|Alma Mater:||Harvard '10|
2012 Olympian and Harvard alumnus Alex Meyer ’10 begins his first season as a volunteer assistant coach for the men's swimming and diving program.
In his first season on the bench of the Crimson, Harvard finished the 2012-13 ranked 18th in the final CSCAA poll. For the second year, Harvard placed second at the Ivy League Championships, but posted six new school records and earned an impressive 27 All-Ivy accolades including two first team honors by junior Mike Mosca ‘14 who swept the diving events to be named the Karl B. Michael High Point Diver of the Meet. Mosca joined three swimmers at the NCAA Championships.
Meyer placed 10th in the 10k marathon at the 2012 London Olympics after becoming the first American athlete to qualify for the games with a fourth-place finish in the 10k at the 2011 Open Water World Championships. He was named USA Swimming's 2011 Fran Crippen Memorial Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year after winning the 10k at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, and earned his second national title in the event in 2013. In 2010, Meyer won Gold in the 25k at the Open Water World Championships.
Meyer was an All-American and five-time Ivy League Champion during his time in Cambridge. As a senior, he placed 14th in the 1,650 free at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America status after winning the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 free events at the Ivy League Championships. The victories earned him the Phil Moriarty Award as the high-point swimmer of the meet and helped him secure the Harold S. Ulen Award as the Ancient Eight’s career high-point swimmer.
The Ithaca, N.Y., native also won the 1,000 and 1,650 free at the 2009 Ivy League Championships and competed at the NCAA Championships in the 500 and 1,650 free. He boasts the second fastest time in program history in the 1,000 (8:57.28) and 1,650 (14:58.14), as well as the eighth fastest time in the 500 free (4:22.25).
Meyer graduated from Harvad in 2010 and was a member of Pforzheimer House.