Casmera Wick Added to Rutgers Swimming and Diving Coaching Staff

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The Rutgers women’s swimming and diving program welcomes former letterwinner and two-time All-American Casmera Wick back “To The Banks” as an assistant coach, it was announced on Friday. Wick has compiled 11 seasons of coaching on the pool deck along with working alongside USA Swimming on the club level.

Serving the last eight seasons at Villanova as an Associate Head Swimming Coach and Aquatics Coordinator, Wick helped the Wildcat women capture seven-straight Big East Championships and earned a spot on the Big East’s Women’s Coaching Staff of the Year seven times. Most recently in 2019-20, 14 members of the Villanova women’s team earned All-Big East honors, including 11 Wildcats in multiple events. Additionally, she was named to the Big East Men’s Coaching Staff of the Year helping the Villanova men to a runner-up performance in 2018. Throughout her tenure, Villanova’s rosters included numerous Big East individual and relay champions and Wildcats with NCAA provisional times, in addition to an All-American and University Games and Olympic Trials qualifiers.

Prior to her time at Villanova, Wick spent the 2011-12 season at Pittsburgh as an assistant responsible for all aspects of the Panther program. She accompanied one of the team’s top student-athletes to the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials resulting in a second-place finish in the men’s 100 butterfly.

Casmera Wick also spent two seasons at Swarthmore, including the 2009-10 season as associate head coach and 2010-11 season as interim head coach. In addition to overseeing both the men’s and women’s programs, she also ran the Swarthmore December Invitational and was a physical education instructor.

At the club level, Casmera Wick was a co-head coach of Pitt Aquatics, an assistant for the Central Bucks Swim Team for four seasons and began her coaching career with the Hideaway Swim Team.

As a student-athlete and two-time captain at Rutgers, Wick was a two-time NCAA All-American and three-time NCAA qualifier. During her career, she set school records in eight different events and her name can still be found in the Scarlet Knight record books with the third-fastest 200 freestyle, fourth-fastest 100 freestyle, and seventh-fastest 500 freestyle times. As a senior, she won Big East titles with the 400 medley and 800 freestyle relay teams and was awarded the prestigious Headley-Singer Award bestowed to the top senior female student-athlete. An Academic All-American and Big East Academic All-Star, Wick graduated in 2004 with a degree in psychology with a minor in sociology and certificate in criminal justice.

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