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Coach Richard Fetters

Michigan State University, Spartan Swim Club, Paris Island/Beaufort Masters

  • A 60 year Coaching Career!
  • South Bend Riley, Indiana 6 years, 2 State Championships
  • Fort Lauderdale High School (2 years)
  • Royal Oak HS Kimball, Mich. 4 years
  • Michigan State University – 26 years and Spartan Swim Club
  • Paris Island Masters/Beaufort Masters. South Carolina (22 years)
  • Coach Fetters is now 93 years young!


Richard Fetters is an ASCA Level 5 Coach. He has been inducted into the South Bend Riley High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Indiana High School Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame. His coaching career spans 60 years, having been a coach from 1951-2011.

He started out at South Bend Riley High School, Indiana and was a coach there for six years. They were Team State Champs in 1956 and 1957. After a two year stint coaching at Fort Lauderdale High School, Morgan went on to coach at Royal Oak Kimball High School in Michigan.

There he also coached at Royal Oak Penguins swim Club. Fetters longest tenure as a coach was the 26 years he spent at Michigan State University. While coaching there, Richard was also at Spartan Swim Club. The Michigan State swimmers produced many accolades under his direction. Some of which include 19 individual Big Ten Conference Champion Swims, 4 Relay Big Ten Conference Champion swims, 51 Individual All-American swims, 16 relay All-American swims, and 5 Individual National Champion Swims.

Coach Fetter was also a coach at the Paris Island/Beaufort Masters for 22 years, 14 of which his teams won all 3 South Carolina Masters State Championship Meets (Long Course, Short Couse Meters, Short Course Yards) in a row.

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Coach Teri McKeever

Cal Bears Head Coach, University of California’s Women’s Swimming & Diving

  • Completed 22nd year as University of California Women’s Head Coach
  • 2012 USA Head Olympic Coach – Women
  • 3 NCAA Championships: 2009, 2011, 2012
  • 1 NCAA individual championship
  • 2003, 2005 and 2007 World Championship Team Coach
  • Has coached more than 20 Olympians, including Natalie Coughlin, Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer, Caitlin Leverenz and Staciana Stitts.

Regarded as one of the best swimming mentors in the US, Teri McKeever completed her 22nd year as head coach of the University of California’s women’s swimming and diving program in 2013-14. The decorated coach led the talented Golden Bears to a third-place finish in the NCAA Championships as well as to the program’s third Pac-12 title.

Over the course of her career, McKeever has guided Cal to three NCAA championships (’09, ’11, ’12) and three Pac-12 crowns (’09, ’12, 2014). Her charges have captured 31 NCAA individual titles and won 13 NCAA relay events. The five-time conference Coach of the Year has also tutored the NCAA Swimmer of the Year eight times and the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year on six occasions.
McKeever, the 2009 NCAA Coach of the Year, is regarded in the coaching circle as an influential innovator due to her unique training methods. She served as head coach of the US women’s team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London – the first woman to earn the honor – and will lead the USA Pan Pacific Championships team in August 2014. She was also an assistant coach at the Olympic Games in both 2004 and 2008.

She was the first woman named to a US Olympic swimming coaching staff and to be named head coach of the national team at a major international meet (the 2006 Pan Pacific meet in British Columbia). She also served as an assistant coach for the US team during the World Championship competitions in ’03, ’05 and ’07. Other international coaching duties included assistant roles with the 2001 Goodwill Games and the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships.

McKeever is proud to have trained the most accomplished swimmers in US history. Among the more than 20 Olympians she has coached are Natalie Coughlin, who collected a total of 12 medals, Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer, Caitlin Leverenz and Staciana Stitts.
Prior to her Cal, Coach McKeever had strong ties to the Pac-10 Conference, both as an athlete and as a coach. A former USC All-American herself, she competed in the NCAA Championships meet all four years while at USC and helped the Trojans to four consecutive NCAA top-10 finishes. She earned All-America honors in both 1980 and 1981. As a senior in 1983, McKeever was named USC’s Outstanding Student-Athlete. She worked as an assistant coach at USC from 1984-87, helping develop several All-Americans.

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Coach Pete Morgan

Nation’s Capital Swim Club, Burke Facility

  • Coached Ed Moses to 6 Short Course Meters world records in the 50, 100 and 200 M Breaststroke
  • Curl-Burke (one of three founding coaches in 1978)
  • Currently with NATIONS CAPITAL SWIM CLUB
  • 6 time USA National Team Coach
  • USA National Club Team Champions: 1986, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2013

Coach Pete Morgan has been NCAP Burke Head Coach since 2004, and helped start the club back in 1978. He came to the Club from the Solotar Swim team.

Pete was named to the USA National Team Staff from 1986-1989 and from 1998 to 2013. He was also the Head Men’s Coach for the Inaugural 2006 Junior Pan Pac in Hawaii and the Assistant Men’s Coach at the 2007 World Championships in Shanghai, China.

Coach Morgan coached national team members: Todd Dudley, Jarrod Marrs, Matt Brado, Olympic Gold Medalist Ed Moses, and Ellyn Baumgardner and Japan’s world ranked, Masami Tanaka. Iron Man triathlete Todd Jacobs, marathon swimming champion David Alleva, and Olympic Bronze Medalist Triathlete Susan “Bartholomew” Williams also trained with Pete. He is an ASCA Level 5 Coach.