Jim Sellers, a Bentonville, AR native, began swimming at the age of 7 with the Bentonville Stingrays-which later evolved into the Wal-Mart Swim Club under the great & talented, Carolyn Haefner. As an Age Group Swimmer, he set several ASI State & LSC records primarily in the both Breaststroke events & various relays. In 1996, he was the Junior National Champion in both the 100 & 200 Breaststroke, qualifying him for Senior Nationals & earning him the #2 Breaststroke prospect in the US going into his final year of high school.
Jim was a part of three High School State Team titles, several individual High School titles; along with a several Age Group Team & individual titles. He was the ASI-Swimmer of the Year in 1996, Gary Schultz Memorial Award winner SC-1993, & Long Course Age Group Swimmer of the Year-1993.
Jim swam 4 years at the University of Georgia on a swimming scholarship, lettered two years, and was Co-captain of the Bulldogs his senior year. He competed in the 2000 Olympic Trials in the 100m breast. He graduated from UGA in 2001 with a BSED in Sports Studies.
After a 4 year employment with Wal-Mart in their Operations Division, he has been a Real Estate Broker for the last 12 years in the Northwest AR & Southwest MO area.
Jim, his wife, Kristy, and their three girls: Caroline Faith, Cora Jo, and Abby Joy currently reside in Pea Ridge, AR.