Head Coach: Steve Jones
Coach Jones has over 35 years experience in swimming as a former high school swimmer, college swimmer, current masters swimmer, long time open water swimmer and coach. Coach Jones grew up in Des Moines, swam for Lincoln HS 1973-1976, was a three year varsity letter winner and a team captain his senior year.
From there coach Jones went onto to swim in junior college at Baltimore Community College from 1977-1979 and was a NJCAA Nationals Qualifier in the 800 Free Relay and finished 12th.Coach Jones coached a Masters Team in Maryland 1994-1996. Jones returned t Iowa in 2008 and started coaching in the Ankeny area in 2014 with the YMCA up until Covid and is now coaching CIA.
Jones has been an Iowa High School coach for the last 5 years, 2 years as Assistant Coach at Des Moines East HS. The last 3 years was Head Coach of Newton HS. Boy’s team. Jones is currently the Head Coach of the Des Moines Hoover Girl’s Team and Assistant Coach of the Ankeny Boy’s Team. Jones was just promoted to Head Custodian at Northeast Elementary School where he works for Ankeny Community Schools. Jones has 3 adult children, and 5 grandchildren.
HEAD COACH: STEVE JONES