The Legacy

A legacy of Total Performance

Jim Steen, the creator of Total Performance Swim Camps, is the winningest coach in NCAA history. During his 37-year tenure at Kenyon, his teams won more NCAA championships than any other team in any division and any sport.Jim Steen

  • Coach Steen lead the Lords and Ladies to a combined 50 NCAA Division III Championship titles.
  • Coach Steen developed over 192 NCAA Division III individual national champions and 328 All-Americans.
  • He coached several Olympic Trial qualifiers, Division I All-Americans, and was voted NCAA Division III Coach-of-the-year sixteen times.
  • He produced more NCAA post-graduate scholars than any other coach in any division.
  • In 2012 Coach Steen was awarded the C.S.C.A.A. Lifetime Achievement Award by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, which is the highest award given by the organization. 
  • Coach Steen is the creator of the Power Rack, started the Total Performance Swim Camps in 1980 and the Total Performance Elite Camps in 1996. 

The Legacy Continues

  • The Kenyon Men's Swimming Team has won 34 NCAA team titles with the first 29 under Coach Steen and the last five under current Head Coach, Jessen Book.
  • The Kenyon Women's Swimming Team has won 23 NCAA team titles with the first 21 under Coach Steen and the last 2 under Coach Book.
  • Coach Jessen Book, a former Kenyon swimmer himself, has been voted NCAA Division III Coach-of-the-year since four times since he took over the women's program in 2010 and the men's program in 2012.   
  • 37 of Coach Steen's former swimmers have gone on to become successful swim coaches at the club, high school, collegiate and international level.  Several of these coaches compete against Kenyon for top honors in Division III and many more are earning accolades and team success in their respective levels of the sport.  Institutions and clubs with former Kenyon swimmers as coaches include but aren't limited to the following:
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Denison University
    • Emory University
    • M.I.T University
    • Carnegie-Mellon University
    • Trinity College
    • Allegheny College
    • University of Mary Washington
    • Mason Manta Rays
    • Schroeder Y Swim Team
    • Bluefish Swim Club