Coach Delifus "Press Release"


August 11, 2014

Shawn Delifus Named Head Age Group Coach at Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics.

Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics of St Johns, Florida has hired Shawn Delifus as its new head age group coach. Coach Delifus will lead the Loggerhead age group program under head coach Mark Corley.

Coach Delifus comes to JCLA from the Blue Eagle Swim Team of Pennsylvania. Previously he coached two years at the YMCA of Central Florida in Orlando and five years at the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast in Jacksonville. Delifus also coached at the collegiate level as an assistant coach with the NCAA women’s team at the University of North Florida. Coach Delifus is a member of the Florida swimming diversity committee and has been active in the community striving to create awareness for the sport and enhancing the development of equal opportunities for those who love it.

Coach Delifus’ combination of swimming knowledge and proven record of success has earned him an ASCA Level 4 certification. He has instructed all levels of swimmers, and the list of their accomplishments is impressive – 

  • Several first time top-ten swimmers at both YMCA Nationals and Age Group Championships.
  • Six top-ten nationally ranked age-group swimmers.
  • Two state record holders.
  • The 2010 state of Florida Swimmer of the Year.
  • Four Olympic Trial qualifiers.


Coach Delifus’s understanding of what it takes to develop outstanding swimmers is well documented. He places a strong focus on stroke technique progressions combined with long-term strength conditioning. Everywhere he’s been, he’s made his swimmers better.

Delifus stated, “Loggerhead Aquatics has the potential to develop one of the best programs in the country and take the next step into the future of swimming.”

Head coach Mark Corley couldn’t agree more, “Teamed with our existing coaching staff, we are now perfectly positioned to build on the success we’ve enjoyed in our first six years and achieve new levels of swimming excellence.”

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