Jill McCormick enters her 24th season at the helm of SRJC’s Men's and Women's Swim & Dive program. Since arriving at Santa Rosa, McCormick has led the Bear Cubs to six California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) state team titles and eight conference titles. In that time she has produced, 14 national champions, over 65 state and conference champions, over 300 All Americans, 166 Academic All Americans, four CCCAA State Swimmers/Divers of the Year, six state records, 21 Conference Swimmers/Divers of the Year, over 200 All Conference athletes, 34 conference meet records, and has broken 106 school records.
In our 2023 season we had a strong performance at both the conference and state level, including seven Big 8 Conference Champions, two Big 8 Swimmers of the Year, and two individual State Champions. The women’s team finished 4th overall at the 3C2A State Championship Meet. Under McCormick’s leadership the SRJC women’s swim and dive team has finished in the top three in the state 12 times, in the top five 18 times, and in the top 10 20 times. The SRJC men’s swim and dive team has finished in the top 3 in the state six times, in the top 5 ten times, and in the top 10 fifteen times.
McCormick is a faculty member in the Kinesiology, Athletics and Dance Department and has taught and coached at SRJC since the Fall of 2000. McCormick has also coached SRJC’s water polo teams for 15 years.
Prior to taking over the men’s swim and dive program in 2001, McCormick was an English teacher at Piner High School, in Santa Rosa, CA where she was also the head swim coach for six years. She has been coaching swimming for over 30 years including positions with the Santa Rosa Neptunes, Piner and Florin High Schools, and the UC Davis women’s team.
McCormick went undefeated in the North Bay League as a varsity swimmer at Montgomery High School. After graduation she was an All American backstroker for the Bear Cubs, and later transferred to finished her swimming career at the University of California, Davis. As an Aggie McCormick was team captain as well as an All Conference and All Academic Athlete.
McCormick graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC Davis with a Bachelors Degree in English, with minors in Education and Kinesiology, as well as with a single-subject teaching credential. She received her Masters in Education with an emphasis in Athletes and Academic Achievement from the University of California, Berkeley.
McCormick is a crossfit athlete and still trains and competes in masters swimming occasionally. She is a proud Santa Rosa native and loves spending time with her husband Peter and her sons Lucas and Jack all of whom swam in college as well.