Kevin Swander Promoted to Associate Head Coach at South Carolina

by SwimSwam 4

July 17th, 2019 College, SEC

Courtesy: South Carolina Athletics

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina head coach McGee Moody has promoted Kevin Swander to associate head coach. Swander, who is entering his eighth season with the program, was previously an Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator.

“For the past seven years, Kevin has been a very valued member of our coaching staff,” Moody said. “He comes to work every day with passion and a heart for our program. He’s made us a better staff and a better team. We are looking forward to seeing what he can help us accomplish in his new role as associate head coach.”

A 13-time All-American, Swander has helped produce successful recruiting classes and has helped coach 14 All-America swimmers and five conference champions. The Gamecock men’s team finished 15th at the 2017 NCAA Championships, its best finish since 1988. South Carolina’s women’s team finished 20th at the 2018 NCAA Championships for its first top-20 finish since 2004.

In 2015, Swander coached Amanda Rutqvist to a Swedish National Title.

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Always great seeing promotion from within and staffs sticking together. Congrats!

Chico Rego

Congrats Kevin!!!


Kevin is a good enough coach to be at any program in the country, really hope he doesn’t get stuck in a hole with USC. Congrats to him though.

Gray Tedder

I was a freshman and South Carolina in McGee’s first year and we were terrible. My senior year we were 10-1, only losing to Georgia. The program has risen year-after-year and continues to get better, I am so proud to have been a Gamecock. McGee always has a top-notch staff, and although I don’t know Kevin, I’m sure that he has chosen to stay there because he feels comfortable with the direction of the team.

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