Coaching Changes

Cal Poly Promotes Phil Yoshida to Interim Head Coach During Coaching Search

Phil Yoshida (2nd from left) has served as an assistant with the Cal Poly swimming & diving program during the tenure of 2 different head coaches.


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Notre Dame Dive Coach Caiming Xie To Retire After 25 Years In South Bend

Notre Dame’s longtime diving coach Caiming Xie is retiring, the school announced today. Caiming was the first full-time dive coach in program history.


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8-Time Ohio High School Coach of the Year Dan Peterkoski Retires

Dan Peterkoski won 11 girls’ swimming state titles and 12 girls’ water polo state titles in 17 seasons at Upper Arlington High School.

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Midway University Will Add Men’s, Women’s Swimming; Hires First Head Coach

Maria Steakley will jump from assistant at Cumberlands, the 8-time Mid-South Conference Champions in women’s swimming, to Midland, the newest Mid-South members.

Pepperdine’s Jana Vincent Wins PCSC Coach of the Year with ‘Interim’ Tag Intact

Jana Vincent was put in a difficult situation with the Pepperdine Waves mid-season, but managed to pull the program through to a 2nd-place conference finish.

Western Illinois Is Without a Head Coach for the 2nd Time This Season

Western Illinois’ swimmers were informed on January 30th that Scott Johanssen would not be finishing the season as head coach.

Joseph Smolinske Out as Interim Head Coach of Marymount Swimming (D3)

With just 6 days to go until the team’s conference championship meet, Joseph Smolinske is out as the interim head coach of the Marymount Saints.

More Coaching Changes

Bruno Fratus Pairs Back Up With Coach Arilson Silva En Route To Tokyo

One of the fastest men in the world, Bruno Fratus of Brazil, is taking a truly collaborative approach when it comes to his coaching.

Townley Haas Spent 2 Weeks Training with Caeleb Dressel in Gainesville

Olympic gold medalist Townley Haas spent 2 weeks training with Cali Condors teammates Caeleb Dressel and Jan Switkowski in Gainesville.

SwimSwam’s Top 3 (Wildly Speculative) Candidates for USC Head Coaching Job

Ray Looze has a good thing going at Indiana, but is the allure of the head coaching job at his alma mater USC enough to pull him away from Bloomington?

Cal Poly Head Coach Tom Milich to Retire Following 2019-2020 Season

Milich, who has lead the Mustangs since 2006, has announced that he will be retiring following the conclusion of this academic year.

Janelle Atkinson Suing Stony Brook Over 2018 Dismissal, Claims Gender Bias

Janelle Atkinson is suing Stony Brook University, claiming the school didn’t thoroughly investigate accusations of abuse the way they would for male coaches.

Teen Zsombor Bujdosò Latest To Leave Shane Tusup’s Training Group

Shane Tusup has announced another shake-up to his training group, as the youngest member has now departed the ‘dark horse’ squad.

Former World Record Holder Marco Koch Changes Coaches 7 Months to Tokyo

Breaststroker Marco Koch, a former World Record holder in the 200 short course meters distance, will return to an old coach ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.

Ottawa University Hires Austen Ramer, Darian Townsend for Inaugural Season

2004 Olympic gold medalist Darian Townsend is the new assistant coach at Ottawa University, which will begin varsity competition next season.

Ilaria Cusinato Talks Tusup Split, New Coaching Arrangement

Ilaria Cusinato has found a new coach and, she says, is learning about ‘tranquility’ in her life.

Matt Brown Named New Head Coach at SOPAC in Australia

The club, based out of the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, includes defending Australian Champion in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes Matthew Wilson.

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