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Head Coach Dan Rhinehart is in his eighth year at the helm of the GW men's and women's swimming program.
During the past seven seasons, the Colonials have rewritten the university's record book by establishing 33 school records and 12 Atlantic 10 records. In addition to these record-breaking performances, GW swimmers have also found success in the classroom.
Last season, the College Swim Coaches Association of America announced that the George Washington University women's program posted the nation's sixth-highest combined grade point average and the men's team posted the seventh-highest for Division I teams during the 2005 spring semester.
The women's program accumulated a 3.51 GPA for the semester and the men's team accumulated a 3.20 GPA..
Prior to his position as head coach, Rhinehart was the assistant coach for
the Colonials for three seasons. Rhinehart has been involved with swimming
and coaching since 1976, working with a wide variety of athletes including
Olympic and world-ranked swimmers. He came to the Washington area from San
Diego where he was the head swim coach at Mt. Carmel High School for five
years. Under his direction, several of his swimmers qualified for high
school All-America status and his boys team was ranked nationally in 1993.While in San Diego, Rhinehart also served as the founder, head coach and
President of the PQ Aquatics Corporation, a United States Swim program, from
Prior to his stint in San Diego, Rhinehart was an assistant swim coach at Brown University in Providence, RI, from 1984-90. In addition to his duties at Brown, he coached the Little Rhody Aquatic Club, where he developed nationally and internationally ranked swimmers. Rhinehart resides in Rockville, MD, with his wife, Jenny, and their 12-year-old son, Sean.