Articles by Garrett McCaffrey

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


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