Former UMaine Swimming Coach Celebrates 60th Year Coaching, Swimming World Magazine Reports
85-year old Alan Switzer, former men’s swimming and diving coach for the University of Maine’s Division I swim team, was feature in an article that appeared in Swimming World Magazine, focused on his extensive career as a swimming coach at Hebron Academy, the University of Maine, and Plymouth State University. Switzer spent 19 years coaching swimming at UMaine before taking a position at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where he has led the women’s Division III swimming and diving program for the last 25 years.
Switzer has been inducted into the University of Maine and Hebron Academy Halls of Fame and was added to the state of Maine’s Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in April 2015. Switzer completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Harvard University before he pursued his successful coaching career.