Phone: 508-228-7285 x1578
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Jim Pignato has been with the Community Pool since 2002 and has been serving as the Aquatics Director since 2005. A native islander and graduate of the Nantucket Public School system (‘98), Jim returned to the island after obtaining a degree in Marketing at Bentley University (‘02). Jim leads by example and is fully dedicated to the community through his additional work as the High School’s Varsity Swim Coach since 2003 and volunteering as the Co-Event Director for Swim Across America – Nantucket since 2012. Through his efforts with Swim Across America, Jim was recognized as “2014 Volunteer of the Year” by the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, named one of the Hometown Heroes in 2015 awarded by Blue Hills/Nantucket Bank and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2018 by the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. In 2017, Jim received the award of Girls Coach of the Year by the Eastern Massachusetts Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association and in 2018 he was named the States Girls Swim Coach of Year by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. He, his wife and their two children enjoy living on Nantucket; taking advantage of its beautiful beaches and outdoors.