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Carol Capitani recently completed her 12th season as the Carol Capitani recently completed her 12th season as the head coach of the Texas Women’s Swimming and Diving program.  She guided the Longhorns to a runner-up finish at the past 3 NCAA Championships and 10 top 10 finishes.  All told, 56 Longhorns have earned All-America accolades during Capitani’s tenure at Texas including national champions Laura Sogar, Lydia Jacoby, and Emma Stricklen.


Coach Capitani was recently named to the US Olympic Coaching Staff in addition to her previously serving as head coach of the World Championship Team.  She was tabbed as one of the 100 Greatest College Coaches by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America’s (CSCAA) during the organizations Centennial Celebration.  


Carol spent 14 years at the University of Georgia during two different stints. While a member of the Georgia staff, Capitani was a part of four NCAA team titles and seven NCAA second-place finishes with the Lady Bulldogs.  In between her stints, she served as assistant head coach for the Singapore National Team from 2009-10. Prior to her time at Georgia, Capitani was the associate head coach at Villanova University. She grew up in Utah and Southern California and graduated from the University of California with a degree in English where she was an 8 time All-American.  


She and her husband, Kevin, have two daughters.  

  • Olympic and World Championship Coach

  • University of Texas Head Coach

  • 3x NCAA Championship Runner-up

  • 12 Big 12 Team Championships 

Carol Capitani

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