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Background[]

  • Adam Schmitt was the head swim coach at LSU for six years, from 2004- April 2010 as well as the creator/owner of the Tiger Aquatic swim team, and Tiger Swim Camps in Baton Rouge.
  • [[[Adam Schmitt]]] [1]was the Associate Head Coach for Arizona State Swim team as well as the head of the Sparky Swim Camp at ASU from 2001-2004.
  • Adam Schmitt was an assisant at Auburn University from 1997-2001 under Head Coach David Marsh.
  • Adam Schmitt was the swim coach at Long Beach City College from 1996-1997.

Insights[]

  • Schmitt recently completed his sixth season with the Tigers. In his six years with the Tigers, Schmitt led the LSU women to two top 20 finishes (17th in 2007 and 16th in 2009), while the men finished in the top 25 one time (21st in 2005).
  • LSU's men and women placed seventh in the highly-competitive Southeastern Conference Championships in February. The LSU men finished 29th at the NCAA meet this year, while the women recorded a 30th place finish.
  • Schmitt and hauled in a pair of stellar recruiting classes, which were both ranked in the top 15 nationally by CollegeSwimming.com last season.

Schmitt, a native of Houston, Texas, served as associate head coach at Arizona State for three years prior to returning to his alma mater. Schmitt's championship pedigree began when he was an assistant coach at Auburn. Schmitt's other collegiate head-coaching stop came at Long Beach City College where he served for one season. “I want to thank Adam for his efforts during the time that he spent here as the head coach of our swimming and diving program,” Alleva said. “We wish Adam and his family success in any of their future endeavors.”

  • Adam Schmitt is an elite-level  swim coach with 15 years of Division I collegiate coaching experience at the highest levels along with 5 years of club coaching.
  • He worked as an assistant at Auburn University at the beginning of their National Championship run, was the associate Head Coach at Arizona State University in which the team was consistently in the top ten at the NCAA meet, and was the Head Coach at his alma mater Louisiana State University where he resurrected the program to a top twenty status nationally.  
  • Having coached over 100 All-Americans, multiple SEC and PAC-10 champions, and NCAA individual and team champions,
  • he was recognized as one of the elite coaches in America by being awarded the American Swim Coaches Association Excellence award for 4 consecutive years. 
  • He thrives on helping swimmers achieve their best by assisting them to get to the highest level; this includes swimming in college and placing swimmers on the USA National Team.
  • Adam is currently in his second year as the Head Coach and CEO of the Sierra Marlins Swim Team in Northern California.
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