SwimMac Carolina Hires Megan Oesting as Head Swimming Coach

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SwimMAC Carolina has announced the hiring of Megan Oesting as its new head coach.

Oesting has been at the Eastern Iowa Swim Federation. She will begin Nov. 1.

Eric Lane, who was named the acting head coach after the resignation of Terry Fritch, will help with the transition of Oesting, according to the club. Lane will continue as Director of Competitive Swimming Curriculum and Coaching Development.

“We would like to thank Eric for his dedication and innovations as interim Head Coach while we completed this search,” SwimMAC Carolina released in a statement.

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Oesting was an All-American swimmer at UCLA before she founded and successfully grew the Eastern Iowa Swim Federation. During the past four years, her swimmers have broken more than 40 Iowa swimming records, posted 25 All-Time Top-100 swims, including 12 in the top-10, and one National Age Group Record.

She was head coach of the 2019 USA Swimming Southern Zone Select Camp in Louisville, Kentucky, and she was an assistant at the 2018 USA Swimming National Girls Select Camp in Colorado Springs. More recently, she was named the 2019 American Swimming Coaches Association’s (ASCA) Fitter and Faster Age Group Coach of the Year and in 2020 was voted to serve on the ASCA Board of Directors.

During Oesting’s swimming career, she won three Junior National titles and represented the USA on the National Junior Team in both Paris and East Berlin. She won gold in the 4×100 free and silver in the 100 free at the 1991 Pan American Games in Cuba, and she was once ranked 18th in the world in the 100 free.

“One of the things we are most looking forward to is Megan’s ability to utilize a blend of technology and communication to foster connections across swimmers, families and coaches at all levels. She understands the importance of these connections and brings an entrepreneurial mindset to her coaching and performance-building that we think will be refreshing for everyone around the pool,” SwimMAC Carolina’s statement read. “A seasoned veteran with over 20-years of swimming and coaching experience, we are excited to have Megan onboard to help us raise the effectiveness, enjoyment and competition across our swim programs and help SwimMAC to become the premier swim club in the country. We welcome any questions you have regarding these changes.”

1 comment

  1. Ryan Guerra

    I hate to be negative because I hope it works out for Megan. A lot of this “coaching the coaches” is going to take patience and professionalism from the. SwimMAC Carolina board of directors. If I’m not mistaken, SwimMAC did this it back in the day with Pat Hogan and it was a miserable failure. Knowing Pat, he wanted his full salary and didn’t want really want to “coach the coaches” or maybe there was nothing for him to pass along. Nevertheless, the parent board realized the team was having money problems and Hogan made his exit to USA Swimming so he could knowingly give glowing references to pedophiles and eventually get fired.