US Olympic Swim Team Led by Former Bulldog Coach

July 30, 2012

By Stephanie Juncker

FRESNO, Calif. --- Former Fresno State swimming head coach and current Cal women's swimming head coach Teri McKeever is leading the US women's swim team in London.

Under McKeever's guidance in these Olympics, Cal grad Dana Vollmer won a gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly and set a new world record in a time of 55.98 in the process.

McKeever led the women's swim team at Fresno State from 1987- 1992, as well as taking over the men's team in 1989 and also continuing through 1992. Over McKeever's five years at the helm, she ranks second all-time in wins (54) and winning percentage (.720) for the Bulldogs.

Regarded as one of the best swimming mentors in the United States, Teri McKeever recently completed her 20th year as head coach of the University of California's women's swimming and diving program. The 2011-12 season featured arguably the best year in the program's history and ended with Cal's third NCAA team championship in four years.

"I'm incredibly honored to have been selected for the women's head Olympic coach," McKeever said after the coaching announcement in December. "Not only do I want to thank USA Swimming and its leadership for this honor, but I also have to thank the athletic administration here at Cal. They continued to allow me the opportunity to serve with USA Swimming in addition to my responsibilities in Berkeley, and I'm most appreciative."

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