Rob Zamorano joins Florida State as Volunteer Assistant Coach

The Florida State swimming and diving program is adding former Barton College swimmer Rob Zamorano to its staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2021-2022 season. 

Zamorano graduated from Division II Barton College in 2020 after majoring in exercise science and psychology. As an athlete, he was a mid-distance and distance freestyler. 

He is second in Barton College history in the 1000 and 1650 freestyles and third in the 200 and 500 freestyles. He also helped Barton College win the conference title at both the 2019 and 2020 Conference Carolinas Championships. Those conference titles were also the first in school history. 

In addition to joining Florida State as a volunteer assistant, Zamorano will also be joining the staff at Club Seminole, a USA Swimming team owned by Florida State head coach Neal Studd, as an assistant coach. 

Florida State University is home to both a men’s and women’s program. Both programs are led by head coach Studd. Other members of the staff include head diving coach John Proctor, Dan Carrington, Emma Svensson, and Steve Wood as swimming assistant coaches. 

The school is a member of the ACC. At the 2021 ACC Championships, the Florida State women finished 7th out of 12 teams. The men finished 5th out of 12 teams.

Both teams also sent multiple swimmers to the 2021 NCAA Championships. The men’s team sent 11 athletes (nine individual and two relay) and finished 23rd with 32.5 points. The women’s team sent three individuals.

Florida State University begins their season at the FIU Classic October 8th and 9th. 


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Honest Question
1 year ago

Is it me, or should FSU be better than they are? Big athletic department, good weather, facility looks good from pictures. What am I missing? Honest question, not just trying to stir up feelings.

Just keep swimming
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1 year ago

I think they lack recruitment power.they also have to compete against other d1 Florida colleges such as power houses like University of Florida

Reply to  Honest Question
4 months ago

I think one of the issues may be having to drive off campus to get to the aquatic facility. That’s a hassle, especially if anyone is studying engineering which also has many shared classes cross-town at FAMU. That’s a huge time stuck and just not very convenient for the athletes. Virginia Tech has a similar situation. WVUs new facility is off campus but not quite as far away…although doing it in the wintertime on Morgantown’s icy roads could be “thrilling”. That’s really the only drawback for FSU operationally but I could see it potentially being a deciding factor if all other things are considered equal.

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