Jamie Holder
Jamie Holder

Position:
Swimming & Diving Head Coach


07/11/2014

Swimming & Diving Earns CSCAA 2014 Spring Scholar All-America Awards

Men's and women's teams grade point average near top in BIG EAST

07/10/2014

Swimming & Diving Names Hannah Burandt Assistant Coach

Burandt comes to the Hilltop after one season at Louisville

04/03/2014

Tragic Beginnings Set Triumphant Path for Swimmer Michelle Konkoly

A devastating fall during swimmer's freshman season cannot sap her competitive spirit or passion for the pool

02/19/2014

Hoyas' Men Win Gold 200 Medley Relay; Women Sit in First at BIG EAST Championships

Georgetown earn three medals and break four program records on first night

11/21/2013

Georgetown Swimming and Diving to Compete at Bucknell Invite

The Georgetown men's and women's swimming and diving squad travel to Lewisburg, Pa. to compete in the three-day Bucknell Invite. Competition begins on Friday morning at the Kinney Natatorium at 10 a.m.

James Holder is entering his third season at the helm of the Georgetown University men's and women's swimming & diving program, where he he has guided his student-athletes to breaking 44 school record.

He came to Georgetown from Princeton University where he was an assistant coach with the Tigers for five seasons.

Holder has been a part of four Ivy League Championships in his five seasons and has coached nine NCAA qualifiers as well as eight All-Americans. Last year, the Tigers went 7-0 in dual meets and won the 2010 Ivy League Championship defeating second-place Harvard by more than 200 points, the team also spent time in the national rankings.

At Princeton, Holder worked primarily with the sprint, middle distance and stroke groups developing workouts that included swimming, strength and aerobic conditioning. He also advised his student-athletes in technique and mental preparation for races. Holder worked extensively with both the men's and women's squads during practice and at meets.

Holder served as the main recruiter on the staff identifying athletes and assisting them throughout the recruiting process. One of his recent recruiting classes for the Tigers was among the top five in the nation according to CollegeSwimming.com.

Throughout his time at Princeton, Holder worked a number of camps including stints at Michigan University Swim Camp and Kenyon College Total Performance Swim Camp.

Holder was a two-time All-Ivy League swimmer for the Tigers. He set a school record in the 400-meter freestyle and was named team captain as a senior. Holder earned a degree in history in 2000.

Following a career in finance, Holder came back to swimming in 2005 and joined the Tiger staff. He is currently completing a master's degree in sports psychology from Temple University.

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