Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Catherine Vogt is married to an American military hero, has a beautiful young daughter, has coached world champions since 2005, and has helped the University of Southern California climb to the top ranks of American universities in the pool swimming world.

Her talents and passion has been long recognized by USA Swimming that has repeatedly selected her to be its head national open water swimming team coach at the 2009, 2013 and 2015 FINA World Championships as well as its Olympic open water swimming coach in both 2012 and 2016. She led USA Swimming to the open water swimming team title in 2015 and has coached both male and female world open water swimming champions (Chip Peterson and Haley Anderson).

Similarly, USC recently named her its Associate Head Coach for USC’s Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams after 8 years of service.

Senior Associate Athletic Director Donna Heinel announced, “Catherine has done a tremendous job during her time with our men’s and women’s programs. She’s a great leader and coach and an even better person. She’s been integral in our success and we’re proud of her achievements. She’s a true role model for all of our swimmers and divers.”

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