WICHITA, Kansas, August 20. IT didn’t take long for the Wichita Swim Club to fill an assistant coaching position, as the Wichita Eagle reports that Olympian Caroline (Bruce) McAndrew will be returning to the club as an assistant coach in September.
“To bring her back in the fold is fantastic,” WSC general manager and coach Brian Kupferer told the Wichita Eagle. “With her ties to the organization…. coming up through this program and being able to show the kids that are here that this is what you can do.”
The timing worked out pretty well for Kupferer, who told the Wichita Eagle that McAndrew called almost within an hour of an opening occurring on his staff.
McAndrew represented the U.S. at the 2004 Olympics, and was a member of the Stanford University women’s swim team. She won the 2005 NCAA title in the 100 and 200 year breaststrokes, and claimed 13 All-American citations during her time as a Cardinal. She also won the 200-meter breaststroke USA Swimming national title in 2003, and swam on the 2005 World University Games squad as well.
She is a Wichita native, who won 13 high school state titles with Trinity Academy, while also training at the Wichita Swim Club, and is one of the most heralded swimmers to come out of Kansas.
McAndrew replaces Todd Kramer, who moved to the Columbia Swim Club in Missouri.
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