Colorado State Hires Lindstrom as New Assistant

Colorado State wasted no time in replacing outgoing assistant Kelley McCallum, who last week took a job as an assistant at Miami.

The Rams have announced MacKenzie Lindstrom as their new assistant coach under Christopher Woodward. Woodward didn’t have to go far to find his new assistant – the former Colorado State swimmer, who graduated in 2008, has been serving as a volunteer assistant since 2011.

Among the honors received as an assistant was the 2011 Doc Counsilman award: something ASCA gives for ‘creative and innovative workouts’.

She has also been working with a few club teams in the area: the Vortex Swim Club from 2008-2010, where she worked with a senior group that grew from 3 to 20 swimmers in her time there, and with the Fort Collins Area Swim Team from 2008-2010, working predominantly with the program’s transitional groups from age group to state and national level performers.

“Teaching and encouraging athletes to reach their fullest potential has become the true passion of my life,” Lindstrom said. “I am thrilled for the chance to be involved in the program that gave me so much support and opportunity while I was a student-athlete at CSU.”

Colorado State finished 7th at last year’s Mountain West Championships, and will be trying to recover from the loss of two-time NCAA qualifier Breann Fuller, who was 24th at nationals in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes last year.

Colorado State fields only a women’s team.

The Rams’ full schedule, which begins on October 11th, can be seen below.

2013-14 CSU SWIMMING & DIVING SCHEDULE
Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
10/11/13 Colorado Mesa Intermountain Shootout Grand Junction, Colo. 6:30 p.m. MT
10/12/13 Colorado Mesa Intermountain Shootout Grand Junction, Colo. 10:00 a.m. MT
10/19/13 vs. Denver Fort Collins, Colo. 12:00 p.m. MT
11/09/13 vs. Northern Arizona Fort Collins, Colo. TBA
Las Vegas Invite [Swimmers]
11/21/13 Las Vegas Invite Las Vegas, Nev. All Day
11/22/13 Las Vegas Invite Las Vegas, Nev. All Day
11/23/13 Las Vegas Invite Las Vegas, Nev. All Day
Missouri Tiger Invitational [Divers]
11/21/13 Missouri Tiger Invitational Columbia, Mo. All Day
11/22/13 Missouri Tiger Invitational Columbia, Mo. All Day
11/23/13 Missouri Tiger Invitational Columbia, Mo. All Day
01/10/14 at San Diego State San Diego, Calif. TBA
vs. Tulane San Diego, Calif. TBA
01/18/14 vs. New Mexico Fort Collins, Colo. 11:00 a.m. MT
01/25/14 at Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. 12:00 p.m. MT
01/31/14 at Northern Colorado Greeley, Colo. 5:30 p.m. MT
Air Force Diving Invitational [Divers]
01/31/14 Air Force Diving Invitational Colorado Springs, Colo. All Day
02/01/14 Air Force Diving Invitational Colorado Springs, Colo. All Day
02/01/14 vs. Air Force Fort Collins, Colo. 1:00 p.m. MT
Mountain West Championships
02/19/14 Mountain West Championships * San Antonio, Texas All Day
02/20/14 Mountain West Championships * San Antonio, Texas All Day
02/21/14 Mountain West Championships * San Antonio, Texas All Day
02/22/14 Mountain West Championships * San Antonio, Texas All Day
NCAA Championships
03/20/14 NCAA Championships Minneapolis, Minn. All Day
03/21/14 NCAA Championships Minneapolis, Minn. All Day
03/22/14 NCAA Championships Minneapolis, Minn. All Day

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