Former Florida All-America swimmer Jaime Lewis joined the Cougar Swimming and Diving staff in 2007-08 as a volunteer assistant coach.
This is Lewis' third season with the Cougars, and second as an assistant coach. Lewis was a volunteer assistant prior to the 2007-08 season.
In this role, Lewis assists head coach Augie Busch with routine practice duties and helps in meet management at all Cougar home events. She also is responsible for on-deck coaching during meets and assist in all recruiting efforts.
"Jaime is an impeccable stroke technician and she is very unique in the way she approaches workouts and creating workouts for the girls. She is causing us all to step up by having her on the staff," head coach Augie Busch said.
Lewis has served as an assistant age group coach for the Cy-Fair Swim Club since 2004. She entered the coaching ranks in 2004, when she served as an assistant age group coach with the Gators Swim Club in Gainesville, Fla.
Lewis lettered at Florida from 2000-2004 as a freestyle and individual medley swimmer, winning All-America accolades every season. As a senior, she helped lead the Gators to a fourth-place finish at the 2004 NCAA Championships, earning a team-high seven All-America honors in two individual events and five relays.
During the 2003-04 season, she won seven All-America awards and qualified for the 2004 Olympic Trials.
As a freshman during the 2000-01 season, Lewis scored 48 points at the SEC Championships, the Gators' second-highest score and the ninth most overall. She finished third in the 400-yard IM at the NCAA Championships.
Lewis graduated from the University of Florida in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in business and criminology.
In addition to her extensive collegiate experience, Lewis also competed on the national and international level, swimming at the Summer National Championships, World Championship Trials, World University Games and U.S. Olympic Trials. As a member of the 2001 World University Games, she finished seventh in the 400-yard IM.
Prior to attending Florida, Lewis was an award-winning performer at Klein Oak High School in Spring. There, she was a 24-time All-American and ended her prep career as the Texas state record-holder in both the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard individual medley.
She finished as a two-time recipient of the Jack Bialas Award, given annually to the outstanding female swimmer of the year, and was named the Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Lewis and her husband, Justin live in Houston with their two dogs, Nike,a beagle and Adi, a lab mix.