October 8, 2011
We are excited to announce that Coach Brian Brown will be our new FAST Head Coach and Chief Operating Officer effectively as of November 1st, 2011.
Coach Brown has twenty years of experience working with exceptional swimmers; he has developed multiple National Record Holders, National and Junior National Champions, National Youth Team members and first-time Olympic Trials qualifiers.
Coach Brown was the Head Coach and founder of the Hydro Swim Team in New York, producing two Senior National Consolation Finalists and one Junior National Finalist. Prior experiences included leading the AGUA Swim Team in Manhattan from 2002 to 2010. During his tenure the AGUA program became nationally-recognized as one of the Top-10 age group programs in the country. Prior to his eight years at AGUA, he was the Head Coach of the Scarlet Aquatic Club in Piscataway, NJ where he worked with future Olympic Champion and World Record Holder, Rebecca Soni and won two Sectional Team titles (2002).
Coach Brown was the Head Coach at the National Select Camp in 2009 and served as an Assistant Coach in 2002. He was also selected to the coaching staff of two National Youth Teams in 2009 that traveled to World Cup meets in Stockholm, Sweden and Berlin, Germany and Vancouver, BC. He has published numerous articles on his technique and training ideas in Swimming World, American Swimming, and ASCA magazines.
Recently, Coach Brown received the USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year Award at the USA Swimming Convention for placing three swimmers on the Junior National Team.
Coach Brown will be on deck as of November 1, 2011.