Former FLEET Head Coach Louis Demetriades Dies at 48

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 13

October 18th, 2021 Club, News

Former FLEET head swim coach Louis Demetriades died on Saturday after battling cancer. He was 48 years old.

Demetriades was diagnosed with pancreatic and bone cancer in June, though the origin of that cancer was unknown.

Demetriades took over as the head coach of the Cypress-Fairbanks Swim Club (FLEET) in suburban Houston in 2018 after four years as National Prep and Senior 2 Coach. Prior to that, he had stops as the head coach at Memphis Tiger Aquatics and NGSV Gator Aquatics, the head age group coach at the Nashville Aquatic Club, and a senior assistant at Swim Omaha.

Demetriades also has experience working with USA National and Junior National athletes who have qualified for and medaled at the Pan American Games and World Championships. His most recognized athletes include World Championships qualifier Pace Clark and recent USA Junior Team member Hayden Miller.

Jamie Lewis took over as the team’s head coach in mid-September.

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Coach Macgyver
3 months ago

Just a wonderful person. Had a great eye for the sport and was such a genuinely great person to be around.

Coach Bryan
3 months ago

You will be missed my friend.

Old friend
3 months ago

Rest in peace, my friend. No more pain.

Old Retired Guy
3 months ago

Condolences to family and to everyone who cared about him…

Coach David
3 months ago

Condolences to his family. So sad to hear this, Louis was a fun coach to share the deck with, he truly enjoyed the company of his fellow coaches, he would host coach socials at his meets and always picked up the check for a few beers and the best fried chicken Memphis had to offer. RIP my coaching friend.

3 months ago

Condolences to the family, pleased to know him as he was a great person and even better coach. Rest In Peace ❤️

Shannon Pritchett
3 months ago

Amazing man and mentor. Thanks for everything you did for me. Forever the “goat!”

3 months ago

What a great coach and wonderful guy Louis was. Prayers and blessings to his family, friends and athletes whose lives that he touched.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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