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Chris Plumb got his start at Carmel Swim Club as a part time age group coach in 2003. He took over as head coach of Carmel High School and Carmel Swim Club in 2006. Since then, Carmel has won 12 National and 29 Indiana State High School Championships. Overall, the girls’ team have won 37 consecutive state titles which is the longest winning streak nationally in any sport.

Although successful prior to Chris’ arrival, the club team did not have a single individual qualify for Junior, Seniors, or Olympics Trials. Since then, they have had as many as 17 swimmers qualify for a single Olympic Trials, including two who represented the USA in the Tokyo Olympics. Overall, Carmel Swim Club has been a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club 10 times since 2010. Recently Carmel has won the winter and summer US Junior National Championships in 2022 and 2023. This past summer Chris earned a trip to Fukuoka, Japan as a member of the World Championship Coaching Staff.


Chris attended Indiana University where he was an All-American. He later served as an Assistant Coach at the University of Miami (FL) while working on his master’s degree. He then returned to Indiana as the head coach of the Bloomington South High School before moving to Carmel.

Chris also founded the Carmel Swim Academy. He and his wife Emily have two sons William and

  • Head Coach Carmel High School

  • 12 National and 29 Indiana State
    High School Team Championships

  • Head Coach/CEO Carmel Swim Club

  • USA Swimming Gold Medal Club 10 times

Chris Plumb

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