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MIKE SCHNUR - Head Coach

Head men's and women's swimming and diving coach Mike Schnur continues his lifelong devotion to Red and Blue swimming, as he recently completed his 29th season involved with the program and 17th as the head coach for both the men’s and women’s squads.

The Quakers capped off record-setting seasons on both the men's and women's sides in the 2016-17 campaign. The men's team captured its best all-time finish since 1971 at the Ivy League Championships in February, placing second overall with a team total of 1,335 points - the fourth-straight season the program has eclipsed the 1,000 point mark. Sophomore Mark Andrew paced the Penn men with two Ivy titles (200, 400 IM), while also setting the all-time program and Ivy League Championship meet records in the 400 IM with a time of 3:43.28. Andrew also became the first Penn men's swimmer to win the 200 IM at the Ivy Championships since 1973.

Andrew's record-setting year did not stop there, however, as the sophomore qualified for the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis in the 400 IM for the second-straight season. Andrew went on to break his own all-time program record, and the Ivy League all-time record, in the preliminaries of the NCAA's, ultimately finishing 15th overall and becoming the fifth All-American in the last six years under Schnur.

On the women's side, the Quakers put together their third consecutive fourth-place finish at the Ivy Championships, while totaling the second-most points in program history in the last nine seasons (962). Virginia Burns led the way during the Ivies, becoming the fifth-ever, three-time champion with her third win in as many years in the 500 freestyle. Burns picked up her second win of the championships the very next night in the 200 freestyle, while also setting the poo record at Brown's Katharine Moran Aquatics Center. The Quakers were also led by senior Ellie Grimes, who broke three program records at the Ivy Championships. Burns earned first-team All-Ivy, as freshman Grace Ferry was awarded second-team honors.

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ELI DANSON - Assistant Coach

Eli Danson was hired as an assistant coach with the Penn men’s and women’s swimming & diving programs in July 2022.

Danson came to University City from the University of North Carolina, where he served as the volunteer assistant coach for the Tar Heels’ swimming & diving programs for two years. UNC’s women finished 12th at the 2021 NCAA Championships and 14th at the 2022 NCAAs. Danson trained multiple NCAA ‘A’ finalists and more than 20 Tar Heels swimmers who qualified and competed at the 2021 Olympic Trials including two semifinalists and one finals swimmer.

In addition to his role as a volunteer assistant at UNC, Danson was the head age-group coach for North Carolina Aquatic Club (NCAC) and the National group’s sprint team. During his time with NCAC, Danson oversaw the growth of the age-group program that rose from outside the top 150 nationally into a top 30 program. Additionally, Danson helped lead the senior program to set multiple North Carolina swimming records and qualify for Olympic Trials, Junior Nationals, and high school All-America status.

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MADDIE CARRIGAN - Assistant Coach

Maddie Carrigan was hired as an assistant coach with the Penn men’s and women’s swimming & diving programs in July 2022.

Carrigan arrived in University City after working as a media productions and broadcasting teacher at her former high school, Blue Valley Southwest High School in Overland Park, Kan. She led the production and operation of school TV broadcasts and oversaw the submissions for national video contests.

Prior to returning to her alma mater, Carrigan spent a season as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s swimming teams at Franklin (Ind.) College. While on staff with the Grizzlies, she coached national qualifiers and led the women’s team to the 2020-21 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) title. Carrigan recruited the largest class in school history of 21 incoming athletes and produced social media content for the team.

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