Sam Busch on TCU: “We Want to Become a National Program” (Video)

After stints at several different top tier programs around the country, Sam Busch is finally leading his own. Having accepted the head coaching position for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs at TCU, Sam is building a team he sees making a name for itself down the road.

Recently in Fort Worth, SwimSwam got the opportunity to chat with Sam on how his head coaching journey is going so far. He’s taken on quite the team; men’s and women’s teams combined, there are a whopping 63 athletes on the roster. Not only that, but TCU primarily trains in a 6 lane, 25-yard pool. For any program, but especially a Division I college program, that’s a tight fit.

Busch’s solution? For every 1 practice, there’s 2 different groups that come in at 2 different times.

Example: AM Practice

  • Group 1 – 7-8:30am
  • Group 2 – 8:30-10am

That’s commitment to your team, and making sure that they’re all getting better. Seemingly, Sam Busch is making it work at TCU thus far.

P.S. A little birdie told me we may be seeing a practice from TCU coming soon… stay tuned.

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Ol\' Rock

I’d love to see TCU succeed, but I don’t know how they can make the jump to a top 25 team with their facilities, from both a recruiting and a training standpoint. It’s not reasonable to expect a quality workout for every athlete with a pool that crowded. Hopefully their AD will fix this problem.


It’s not about the pool the athlete swims in but who swims in that pool.

Mr G

They also have an 8 lane, 50M outdoor pool. That could be used through November.


Washington had top 25 programs for both men and women with their 6 lane pool the same year they were cut. Granted their roster was not as large as what TCU has but it can be done.


Sammy- looks like you’ve lost weight- take care of yourself.


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