The Goldsboro YMCA located in Goldsboro, NC has named former world record holder and experienced coach, Keegan Ingelido, as the program’s new head. She comes from her previous position as head coach of the University of New Mexico, where she resigned midseason last year.
Ingelido brings over 20 years of club and collegiate level coaching experience. During her time coaching club swimming in Marietta, GA and Fort Worth, TX, Ingelido developed athletes to the Junior National, National and Olympic Trials level.
Her college coaching stint included an assistant position at the University of New Orleans, serving as the associate head coach of Texas Christian University, and most recently her position as the head coach of the University of New Mexico. At the helm of UNM, three school records were broken, and during her 12 years at TCU, every event in the record book was rewritten. Her student-athletes also maintained high academic achievement: most notably, UNM’s 3.71 GPA in the Spring semester of 2020, their second-highest team GPA in history.
Ingelido brings not only a breadth of coaching experience but also a great deal of swimming experience at some of the highest levels achievable. Namely, during her time swimming at the University of Georgia, she swam the butterfly leg on a World Record setting 400-meter medley relay at the 2000 NCAA Championships.
Ingelido swam for UGA from 1998-2001, winning the 200 back at 1999 NCAA’s as a freshman; during her three year stint, she earned All-American status 14 times. These contributions helped the Bulldogs to 3 NCAA team titles, led by head coach Jack Bauerle, who also served as the Head Coach of the 2000 US Olympic Team. Her other accolades include semi-finaling at Olympic Trials in 1996 and finaling at the 2000 Olympic Trials in two events.
In a press release with the GOLD Sharks, Ingelido shared, “I am excited to be a part of the Goldsboro YMCA. I see a great opportunity to make a positive impact and build this program. Getting back to my roots as a club coach is very rewarding. I look forward to making these kids better athletes, but more so, better people.”
The GOLD Sharks is a Y-USA and USA Swimming team with one of the largest YMCA aquatic facilities in the nation.