Coach Larry Jukes named Head Age Group Coach for the STARS

SouthWest Aquatics is excited to announce that Coach Larry Jukes is joining our coaching staff as the STARS’ Head Age Group Coach.  Coach Larry and his wife, Susan, hail from Bluford, Illinois. 

With over 14 years of experience coaching elite athletes, he has qualified multiple state, junior national and international swimmers.  Larry is also certified with the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) as a level 3 coach. This means that he is in the top 15-18% of all coaches in the country, based on his success as a USA Swimming coach. He is also gold level ranked coach with Peak Performance Swim Camps, teaching at clinics and swim camps around the world. 

Having been a collegiate swimmer and ranked in the top 16 in the nation himself, Coach Larry knows what it takes to get his swimmers to the next level of competitive swimming.  

Coach Larry holds a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Evansville, where he served as the captain of the swim team, and earned a Juris Doctorate from the Thomas Cooley Law School.  The Jukes have three children; a 17 year old son, Heath, who is attending Florida Southern College in Lakeland; a 14 year old son, Keegan, and 9 year old daughter, AnnDaleigh, who both will be joining the SouthWest STARS.

Join us in giving the Jukes Family a warm welcome.  You will see him on the deck throughout the upcoming weeks and as he makes his move to Florida.