Assistant Swim Coach Greg Meehan Leaving UCLA

May 31, 2005

Head Women's Swim Coach, Cyndi Gallagher, has announced that Assistant Coach Greg Meehan will be leaving Westwood for a head coaching job at another university. Meehan, who has been with the Bruins for four years, was primarily responsible for the distance and individual medley swimmers.

While at UCLA, Meehan helped coach Katie Nelson to All-American (1500 scm Free/400 scm Free) and school record breaking performances (1650 Free/100 Free) and Jane Imagane to NCAA qualifying swims in the 1500 and 400 meter Free and 400 IM.

In the summer of 2003, Meehan was selected as the assistant coach to the USA Swimming National Distance Camp at the USOC training center in Colorado Sprints. Also in 2003, Meehan helped coach the Bruins to its second Pac-10 conference title.

Prior to UCLA, Meehan served as an assistant coach at Princeton University for two years.

'We feel fortunate that Greg coached at UCLA for four years, said Gallagher. 'His integrity, work ethic and passion for becoming the best has left a mark on the UCLA swim program. Everyone is very sad to see him leave, and he will be dearly missed, but we are excited for him as he takes on this new challenge. He did a fantastic job at UCLA enriching the program and teaching many lessons along the way. Thanks for giving us four great years!'

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