Dynamo Swim Club CEO Jason Turcotte Passes Away

Dynamo Swim Club announced the tragic passing of head coach Jason Turcotte via Twitter today. Turcotte passed away in his sleep over the weekend according to an email sent to members of the Dynamo Club.

Under Turcotte’s tutelage the club rose to national age group significance and moved Turcotte into the nation’s coaching spotlight. It was announced last November that Turcotte would lead Team USA’s World Junior Team alongside Kate Lundsten at the 2017 FINA Junior World Championships, which will be held in Indianapolis this summer.

Turcotte, who has been the head coach of Dynamo since 2006, was the eighth head coach of the organization. Previously he had coached with Stanford University, the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins of Ohio, and Naperville Riptide Swim Team in Illinois.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

Swimming World staff sends their condolences to the Dynamo Swim Club and Turcotte’s family. 

5 Comments

5 comments

  1. Maureen Rankin

    Terrible news! Wonderful Coach and such a nice person. Prayers for his family.

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    Jim Starrett

    My heart breaks for Jason’s wife & children. Jason was a class kid,person, & coach. I coached him as an 8 & under with the Lake Erie Silver team in the late 70’s @ Orange High School. I’ m sure he was an excellent husband & Dad too. A most sincere top of the goggles to YOU… COACH JASON TURCOTTE!!!!

  3. avatar
    DJW

    Jason coached our daughter at Dynamo. He was so good to her and such an important part of her growth as a person and swimmer!!! This is such sad news. He helped guide so many kids like her. Thank you Jason and thank you to Jason’s family for sharing him with us. He will be missed.

  4. Helen Ayoub Shuford

    An incredible man on so many levels. The influence he had on my daughter is immeasurable. ❤️

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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