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).