Boulder Swim Team Hires Jordan Brown as New Head Coach

The Boulder Swim Team in Boulder, Colorado has hired Jordan Brown as its new head coach. He takes over for the former head coach Garrett McCarthy, who left at the end of 2022 to move to another state with his family. McCarthy spent 7 years as the program’s head coach.

“It’s an incredible opportunity to be able learn from and work with some of the best athletes and coaches on the Front Range!” Brown said upon his hire. “I can’t wait to help build on the one-of-a-kind foundation and support that exists at Boulder Swim Team.”

Brown comes to the club from his immediate last position with Ensworth Aquatics in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was hired in summer 2022.

That club produced swimmers like Evan Petty, Alex Massey, and the early years of Carmel High School star Alex Shackell, who moved to Indiana after setting a number of club records as a 12 & under.

Prior to that, he coached from 2015-2022 at Excel Aquatics in nearby Brentwood, Tennessee. While there, the team produced a pair of relays that earned USA Swimming Top 10 times in 2022 in the 11-12 boys’ age group. Those relays broke LSC records that were set 30 years ago by teams coached by Bob Bowman at the Birmingham Swim League. Moore-Brown also coached Jackson Brodoski and Kingston Dealy to individual USA Top 10 times in that 11-12 age group in 2022.

The age group team won 6 consecutive LSC titles from 2019-2022, and Moore-Brown was named the Southeastern Swimming LSC Zone Team head coach in 2021. He also held club coaching jobs in Texas and Mississippi.

While the club received applications from around the world, they said that Brown’s stood out right away.

 “His passion for swimming, especially about the nuances of modern technique and information, really impressed us,” said Kevin Glynn, Vice President of the Board.

Jill Tappert, President of the Board, said “We stayed strong during this time of transition because of the dedication of our coaches and swimmers. We like who we are, and we’re about to be even better.”

Brown plans to finish out the season with his current team before moving to Boulder to begin his new role.


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Low Gap
17 days ago

The false accreditation of athletes and coaches in this article is astounding.

Jordan’s Fan Clun
Reply to  Low Gap
6 days ago

“False accreditation”? Sounds like someone is jealous & holding grudges.

18 days ago

Incredible coach. Grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him. His knowledge of technique has helped my swimming dramatically.

Jill Tappert
Reply to  Ythksk
18 days ago

Great to hear! Boulder Swim Team is thrilled to have him join.

Douglass Wharrram Fan Club
18 days ago

Hope Boulder’s got enough room for the ego coming into town!

Former Big10
Reply to  Douglass Wharrram Fan Club
18 days ago

It’s Boulder… CU just hired freaking Deion Sanders, and you think this guy has an ego? Lolololol

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