|Alma Mater:||Harvard '10|
2012 Olympian and Harvard alumnus Alex Meyer ’10 beginshis first season as a volunteer assistant coach for the men'sswimming and diving program.
In his first season on the bench of the Crimson,Harvard finished the 2012-13 ranked 18th in the final CSCAApoll. For the second year, Harvard placed second at the Ivy LeagueChampionships, but posted six new school records and earned animpressive 27 All-Ivy accolades including two first team honors byjunior Mike Mosca ‘14 who swept the divingevents to be named the Karl B. Michael High Point Diver of theMeet. Mosca joined three swimmers at the NCAA Championships.
Meyer placed 10th in the 10k marathon at the 2012 LondonOlympics after becoming the first American athlete to qualify forthe games with a fourth-place finish in the 10k at the 2011 OpenWater World Championships. He was named USA Swimming's 2011 FranCrippen Memorial Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year after winningthe 10k at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, andearned his second national title in the event in 2013. In 2010,Meyer won Gold in the 25k at the Open Water WorldChampionships.
Meyer was an All-American and five-time Ivy League Championduring his time in Cambridge. As a senior, he placed 14th in the1,650 free at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America statusafter winning the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 free events at the IvyLeague Championships. The victories earned him the Phil MoriartyAward as the high-point swimmer of the meet and helped him securethe Harold S. Ulen Award as the Ancient Eight’s careerhigh-point swimmer.
The Ithaca, N.Y., native also won the 1,000 and 1,650 free atthe 2009 Ivy League Championships and competed at the NCAAChampionships in the 500 and 1,650 free. He boasts the secondfastest 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 ofPforzheimer House.