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.