Oct. 10, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- University of Michigan swimming and diving associate head coach Dr. Josh White was named an assistant coach for Team USA at the upcoming FINA Short Course World Championships, USA Swimming announced on Tuesday (Oct. 9).
The World Championships will be held Dec. 12-16 at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey. White will be joined in Istanbul by a pair of swimmers with Michigan ties, including senior Ryan Feeley (Rye, N.Y./Rye) in the 1,500-meter freestyle and former U-M swimmer Charlie Houchin (2007-10) in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.
In his five years on the Michigan swimming and diving staff, White has transformed the men's distance group into one of the nation's best, led by 2012 U.S. Olympian Connor Jaeger (Fair Haven, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven), who finished sixth in the 1,500-meter freestyle at the London Games; Feeley, the top collegiate finisher in the 400-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials (fifth); and junior Sean Ryan (Hixson, Tenn./McCallie School), a gold medalist at the 5k Open Water Team Race at the 2011 World Championships and member of Team USA's roster for next summer's World University Games in Kazan, Russia. White also has international experience, coaching former University of Florida standout Bradley Ally (Barbados) at the 2012 London Olympics.
Michigan returns to the pool this Saturday (Oct. 13) for its annual alumni/intrasquad meet, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Canham Natatorium. Its next official meet will be a double-dual meet at Texas (with Indiana) on Oct. 26-27.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423