Arcadia University Hires John Geissinger, 1st Full Time Swim Coach in Program’s History

Courtesy of Arcadia University:

Arcadia University announces that John Geissinger has been named head men’s and women’s swimming coach and aquatics director. Geissinger will begin his new roles at Arcadia later this month.

Since 2010, Geissinger has served as assistant coach of men’s and women’s swimming at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. There, he led his programs to three Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships and 19 NCAA qualifiers, set 108 Top 10 performances, and posted 21 All-American performances. Geissinger managed the training and development of Washington and Lee’s sprint group and was the recruiting coordinator for both programs, bringing more than 50 student-athletes to Washington and Lee over the past three years.

At Washington and Lee, Geissinger also was assistant professor of physical education since 2012, teaching courses in fundamental swimming, aerobic swimming, and racquetball. He instituted progressive changes to the university’s weight program and functional training activities, leading to consistently improved performances, some of which are listed above. Geissinger also is certified as a lifeguard instructor and in CPR/AED (Automatic External Defibrillator).

“I would like to thank Athletic Director Brian Granata for appointing me as the new head men’s and women’s swimming coach and aquatics director. My wife and I are thrilled to join the Arcadia family. I look forward to building on the recent success that this program has had and taking the program to even greater heights at the conference and national level.”

A 2009 graduate of Denison University, Geissinger was a 22-time All-American and set seven North Coast Athletic Conference and six school records, including the national record in the 800-free relay. He was the 2009 NCAC Swimmer of the Year.

“John brings a wealth of experience from his work at Washington and Lee and from his time at Denison,” said Brian Granata, Director of Athletics and Recreation at Arcadia. “We are certainly excited to have him on board. The hiring of our first full-time coach for swimming shows the commitment that Arcadia has made to enhancing the student-athlete experience and growing the athletics program.”

About Arcadia University
Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Arcadia University is a leader in study abroad and international education. The 2012 Open Doors names Arcadia first nationally in undergraduate students studying abroad, while U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia among the top regional universities in the North and one of the top study abroad programs, while ranking Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program 14th nationally. Arcadia provides a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students for success in a diverse and dynamic world.

Swimswam was provided this unedited release.

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