Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Megan Oesting Team Founder
 
Founder of Eastern Iowa Swim Federation and current Head Coach at SwimMAC Carolina. An
ASCA Level 5 certified coach and Member of the American Swim Coaches Association Board of
Directors.

Megan created the Eastern Iowa Swim Federation from a local community team in 2016.  Since
then, she's expanded to three sites, rewritten over two thirds of the previous team records,
broken and reset over 40 Iowa Swimming records, posted over 25 Top 100 All Time National
Age Group swims, half of which were in the top 10, including 1 National Age Group Record. She
was a 2018 Top 10 finalist for the ASCA National Age Group Coach of the Year award and won
the National Age Group Coach of the Year award in 2019.

She appears in USA Swimming's Foundations of Coaching 101/201 coaching education videos
and was featured in the February 2018 Swimming World Magazine Special Sets.  She was
selected as Head Coach of the 2019 USA Swimming Southern Zone Select Camp in Louisville,
KY, assisted at the USA Swimming Leadership Summit Camp for 2019 and assisted at the 2018
USA Swimming National Girls Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center. 

She is a keynote speaker at the 2020 ASCA World Clinic and has been selected to speak at the
Napa, CA, Fishers, IN and Houston, TX Coaches Clinics.  Additionally, she has been a speaker
with the University of Iowa student business organizations as an expert on communication and
empowerment.  She is a part of the USA Swimming Women in Leadership conference, the
National Team Coaches Conference and an active member of the USA Swimming National
Team Alumni Association.

Megan grew up swimming in Seattle, WA for Hall of Fame coach Jack Ridley, Jr and was
ranked in the top 3 nationally by the time she was 10 years old.  She won three Junior National
titles, the first of which was at the age of 13, and was a member of the National Junior Team at
age 16 representing the USA in Paris and East Berlin.  At the age of 17 she won gold and silver
in the Pan Am games in Cuba and was ranked 18th in the world for the 100 freestyle.
In high school she was undefeated in all dual meets, beating multiple state champions in their
own events, and going 8 for 8 in the State meet repeatedly setting State records in the 50, 100,
and 200 Free.  Twice she was ranked first in the nation in those events. She went to UCLA on a
full scholarship and became an multiple time All-American in swimming setting multiple school
records and also took up water polo where she was All-Conference and scored the opening
goal to help win UCLA's first Women's Water Polo National Championship, UCLA beat Cal 8-2
for the Title.

In a brief 2009-2010 “comeback” Megan won the 2.5k swim at the Big Shoulders open water
swim in Lake Michigan and two national titles at the USA Swimming Masters Nationals in the 50
and 100 free, both in her age group and overall, with the fastest times for all age groups. She
was ranked #1 in the world for the age group in those races that year.

Her purpose in coaching is to empower people to build trust in themselves and their ability to
create the experiences they want to have in life.  Megan is also a certified Newfield Network Life
Coach helping clients of all ages reach their highest potential in their life goals.
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