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Associate Coach


Tyler Fenwick completed his second season as the associate coach for the Tennessee men's and women's swimming and diving program.

Fenwick is one of the most recognizable distance coaches in the country, having spent the last three years as the Head Men's National Team Coach for the Mission Viejo Nadadores, a premier Gold Medal club team in California.

"When this job opened up, one of my first thought was, `It's time for Tyler Fenwick to come home to Knoxville,'" head coach Matt Kredich said. "In the last three years Tyler has been one of the most productive senior level coaches in the country."

"He has demonstrated a powerful understanding of how to develop swimmers and how to prepare them for international competition, so he's clearly shown his expertise, particularly when it comes to distance swimming."

In Fenwick's first season back at Tennessee, the Vols and Lady Vols enjoyed strong dual meet and championship seasons as a combined program. The Lady Vols won their first three NCAA relay titles on their way to finishing third as a team at the national meet, the best finish in program history. Meanwhile, the Vols took fourth at SECs and 16th at NCAAs, an improvement of six places from a year ago.

In 2014, Tennessee's women again produced a top-10 finish, taking seventh overall at the NCAA championships in Minneapolis. Lindsay Gendron highlighted the meet by winning the bronze medal in both the 200 freestyle and 200 butterfly, setting school records in both. The UT men again improved from the year before, finishing 15th in Austin.

Fenwick spent part of the 2014 summer off season working with Tennessee's swimmers at the US olympic training facility in Colorado. UT's touted distance swimmers David Heron and Evan Pinion both returned to national open water competition to prepare for the 2014-15 season.

While at Mission Viejo, Fenwick's athletes dominated the United States distance swimming scene. His swimmers broke 13 Nadadore's records, four Southern California records and one national age group record. During his tenure in Southern California, Fenwick placed multiple athletes on the US National Team and National Junior team, including the two youngest males on the National Team in 2012.

In three years at MVN he guided 13 athletes to their first Junior National standard, 10 to their first U.S. National standard and 3 to their first US Olympic Trial standard. Since 2010, his swimmers have recorded 58 NAG Top 10 swims, 24 Top 3 swims and seven first-place finishes nationally.

2012 Highlights:
• Two athletes named to the US National Team
• 5k Open Water National Champion
• Swimmers take silver and bronze in 10k at Open Water Nationals
• Two swimmers named to US Junior Pan Pacific Championship Team
• Two swimmers named to US Junior World Championship Team
• Junior Pan Pacific Championship gold and bronze medalists

2011 Highlights:
• Two athletes named to US National Junior Team
• Two athletes medal at Open Water Nationals
• Junior National Championship in 1500 Freestyle
• Named to US Swimming Western Zone Select Camp Coaching Staff
• Named to US National Select Camp Coaching Staff
• Volunteer Assistant Coach at US National Team Training Camp in San Diego

While at Tennessee, Fenwick worked with the Lady Vols and post graduate athletes with Tennessee Aquatics. In addition, he was the head coach for the Tennessee Masters program and an assistant with Pilot Aquatic club. During his 2 years in Knoxville, he worked directly with 2008 U.S. Olympian Christine Magnuson, who won two silver medals and set two American records at the Beijjing Olympics. Fenwick also served as primary coach for Davis Tarwater who captured gold at the 2009 World Championships.

"During his time here as a GA, he showed his character, and that's the critical piece to this hire," Kredich said. "Tyler is extremely hard working, caring, loyal, and of the strongest moral fiber. He will help our staff create a vision for each individual athletes' success in the pool and out, and help us create and live a vision for a championship culture at the University of Tennessee."

From 2004-07, Fenwick returned to his prep alma mater to coach at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pa. where he attended from 1989 -1999. Working under legendary U.S. Olympic Team Coach Richard Shoulberg, Germantown swimmers achieved both national and international success placing athletes on the World Championship, Pan Pacific Championship, Pan American Games and World University Games teams for the US. In 2005, Germantown Academy's women's team won the National High School Championship breaking the National record in the 4x100 Free Relay in the process.

Fenwick, a native of Philadelphia, swam for three seasons at William and Mary and earned a bachelor's degree in English in 2004. He received his master's in sport management at Tennessee.
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