Articles by Garrett McCaffrey

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


Chris Jones on Developing Olympic Student-Athletes at University of Edinburgh

Chris started the program in 2008 and since then they’ve put a ton of athletes on international teams, including 5 Olympians.


Mike Stephens Describes Why Hawaii is One of the Best Jobs in the Country

Mike Stephens was recently named the Head Coach at the University of Hawaii and joined us on the SwimSwam podcast to talk about it


Kirk Grand on Being Named USA Swimming’s Nat’l Team High Performance Specialist

Kirk Grand will be working with the national teams and as many USA Swimming coaches and swimmers as possible as a resource.


Chase Kreitler on His Vision for Pitt, Learning From Eddie Reese & Dave Durden

Chase Kreitler has had an amazing 2022 – His Cal team won NCAAs, he and his wife welcomed their first child, and he was named the new Head Coach at Pitt


Bill Dorenkott Describes Training Sets for Hunter Armstrong, Charlie Clark

Dorenkott put two guys on the team, one of whom set a world record, and was named to the coaching staff of Team USA for this summer’s World Championships


Stanford’s Tracy Slusser on Her Approach to Aerobic, Threshold, and Speed Work

Swimswam chatted with Stanford Tracy Slusser about a month after NCAAs to look back on the season and look forward to spring and summer ’22.

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Tulane Head Leah Stancil on Coaching Through Cancer, Pandemic, and Hurricanes

In the last 3 years Stancil and the Tulane program have succeeded through cancer, a pandemic, and a hurricane. Their resiliency comes from their leader


Associate Head Coach Tyler Fenwick Shares UVA Sets Leading into NCAAs

SwimSwam caught up with Tyler Fenwick, Associate Head Coach at University of Virginia, the week before the UVA Women defend their NCAA title in Atlanta, GA


Associate Head Stefanie Moreno Breaks Down Georgia Double-Taper

Stefanie Moreno, the Associate Head Coach of Georgia, joins the us in the middle of the Bulldog’s championship season to dive deep into double taper

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NC State’s Braden Holloway Talks Sprint Training, Taper Strategies

We dove into sprint specific topics including taper strategies, which are tricky to balance for his team heading into conference.