Murphy to Coach U.S. Open Water Team at London Olympics

Tim Murphy will help coach the U.S. Olympic swim team in London (Harvard Athletic Communications). 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tim Murphy, the head coach of Harvard’s men’s swimming and diving, has been added to the 2012 United States Olympic swim team coaching staff. Murphy will direct the open water squad in London.

Murphy led the red, white and blue at the FINA World Championships, the World University Games and the FINA Short Course World Championships. As the FINA World Championships coach, Murphy oversaw former Crimson standout and U.S. national champion Alex Meyer ’10 in the 10-kilometer open water event. Meyer is set to join Murphy at the London games in 2012 after finishing fourth at worlds with a time of 1:54:33.10.

Murphy, who is entering his 14th season, has directed the Crimson to six EISL/Ivy League championships and a 107-9 record in dual meets. Last season, Harvard posted its sixth undefeated season during Murphy’s tenure.

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