Esteemed Coach Takes on New Challenge: Cancer Diagnosis

Photo courtesy Jeff Julian
Rose Bowl swimming coach Jeff Julian, kneeling, has received support from his swimmers after being diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. Julian guided a Rose Bowl team that included Ronald Dalmacio (from left), Rafael Gu, La Cañada Flintridge residents Danny Syrkin, Chris O’Grady and Braden Beagle, and Keane Alejandro.

For years, Jeff Julian has been one of the best swimming coaches in Southern California. The head swimming coach at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center has devoted his life to the sport, guiding and mentoring countless athletes and coaching Olympian Jason Lezak prior to his remarkable, multiple-medal-winning performance in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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