Utes complete regular-season campaign
The No. 4 Trojans lead the Utes 15-4.
Utes compete in final regular-season meet
Ute Women look to earn third-consecutive win.
Coach Greg Winslow begins his sixth season as the head coach of the University of Utah Swimming and Diving program. During his tenure with the Utes, Winslow has led his team to 38 school records, brought three athletes to the NCAA Championships and boosted one athlete to all-American status. Ten U.S. Olympic Trials participants have come through his program, including eight for the 2012 Summer Games.
The Utes completely rewrote the Utah record books in their inaugural Pac-12 Conference season in 2011-12. The men's team broke nine school records, with 17 other swims ranking in the top 10 all-time. The season was rounded out with a 1-3 record in conference meets and 6-6 overall. The Ute women followed the ground-breaking pattern, snagging two school records and 13 top-10 times. The women earned a 2-4 conference record and were 6-5 overall. Both teams earned eighth place in the Pac-12 for their efforts.
To correspond to the Utes 2011-12 success in the pool, 16 Utah athletes were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Team, while Winslow was honored with the Tom Clifford award for reaching a high level of success during the academic year by his alma mater, the University of North Dakota.
The 2010-2011 season handed six school records and one conference record to Utah women, while the men also achieved six school records. The women held an 8-6 record with a 5-3 finish against Mountain West Conference competition over the course of the season and finished fifth at the MWC Championships with a score of 443. The men finished 3-8 overall and 0-5 in conference matchups. They posted a score of 471 and finished fifth at the MWC Championships. Seven Ute women were named to the all-MWC team as well as three relay squads as the men boasted six all-MWC men and four men's relays.
In 2009-10, the Utah men's swimming and diving team finished with a 3-5 overall record and a 1-4 record in MWC competition. The Utes finished sixth at the MWC Championships, scoring 401 points as eight athletes were named to the all-MWC team. They capped off the season by beating rival BYU, ending a five-year losing streak against the Cougars. As for the Ute women, they finished their campaign with a 7-7 overall record and a 4-4 record in the MWC competition. At the MWC Championships, the women finished fifth with 377 points. Six athletes were selected to the all-MWC team.
The Utah women's team ended the 2008-09 season 11-2-1 and finished fourth at the 2009 MWC Championships after scoring 469 points. The Ute men's team improved throughout the season, defeating Air Force and narrowly falling to BYU and Wyoming, before finishing sixth at the 2009 MWC Championships, totaling 326 points. Winslow coached the third women's All-American in Utah history and the Utes broke 10 school records and five MWC records on the women's side and four men's school records
In 2007-08, his first season at Utah, Winslow led the Utah women's squad to third place at the 2008 MWC Championships and it was one of the first signs that this young team will be a contender for years to come. The Ute women ended their regular season with a 6-5 overall record and were 5-3 in conference. A young Utes' men's team showed flashes of its potential with a sixth-place finish at the 2008 MWC Championships (353.5 points).
Winslow came to Utah after four years as an assistant at Arizona State University. He coached 12 All-Americans during his tenure, which began in 2003. Six of his swimmers qualified for the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials, while other swimmers represented Great Britain and Hungary in the 2004 Olympics. Winslow helped lead the 2005 women's squad to a 12th place finish at the NCAA Championships, while the men's squad finished in 14th in 2006.
In August 2005, Winslow became the head coach of the Sun Devil Aquatics swim club, overseeing a staff of 12 coaches. The Sun Devils placed third at the 2007 USA Swimming National Championships. He also coached the team to the 2006 Western Sectional Championship and won the 2006 and 2007 Junior National Women's Championship. Five swimmers qualified for the Olympic trials, including five national and eight junior national qualifiers. Winslow's athletes broke 22 Arizona state records, while his girls team set national 13-14 age group records in the 200 free relay and the 400 long and short course relays. Sun Devil Aquatics was named USA Swimming's No. 1 Silver Medal Club in 2007.
During his time with the Sun Devils, Winslow qualified four athletes for the US National Junior team. That is the most swimmers one coach has ever qualified at the USA swimming level in history.
Winslow served as the CEO and head coach at Air Force Academy Falfins swim club from 1999-2003. While with the Falfins, Winslow increased the number of swimmers in the program from 53 to 140, added five assistant coaches and started programs at two new facilities. He developed seven national qualifiers and his athletes set 28 Colorado state records. Winslow was named the 2001 Colorado Coach of the Year. He served as the USA Swimming Colorado coaches representative from 2002-03 and worked as an assistant coach at Air Force from 2001-03.
Winslow began his coaching career with the Valley Swim Team in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1996. He led Valley to its first city championship in 1997 and the seasonal state championship in 1998. Valley won the State Spirit award both years and Winslow was named the 1997 Colorado Seasonal Coach of the Year.
His first collegiate coaching job was as an assistant at Saint Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn., from 1998-99, where he helped guide the Huskies to their highest NCAA Division II finish in school history.
Winslow swam for the University of North Dakota for four years, where he earned All-America status in 1996. He played a key role in leading the men's team to four conference titles, serving as team captain in his final two years.
Winslow earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from North Dakota in 1998. He was married in August 2002 to his wife Jessica and the couple's first child, son Noah, was born in August 2008. Their second child, Tatun, arrived November 4, 2010.
The Winslow File
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
College: North Dakota (1998)
Bachelor's degree: Bachelor of Arts, English
|University of Utah||Head Coach: 2007-present|
|Arizona State University||Assistant Coach: 2003-07|
|Sun Devil Aquatics Swim Club||Head Coach: 2005-07|
|USAFA Falfins Swim Club||Head Coach: 1999-2003|
|Air Force Academy||Assistant Coach: 2001-03|
|Saint Cloud State University||Assistant Coach: 1998-99|
|Valley Swim Team||Head Coach: 1996-1998|
Athletes have broken 38 Utah records, five conference records and won nine event titles.
Earned the Tom Clifford Award from his alma mater, North Dakota, for success reached with Utah during 2011-12 academic year.
Coached 12 All-Americans at Arizona State, including two who finished in the top eight at the NCAA Championships.
Led Sun Devil Aquatics to the 2006 and 2007 Junior National Women's Championship.
Has coached 21 swimmers who qualified for the U.S. Olympic trials.
Coached 13-14 girls at Sun Devil Aquatics to national records in the 200 free relay and the 400 long and short course relays.
Qualified four athletes to the U.S. National Junior team, the most swimmers one coach has ever qualified at the USA Swimming level in history.
Athletes have broken 22 Arizona State records.
The 2001 Colorado Coach of the Year.