Oct 05, 2022

Andrew Eggersgluss

  • Collegiate Assistant Swimming Coach
  • Watertown, MN, USA
Full time Head Age Group Coach Senior Coach Age Group Coach College Assistant Coach

Personal Summary

My experiences come from coaching four years at the high school level, as well as four years of a local club team and finally making the move to coaching at the collegiate level for DePauw University for the past 3 years.  Many of the experiences that I have come across came from the fifteen years I have been swimming competitively, my years as a high school swimmer, and for my years as a college athlete in swimming and water polo.

Throughout my years as an athlete I have been able to experience many different styles of coaching, techniques and understanding of new ways to teach certain strokes.  I have had the pleasure of working with many different coaching styles as well as coaches who have brought a new way in looking at the strokes.  Through my prior experience as a teammate and as an assistant coach, I have learned many lessons and techniques that have helped me be an excellent and proficient coach - all of which I employ in my coaching duties today. Among others these include teaching proper stroke technique, instilling a winning work ethic, running drills to maximize conditioning, helping maintain a healthy mental attitude and explaining race strategies for many of the events. 

When it comes to my coaching philosophy.  I am a big believer in the idea of how one's body feels, and what is going through one's mind before and after each race.  Helping with ideas, race strategy and mental positivity is one of my biggest focus points as a coach.

When getting to the heart of the season in regards to racing, meets and practice there is no other place I would rather be than on the pool deck.  Being able to coach everyday, talking to the team and getting to know them/what they want to work on throughout the practice, week or even the season really helps me focus on what should be prioritized when writing for practice groups.  I have had the great fortune to work with wonderful athletes, and they are a huge reason why I love coaching.  Being able to connect with them and just help when they are on and off the pool deck really helps make that connection stronger, and also helps build trust between myself and the team.

Work Experience

Assistant Age Group Coach/Senior Coach
Jun 2021 - Velocity Swim Club

Working as the Age Group assistant coach to help build the programs senior/national level program

Working on drill and technique work daily with the younger swimmers to help build better knowledge of the strokes

Helping with setting goals for swimmers, keeping them focused on day to day workouts

Maintain focus on stroke work and overall progression through the season for all swimmers

Working with the senior group to help build technique, drill, and endurance work before High School season

Assistant Coach Women's Swimming and Diving
Aug 2018 - May 2021 DePauw University

Working on year round recruiting for upcoming classes

Working with Front Rush, Slate, NCSA, Collegeswimming (recruiting programs

Run every group (distance/IM/Sprint/Mid-D) to get a good mixture of work with everyone

Manage equipment throughout the season: washing warmups, setting up swim bags (putting towels/work out bands/Team suits in them to hand out), handing out new equipment or help with finding replacement pieces

Have meetings with the swimmers to help with overall mental health/season planning to get a better understanding on what they are expecting to get out of the season and for the school year.  Making sure they know that the coaches are there to help them when they need us also to let us know if something is wrong so we can prepare to deal with situations in the future.

Helped run dryland/lifting program during season. If it was writing a dryland for training trip or running a dryland session during season before a morning/afternoon practice

Assistant High School Coach Boy's and Girl's/Club Coach
Aug 2016 - Aug 2018 Orono High School

Ran training groups throughout season (Distance/Mid/Stroke) and worked technique/drill work daily

Learned the set up/take down of swim meet equipment: computers, speakers, touch pads, electronics etc.

Helped run concessions for meets as well as helped with parent run programs for season

Learned how to set line-ups and invite lists for the season

Helped a group of 14 of 20 athletes to at least one event in the state competition

Helped led a group of athletes to a 3rd place overall standing at state, also two state winners and a new state

Assistant High School Coach Boy's and Girl's/Club Coach
Aug 2009 - Jul 2011 Orono High School

I would help with the day to day practice/training groups

Set up/take down for meets

Help with line-ups for meets and invites

Work with all levels of swimmers to help build endurance, speed and tech throughout the seasons

Make sure they have the right motion and direction for each stroke or event 

Education

Bachelors
Aug 2011 - May 2016 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

References

References:

Paul Vowles - Velocity Swim Club Head Coach

vctyheadcoach@gmail.com

561-225-8399

 Tracy Menzel - Depauw Women’s Head Swimming Coach 

317-752-7081

tracymenzel@depauw.edu

 Adam Cohen - Depauw Men's Head Swimming Coach

765-721-3168

AdamCohen@depauw.edu