Coach Glenn McCall has been part of competitive swimming either in the pool, on the deck, or as a parent for more than 40 years. He started competitive swimming at a later age when he was 12 and wasn’t very fast. But he learned the basics, was passionate about the sport, had fun, worked hard and went on to enjoy a successful competitive swim career at SwimAtlanta and later The University of Texas at Austin.
During his time at Texas, he was a multi-year NCAA finalist, All-American, and U.S. Swimming National finalist in backstroke. In the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials, he finished sixth in the 200m backstroke, earning a Top 25 in the world ranking and was a member of the U.S. National Team. He was also a member of the U.S. Junior National Team that competed in a U.S. vs. USSR Dual Meet.
Aside from a career in human resources, Coach McCall has coached summer league, middle school and master's programs in Austin, Texas, and Nashville, most recently with Nashville Aquatic Club. He is married to former swimmer and fellow Longhorn Claire Sanders McCall and is father to Will and Rob.
Coach McCall is passionate about swimming and believes in active coaching, giving direction, and complimenting effort regardless of level. In addition to the fundamentals of the sport, he values a healthy atmosphere of inspiring young athletes to reach their potential while having fun and balance in their lives. He believes there are no limits for an athlete’s goals in the water and in the classroom, and feels there are so many life lessons learned through swimming.
Coach McCall's favorite movie? Rocky because it embodies passion, hard work, grit and a dream.
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