USA Swimming Names Coaching Staffs for WUG’s

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 8

December 13th, 2012 National, News

USA Swimming has named Matt Kredich form the University of Tennessee (women) and Mike Bottom from the University of Michigan (men) as the head coaches for the 2013 World University Games squads in Kazan Russia. The swimming portion of the multi-sport event will run July 10th-16th in Kazan, Russia.

Both Bottom and Kredich, at the end of the summer, each made big-time headlines as they took over newly-combined co-ed programs at their respective universities. In Russia, however, each will go back to their specialty, as Kredich leads the women and Bottom the men.

Their staffs are rounded out with a trio of collegiate coaches serving as assistants for the men: Kelly Kremer from Minnesota, Arizona assistant Rick DeMont, and Rich DeSelm from North Carolina. The women have one collegiate coach, Carol Capitani who is in her first year as a head coach with the University of Texas; and then supplement the staff with two club coaches, Kevin Blum from Coronado-Navy Swim Association and Paul Stafford from the Terrapins Swim Team. Blum, until recently, was the coach and founder of the Rattler Swim Club that is the home squad for team members Meghan Hawthorne and Andrea Kropp, whereas Stafford coaches Chelsea Chenault, who is a USC commit.

Kredich’s representatives include Kelsey Floyd, while Bottom has three on the roster with Sean Ryan, Kyle Whitaker, and Michael Wynalda.

The World University Games roster is made up of the top finishers who are entering college, through one-year out of college, from last year’s U.S. Open. They will be pitted against the top student-athletes in the world.

Rachael Acker 400 Free Relay Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Cal
Catherine Breed 100/400 Free, 800 free relay Pleasanton Seahawks/Cal
Chelsea Chenault 200 Free Terrapins Swim Team/USC
Kelsey Floyd 100/200 fly Tennessee
Meghan Hawthorne 400 IM Rattler Swim Club/USC
Sarah Henry 200/400 IM, 800 Free Relay Aggie Swim Club/Texas A&M
Liv Jensen 50 Free, 400 Free Relay California Aquatics/Cal
Andrea Kropp 200 Breast Rattler Swim Club/USC
Melanie Margalis 200 IM Saint Petersburg Aquatics/Georgia
Emily McClellan 100 Breast J-Hawk Aquatic Club/UW-Milwaukee
Stephanie Peacock 400/800 Free Swim Florida/North Carolina
Megan Romano 50/100/200 free, 100/200 back Athens Bulldog Swim Club/Georgia
Laura Sogar 100/200 Breast Bluefish Swimming/Texas
Ashley Steenvoorden 800 Free Minnesota
Kendyl Stewart 200 Back North Coast Aquatic Club/USC
Jasmine Tosky 100/200 Fly Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/USC
Cindy Tran 100 Back Golden West Swim Club/Cal
Michael Alexandrov 100 Breast Trojan Swim Club/Northwestern
Matt Barber 200 Free Arizona
James Barbiere 800 Free Relay Indiana
Jack Conger 100 Fly Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club/Texas
Kevin Cordes 100/200 Breast Arizona
Michael Flach 200 Fly South Carolina
Adam Hinshaw 200/400 IM, 800 Free Relay Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Cal
Bernard Johnson 200 Breast Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Stanford
Tom Luchsinger 200 Fly Three Village Swim Club/North Carolina
Michael McBroom 400/1500 Free The Woodlands Swim Team/Texas
Kyle Owens 100 Free, 100 Back Auburn
Jacob Pebley 100/200 Back Corvallis Aquatics/Cal
Tyler Reed 100 Free Southern Kentucky Swim Club/Kentucky
Jacob Ritter 400 Free Relay Texas
Sean Ryan 1500 Free Michigan
Adam Small 50 Free Arizona
Austin Surhoff 800 Free Relay NBAC/Texas
Derek Toomey 50 Free, 400 Free Relay Minnesota
Kyler Van Swol 100 Fly Minnesota
Michael Weiss 400 IM Wisconsin
Michael Wynalda 200 Free, 400 Free Relay Michigan
Kyle Whitaker 200 IM Michigan

Leave a Reply

4 Comment threads
4 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted

Very well deserved! Way to go Matt!


Michael Alexandrov? Dude is like 27.

Same thing I was wondering.


My understanding is that the “University” part is very loose, it can be anyone who ever swam for a university, is committed to swim for one in the future, or even trained at one, I think.

Old Coach

Congrats Matt!!

About Braden Keith

Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

Read More »