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The TJ Swim team is open to all 9-12 graders—regardless of ability. 

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Swimmers Develop Skills for Life

The Swimming program at Thomas Jefferson provides a unique athletic outlet for Upper School boys and girls. TJ swimmers learn the value of hard work, team work, and perseverance while gaining skills in an activity that can last a lifetime.

By participating in Swimming, students learn good sportsmanship, including how to be gracious in winning and in losing. As part of the Swimming team, students experience the joy of both individual achievement and team success.

No previous experience is required to join the Swimming team. TJ’s inclusive program allows all students to test new capacities and discover new talents without being cut from the team.

Program Details

Girls and boys in grades 9 through 12 may participate in the Swimming program at TJ. The boys’ team competes in the fall while the girls’ team competes in the winter. Practices are held at Missouri Southern State University.

If you have questions or need more information, please e-mail TJ Athletic Director Chris Myers or call (417) 781-5124.

Upper School Girls Swimming Coach: Dawn Jones

MSHSAA & Ozark 7 Conference

At the Upper School level, Thomas Jefferson is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) as well as the Ozark 7 Conference, which includes College Heights, Exeter, Golden City, McAuley, Thomas Jefferson, Verona, and Wheaton.


TJ restarted Swimming program


All-State swimmers in the program’s history


Meters—the length of the pool TJ swimmers use at MSSU


“I cannot say enough how proud I am of these athletes. They improve at every meet. They set goals and not only reach them but exceed them!”

Former Coach Jennifer Martucci