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The Booster Club is a 501(c)3 not-for profit. Booster club members are welcome to attend monthly meetings the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the KHS natatorium at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in having an item placed on the agenda, please contact khsswimdive@gmail.com. Meeting minutes and financial information is available upon request. 

Board Members

                  President - Penny Powell  SEND EMAIL


                  Assistant to the President - Matt Powell

                  Vice President – (Fundraisers) Kelly Feely   SEND EMAIL

                  Vice President - (Events) - Lois Windham  SEND EMAIL

                  Treasurer - Kathy Moore              SEND EMAIL 

                  Secretary -  Jessica Koss        SEND EMAIL

                  At-Large - Emily Cassens-Magee   SEND EMAIL

                  At-Large - Isabella Sanchez      SEND EMAIL

                  Website -   Jim Svoboda                        SEND EMAIL


Jim Svoboda   Head Coach          (832) 484-4115     SEND EMAIL

Coach Svoboda has been the Head Coach for Klein Swimming & Diving for 10 years. He is an ASCA Level 5 coach.  In the 10 years he has led Klein to 11 district titles (5 Girls – 2012, 2016-2020; 5 Boys - 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018-2019), 1 region title (Boys 2013), and 5 top 5 finishes at State (Girls - 2018 4th; Boys – 2013 3rd , 2014 3rd , 2015 3rd, 2018 5th). He has coached 8 State Champions, and a state record setting relay (400 Free Relay, 2015). He has also coached 29 All-Americans to 111 All-American Awards. He has been named District Coach of the year 5 times (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020) and Regional Coach of the Year three times (2013, 2014, 2019)

Before arriving at Klein High, Coach Svoboda coached 3 years at Chavez High School in Houston ISD. He is an ASCA Level 5 coach, and has also coached USA Swimming for 15 years, where he coached several swimmers to achieve their goals of becoming TAGS Champions, Junior National Qualifiers and National Qualifiers. 

Coach Svoboda graduated from the University of Houston with a BS of Kinesiology. He and his wife, Maryanne, have 4 children, JR, Caroline, Rosie, and Luke. 

​James Mather
Assistant Swimming Coach - (832) 484-4115     SEND EMAIL

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