Megan Oesting Wins ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year


Megan Oesting of the Eastern Iowa Swim Federation was named as the ASCA Age Group Coach of the Year at the American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic in Dallas, Texas earlier this month. Oesting was announced as the winner among the ten finalists:

  • Alex Carney, Nitro Swimming
  • Juya Cho, Waverunners
  • Douglas Copper, Delaware Swim Team
  • Adam Madarassy, Eagle Aquatics
  • Mickey McNeil, Springfield Family YMCA
  • Rick Mills, Magnolia Aquatic Club
  • Marni O’Dell, Chino Hills Aquatics
  • Megan Oesting, Eastern Iowa Swim Federation
  • David Stephens, Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club

Megan Oesting created the Eastern Iowa Swim Federation from a local community team in 2016.  Since then she’s expanded to three sites, rewritten over two thirds of the previous team records, broken and reset over 40 Iowa Swimming records, posted over 25 Top 100 All Time National Age Group swims, half of which were in the top 10, including 1 National Age Group Record.

She appears in USA Swimming’s Foundations of Coaching 101/201 coaching education videos, and was featured in the February 2019 Swimming World Magazine Special Sets. She was selected as Head Coach of the 2019 USA Swimming Southern Zone Select Camp in Louisville, KY, assisted at the USA Swimming Leadership Summit Camp for 2019 and assisted at the 2018 USA Swimming National Girls Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center.  She was selected to speak at the Legends of Texas and Fishers, IN Coaches Clinics, as well as University of Iowa student business organizations as an expert on communication and empowerment.  She is a part of the USA Swimming Women in Leadership conference, the National Team Coaches Conference and an active member of the USA Swimming National Team Alumni Association.