Garrett McCarthy is the Head Coach for the Boulder Swim Team, USA Swimming Certified and ASCA Level 4 Certified Coach.
Garrett was a nationally ranked Top 10 age group swimmer in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle, 200 breaststroke and 400 individual medley. His senior year in high school, Garrett placed 13th at Open Nationals in the 1000 freestyle (9:15.8), earning a swim scholarship to the University of Southern California. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Management and Marketing, also receiving the Scholar Athlete Award.
Garrett has been fortunate to be coached by 3 USA Swimmig Hall-of-Fame Coaches: Ledgendary Peter Daland (USC); John Urbanckeck (USA Olympic Training Center); and Pete Malone (Kansas City Blazers).
As a professional triathlete for 13 years, Garrett won a World Championship Gold Medal (1989) with Team USA in Avignon, France, a dozen World Cup Top 3 podium finishes & 2 World Cup victories in Beijing, China (1991) & Moscow, Russia (1992). In addition to 37 triathlon victories, competing for Team Ireland (1990-2000), Garrett has coached swimming and triathlon in France, Ireland and Japan.
Garrett's extensive coaching experience includes:
Boulder Swim Team Head Coach (2015-now:)
Fairview High School Girls and Boys Swim & Dive Teams (2013-2015)
Private swim and stroke lessons (1986-2015)
Boulder Aquatic Masters swim programs (2013-2015)
YMCA summer swim programs (2014-2015)
National and international swimming & triathlon
Garrett brings a high level of competitive swimming experience and unparalleled technical expertise to the pool deck. His hands-on approach to coaching, enthusiasm and love for the sport make him an asset to the team.
Garrett and his wife Alice live in Erie, CO with their 3 children (Liam, Aidan & Claire)