Jason Devine Featured
DADS club head age group coach Jason Devine is featured in USA Swimming's "Coaches You Should Know" here.
Devine (here with Jessica Hardy) was recognized as Gulf Age Group Coach of the Year in 2012.
What is your swimming background?
“I started out in summer league of course; that is how most people start. And then I stopped swimming for a number of years—I was that little kid who was too cold. But then I started swimming again in high school. I loved my swimming experience in high school, I had a great time—I wouldn’t trade my experience swimming in high school for anything. I never swam in college. I was the kid that thought college was going to come to him. I was fast, but I was fast for my area because I was not exposed to USA Swimming. I had no idea what speed was; I thought I was fast enough but I was mistaken.”
Jason swam at Katy HS (and later coached at KATY) with Dana Abbott.