In the ever-competitive and ever-evolving Charlotte club swimming scene, the Mecklenburg Swimming Association (MSA) has added two big names to its coaching staff.
Both new coaches have long resumes that include experience at the NCAA Division I level.
Quinn comes from his most recent stop as a head senior coach at rival club SwimMAC Carolina, where he worked for 3 years. Prior to that, he worked as a full-time assistant at the University of North Carolina and as the head coach at the North Carolina Aquatic Club. In 2015, he was named the North Carolina Swimming LSC Coach of the Year.
His move is part of a big rumored shakeup at SwimMAC, which is one of the largest and most recognized swim clubs in the country. That club is reported to be preparing to announce two big-name hires this summer with Olympic resumes, though there are conflicting rumors about who those coaches will be.
Geyer comes from a job as the head coach at LSU, where he also ran the Tiger Aquatic Club. He spent the last 9 years leading the Tigers’ program, and the 5 before that as an assistant. His best-known LSU swimmer was Brooks Curry, who just became the first LSU swimmer to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team.
In total, he coached 6 NCAA First Team All-Americans, 22 NCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans, and 1 FINA World Championships finalist.
Geyer joins his wife Lyndi Geyer on the MSA staff. Geyer was hired as the lessons coordinator at the team’s new Indian Trail location. She managed the Tiger Aquatic Club swim school in Louisiana.
All three are expected to join the club in mid-July.