NAME: Jean-Pierre Khouzam
SCHOOL: St. Xavier High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2019 JR. National Champion; 2020 Ohio state champ in 4 events
HEIGHT: 5'11"- 174 lbs.
PARENTS: Sameh & Juvy
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "Grade school coach."
FUTURE GOAL: 2024 Olympics
A big part of the continuing swimming dynasty on North Bend Road is St. Xavier senior swimmer Jean-Pierre Khouzam, a 2019 Winter Junior National champion in the 200 butterfly in 1:44.41. He also was junior national runner-up in the 100 butterfly in 47.41.
Over all, Jean-Pierre at St. Xavier has won 10 Ohio state championships, either in individual events, relays or over all team titles. He has won or been part of six Ohio state records, and this winter helped the team to its 75th GCL title and 41st overall team state title.
This past season, he was Ohio state champion in four events. He was state champ in the 100 butterfly in a state-record time of 47.01. He also was a member of three Ohio state-winning relay teams - the 200 medley relay in a Div. I record 1:27.97; the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay. His honors were numerous: he was named 1st team all-city and was a NISCA All-American in five events. He was a finalist for Cincinnati.com's Sports Awards' Swimmer of the Year award.
A good student who is active in community service, his club swim team is the Dayton Raiders. He will swim next season at the Ohio State University.
His favorite athlete is Caeleb Dressel, favorite entertainer is Kevin Hart, favorite book is Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, favorite movie is Caddyshack and most-like-to-meet is Usain Bolt.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Raw talent is easily recognized, but hard to come by. Jean-Pierre has it in spades. Maturity allows him to tap that reservoir for future success."
— Tim Beerman, Swimming Coach