After an illustrious 25 year career Martin County High School Head Swimming & Diving Coach Jim McCombs has announced his retirement.

“His dedication, enthusiasm, expertise, and passion is unquestioned,” said Martin County Athletic Director Mark Cowles.

“It will be rare in this era of high school athletics to find the longevity and success of Coach McCombs.  When you get someone like Jim, someone who cares so greatly about the student-athletes he coaches and the sport itself, you appreciate it.  It’s one of the reasons we asked him to consult in our coaching search and like everything else he came up big.  We will be announcing our new coach in the next day or so.”

“You can’t say enough about Coach McCombs to do him justice.  He’s meant so much to Martin County High School and the sport not just locally but on a state and national level.  He will be missed.”

McCombs has coached swimming and diving for 40 years including his 25 year stint coaching The Tigers.


  • 29 District Championships
  • 13 County Championships
  • Four Regional Championships
  • Coached Five Individual State Champions
  • Coached One State Relay Champion
  • Coached Nine Scholastic All Americans
  • Coached Two All Americans
  • Coach 10 Junior National Qualifiers
  • Coached Five United State Open Qualifiers
  • Coached Three Olympic Qualifiers
  • Coached One Para National Champion
  • 26 Time Treasure Lake Conference Coach of the Year
  • Two-time Palm Beach Post Coach of the Year
  • Overall Record
    • 417 Wins, 51 Losses (.899)