Rookie Claims Gold in 200-Fly, Colonials Take Fourth at Conference Championships
Senior Claimed First Gold Medal with NCAA 'B' Cut Time in 400 IM
Freshman Oliver Keegan and Senior Phillip Graeter Make Trips to Podium
Colonials to Compete at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio
Colonials Head to Nearby George Mason for Annual Three-Day Meet
GW vs. Drexel (11.03.2012) Photos by: James Lang
Head Coach Dan Rhinehart enters his 15th year at the helm of the George Washington men's and women's swimming programs during the 2012-13 season.
During the past 14 seasons, the Colonials have rewritten the university's record book by establishing 58 school records and 14 Atlantic 10 records. Since joining GW in 1995, Rhinehart has erased every single school record bar except two (men's 1000-yard freestyle and women's 200-yard breaststroke.)Rhinehart has coached a total of 71 Atlantic 10 Champions, eight Conference Swimmers of the Year, and has produced five athletes with NCAA Division I Championship consideration times; the most recent being Phillip Graeter in 2012. Three of these athletes continued on to compete in the NCAA Championships.
In addition to these historic performances, GW swimmers have also found success in the classroom. During the 2010-11 season, the CSCAA named the Colonials to the CSCAA Team Scholar All-America for a combined GPA of 3.22. The 2011-12 squad saw the sixth consecutive season that a GW swimmer had been named to the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team while 55 total swimmers have been named to the squad.
Prior to his position as head coach, Rhinehart served as 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
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