Title: Assistant Women's Swimming Coach
Degrees: B.A. Denison University, 2013
Alyssa Swanson enters her first season as an assistant coach after graduating from Denison University in May 2013.
Swanson was a four-year letterwinner for the varsity swim team at Denison, captaining them during her senior year. She completed her college career with a plethora of conference and national honors. Swanson led the Big Red to four North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Championships, two NCAA National 2nd place finishes, and two NCAA National 3rd place finishes.
Individually, Swanson won 18 NCAC Titles, four NCAA Division III National Titles, and was a 23-time NCAA Division III All-American. She currently holds the NCAC record in the 200 freestyle and Denison records in the 200 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay.
In addition to her records and titles, Swanson won a number of team awards including Rookie of the Year (2010), Outstanding Performance of the Year (2010-11), and Breakthrough Award (2011).
Away from the pool Swanson was involved in the Denison Student Athlete Advisory Council (2009-2013) where she facilitated philanthropic events for the swimming and diving teams and was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society (2013). She was also named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Academic All-American First Team (2013).
During the summer she worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor in Aurora, Colo. She has been affiliated with the Colorado STARS swim club, the Denver Swim Academy, and the Ohio State Swim Club.
A 2013 graduate of Denison, Swanson majored in history with a minor in chemistry and will be pursuing a master's degree from Indiana State University.