Age Group Coach & Masters Coach
Bryan Butcher has been coaching swimming for over 25 years. Coach Bryan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Cal Poly, and a Master in Teaching from Lewis and Clark. Bryan is a chemistry teacher at Jesuit High school in Portland Oregon. His love for teaching and learning has always extended beyond the classroom and into the pool. In 1993 Bryan founded and coached the Columbia-Willamette YMCA Swim Team in Portland, OR. In 2007 Bryan moved to Vancouver WA and begin coaching for the Vancouver Swim Club in 2011. Bryan enjoys coaching swimming at the high school level. He coached at Valley Catholic from 1996-1999 and has been coaching Jesuit High School since 2002. Bryan has led Jesuit High School women’s swimming to six State titles. He has led Jesuit boys to a top three state finish for three consecutive years and four state title. He was awarded the Oregon Athletic Association Coach Of The Year in 2010 ,2011,2013,2015,2016 and 2017. Bryan is an ASCA level 3 age group coach as well as ASCA level 4 for Adaptive Swimming. He and his wife Jennifer (a 2 x Paralympic swimmer) have already introduced competitive swimming to their sons age 12 and 10. Bryan has coached numerous Top 5, NAG 16, YMCA National, and 3 Paralympic swimmers. In 2002 Assistant Coach for the USA National Disability Swim Team for the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) World Championships Mar Del Plata, Argentina and Head Women’s Coach for the USA National Disability Swim Team for the USABA (United States Association of Blind Athletes) World Championship in 2003. and received the John Arlin Adaptive Swimming Award in 2003.