2017 ASCA Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Alabama
Coach Jonty Skinner made the transition to coaching after his time as a world class swimmer for South Africa. The former world record holder went on to become an American college coach and member of the US National Coaching staff.
Coach Skinner began collegiate coaching at the University of Alabama as an assistant before moving to California to become the head coach of the San Jose Aquatics Club. There, the club went on to win five Junior National team titles and one US National team title in 1986. Coach Skinner went on to return to Alabama and took over as Head Coach in 1990. He served for eight years as USA Swimming’s Director of National Team Technical Support before returning to the University of Alabama as an assistant coach in May of 2012.