Jack Simon spent five decades as a head coach in the USA and multiple other countries including Mexico, Puerto Rico, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. He has had the singular distinction of having a total of 75 of his athletes achieving “Top 25 world rankings”, breaking three world records, and competed in numerous Olympic Games. Jack placed two different teams to Top 3 in the U.S. National Championships, earned three U.S. Junior National team titles, and won numerous U.S. National Championships at the senior, junior, and age group levels. Coach Jack Simon served as a Head Coach for 46 years from 1959-2005.
He has served three terms on the Board of Directors of USA Swimming, led the American Swimming Coaches Association as President and Vice President, and remains a Director of the Swim America program. Coach Simon has served on every major USA Swimming Committee.
Jack has authored over 20 articles in technical publications. Most recently presented at the first FINA World Coaches Clinic in Singapore (2009). Prior to his career as a coach, Simon served in the United States Marine Corps from 1957-1960. Coach Simon has worked as a consultant to the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Mexico and worked in over 20 nations as a clinician.
- Paul Hartloff – 1976 Olympic Team
- Bruce Stahl – World Record holder in the 50 free in 1980
- Anne Tweedy – National Champion 1978-1979 and American Record holder
- Patty Gavin – 1982-1983 National Champion
- Libby Kinkead – 1981-1983 National Champion
- Joe Hudepohl – 1992 & 1996 Olympic Team
We are so honored to have Jack Simon as an inductee in the class of 2021 ISCA Hall of Fame.