Morgan Priestley

A recent graduate of Stanford University and Birmingham, Michigan native, Morgan Priestley started writing for SwimSwam in February 2013 on a whim, and is loving that his tendency to follow and over-analyze swim results can finally be put to good use.

Morgan swam competitively for 15+ years, primarily excelling in the mid-distance freestyles. While at Stanford, he was a four-year member and All-American and multi-event Olympic Trial qualifier for the Cardinal. When he’s not writing for SwimSwam, you can find him at his full-time job (consultant, primarily for large tech companies), or his other part-time job (coach at a summer swim club). On the side, Morgan is an avid sports fan, concert junkie, and enjoys floating around the pool when he gets the chance.

Stories by Morgan Priestley

Pre-NCAA Interview: Stanford Coach and Olympian Jeff Kostoff

Following up on yesterday’s interview with the three Cardinal distance swimmers competing at NCAA’s this weekend, we got on the phone with Jeff Kostoff to discuss his path back to coaching, the state of distance swimming, and how he thinks about training different types of swimmers.

Pre-NCAA Interview: Stanford Distance Trio (Shoults, Sweetser, Egan)

On the eve of NCAA’s we managed to get some time with Stanford’s three distance freestyles competing this weekend: Grant Shoults [pictured], True Sweetser, and Liam Egan

2017 M. Pac-12 Up/Down: Cal, Stanford Neck-and-Neck into Final Session

Ryan Murphy and the Cal Bears are closing the gap on Stanford

2017 M. ACC’s Up/Mid/Down Report: NC State En Route to Three-Peat

Ryan Held and the NC State Wolfpack are en route to a third straight ACC title

2017 M. ACCs Up/Mid/Down Report: NC State, Louisville Separate From Field

NC State senior Soeren Dahl is the top seed in tonight’s 200 freestyle