship meet hosted by Kennedy at Oak Grove. This marks the end of the season for our Junior Varsity swimmers. These guys have made a lot of progress this year, and we really are looking forward to them having their best meet ever and ending their season on a high note.
12/15/18 Jaguar Invite
We had the Jaguar Invite today and it was our first "real" swim meet of the year. I want to thank all the parents for the hard work put in on setting up the pool, running the table at the swimming and diving meets, running concessions, taking tickets, and all the other things that went in to running a successful meet. You can see the results at Meet Results and Stats.
Nov 26, 2018 New Season, New Website
Welcome to the 2018/2019 season and the new website! It's way more mobile and user-friendly. We'll be rolling out some more updates in the upcoming days and weeks ahead. Enjoy, kick the tires and look around.