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Coaching Staff


Caitlin Hamilton Head Swimming Coach

Head coach Caitlin Hamilton is in her first year at the helm of Redbird Swimming. Growing up in Normal, Caitlin brings various levels of NCAA experience to ISU. Starting as an All-American herself, Caitlin has coached at programs such as Purdue, Wyoming, IUPUI, and most recently, Indiana. During her time at IU, both programs won the Big Ten Titles and were ranked among the Top 10 in the country. Caitlin also had the privilege of working with Olympic medalists Lilly King, Blake Peroni and Kennedy Goss while coaching at Indiana


Josh Lercel Assistant Swimming Coach

Josh Lercel is in his first year as ISU’s Assistant Coach. Josh comes to the Redbirds most recently from IUPUI, where he helped lead the Jaguars to strong finishes at the Horizon League Championships the last two seasons. Josh also has a strong background as a club coach, working with programs such as Penn and Academy Bullets. He recently worked with USA Swimming’s Gold Medal Club, Carmel Swim Club.

Illinois State University Student-Athletes

The members of the Redbird Swim Team will be involved in the camp to make the experience both more personable and enjoyable.

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