Articles by Garrett McCaffrey

Daniel Roy Talks Swimming Comeback, Posting #7 200 Breast in the World

In mid-March at the Federal Way Sectionals, just two and a half months into his comeback, he dropped at 2:09.57 200 Breast, which places his 7th in the world


SCSC Head Coach Kevin Zacher Discusses the International Swim Center Closing Indefinitely

The ISC is home to the Santa Clara Aquamaids, Santa Clara Diving, and the world-famous Santa Clara Swim Club.


Jess Book Discusses His Team’s Success and the Coach Who Started it All, Jim Steen

Book discusses the achievements of the Kenyon College Swim and Dive Team, its uniqueness, and the pivotal role Jim Steen played in his success.


Sage Hopkins on Enduring the 10+ Year Investigation of Scott Shaw: “Quitting never crossed my mind”

This was the first season with some closure after a 13-year scandal of an athletic trainer who molested athletes and the coverup that surrounded it.


Mike Parratto Shares Coaching Stories of Regan Smith, Jenny Thompson, and More

Mike Parratto has a very unique perspective on greatness, having coached two Olympians more than two decades apart.


Rose Bowl Aquatics’ Andrew Nguyen on Building Strength Through Transition

Andrew Nguyen has led 2 of the top teams in the country and he just moved home to Southern California to become the Head Coach of Rose Bowl Aquatics


Lake Oswego’s Emily Melina on the Direction and Growth of Coaching and Swimming

Emily Melina is the Head Coach at Lake Oswego Swim Club, a team that has won the Oregon State championships at every level the last few years


Brent Arckey on Coaching Summer McIntosh, Managing High-Performance Athletes

Recently, up-and-arrived Canadian superstar Summer McIntosh has moved to Sarasota to train with Brent and the Sharks.


Stephanie Morawski on Supporting Harvard Women Through Foundation of Joy

It may seem obvious, but the Harvard team is full of high achievers. Keeping a group of type-A athletes in a good mental state is a big priority for Morawski

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Take a Deep Dive into the Mike Bottom Philosophy (PODCAST)

When it comes to helping the swimmer, he has decades of wisdom and he’s been sharing his thoughts openly on his Instagram (@mikebottom)


Associate Head Rachel Stratton-Mills on ASU Pro Group, Building a Successful Team

Rachel discusses how the recent influx of pros including Simone Manuel, Regan Smith, Chase Kalisz, and Jay Litherland affects the coaches and college team.


How Arthur Albiero has Evolved Over the Last 27 Years of College Coaching

In this episode of the SwimSwam podcast, we get into how athletes have changed. How recruiting has changed. How the Louisville program has changed.


USC’s Lea Maurer Previews the Upcoming 2022-23 Season for the Trojans

Lea Maurer joins the SwimSwam podcast a couple weeks into her first year as the “Peter Daland Endowed Swimming Coach Chair,” aka Head Coach, at USC.


Daniel Diehl Discusses Triple-Gold Medal Performance at 2022 Jr Pan Pacs

Daniel Diehl joined the SwimSwam podcast after a four day break from swimming, following his performances at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships


Notre Dame Head Coach Chris Lindauer on Building Up a Program in South Bend

Chris was a long-time assistant coach at Louisville under Arthur Albiero but is stepping into his first head coaching role with the Fighting Irish