Coach Jerron Julien
Lead Age Group Coach
Phone: (616) 552-2072
Office Hours: Mondays-Fridays (11:30 am. - 2:30 p.m.)

Jerron Julien joined the Grand Rapids Aquatics coaching staff in May of 2011. He believes that swimming is a lifelong activity which offers life enrichment from swim lessons all the way to masters. He has a particular passion for helping to provide children in the city of Grand Rapids with new opportunities by aiding in the construction of an elite urban swimming community.

In the fall of 2007, Jerron began assistant coaching both the girls and boys varsity teams at Grand Rapids Union High School. He has run programming for the Grand Rapids Public Schools District that has helped children living in West Grand Rapids to realize their potential both in and outside of the pool. Jerron has been responsible for organizing study tables that have provided academic support to his high school swimmers and coaching the first Grand Rapids Union swimmer to achieve All-Conference honors since the schools entrance into the OK Conference in 2008. He is now the head coach of both programs at Union High School.

From 2008 to 2009, Jerron began the process of building a middle school program for the entire GRPS district. He coached the South Middle Schools (Alger, Gerald R. Ford, Martin Luther King, and Sherwood) co-ed swim team in 2008, the West Middle Schools (Burton, Harrison Park, and Westwood) co-ed swim team in 2009, and has continued to work on grant proposals that have kept the program going. Jerron has also been responsible for much of the staffing and promotion of the GRPS middle school program that has transformed it from a strictly learn-to-swim operation into a league of fully competitive swim teams. He is the current head coach of the North Middle School team.

Raised in Grand Rapids, Jerron was a graduate of Union High School. Despite starting competitive swimming relatively late, his excitement and dedication to the sport lead him to multiple conference finals in the Grand Rapids City League. He swam for Union on the very team he now coaches and then for the West Michigan Masters group at Grand Rapids Community College, where he was a student. Jerron is an ASCA Level 1 Coach.