Barry J Neville
Director of Competitive Aquatics
Barry is starting at Goldsboro in October, 2018. He has been coaching with various programs for over 30 years. He’s a University of Iowa graduate, an American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 4 coach (top 8% of coaches in the country), and has received ASCA’s Excellence in Coaching Certificate.
From 2015-18, he was the Head Coach with Brookings Swim Club (SD). While at Brookings, they had 6 first-time Sectional qualifiers (9 total), 1 first-time NCSA Junior Qualifier, over 100 Club Records broken, 4 State Record Holders, and 12 Central Zone Qualifiers.
From 2012-15, he was Head Coach with Topeka Swim Association (KS). While at Topeka, they increased swimmer numbers, had 17 first-time Sectional qualifiers, 8 first-time NCSA Junior Qualifiers, and 1 USA Swimming Junior National qualifier. He also served on the Senior Committee for Missouri Valley Swimming.
From 2002-11, he was Head Coach of Bettendorf (IA) Swim Club (later merging into Bettendorf Pleasant Valley Aquatics) and Bettendorf Middle School Swim Team. BETT won several Iowa Senior Championships. He was named Iowa Senior Coach of the Year, and has served Iowa Swimming as Vice-Chair of Technical Planning and Senior programs and as President of the Iowa Swim Coaches Association.
Prior to Bettendorf, he served as Head Coach of Champaign County YMCA (IL), placing 5th at YMCA Nationals and winning the Illinois LCM Senior Champs. Head Coach of STAR Swimming in Buffalo (NY), which doubled in size from 200 to 450+ swimmers and won all 12&Under LSC Champs and four Senior Champs. Head Coach of Huntington YMCA and University of Charleston Aquatic Team in Huntington (WV), placing all four years in the top 20 at Y-Nationals including his girl’s placing 2nd and combined team 8th. Served as Aquatics Coordinator for the City of Coralville (IA), started the Coralville Swim Club, and coached the Northwest Junior High Swim Team. He also served as an Assistant with the University of Iowa Women’s Swim Team for 7 years.
Barry has coached 28 YMCA National, 155+ Sectional & Junior National, 31+ Senior National, and 2 Olympic Trial qualifiers. A former swimmer represented Bulgaria in the 2004 & 2008 Olympics, and is a former American Record Holder in the 100 & 200-yard Breaststroke. Over 73 of his former swimmers have gone on to swim in college.