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Swim and Dive Welcomes Three-time Olympian to Coaching Staff

The Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool (Photo courtesy of Robbie Short '19 / Yale Daily News)
The Robert J.H. Kiphuth Exhibition Pool (Photo courtesy of Robbie Short '19 / Yale Daily News)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale's swimming and diving program is excited to announce the addition of Adriana Marmolejo, a three-time Olympian, to the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

"Adriana Marmolejo will be valuable addition to the Yale Swimming & Diving coaching staff," remarked Jim Henry, Yale's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving. "Her expertise in the sport as an athlete and coach will benefit all of our students-athletes." 

Marmolejo has had a storied career in swimming as both an athlete and coach.  She competed at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics representing the Mexican National Swimming Team. She was also a national record holder in the 50, 100 and 200-meter breaststroke events for over a decade. 

In addition to her achievements as an athlete, Marmolejo has a wealth of experience in coaching.  Starting off as an assistant age-group coach with Sun Devil Aquatics in Arizona, Marmolejo moved to Illinois in 2009, where she assisted the University of Chicago swimming and diving program to a record-breaking season. She also became the head coach of the Northwestern Masters swimming program and received the 2012 Illinois Masters Swimming Coach of the Year. At the end of 2012, Marmolejo moved to Boston, where she helmed the Boston University Masters program and became the head site coach and high performance director of Crimson Aquatics.

"Adriana and her family have had a long history of coaching success in the US and Mexico," added Henry.  "She is an amazing teacher who connects with and motivates her students. We are incredibly fortunate to have her join the Bulldog family."


Report by Neil Zheng '19