From the 2015 ASCA Legends of Texas Clinic.
See Coach Capitani’s inspiring and emotion-filled accounts of the stories that shape her coaching and ultimately her swimmers’ success.
About Coach Carol Capitani
Coach Capitani is the women’s swimming and diving head coach at the University of Texas. In her first season in Austin, Capitani led the Longhorns to a 9th place finish at the NCAA Championships, where senior Laura Sogar became UT’s first NCAA individual swimming champion since 2001. Capitani also led the Longhorns to victory at the Big 12 Championship in Austin. Capitani was an assistant coach at the University of Georgia for 12 years (1996-2008) before returning to Athens in the summer of 2010 and serving as associate head coach for the last two seasons. Capitani worked as the assistant head coach for the Singapore National Team from 2009-10. While a member of the Georgia staff, Capitani was a part of four NCAA team titles (‘99, ‘00, ‘01 and ‘05) and seven NCAA secondplace finishes (‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘06, ‘08, ‘11 and 2012) with the Lady Bulldogs. Coach Capitani was also a part of six Top 10 NCAA finishes with the men’s team and helped the Bulldogs garner five Southeastern Conference titles.