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Female Coaching Role Models for Aspiring Young Women (USA)

It comes as no surprise that swimming’s gender equity grade was an “F” in a report published by the Alliance of Women Coaches and Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport for the 2017-2018 school year. For this report, an “F” indicates that the percentage of female coaches in said NCAA Division I program was less than 24. In fact, the number of female coaches in swimming totaled to a measly 17.2 percent.

In the face of such disappointing statistics, it is important that the swimming community highlight female figures who excel in their coaching positions. It is 2018, after all. Two years ago, a woman was chosen to run for president of the United States. With a push for more women in leadership, why are only 17.2 percent of the NCAA swim coaches female?

The three women featured below exemplify coaching role models with whom this generation should become familiar if that number is ever going to change.



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