Columbia University women’s swimming acting head coach Michael Sabala has announced the hiring of Rachel Goh as volunteer assistant. Goh is the second addition to the women’s staff this season; 2013 Columbia graduate Caroline Lukins signed on as assistant swimming coach in July.
Goh is a graduate of Auburn, where she was a two-time NCAA champion and an eleven-time All-American. She won the 100 back at NCAAs as a sophomore (52.35) in 2006, and again as a junior (51.97) in 2007. She still holds the Auburn record in the 100 back with a 51.46 from SECs in 2009.
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Goh redshirted her senior season to train for the 2008 Australian Olympic Trials, where she finished third in the 50m back and seventh in the 100m back. Goh represented Australia at the 2008 FINA World Short Course Championships in Manchester, England; she won a silver medal with the Australian 400m medley relay team, finished fourth in the 100m back, and 17th in the 50.