University of Wyoming - Swimming


Jim Bossert  |  Assistant Coach

Bossert was named assistant coach for the Wyoming swimming and diving teams on June 27, 2017.

Bossert grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo., and started swimming at the age of seven.  While in college,he knew he wanted to become a swim coach.  He swam collegiality at NCAA Division III Grove City College in Grove, City, Pa., from 2011-15, and was elected a team captain his final season.  For the 2016-17 season, Bossert served as a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Alabama, working specifically with the middle distance and distance swimmers.  He took over the breaststroke and individual medley group in February 2017 prior to the SEC Championships, as the full-time group coach was out with an illness.

Bossert’s other coaching experience included working with Crimson Tide Aquatics in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (2016-17) and the California Baptist University Group Swim Team (2015).  Bossert also worked at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs during the summers of 2012-14.  He completed his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Grove City College in May 2015, and earned his master’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis is exercise science in May 2016 from California Baptist University in Riverside, Calif.  Bossert is engaged to his fiancée, Ali, who he met while attending Cal Baptist.

“I met Jim (Bossert) several years ago when he was working at the Olympic Training Center, and like myself, he was able to watch all the best coaches and athletes in the sport and learn from them," UW head coach Dave Denniston said  He’s gone on to complete his master’s degree and work at the University of Alabama before coming here to Wyoming.  Jim brings a real positive presence to the pool deck.  He has a wealth of knowledge, is young and full of energy.  I think he is really going to connect with our athletes on a personal level.  He has the expertise to take our swimmers to the next level.

Nick Dillinger  |  Graduate Assistant Coach

Nick Dillinger enters his second season as an assistant coach at Wyoming with the 2017-18 campaign. Dillinger arrived at UW after a successful swimming career at the University of Cal. After three seasons competing for the Bears, Dillinger served as an undergraduate assistant during the 2015-16 season and helped the Bears to a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships.

Dillinger competed in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle as well as the 200m and 400m freestyle relay at the 2015 Pac-12 Championships. In 2013, he earned All-American honors as a member of the 200m freestyle relay team with a time of 1:16.79. As a true freshman, Dillinger had the team's third-best time in the 50m freestyle (20.20) during the first half of the 2012-13 season, set Nov. 30 at the Georgia Fall Invitational.

A native of Gillette, Wyo., Dillinger competed for the Gillette Swim Team and became the Junior National Champion in the 50m freestyle. At Gillette High School, he was a six-time individual and six-time relay state champion. Dillinger was also 12-time High School All-American selection, an Academic All-American, a three-time Wyoming Male Swimmer of the Year, a two-time Male Swimmer of the State Meet, and captained Gillette’s state championship team.

Dillinger is currently a student in the University of Wyoming’s College of Law.