Courtesy of Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. [shown on left], author of Head Coaches of Women’s NCAA Division I Collegiate Teams and Head Coaches of Women’s
NCAA Division III Collegiate Teams
.

Across the 50 states of the USA, there are 3,517 head coaches of women’s teams at 349 NCAA Division I universities.

Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., co-director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and intern Hannah Silva-Breen identified only 35 women as head coaches of pool swimming teams among the 195 institutions that offer competitive swimming.

This 17.9% is among the lowest percentages across all sports where women are employed as a head coach at a major university. Across all sports in comparison, the 41.7% of the head coaching positions are held by women.

At the NCAA Division III level, there are 4,238 head coach positions of women’s teams from 444 institutions. 26.1% of the available head coaching swim team positions are currently held by women, a bit better than at the NCAA Division I level, but lower than the 45.7% across all sports at the Division III level.

These low percentages call to mind the number of women who coach or mentor swimmers in the open water community, either part- or full-time. A partial list of these women include the following individuals:

* Abigail Fairman (USA)
* Adriana Riphagen (USA)
* Aida Molina (Spain)
* Akiko Nakazawa (Japan)
* Alexandra Carol (USA)
* Alexandra Nalevanko (USA)
* Ali Hall (USA)
* Ali Meeks (USA)
* Alison Terry (USA)
* Amanda Caldwell (USA)
* Amanda Schneider
* Amy Browning (USA)
* Amy Hall (USA)
* Andrea Gisiger (Switzerland)
* Andrea Vuturo (USA)
* Anna Ria Vallesteros (Hong Kong)
* Annabel Lavers (UK)
* Anne McLindon (USA)
* Anne-Mette Friis (UK)
* Annemarie Munk (Hong Kong)
* April Cheadle (USA)
* Ashley Massie (Australia)
* Ashley Serrago (Australia)
* Ashley Whitney (USA)
* Avila Rhodes (Canada)
* Bea Hartigan (USA)
* Beatrix Eisel (Germany)
* Becky Jackman-Beeler (USA)
* Becky McGill (USA)
* Belinda “Bee” Eichenwald (USA)
* Betsy Medalla (Philippines)
* Bonnie Schwartz (USA)
* Bonnie Stoll (USA)
* Brenda Fisher (UK)
* Brenda Sherratt (UK)
* Brianne Yeates (USA)
* Carol Lee Heltzel (USA)
* Carolanne Caron (USA)
* Carolyn Asher (Australia)
* Carrie Cook (USA)
* Catherine Vogt (USA)
* Catherine Walsh (Ireland)
* Celia Wolff (USA)
* Charlene Boudreau (USA)
* Charlotte Brynn (New Zealand)
* Cheryl Reinke (USA)
* Cheryl Zak (USA)
* Chloë McCardel (Australia)
* Chris Sifleet (Scotland)
* Christina Fonfe (Sri Lanka)
* Cindy Mabee (Canada)
* Claire Owen (Hong Kong)
* Cokie Lepinski (USA)
* Colette Duenkel (Canada)
* Colleen Mallon (Ireland)
* Colleen Shield
* Corrie Dixon (Netherlands)
* Dr. Cortney Linville (USA)
* Cristina Teuscher (USA)
* Danielle Brault (Canada)
* Dea Ann Joslin (USA)
* Deborah Milan Brudvig (USA)
* Dianne Young (Canada)
* Eileen Span (USA)
* Eilís Burns (Ireland)
* Elaine Kornbau Howley (USA)
* Elena Nembrini (Switzerland)
* Elena Sabelnikova (UK)
* Emily von Jentzen (USA)
* Eney Jones (USA)
* Erica Smith (USA)
* Esther Nuñez Morera (Spain)
* Eva Solomon (USA)
* Fiona Ford (USA)
* Fiona Southwell (UK)
* Freda Streeter, MBE (UK)
* Fukushima Kaori (Japan)
* Gabby Dickinson (Wales)
* Gemma Clarke (UK)
* Gigi Naftzger (USA)
* Giovanna Richards (UK)
* Glenda Carroll (USA)
* Glenna Nall (USA)
* Grace van der Byl (USA)
* Greta Andersen (Denmark/USA)
* Guila Muir (USA)
* Hannah Caldas (USA)
* Hazel E. Haynes (Trinidad & Tobago)
* Heather Massey (UK)
* Heather Perry (USA)
* Helen Wrenn (Greece)
* Ingrid Loos Miller (USA)
* Irene Wakeham (UK)
* Irene van der Laan (Netherlands)
* Irina Sergeevna Voronina (Russia)
* Iwasaki Soke (Japan)
* Jackie King (UK)
* Jane Katz, Ph.D. (USA)
* Janet Humphris (Hong Kong)
* Jen King (USA)
* Jen Schumacher (USA)
* Jenn Beams (USA)
* Jennifer Dutton (USA)
* Jennifer Parks (USA)
* Jenny Birmelin (USA)
* Jenny James (Wales)
* Jessica Reiter (USA)
* Joanne Jones (UK)
* Jodi Cossor (UK)
* Judith Wright (New Zealand)
* Judy Newman (Canada)
* Julia Galan (USA)
* Julia Rudzinski (UK)
* Dr. Julie Bradshaw, MBE (UK)
* Julieta Nuñez (Chile)
* June Ford (USA)
* Kara Robertson (USA)
* Karen Burton (USA)
* Karen Findlay (UK)
* Karen Mackin (USA
* Karen Mason (Ireland)
* Karen McKeachie (USA)
* Karen Robertson (Hong Kong)
* Karen Tannas (Canada)
* Karlyn Pipes (USA)
* Karuna Elliot (Australia)
* Kat Filley (USA)
* Kate Mason (Australia)
* Kate Rew (UK)
* Kathrin Lammers (Germany)
* Kathy Batts (UK)
* Katie Glenn (USA)
* Katie Pumphrey (USA)
* Kazuko Aoki (Japan)
* Kendra McDowell (USA)
* Keri-Anne Payne (UK)
* Kerri Kanuga (Canada)
* Kim Donovan (USA)
* Kim Musch (USA)
* Kimberly Rutherford (USA)
* Kirsten Read (USA)
* Kitty Tetreault (USA)
* Lai Ming (Hong Kong)
* Laura Hamel (USA)
* Laura Sajnog (UK)
* Laurel Liberty (USA)
* Lauren Grous (USA)
* Lea Kirdatt (USA)
* Leena Sharma (India)
* Lexie Kelly (USA)
* Lia Trebilcock (Australia)
* Lidiya Vlasevskaya (Russia)
* Liliana Montes (USA)
* Linda Keifer (Canada)
* Lisa Anderson (Canada)
* Lisa Batey (USA)
* Lisa Miyasugi (USA)
* Lisa Mize (USA)
* Dr. Lisa Stansbie (UK)
* Liz Pharo (Canada)
* Lori Bosco (USA)
* Lottie Lucas (UK)
* Lyudmila Popova (Russia)
* Madeleine Reynolds (Switzerland)
* Marcia Benjamin (USA)
* Marcia Cleveland (USA)
* Mareille Veenman (Netherlands)
* Maria Misfud Bonnici (Malta)
* Marian Bombom (Spain)
* Dr. Marilyn Korzekwa (Canada)
* Martha Szufnarowski (USA)
* Mary Stabinski (USA)
* Megan Melgaard (USA)
* Megan Mitchell (USA)
* Melissa Cunningham-Roberts (Australia)
* Melissa Kegler (USA)
* Michelle Evans-Chase (USA)
* Michelle Topatalo (UK)
* Miyazaki Yasuko (Japan)
* Nadine Day (USA)
* Nancy Reno (USA)
* Nanés Maza (Mexico)
* Narelle Simpson (Australia)
* Nina Gramc (Slovenia)
* Nora Toledano Cadena (Mexico)
* Norma Bellezza (Italy)
* Nuala Moore (Ireland)
* Oksana Verevka (Russia)
* Olivia Weatherill (UK)
* Patty Kohlmann (Mexico)
* Patty Nardozzi (USA)
* Patty Waldron (USA)
* Pauline Pratt (Australia)
* Pauline Squire (UK)
* Peggy Stringer (USA)
* Penny Dean, Ph.D. (USA)
* Penny McDowall (Cayman Islands)
* Pilar Geijo (Argentina)
* Rachael Wood (USA)
* Rada Owen (USA)
* Reira Hara (Japan)
* Roberta Moudry (USA)
* Robin Smith (USA)
* Dr. Rosa Sánchez (Spain)
* Rosemary George (UK)
* Rosie Foley (Ireland)
* Sakurai Tomokazu (Japan)
* Sally Anne Minty-Gravett, MBE (Jersey)
* Samantha Sears (USA)
* Samantha Sweet (USA)
* Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist (USA)
* Sara McLarty (USA)
* Shannon Gillespy (USA)
* Sheila Taormina (USA)
* Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia)
* Siga Rose (USA)
* Staci Brode (USA)
* Stacy Sims, Ph.D. (USA)
* Stefanie Bircher (Germany)
* Sue Baxter-Winch (Australia)
* Sue Berger-Mann (USA)
* Sue Sotir (USA)
* Susan Simmons (Canada)
* Susan Williams (USA)
* Suzanne Atkinson (USA)
* Suzanne Grebe (USA)
* Suzanne Heim-Bowen (USA)
* Suzie Dods (USA)
* Syndi Goldenson (USA)
* Tamara Bruce (Australia)
* Tanaka Ai (Japan)
* Tanya Harding (UK)
* Tara Diversi (Australia)
* Tatiana Ostanina (Russia)
* Tere Fullana (Spain)
* Teruko Onuki (Japan)
* Tima Coad (Canada)
* Tracey Baumann (Zimbabwe)
* Traci McNeil (USA)
* Tracy Clark (New Zealand)
* Valentina Sadikova (Ukraine)
* Valisa Saunders (USA)
* Vanessa Mesia (USA)
* Vicki Keith (Canada)
* Victoria Rian (USA(
* Victoria West (USA)
* Wendy Neely (USA)
* Yuko Matsuzaki (Japan)
* Zada Taft (USA)

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