COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Swimming will reveal the
men's and women's head coaches for the Beijing Olympics in
Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8.
Mark Schubert, who coached the women at the 2004 Athens Games
and now oversees the national program, will make the announcement
at the National Press Club.
The rest of the coaching staff will be announced after the U.S.
Olympic trials, which will be in Omaha, Neb., about a month
before the start of Beijing Games. Those decisions will be based
largely on who makes the team so the top swimmers will have access
to their personal coaches.
At the last Olympics, the top coaches were Schubert and Eddie
Reese of Texas, who was in charge of the men's team. But USA
Swimming restructured its hierarchy this year by hiring Schubert as
national head coach and general manager, a newly created position.
Schubert is assisted by former Olympic relay gold medalist
Lindsay Mintenko, who swam for him at Southern California and is
now responsible for day-to-day affairs of the organization.