Elite Camp Staff

Josh White

Fitter & Faster High Performance Manager
2024 Distance Camp Co-Headliner

In September 2023 Fitter & Faster hired Dr. Josh White, Kenyon graduating class of 2001, as the High Performance Manager. In this newly created position, Coach White will be leading the production of Specialty Swim Camps and other educational opportunities for competitive swimmers and coaches. We are thrilled to have Dr. White back to campus this summer as a co-headliner for our Distance Camp.

For the past 15-years White coached at the University of Michigan, where for the last 11-years, he was Associate Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division 1 swim teams. While at Michigan, the men’s team won 9 Big Ten titles and 1 NCAA team championship. The women’s team won 3 Big Ten team titles. Specializing in distance and middle distance training, White’s swimmers won more than 40 Big Ten individual titles. White has coached multiple Olympians and Fitter & Faster Elite Clinicians including 1500m Silver Medalist Connor Jaeger and Open Water star Emily Brunemann.

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Steve Jungbluth

2024 Headliner for the Elite Sprint Camp
Steve Jungbluth is the former Associate Head Coach for the University of Florida Gators. In his 12 years at UF, Jungbluth works primarily with the sprinters, but recieved a "shout out" from 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist Bobby Fink after winning the 1500 with a final split of 25.78 seconds. 
In the 2017-18 campaign, Jungbluth coached Florida's top sprinter to his seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth National Championships in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, and 200 free relay. The Senior Swimmer set a new American, NCAA, US Open and UF record in the 100 free with a mark of 39.90 which surpassed the mark of 40.00 he set in the previous year. The Senior was named the SEC Swimmer of the Year and the CSCAA Swimmer of the Year, both for the third straight season. Under Jungbluth’s guidance, the Gators totaled 33 All-American honors from 11 different athletes. Under the tutelage of Jungbluth, Florida collected 10 First-Team All-SEC accolades as well as two second-team nods. Jungbluth helped numeous swimmers to achieve All-American Honorable Mention accolades.

Before his time in Gainesville, Jungbluth spent seven seasons (2003-10) as the head coach at Colgate, where he led the Raiders to the top of the Patriot League. His women's squads won the league title in two of his last three seasons in Hamilton, N.Y, while every swimmer he recruited into the program achieved at least one personal-best time during the course of their career.  Jungbluth also directed Total Performance Competitive Stroke Camps and Elite Sprint Camps at Colgate.

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Jim Steen

Founder of Total Performance – Elite Camp Special Guest

Coach Steen is the founder of Total Performance Swim Camps and the legendary head swimming coach emeritus at Kenyon College. During his 37-year career, Kenyon Swimming became the most successful collegiate sports program in the country in any division. The Lord's won 31 consecutive NCAA Division III Championships while the Ladies won 23 titles under his tutelage. Over his career, Coach Steen developed over 150 NCAA Champions and over 330 All-Americans. He also coached several Olympians, numerous Olympic Trial qualifiers, Division I All-Americans, and was voted NCAA Division III Coach-of-the-year thirteen times.

Coach Steen is considered one of the most innovative and imaginative coaches in the country. In 1980, he applied his innovative ideas and formula for success into a competitive swim camp program that has seen over 10,000 participants from over 40 states and even 5 countries! Coach Steen will bring his expertise to coach alongside Coach and Camp Director, Dan Gelderloos, for the 2015 Competitive Stroke Camp at Calvin College.

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Tom Shields

2024 Headliner for Elite Fly/Back Underwater Camp

The Headliner for the 2024 ELITE FLY/BACK Underwater camp will be US Olympic Gold Medalist, Tom Shields

Tom Shields is a 2x Olympian, 2x Olympic champion, 3x world champion, and 2x Pan American champion in competitive swimming.

Shields is an American butterfly and freestyle specialist with the world's best underwaters hailing from Huntington Beach, California. Shields collegiately and professionally swam at the University of California, Berkeley and currently holds the American record in the 50-meter butterfly, the 100-meter butterfly, and the 200-meter butterfly (all short course).

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Jessen Book

Kenyon College – Head Men's & Women's Coach
2024 Headliner for Elite Distance

Coach Book is the Lords and Ladies Alumni Head Coach, Owls Swimming and Diving teams at Kenyon College.  At the conclusion of his first season coaching both the Lords and Ladies programs, Jess Book was voted the 2013 NCAA Men’s Coach of the Year and the 2013 NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year for their inspiring performances at Nationals. In doing so, he became the first Division III coach to earn both awards in the same season since the NCAA combined the men’s and women’s championship meets.  The NCAA team title was a first for Book, as a head coach, and was the record-setting 32nd for the Lords program.  The men's team has continued to claim the first place podium at NCAAS in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. 

On the women’s side, Book was hired as head coach of the Ladies beginning with the 2010-11 season. At the national level, he directed the Kenyon women to back-to-back fourth-place finishes in his first two seasons. In 2013, however, the Ladies took the NCAA by storm, setting over a dozen College records and claiming the runner-up spot in the team standings. Two Kenyon swimmers, a diver, and two relay teams claimed event titles during that 2013 championship meet.  At the end of the 2012-13 season, Book had three swimmers earn NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships and two named to the Capital One Academic All-America Team. A total of 28 Kenyon male and female swimmers were named to CSCAA All-America teams. 2019 Coach Book was again voted NCAA Women’s Coach of the Year for their second place finish at the NCAA Championships.

Prior to taking the head coaching position at Kenyon, Book was the assistant men's coach at The Ohio State University from 2008 to 2010. During his tenure with OSU, Book helped the Buckeyes improve from fifth place to first place at the Big Ten Championships and from twenty-first place to ninth place at NCAA Championship meet.

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