Subject: [FAST News] Welcome new coach -- Barrett Brandon!
As most of you know by now, Coach Casey will no longer be coaching with FAST
in order to devote more time to family matters.
We would like to thank Casey for all his
hard work with FAST
and wish him the best of luck in all his
Our new Mako's and Red coach is someone well known to FAST
over the years and is returning to join the Coaching
Barrett Brandon joined FAST as a swimmer back in the early 1990's and since then has distinguished himself as an athlete and coach.
As a swimmer Barrett
was a 7 time TAPPS High School State Swimming Champion and in his
senior year he
was the National Wendy's High School Heisman Award winner, which is awarded to one high school student-athlete each year in conjunction with the football Heisman Trophy.
From there Barrett became a member of University of Nebraska swim team where he was a varsity letter winner before turning to Triathlons.
In 2004, Barrett
was the NCAA Triathlon National Champion.
is also a 3 time FISU World University Games Team Member for the U.S.A. and was on Team U.S.A. again as a member of the Under 23 World University Championships
has represented the U.S. internationally across the globe in places such as South Korea, China, Thailand, Switzerland, Turkey, Spain and Portugal.
is currently a Professional Tri-athlete.
In the coaching world, Barrett spent 2 years as the Volunteer Assistant Coach for Husker Swim America, the University of Nebraska's USA Swimming club team.
From 2005-2007, Barrett worked as an Assistant Coach for the University of Nebraska Women's Swimming program under Head Coach Olympic Gold Medallist Pablo Morales.
From 2007-2008, Barrett worked at the Pacific Athletic Club in San Francisco, helping to run their Swimming Stroke School.
Barrett also was the pool manager for the Ridglea Pool Association in 2000-2002 during his high school years.
Barrett holds a Bachelor's and Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska.
is excited to welcome Barrett back to FAST
and we think he
will bring a great passion and knowledge of the sport to the team!