Gustavus Adolphus women’s swimming and diving coach Jon Carlson has been named MIAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year. Carlson guided the Gusties to their third MIAC Championship in four years on Saturday, as the 2010 MIAC Champion Golden Gusties compiled 744 points to edge out defending champion Carleton.
The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team made three NCAA A cuts and 17 NCAA B cuts in the finals at this season’s MIAC Championships. The Gusties broke three MIAC records, four meet records, and 12 school records, as Carlson’s squad turned in 22 All-Conference performances with 10 different Gustavus swimmers receiving All-Conference honors.
In Carlson’s 19-year coaching career at Gustavus, the Gusties have won the MIAC Championship five times and placed in the top three of the conference standings for eleven consecutive years. This is the second time that Carlson has been bestowed MIAC Coach of the Year honors, recieving the award in 2002 following Gustavus’s first MIAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship in the program’s history.