Head Coach Jim Willis

Jim is a former Y swimmer from Brockton, MA, a four year letterman and a graduate of the University of Maine.  Jim was the coach of the Bangor Y for 5 years, the Canoe City Swim Club (Old Town Y) for 9 years, and the St. Croix Dolphins coach for 3 years before moving to Bar Harbor.  While in St. Croix, Jim was the National Coach for the US Virgin Islands at the 1999 Pan Am Games, 2000 Olympic Games, and 2001 World University Games.  This is Jim's 17th year as the Head Coach of the Sharks program.  He is an ASCA Level 4 Coach and the General Chair of Maine Swimming.  Jim was the Maine Swimming Coach of the Year for both 2014 and 2015.  Jim was inducted into the Brockton High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.

The objective of the program is to allow each member of the Shark team to acheive their highest level possible in sport and in life.  It is a goal oriented program with workouts that stress high quality along with great fundmentals.  Swimmers from the Sharks have swam at the US Olympic Trails and numerous National meets but also many have went to compete for the college of their choice. 

Jim lives in Bar Harbor with his wife Tami, and their two children Tyler (a Freshman @ MDI HS) and CassieLyn (7th grader @ CES).

 

 

Assistant Coach Tony DeMuro

Tony is a lifelong member of the Sharks.  Tony began swimming for the Sharks at the age of 4 for Maine Swimming Hall of Fame member Lenny DeMuro (his father).  Tony is still a team record holder in several relays.  Tony attended Bates College and graduated from the University of Maine.  Tony has been the MDI High School coach for the past 17 years.  The Boys team has won several State Championships and the Girls won the 'B' title four years ago.  Tony is also an assistant coach for the MDI High School Football team and the Phys Ed teacher at the Isleford School.  Tony was indicted onto the Sharks Wall of Fame in 2017.

Tony lives in Bar Harbor, is married to Milja and they have a son Rex (7th grader @ CES) and a daughter Ruby (4th grader @ CES).