Dynamo Coach & CEO Jason Turcotte Passes Away

Dynamo Swim Club coach and CEO Jason Turcotte passed away in his sleep over the weekend, per an e-mail sent to swim club parents.

Turcotte was one of the brightest young club coaches in the nation, coaching the Atlanta-based Dynamo Swim Club to national age group significance. He had been selected as the head coach of Team USA’s boys at the 2017 Junior World Championships this August in Indianapolis, and would have headed the American delegation for the first-ever Junior World Championships meet to be hosted in the United States.

The club emailed out a short note to its families on Sunday morning, noting that Turcotte had passed away in his sleep late Saturday night. The text of the message is included below:

Dear Dynamo Families,

It is with tears in our eyes and heavy hearts that we share with you some very sad news.  Late Saturday evening, our CEO and Head Coach Jason Turcotte passed away in his sleep.

We ask for your support and patience as we navigate this uncharted territory.  We will provide additional information in a timely manner.

Please keep Jason’s wife Heidi, their three children, and the entire Turcotte family in your thoughts and prayers at this incredibly difficult time.

The Dynamo Coaching Staff

Turcotte is survived by his wife and three kids. He had been the head coach and CEO of Dynamo since 2006 and was the 8th head coach in program history. He had previously coached at Stanford University as well as the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins of Ohio and Naperville Riptide Swim Team of Illinois, per his bio on the Dynamo club site.

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4 years ago

Wow, such a huge loss for the swimming world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Dynamo community. RIP

4 years ago

What a sad day for the swimming community, for Atlanta, Georgia, and the US. He will be missed by so many!

4 years ago

My daughter swam at Dynamo for Jason. He was so good to her. Very sad news!!! Jason will be missed. He has been an important and rich part of so many kids lives over the years.

Rob Steinberg
4 years ago

Jason was one of my college coaches. A great coach and even a better man. RIP Jason. Thoughts and prayers to his immediate and extended family and that of the entire Dynamo Swim Club.

4 years ago

Jason coached our daughter and son and will be missed and loved for a long time. Wonderful and understanding man who touched thousands of families.

Swimschool guy
4 years ago

Rest in peace Jason. You made dynamo great. It was a pleasure working under your kind leadership.

Sergio Lopez Miro
4 years ago

A very sad day for our swimming community and for everyone that knew Jason Turcotte. I am not sure what to say besides that my heart goes to his wife and children and to the Dynamo Swimming Community. I can’t believe you are gone and that I won’t be able to chat with you about life on the pool deck anymore. Rest In Peace my friend and thank you and your family for everything you have done for so many people and for constantly sharing the power of swimming.

Cindy Garzon
4 years ago

We are very sorry for the loss of a wonderful man, coach, mentor, husband, father, son, brother and friend whom we have never met but I have talked with on the phone and exchanged many emails. Jason always responded back to me when I checked in on the Dynamo Family. Prayers of comfort and understanding for all. The Doug Coers family.
Cindy Coers Garzon

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