Jason C Paige
Senior Aquatics Director
Now in his second year as the Head Coach of the Mako program, Jason continues to strive to promote a positive team atmosphere where swimmers can learn from and enjoy their time at the pool in an effort to promote ongoing improvement from the developmental to the elite levels.
Before his current position at the Regional YMCA of Western CT Mako’s Swim Team, Jason oversaw and implemented his policies and philosophies at the New Canaan YMCA. While at New Canaan he developed Olympic Trial Qualifiers, US National Qualifiers, Junior National Qualifiers, US Open qualifiers, as well as numerous Sectional Championship qualifiers, a Sectional Champion, multiple YMCA National Champions and over 100 YMCA All-Americans.
Jason has lead teams to high levels of National recognition at the USA, YMCA and High School levels. As the head of the New Canaan program, Jason led his team to achieve USA Swimming’s Silver Medal recognition after three consecutive years at the Bronze Medal level.
also brings Open Water Swimming experience to the Mako
program. He has served on the USA Open Water Swimming
Committee, and works with many tri-athletes and other open water
swimmers. He has worked with two individuals that have successfully
crossed the English Channel, and led the NCY Caiman men's team to a
National Championship in the USA Swimming 10K Open Water
Championship in 2001. Since then Jason has guided a mixed team to a
second place finish in 2003 and a men's team to a second place
finish in 2005 in the 10K event.
Jason also served as the Head Coach of the New Canaan High School Boys Swim Team, where he led the NCHS Rams to six Class M State Championships, a FCIAC championship and a State Open Championship. He has developed numerous All-American, All-State and All-County swimmers, and his boy's team was ranked number one in the nation for a small public school in 2006 and 2007. Jason was named the Boys Swimming Coach of the Year for his efforts by the CISCA in 2005.
Jason graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1998. While at SBU he was a two time Atlantic 10 champion in the 200 Freestyle Relay and an eight time finalist in the 100yd Breaststroke and sprint Freestyle events. Before coming to New Canaan, Jason worked as an assistant coach at both the University of Connecticut and Southern Connecticut State University while earning his Masters of Arts degree in Education with a concentration in Sport Management from UConn. During his tenure at those Universities he has worked with Big East champions, NCAA Division II champions, Junior and Senior National finalists as well as Olympic Trials qualifiers.
Jason resides in Norwalk with his wife and two sons.
He can be reached for questions pertaining to the program during his office hours (or by appointment) at 203-775-4444ext 122 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-2:30pm