Jason Weber begins his 15th year as the head men’s and women’s swimming coach at the University of Chicago in 2020-21.
During his 14-year tenure, Weber has guided the men's team to a 64-40 mark in dual meets while compiling a 74-32 mark with the women's squad.
Weber's teams, which have been nationally-ranked each of the past 14 seasons, have produced 368 All-American and 505 All-University Athletic Association performances since 2007. Weber's swimmers and divers hold all 48 UChicago school records.
In 2019, the Maroons submitted their highest team placings ever at the NCAA Championships, as the women took sixth and the men captured eighth. Byrne Litschgi won the NCAA national title in the men's 200-yard backstroke. All told, 24 Maroons collected 52 All-American awards.
The 2018 Maroons totaled 14 All-Americans who earned 31 All-American honors. The men's (12th) and women's (14th) squads finished in the top 15 at the NCAA Championships for the fifth-straight year.
In 2017, both UChicago swimming and diving squads placed 11th at the NCAA Championships. Seventeen swimmers and divers combined to earn 40 All-American honors.
At the conclusion of 2016, UChicago's men and women both finished 14th at the NCAA Championships. A total of 16 swimmers earned 42 All-American awards during the meet.
In 2015, Weber guided the men's team to a second-place finish and led the women's squad to a third-place showing at the UAA Championships. The women's team finished 13th and the men's team placed 14th at the NCAA Division III Championships, and the Maroons came away with 41 All-American awards over the course of the meet. The highlight of the meet was supplied on the final day when the 400-yard freestyle relay (Mantim Lee, Thomas Meek, Jeremy Estes, Matthew Veldman) won the national championship.
In 2014, Weber guided the men's team to a second-place finish and led the women's squad to a third-place showing at the UAA Championships. Weber and his assistants were cited as the UAA Men's Coaching Staff of the Year. Both teams finished in 10th place at the NCAA Division III Championships, and the Maroons came away with a school-record 53 All-American awards over the course of the meet.
By the end of the 2013-14 season, the men's and women's teams combined to break 32 of their 46 team records in both individual and relay events.
After a two-year stint as the assistant men’s coach at Chicago from 2004-06, Weber was elevated to the head coaching position for the men’s and women’s programs in June 2006. During his tenure as the men’s assistant, the Maroons enjoyed back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in the past 18 years.
Prior to his arrival at Chicago in the fall of 2004, Weber served as a sport partnership intern for the United States Olympic Committee in 2003 and as an assistant age group coach for Conejo Simi Aquatics in Thousand Oaks, California, from October 2002 to August 2003.
Weber, who also serves as Chicago’s aquatics director, is a 2002 graduate of Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He was a four-year member of the Brown swimming team and in 2000 competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials. He received a master’s degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco in 2004.
|Men's Swimmers & Divers||Women's Swimmers & Divers|
|5 National Champions
(1 individual, 1 relay)
|1 National Champion|
|170 All-Americans||198 All-Americans|
|55 UAA Champions||23 UAA Champions|
|271 All-UAA Performers||234 All-UAA Performers|
|3 UAA Coaching Staff of the Year||2 UAA Coaching Staff of the Year|
|6 NCAA Team Top-15 Finishes||6 NCAA Team Top-15 Finishes|
|* as of July 20, 2020|