About Coach Ian Crocker

 

Welcome back to our Head Coach, Ian Crocker!

Ian is a three time Olympian and former world record holder. He represented the USA at the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympic Games, earning five medals, including three gold. Ian was the first person under 51.00 seconds in the 100 meter butterfly when he set the world record of 50.98 at the 2003 FINA World Championships. He lowered it two more times. His record of 50.40 in the event was the only world record Michael Phelps didn’t break during his 8 gold medal performance in 2008 in Beijing. Ian retired from competitive swimming after the 2008 Games. Since then he has traveled the country conducting swim clinics. Ian swam for the University of Texas Men’s Swim Team from 2000 – 2004, leading them to titles in 2001 and 2002. He was the volunteer assistant coach for the University of Texas Women’s Swim Team from fall 2012 to spring 2015. We are very excited to have Ian as a part of our staff.