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  • USA Olympic Coach Paris 2024

  • Carmel High School & Carmel Swim Club

  • 12 National HS Team Championships

  • 10 times USA Swimming Gold Medal Club

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 he placed 3 swimmers on the 2024 Paris Olympic Team and, as a result, was named to the Olympic 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 Nicholas. 


Chris Plumb

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