The George Washington University: Men's Swimming

Dan Rhinehart
Dan Rhinehart

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
16th Year

Email:
djrswim@gwu.edu



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@GWSwimming Set for 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships

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02/18/2014

GW Swimming Set for 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships

Colonials Return to SPIRE Institute in Ohio for Second Straight Year

10/03/2013

GW Women's Swimming Set for 2013-14 Season

Colonials Look to Build Upon Last Year's Record-Breaking Success

09/04/2013

GW Swimming Reveals 2013-14 Schedule

Colonials to Host Bucknell, Towson and Georgetown at Charles E. Smith Center Pool

09/03/2013

George Washington Athletics to Reinstate Diving, Track

Sports to Offer Additional Opportunities for Student-Athlete Achievement and Team Competitiveness

10/29/2013

GW Men's Swimming vs. Bucknell

GW Men's Swimming vs. Bucknell (10.19.2013) Photo by: Molly Riley

10/29/2013

GW Women's Swimming vs. Bucknell

GW vs. Bucknell (10.19.2013) Photo by: Molly Riley

11/13/2012

GW Men's & Women's Swimming vs. Drexel

GW vs. Drexel (11.03.2012) Photos by: James Lang


Head Coach Dan Rhinehart is in his 16th year at the helm of the GW men's and women's swimming programs.

During the past 15 seasons under the direction of Coach Rhinehart, the Colonials have rewritten the university's record book by establishing 69 school records and 14 Atlantic 10 records. Since joining GW in 1995, Coach Rhinehart has erased every single school record bar except two - the men's 1,000-yard freestyle and the women's 200-yard breaststroke. Coach Rhinehart has coached a total of 73 Atlantic 10 Champions, eight conference Swimmers of the Year and has produced six athletes with NCAA Division I Championship consideration times, the most recent being Phillip Graeter in 2013. Three of these athletes continued on to compete in the NCAA Championships. Following the 2010-11 A-10 Championships at which the men's squad finished fourth, Coach Rhinehart was tabbed the Co-Atlantic 10 Men's Swimming Coach of the Year.

In addition to these historic performances, GW swimmers have also found success in the classroom. During the 2010-11 and 2012-13 seasons, the Colonials earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team status. Under the direction of Coach Rhinehart, 58 swimmers have been named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team, and the 2012-13 season marked the seventh straight year that a Colonials swimmer was named to the squad. Following the 2012-13 season, Phillip Graeter became the first-ever GW swimmer to earn Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men's At-Large Third Team honors, and was the first Colonials student-athlete to earn the distinguished award since 2008.

Prior to his position as head coach, Rhinehart served as the assistant coach for the Colonials for three seasons. He 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, Calif., where he was the head swim coach at Mt. Carmel High School for five years. Under his direction, several swimmers qualified for high school All-America status, while his boys' team was ranked nationally in 1993. While in San Diego, Coach Rhinehart also served as the founder, head coach and president of the PQ Aquatics Corporation, a United States Swim program, from 1991-95.

Prior to his stint in San Diego, Coach Rhinehart was an assistant swim coach at Brown University in Providence, R.I., 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. Coach Rhinehart resides in Rockville, Md., with his wife, Jenny.

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