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Carol Capitani

Carol Capitani

Head Coach, Women's Swimming

The 2018-2019 season marked Carol Capitani's seventh season as the head coach of the Texas women's swimming and diving program. She became the 10th head coach in the history of the Longhorns program in June 2012. Capitani led the 2017-18 Longhorns to a sixth-place finish at the 2018 NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Coupled with UT's fifth-place national finish in 2017, Texas produced its best back-to-back national finishes since the 2001 & 2002 seasons. Texas swept the Big 12 Championships for a third straight year and won its sixth straight league crown. The Longhorns finished the 2017-18 dual-meet season at 9-0, which marked their first unblemished regular season since 1988 and their third such 9-0 mark in program history. Under Capitani's tutelage, Joanna Evans shattered UT's 32-year-old school record in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a winning mark of 15:51.74 at the Texas Invitational. Capitani built the Longhorns into a top-five finisher at the NCAA Championships in 2017, her fifth season on the Forty Acres. Under Capitani, Texas placed fifth at the 2017 NCAA Championships, which marked the Horns' top finish at the national meet in eight years (2009). Notably, Texas finished just one-half of a point shy of fourth place at the NCAA Championships. Under Capitani in the 2016-17 season, Joanna Evans rewrote a 30-year-old school record in the 500 freestyle, and she produced the fastest 1,650 freestyle swim by a Longhorn in over 30 years. Rebecca Millard shattered an eight-year-old school mark in the 50 freestyle. Tasija Karosas rewrote both of her school and Big 12 records in the 100 and 200 backstroke events, and Madisyn Cox followed suit in the 200 IM while toppling the eight-year-old school mark in the 400 IM, as well. Additionally, Texas rewrote its school and Big 12 marks in three of five relays (800 freestyle and 200 & 400 medley relays).
Mitch Dalton

Mitch Dalton

Assistant Coach, Women's Swimming

Texas Women's Swimming head coach Carol Capitani welcomed Mitch Dalton as the newest assistant coach on the Forty Acre in May 2020. Dalton joins the Longhorns after almost a five-year stint with USA Swimming, where he served as the National Junior Team Director. As National Junior Team Director, his primary role has been to identify, support, and cultivate future Olympians. He built strong relationships and worked in conjunction with the USA Swimming High Performance staff and United States Olympic Committee practitioners. Before his stop at USA Swimming, Dalton spent five seasons at Princeton University as the assistant coach for the men's program, helping to guide the Tigers to four Ivy League Team titles and three NCAA appearances. While with the Tigers, Dalton served as the recruiting coordinator, directly correlating to three nationally-ranked classes as his 2011 class was No. 13, his 2012 class was No. 5, and his 2014 class was No. 6. He also worked with distance/mid/stroke swimmers, lead the sprint group, assisted with the overall layout of the season and weekly plan. Dalton also gained collegiate swimming coaching experience with two years at George Washington University, where he was the assistant for both the men's and women's programs. While at George Washington, he was in charge of all recruiting responsibilities, alumni relations, fundraising, supported strength and conditioning department in weightlifting and dry land regimes, training of the stroke/sprint groups. A four-year letter winner at James Madison, Dalton gained additional international administrative experience on the coaching staff of Estonia for the 2011 World University Games. At the club level, he swam for the Capitol Sea Devils in USA Swimming's Potomac Valley LSC and also coached at Machine Aquatics.
Wyatt Collins

Wyatt Collins

Assistant Coach, Men's Swimming

Wyatt Collins recently completed his second season as an assistant coach with the Longhorns men's swimming and diving program. He has joined head coach Eddie Reese in leading the Longhorns to their 13th and 14th NCAA team titles and helping Texas stretch its streak of national titles to four straight years. "Wyatt did outstanding work as our volunteer coach the last three years," UT head coach Eddie Reese said upon Collins' hiring. "He has an excellent mind as a swimming technician, has built an excellent rapport with our team and has been an important part of our recent success. Wyatt deserves this opportunity, and I'm happy to have he and (diving coach) Matt Scoggin on my staff." Collins earned a promotion to assistant men's swimming and diving coach after serving as a volunteer coach for the previous three seasons (2014-16) with the Longhorns. Collins joined Reese and former UT associate head coach Kris Kubik to lead UT to a NCAA runner-up finish in 2014 and NCAA titles in 2015 and 2016. "Eddie has been a coach that I have looked up to, a colleague from whom I have learned a lot and a friend who has always supported me during my time at UT," Collins said. "It truly is an honor and a dream come true to continue working with him and to represent this great University and amazing program together." Under the tutelage of Reese and Kubik, Collins assisted in creating and supervising workouts, aided with on-campus recruiting, handled meet entries and planned team travel. Collins also has served as a coach during summertime Longhorns swimming camps, where he provided video analysis and stroke mechanic corrections. Collins served as an age group coach with Nitro Swimming in 2013 before assuming his duties as a volunteer coach in advance of the 2013-14 season. Collins swam two seasons at Boston University (2008-10) before transferring to Texas and competing for one season with the Longhorns (2011-12). A two-time member of the Athletics Director's Honor Roll at UT, Collins earned a bachelor's degree in history from Texas in 2013.