2004 ASCA Hall of Fame Inductee

Head Coach, Mission Viejo Nadadores

  • 2006 and 2008 Developmental Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee.
  • 2013 and 2014 Southern California Swimming (SCS) Coach of the Year.
  • Member of USA Swimming’s International Relations and Olympic International Operations committees.
  • Chairperson for the USA Swimming Open Water Steering and Open Water Swimming committees.

Bill Rose’s brilliant career began at the University of the Pacific (1968-1974) where his team won two PCAA championships. He then built the DeAnza Swim Club in Cupertino, CA into the nation’s largest club during his tenure (1974-1976). For the next three years, he coached the Canadian Dolphin Team of Vancouver, before taking the Head Women’s Coach position at Arizona State University in 1979.

Coach Rose has served as US National Team Coach in Bremen, Germany, and Head Coach of the Canadian Pan-American Women’s Team, the Canadian World Championship Team and the Canadian Commonwealth Team.

After a successful ten-year stint as vice-president with Dean Witter and Prudential Bache, Coach Rose returned to his first love, coaching, joining the Nadadores in 1992. Not missing a beat, Coach Rose served as a coach for the United States team in the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar Del Plata, Argentina and has been named to the staff of the US World University Games Team competing in Sicily, Italy, in August,1997 and again on the 1999 WUG team competing in Palma de Mallorca, Spain as Head Women’s Coach. Coach Rose then placed Chad Carvin on the 2000 US Olympic team as well as six athletes from other nations. He was then named Head Olympic Coach for Mexico after placing a number of swimmers on their team.

Coach Rose and his wife Siga live in Mission Viejo.

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