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Name  Frank Busch

Role  Coach
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Frank Busch is a national team and Olympic swimming coach from the USA. He was a coach for the USA Olympic teams in 2004 and 2008.


In May 2011 he began serving as USA Swimming's National Team Director, providing the overall vision and leadership for the sport's top coaches and athletes. Under his tenure, USA Swimming won 31 medals at the London Games (2012) and 33 medals at the Rio Games (2016). In both of these Summer Games, USA Swimming's successful campaigns represented 30% of Team USA's total medal count.

Prior to USA Swimming, Busch was the Swimming Head Coach for Arizona Wildcats at the University of Arizona for 22 years (1989–2011). Prior to Arizona, he coached at the University of Cincinnati (1980–89).

Busch was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 4, 1951. He began his coaching career at age 16 in Edgewood, Ky. After 7 years in summer league coaching (Brookwood Swim Club) and 4 years of AAU coaching (Northern Kentucky Piranhas), he joined the staff of the Cincinnati Marlins for the 1979-80 season as the Associate Head Coach. The Marlins won the National Team Championship that season and placed 6 swimmers on the 1980 United States Olympic Team.

During his collegiate coaching career, Busch was named Coach of the Year by: the NCAA (6 times), Pac-10 (11 times), USA Swimming (1998) and the USOC (1998). During his coaching career at the University of Arizona, his swimmers won 49 NCAA individual titles, 31 NCAA relay titles, and 2 NCAA team championships. While at Arizona, he also led Tucson Ford Aquatics (previously Hillenbrand Aquatics) to several national team championships. In 2008, he was inducted into the ASCA Hall of Fame.

Busch is married (Patrice) with 5 adult children. He currently lives in Colorado Springs, CO.

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