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Jim Dailey

Head Swimming & Diving Coach

Alma Mater:
SUNY - Cortland '89

25th Season

Jim  Dailey


Swimming and Diving Completes Class of 2022

Leopards, Dailey finalize diverse recruiting class


Tascione Scores in 200 Breast as PL Championships Come to a Close

Men finished ninth and the women placed 10th in four-day event


Day Two Sees 400 Medley Relay Teams Place in Top 10

Men sit in ninth and women in tenth after 14 events


Leopards Open PL Championships

Grieb, Currie, McBrearty place in Lafayette's all-time top 10


Patriot League Swimming Championships Begin Wednesday

Navy hosts 10-team event at Lejeune Hall


Lafayette vs. Lehigh

Lafayette Swimming & Diving VS. Lehigh


Lafayette vs. Loyola

Lafayette Swimming

Contact Coach Dailey:
- Email:
- Office: (610) 330-5483

Jim Dailey enters his 25th season as head coach of the Lafayette swimming program. Dailey served as the interim coach during the 1993-94 campaign, after which he became the Leopards' 12th head coach in program history. In 2006, Dailey was named Patriot League Women's Swimming Coach of the Year.

A 1989 graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland, Dailey was a two-time qualifier for the NCAA Division III Nationals, advancing in the 200 fly and 400 IM.

Since taking over at Lafayette, Dailey has guided the Leopards to a total of 35 individual Patriot League titles and has had a total of 21 men and 18 women selected to the All-Patriot League team. Four of his men were on the Patriot League All-Decade team.

Displaying a constant commitment to academics and athletics, his women's program has been named to the CSCAA Academic All American list 37 of the last 38 semesters, while the men have made the list 30 times during that period.

Dailey is also a water safety and lifeguard training instructor. He and his wife Brenda have identical twins, James and Alexander, and live in Bethlehem Township.